Tag Archives: Science Communications

National Postdoctoral Association Meeting Highlights Critical Role of Professional Societies

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) thirteenth annual meeting, hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, March 13 to 15, 2015, included several sessions emphasizing opportunities available to postdoctoral scholars through professional society membership. This complemented the findings and recommendations of the December 2014 National Academies’ study, The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited, which called for an increased… Read More »

FASEB Releases Its Newest Publication in the Breakthroughs in Bioscience Series

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has released the latest publication in its Breakthroughs in Bioscience series. “The Human Microbiome: Your Own Personal Ecosystem” explores the many microorganisms living in and on humans and how they affect health and disease. For more than three hundred years, scientists have observed, identified, and implicated… Read More »

Symposium Focuses on Importance of Rare Diseases and NIH Funding

By Joseph Carey A recent symposium on “Treating Rare Diseases with Sugars” hosted by Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology Vice President for Science Policy Hud Freeze, PhD, focused on aging, immune function, and the development of diabetes. It also illustrated the need for sustainable funding of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The… Read More »

FASEB Seeks Feedback on Its “Sustaining Discovery” Discussion Framework

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) encourages interested individuals and groups in the research community to submit feedback on its discussion framework “Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Sciences” by March 10, 2015. Comments will be analyzed, summarized, and presented to FASEB board members for their consideration. To register your views, visit… Read More »

NIH Director Highlights Opportunities for Biomedical Research; Need for Adequate Federal Funding

By Meghan McCabe “This is a time of unprecedented promise in medical research,” National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, stated in a recent Journal of the American Medical Association Viewpoints article. He highlighted several exciting areas of science that could be pursued with a sustainable and predictable federal investment in NIH.… Read More »

FASEB Releases Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Science

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 was initiated in… Read More »

FASEB Releases Its Newest Publication in the Horizons in Bioscience Series

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 particles – 1,000… Read More »