FASEB’s Capitol Hill Day Breaks Attendance Record

By Jennifer Zeitzer Despite steady rain and gray skies, 50 scientists from 27 states participated in the largest Capitol Hill Day to date for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) on April 14. Representatives of 21 FASEB member societies and nearly all of the basic biomedical science chairs associations met with more… Read More »

FASEB President Has Meetings on Capitol Hill, at the White House, and with Advocacy Partners

By Howard Garrison Following a day of meetings on April 14 with congressional offices as part of FASEB’s Capitol Hill Day (see story above), FASEB President Joseph R. Haywood, PhD, returned to Capitol Hill on April 15 to meet with Tom Cole (R-OK), the Chair of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Attempts to Reconcile Competing Budget Blueprints; Appropriations Committee Approves Two Spending Bills: America COMPETES Act Reauthorization Introduced in the House If the pace of activity in the first week following spring break was any indication, the next few months will be very busy on Capitol Hill. Conferees were named to reconcile the differences between… Read More »

FASEB Releases Factsheets of Federal Science Funding by District

By Elisabeth Neu Campbell The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) announced the release of new factsheets summarizing current federal science funding in more than 350 congressional districts, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, FASEB has also released new summary factsheets reflecting the total federal… Read More »

Group Seeks Input on Cell Authentication

Submitted by Global Biological Standards Institute The Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI), a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of biomedical research by advocating best practices and standards,  seeks input from researchers in surveys on cell culture and research antibody authentication. Founded and directed by scientists, GBSI’s mission and goals have become increasingly prominent… Read More »

FASEB Submits Recommendations for Improving the 21st Century Cures Act

By Elizabeth Barksdale In a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted suggestions for improving the 21st Century Cures Act. The recommendations addressed three basic themes in provisions concerning the National Institutes of Health (NIH): redundancy with existing regulations; micromanagement that could hinder future progress;… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By Jennifer Zeitzer House and Senate Adopt Budget Blueprints; Appropriations Committees to Begin Consideration of Spending Bills in May; FASEB Submits Testimony Requesting $32 Billion for Biomedical Research Members of Congress left Washington for their two-week spring break after completing preliminary action on the fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget resolution. On March 25, the House… Read More »