Author Archives: Todd Bentsen

New Report Promotes Regulatory Efficiency in Animal Research

A new report from FASEB and its partners contains proposed changes to federal regulations, policies, and guidelines governing the use of animals in research. Directed to federal agencies involved in the oversight of federally funded animal research – primarily the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture – the recommendations aim… Read More »

FASEB President Makes the Case for Science

In two recent publications, Tom Baldwin, PhD, President of FASEB, expressed his opinions about the nature of investigator-driven science and the importance of maintaining U.S. strength in scientific discovery. In a letter published October 19 in Nature, Baldwin took issue with Daniel Sarewitz’s recent commentary in which he described research scientists as disconnected from the… Read More »

Bill Gates and Francis Collins Address The American Society of Human Genetics Meeting Attendees

On October 18, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill Gates and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins had lively and wide-ranging conversations about genetics and human health. The setting was the Presidential Symposium at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting in Orlando. In his opening talk, Gates outlined a… Read More »

New Landing Page Features Science Communications Activities, Products, and Perspectives

A new “Communicating Science” section of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) web site highlights a range of materials and resources to help scientists communicate the importance of basic biological and biomedical research more effectively. In addition to FASEB materials and programs, the site also contains detailed information on the June 22… Read More »

Nature Commentary from NINDS and FASEB Leaders Outlines Ways to Improve Transparency at Scientific Meetings

In “Shake up conferences,” a commentary published August 10 in Nature, Shai D. Silberberg of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) – along with NINDS and Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) colleagues – advocate for greater transparency at scientific meetings, a key facet of promoting rigor and transparency in… Read More »

New National Science Foundation Fact Sheet from FASEB

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has created a new factsheet, “The National Science Foundation: Fundamental Research Leads to Discovery.” The factsheet highlights the importance of National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to basic science and includes graphics on NSF funding trends and overall funding sources for basic science research. Policy makers  need… Read More »

FASEB Releases New Videos Highlighting Advocacy and Membership Activities

A new video produced by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) provides an overview of the organization’s Capitol Hill Day. Held annually in the spring, Capitol Hill Day brings members of the FASEB Board of Directors and Science Policy Committee to Washington to meet with Senators, Representatives, and congressional staff to discuss… Read More »