Category Archives: biomedical research

AMP Recognizes Epigenetics Pioneer with 2017 Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics

With nearly 2,200 of the world’s leading molecular pathology professionals in attendance, this year’s Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City November 15-18 was the largest ever. AMP joined FASEB as a member society in 2013. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Where Molecular Leads Medicine to Best Patient Care.” The… Read More »

FASEB’s Annual BioArt “Relates to Where We’re Going and What We’re Trying to Do”

Now in its sixth year, FASEB’s BioArt competition has proved to be very popular with both public and scientific audiences. The fascinating and captivating imagery comes from actual scientific studies and is entered in the contest by the researchers conducting them. Winning entries are showcased at the National Institutes of Health campus, at several universities, and… Read More »

Women of Color in STEM: Progress, Challenges, and New Opportunities

On November 10, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a workshop that explored the current state of women of color working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The first panel examined progress to date and issues – new or previously… Read More »

Is your research a clinical trial? The answer may surprise you!

Background In October 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a change in its definition of a clinical trial, to take effect in January 2015. The new definition, which applies only to NIH-funded clinical trials, reads: “A research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions… Read More »

FASEB Societies Collaborate at Fall Conferences for Underrepresented Students

In early November, FASEB and 15 FASEB member societies joined over 4,300 students, trainees, program directors, academic administrators, grant officials, and others at the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Phoenix. ABRCMS is the largest professional conference for underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Scientific society participation… Read More »

FASEB Policy Update

Last week, FASEB submitted letters on policies of concern to working scientists.  Two of the letters pertained to the humane use of animals in biomedical and biological research, and the third on data science in biomedicine. FASEB addressed the leadership of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans… Read More »

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 »