FASEB Releases Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Science

By Howard Garrison This week, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released an analysis of the threats to continued progress in biological and medical science research. Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Science: A Framework for Discussion examines the challenges facing researchers and presents a series of recommendations to alleviate them. This project… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

By Jennifer Zeitzer New Congress Convenes in Washington; Appropriators Face Several Obstacles in Fiscal Year 2016; President’s Budget Expected in February The beginning of the 114th Congress was celebrated with plenty of ceremony along with an early morning snowfall as 13 freshmen senators and 58 new members of the House were sworn into office. Under… Read More »

FASEB Releases Its Newest Publication in the Horizons in Bioscience Series

By Anne Deschamps The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has released the latest publication in its Horizons in Bioscience series, “Nanomedicine: A Targeted Approach.” This article describes the emerging field of nanoparticle targeting. Nanomedicine is beginning to change the way scientists and physicians diagnose and treat disease. Unlike conventional therapies, these tiny… Read More »

FASEB Supports Draft NIH Policy to Streamline Multi-Site Clinical Trials

By Yvette Seger A draft policy released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on December 3, 2014 signifies a positive step towards streamlining the clinical trial process. The Draft NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research promotes the use of a single IRB of record for domestic… Read More »

American Physiological Society Member Featured on National Public Radio’s Science Friday

By Meghan McCabe American Physiological Society (APS) member Terrie Williams, PhD, discussed the political attacks on her research during National Public Radio’s Science Friday program on December 19, 2014. Dr. Williams is a Professor of Biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her work is in comparative physiology, with a focus on conservation… Read More »

Hud Freeze, FASEB’S Vice President for Science Policy, Hosts Rare Disease Symposium

By Lawrence Green Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Vice President for Science Policy Hud Freeze, PhD, will host the Sixth Annual Sanford-Burnham Rare Disease Symposium Day titled “Treating Rare Diseases with Sugars” in La Jolla, CA February 27-28, 2015. The symposium will cover how simple sugars can impact aging, immune function, and the… Read More »

National Academy of Sciences Committee to Examine Federal Research Regulations

By Anne Deschamps The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is convening a group of experts to address the effects of regulatory burden on the research community. Members serving on the Committee on Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements: A New Framework for Research Universities in the 21st Century will examine federal regulations and reporting requirements… Read More »