Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

House and Senate Committees Approve 2017 Spending Bills; Increases Proposed for Agriculture and Veterans Research, Department of Energy Office of Science, and National Science Foundation Members of Congress returned to Washington following their spring break and immediately turned their attention to the fiscal year (FY) 2017 spending bills. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY)… Read More »

FASEB offers help to young investigators making career transitions

By | April 21, 2016

The Office of Sponsored Programs, Diversity, and Grants Management within the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is hosting a two-day conference to expose postdocs and advanced graduate students to the variety of careers open to researchers with biological and biomedical science PhDs. The 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions (PPI) will be… Read More »

Promoting the science of vaccines at nation’s largest science festival

By | April 21, 2016

What does candy have to do with vaccines? In one of more than 3,000 hands-on science activities at the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) made the science of the immune system accessible using cardboard antibodies and candy-shaped antigens. The activity complemented FASEB’s Breakthroughs in Bioscience… Read More »

NIGMS seeks input on resource needs and team science

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) released requests for information (RFI) in April asking for input on resource needs and “team science.” In an April 4 RFI, NIGMS requested feedback on the need for biomedical research resources, including instrumentation, reagents, software, and algorithms. NIGMS is also interested in learning about how such resources… Read More »

SEBM: Celebrating international science with fall conference

By | April 21, 2016

To reflect the increasingly global nature of science, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM) hosts a yearly meeting in Asia. The 2016 International Experimental Biology and Medicine Conference is scheduled for October 28­­–30 in Chengdu, China. This year’s symposium focuses on single cell analyses in disease. The conference program features 12 speakers, including… Read More »

NIH affirms importance of basic science

By | April 7, 2016

Institute changes requirements for Public Health Relevance statement The National Institutes of Health (NIH) revised the Public Health Relevance statement required in all grant applications to affirm the importance of basic research. The revision was announced in a March 25 letter to Science authored by NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, and 39 coauthors across… Read More »

Testimony supports FASEB funding recommendations

By | April 7, 2016

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted statements in support of the Federation’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 funding recommendations. The House and Senate appropriations committees solicited testimony on funding priorities from FASEB and other stakeholder organizations as part of ongoing work on the FY 2017 budget for the federal science agencies. Testimony was… Read More »