Science Policy

Yes We Can Cure: The Obama Years

October 3, 2016
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With the election approaching, we are on the cusp of new leadership, new agendas, and new ideas, so now is…

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Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

October 3, 2016
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The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus held a briefing featuring Allan Basbaum of the University of California, San Francisco. His talk, “Pain…

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Will Increasing Small Business Set-Asides Harm Basic Research?

September 2, 2016
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Congress is considering whether to increase the mandatory set-asides to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Technology Transfer…

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Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

September 2, 2016
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There was standing room only for Robert Langer’s presentation at the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus on July 8. Langer, of…

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Washington in Review

September 2, 2016
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As Congress nears the end of its legislative session for 2016, here is an update on recent legislative activities that…

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Remembrance of Wastebooks Past

July 6, 2016
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Senator Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) recently released “wastebook” entitled Twenty Questions: Government Studies That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head, has…

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Washington in Review

July 6, 2016
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The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill for programs funded through the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and…

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Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

July 6, 2016
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The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus held a briefing featuring Huda Akil of the University of Michigan. Akil’s presentation was focused…

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ASCB Says NIH Budget Cuts Will Imperil Research Databases

June 27, 2016

FlyBase, WormBase, Saccharomyces Genome Database, ZFIN, Mouse Genome Database, and Rat Genome Database—these are all model organism databases (MODs). Essential…

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Congress and the NIH Spending Bill: The beginning of a beautiful friendship?

June 8, 2016

It turns out they like us, or so they say. Basic researchers should take note that for the second year…

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