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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.
Federal government halts funding for gain-of-function studiesThe federal government will halt the funding of new gain-of-function studies in pathogens and is asking for a voluntary moratorium on research already in progress.
Scientific community responds to U.S. Reps proposal for young researchersAdvocates for the biomedical community respond to Rep. Andy Harris' proposed legislation focused on young researchers.
OMB clarifies postdoc trainingToday, the White House Office of Management and Budget clarified how postdoctoral scholars should be specified on grant applications.

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ASBMB Makes Case for NIH Basic Research Mission on BioCentury This Week

Published on:Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:14:39 +0000
Category: Uncategorized

On Oct. 19, ASBMB Director of Public Affairs Benjamin Corb joined Research!America President Mary Woolley on BioCentury This Week to discuss the important role the National Institutes of Health plays in researching the underlying mechanisms of diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Following the highly popular and successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, several in the…

Science policy news weekly roundup: October 17, 2014

Published on:Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:22:46 +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 for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Ebola – There have been numerous articles about Ebola this week. Instead of listing all of…

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From ASBMB Today

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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