Special interests affect NIH fundingA study published recently revealed that lobbying on behalf of disease-specific research affects how the National Institutes of Health allocates its yearly appropriations.
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U.S. House GOP releases budget
Published on:Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:11:13 +0000
Today, U.S. House Republicans released their 10-year budget plan. Similar to recent budgets, this plan proposes to balance the federal budget in eight years. And similar to previous plans, this balance is achieved through spending cuts and reforms to mandatory spending programs such as Medicare. These budget plans rarely become law, but they do provide…
Senate committee kicks off research initiative
Published on:Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:43:31 +0000
The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee held a hearing yesterday on continuing U.S. global leadership in research and medical innovation. The witnesses were Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. The chair of the HELP committee, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.,…
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June 2014 - A challenge reissuedTwo years ago, ASBMB Director of Public Affairs Ben Corb issued a challenge to ASBMB members to hold 100 meetings with their members of Congress during the summer recess. Now, we're issuing a new challenge to the members.
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