FASEB Announces Annual BioArt Competition

By | July 16, 2015

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) launched the fourth annual BioArt competition and is accepting entries through August 31. Participants are invited to submit captivating, high-resolution images and videos produced as part of cutting-edge life science research. The competition is open to members of FASEB constituent societies as well as to other… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By | July 16, 2015

Appropriators Fall Short of Goal to Complete Consideration of Spending Bills; House Passes 21st Century Cures Act; White House Outlines Science Priorities for 2017 Budget After months of hard work, appropriators are facing the disappointing reality that they will not achieve their goal of completing consideration of all 12 of the fiscal year (FY) 2016… Read More »

Capitol Hill Briefing Explores the Importance of Studying Both Sexes in Preclinical Research

By | July 16, 2015

On July 10, the Endocrine Society (ES) and the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) held a joint Capitol Hill briefing entitled “Maximizing the Benefits of Biomedical Research: A Tale of Mice and Men.” The briefing aimed to highlight the importance of sex as a biological variable in preclinical research. Phyllis Greenberger, President and CEO… Read More »

Thoru Pederson to be Next Editor-In-Chief of The FASEB Journal

By | July 16, 2015

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has selected Thoru Pederson, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, as the new editor-in-chief (EIC) of The FASEB Journal, effective January 1, 2016. As the incoming EIC, Pederson will succeed Gerald Weissmann, who is retiring as EIC after serving more than 10 years. Pederson will be… Read More »

Advisory Committee Recommends Strategies for Streamlining NIH Peer Review

By | July 16, 2015

On July 6, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB) approved a draft report and recommendations aimed at streamlining the agency’s grant review, award, and management process. Last year, SMRB, which was established as part of the NIH Reform Act of 2006, was charged with advising NIH leadership on ways to… Read More »

Share Your Conference Stories to Support Travel for Federal Scientists

By | July 16, 2015

A lead letter in the July 10 issue of Science co-signed by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Immediate Past President, Joseph R. Haywood, PhD, urges scientists to help advocate for the reduction of burdensome travel restrictions for federal scientists. The letter asks researchers to submit stories of professional collaborations, career advancement, or… Read More »

House and Senate Appropriations for Agriculture in FY 2016

By | July 16, 2015

On July 8, the full House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill by a voice vote. The bill provides a total of $20.65 billion in discretionary spending for FY 2016, $175 million (1%) less than FY 2015 enacted level and $1.135 billion below the President’s request. Included in this total,… Read More »