Science Policy

On a Cold Day in February Unexpected Warmth, Not Heat, Greets NIH Leaders on the Hill

March 5, 2015

I was on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning for a congressional hearing on the fiscal year (FY) 2016 NIH budget. I…

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Generational Warfare Erupts in Comments on NIH’s “Gentle Into That Good Night” Grants

February 9, 2015

Is it a tempest in an Erlenmeyer flask, a diabolical plot against senior researchers, or a cost efficient way to…

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road—President’s FY 16 Budget Promises More NIH Grant Money

February 2, 2015

The Obama Administration sent its Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal to Congress today and it contained good news for the…

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New update: Suddenly It’s FY16 at Federal Budget Rollout—NIH Details Emerging

February 2, 2015

Update: 3:15 pm For NIGMS, President’s FY16 budget proposal is $2.433 billion, an increase of $61.479 million from the FY15…

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Curtain Finally Going up on President’s “Precision Medicine” Plan

January 30, 2015

On Monday, the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 federal budget proposal will be released, and expectations are high for some encouraging…

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NASA Funding for Your Basic Cell Research Could Be Orbiting Overhead

January 21, 2015
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When you next look up at the night sky, know that among the stars and planets there’s a new cell…

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NIH Leaders “May” Require Info on Cell Lines as Reproducibility Problem Persists

December 18, 2014

In a commentary published today in Science, top leadership from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the ASCB responded…

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Did Superresolution Nobel Inspire Congressional Budget Resolution?

December 15, 2014

Perhaps it was the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to William E. Moerner, Eric Betzig, and Stefen Hell for…

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A Broken System or a Fatal Flaw? High-Level Panel to Tackle the Future of Research at ASCB/IFCB Session

November 17, 2014

The biomedical research ecosystem is changing. The resources are scarcer, yet more trainees are competing for coveted tenure-track positions than…

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Show Congress the Face of Biomedical Research—Your Face

October 9, 2014

ASCB’s third annual We Are Research campaign needs you and your labmates to put a face on biomedical research. At…

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