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: May 22, 2015
Published on:Fri, 22 May 2015 18:14:32 +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. Why the world needs more scientists (vox) – NIH Director Francis Collins explains the need for…
21st Century Cures Act passes committee
Published on:Thu, 21 May 2015 19:53:20 +0000
Today, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee voted unanimously in favor of the 21st Century Cures Act, formally known as H.R. 6. Work on this legislation began over a year ago with the goal of speeding discovery, development and delivery of therapies and cures to patients. Should H.R. 6 become law, it would make…
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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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