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Special interests affect NIH fundingA study published recently revealed that lobbying on behalf of disease-specific research affects how the National Institutes of Health allocates its yearly appropriations.
Journals and the NIH move to improve research reproducibilityThe National Institutes of Health has announced an agreement with journal editors to harmonize standards for data and methods reporting and statistical analyses.
The outlook for science after the electionNature echoes an ASBMB post suggesting that, regardless of who wins, little is expected to change for science funding agencies.
ASBMB's Director of Public Affairs on BioCentury This WeekASBMB's director of public affairs appeared on BioCentury This Week to discuss the decline in federal funding for biological research and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Science policy news weekly roundup: January 30, 2015

Published on:Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:18:16 +0000
Category: Roundup

The roundup is formatted with the title of the story, followed by the news source in parentheses and a brief summary. If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to esiebrasse@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Congress Senator has big pharma in her crosshairs (Forbes) U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced a…

21st Century Cures Act introduced

Published on:Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:12:48 +0000
Category: ASBMB

Throughout most of 2014, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee was engaged in the 21st Century Cures initiative. The goal of this initiative was to speed the discovery, development and delivery of therapies for the myriad illnesses that affect Americans today. The committee held numerous round tables and hearings, and it solicited comments from…

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October 2014 - Bucket of ice water – dose of reality

Use the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to start discussions on the importance of federal funding for biomedical research.

September 2014 - Regular maintenance requiredHow do you get your members of Congress to care about biomedical research?
August 2014 - Water, water everywhere – and not a drop to drinkCongressional champions for biomedical research are critical to ensure the needs of the community are served.
June 2014 - A challenge reissuedTwo years ago, ASBMB Director of Public Affairs Ben Corb issued a challenge to ASBMB members to hold 100 meetings with their members of Congress during the summer recess. Now, we're issuing a new challenge to the members.

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