Category Archives: FASEB

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Congress Considers another Short Term Spending Agreement; Negotiations Begin on Compromise Tax Bill; FASEB Issues Alert Opposing Graduate Student Tuition Waiver Tax After a short Thanksgiving break, Members of Congress returned to Washington facing several critical year-end deadlines; how to keep federal agencies operating after the current “continuing resolution” (CR) expires on December 8 is… 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 »

Two New FASEB Publications Explore Zika Virus and Liquid Biopsies

In the Breakthroughs in Bioscience title “Secrets of the Human Brain Revealed: Development, Disease & the Zika Virus,” the process of human brain development is explored, revealing how genetics, infection, and lifestyle can impact its growth and function. Special emphasis is placed on how the Zika virus affects the growing fetal brain. The newest Horizons… Read More »

FASEB Comments on HHS Strategic Plan

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a draft five-year Strategic Plan for public comment. Although the plan consisted of five strategic goals, FASEB focused its comments on Strategic Goal 4: Foster Sound, Sustained Advances in the Sciences. In its comments, FASEB drew upon several of its recent reports that could… Read More »

Former FASEB President Hosts Forum Highlighting Impact of Research and Innovation in West Virginia

Leaders from government, industry, academia, and science advocacy organizations gathered at Shepherd University on October 16 for a special forum highlighting the ways federal research funding catalyzes economic growth in West Virginia. The event was sponsored by Research!America and hosted by Shepherd University President Mary J.C Hendrix, PhD who served as President of FASEB from… Read More »

FASEB Responds to Requests for Information Regarding the Biomedical Research Workforce

On October 3, FASEB provided comments to two requests for input solicited by committees of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. In comments to the Committee on the Next Generation Researchers Initiative, FASEB offered feedback on recommendations intended to improve the “successful launch and sustainment of careers among the next generation of researchers… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Appropriations Bills Stall; NIH Announces Funding Policies Under the Continuing Resolution; Bi-Partisan Efforts Continue on Behalf of Biomedical Research With federal agencies funded under a “continuing resolution” (CR) through December 8, Congress is in no rush to reach an agreement on raising the Budget Control Act caps on defense and non-defense spending. Further consideration of… Read More »