Category Archives: Clinical Research

Society for Pediatric Research Briefing on Federally Funded Child and Infant Health Research

On April 25, the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) will hold a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, “Pediatric Research: The Role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Supporting Life-Saving Science.” SPR is an active member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). The briefing will be held from noon… Read More »

Winners of 2016 FASEB BioArt competition announced

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual BioArt competition. This year’s 10 winning images and three videos represent a wide range of research in the biomedical and life sciences, from technology that may aid in recovery from spinal cord injury to a portrait… Read More »

NSF committee discusses ‘The Rules of Life’ and other initiatives

On October 24–25, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Committee for the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) met at the agency’s headquarters in Arlington, VA. During the two-day meeting, the committee discussed numerous scientific and policy topics and engaged with NSF program officers and staff. Much of the meeting focused on the proposed interdisciplinary plan for research… Read More »

Francis Collins reports model organism funding at TAGC16

At the Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC July 13-17), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins provided an overview of model organism support from his agency. Collins used a new analysis performed by NIH staff to address concerns expressed by many of the model organism researchers gathered at TAGC, particularly a 2015 analysis by Michael… Read More »

FASEB endorses bill to strengthen privacy protections for research participants

On July 5, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) endorsed U.S. Senate bill S.2744, the “Genetic Research Privacy Protection Act,” which aims to enhance privacy protections for research participants. The bill would strengthen Certificates of Confidentiality and clarify Freedom of Information Act exemptions for human subjects research data. In its letter, FASEB… Read More »

FASEB publication explores CRISPR/Cas gene editing

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released the latest publication in the Horizons in Bioscience series, “CRISPR/Cas Gene Editing: Borrowing Tools from Bacteria.” CRISPR/Cas allows researchers to edit the genomes of organisms simply, quickly, and inexpensively. The new article explores how CRISPR/Cas is revealing new insights in basic science that will expand the ability to treat… Read More »

FASEB questions utility of FDA pilot program

In response to a request from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments questioning the usefulness of the pilot Clinical Outcome Assessment Compendium (COAC) on March 2. Intended to provide clarity to researchers designing clinical trials or developing new drugs, the COAC combines metrics for… Read More »