FASEB seeks nominations for Excellence in Science award

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) seeks nominations for its 2018 Excellence in Science Award. The award recognizes women in biological science for outstanding scientific work. FASEB encourages nominations of women whose career achievements have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research. Women who are members… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

115th Congress Convenes; Senate Introduces Budget Resolution Preserving 2017 Spending Cap; Trump Budget Expected in the Spring; House and Senate Committees Welcome New Members On January 3, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) presided over the opening of the 115th Congress, welcoming more than 60 new legislators to Capitol… Read More »

FASEB launches survey on shared research resources

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) launched a survey of researchers’ experiences with shared research resources. Responses are requested from resource users and providers in the United States by March 2. The questions in this 10-15 minutes survey focus on the following topics: (1) resource utilization and unmet needs; (2) the role… Read More »

National Academies’ Next Generation Researchers Initiative gets underway

The first meeting of a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine study on the difficulties young biomedical researchers face trying to establish and maintain careers as independent scientists took place in Washington, DC, on January 9. The Next Generation Researchers Initiative aims to evaluate numerous factors affecting the transition to independent research careers, including… Read More »

Francis Collins receives FASEB award

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) presents its 2017 Public Service Award to Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., for his outstanding accomplishments in the communication of science. His ability to convey the excitement, achievements, and promise of biomedical research to the general public has benefited the scientific community. “Francis Collins is a… Read More »

FASEB announces new database of research organism providers

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) launched a new tool to help biomedical and life science investigators identify US suppliers of research organisms ranging from algae to mice, fruit flies, and maize. The Database of US Providers of Research Organisms aids researchers searching for stock centers, living collections, and commercial providers, all… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

114th Congress Adjourns; Government Funding Extended Until April; President Obama Signs Cures Legislation; Bill Renewing Science Programs Passes House and Senate The House and Senate recessed for the holiday and are not expected to conduct any additional business for the remainder of the year, effectively adjourning the 114th Congress. Before leaving town, Congress closed out… Read More »