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.
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Science policy news: weekly roundup: February 12, 2016
Published on:Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:58:36 +0000
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 email@example.com for inclusion in next week’s roundup. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology hosted a summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss…
Biomedical research deserves funding, not gimmicks
Published on:Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:06:33 +0000
Category: Ben's Soapbox
The American biomedical research enterprise is a national treasure. As such, biomedical research broadly, and the National Institutes of Health specifically, should be funded as a national priority. Sadly, as we enter the fiscal 2017 budget season, President Obama has proposed budget gimmickry over sustained investments, and the community should flatly reject this proposal. Yesterday,…
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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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