Category Archives: Science Communication

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 »

ORCID: Connecting Research and Researchers

On November 9, FASEB hosted a roundtable discussion for member societies and other community partners with representatives from ORCID, a not-for-profit that provides unique identifiers to researchers for use in their scholarly activities. In a November 15 blog post, NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research Dr. Michael Lauer announced a new effort that integrates ORCID… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Number of U.S. Biological and Health Science Postdocs Continues to Decline

Last year, the number of biological and health sciences postdocs declined during 2010-2013 after nearly three decades of continuous growth.  Recently released data collected from U.S. degree granting institutions by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS) indicate a continuation of that decline through 2015. There… Read More »

Endocrine Society Educates Congress about Diabetes, Advocates Reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program

Diabetes is prevalent and expensive, and continued research is our best weapon to combat its physical and financial costs. That was the take-home message from a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by the Endocrine Society, a FASEB member society, on September 14. The briefing focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D), an autoimmune disorder in which the… Read More »