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ASBMB publishes paper on sustainability of the research enterpriseThe ASBMB published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about consensus recommendations for making the research enterprise more sustainable.
21st Century Cures passes U.S. HouseToday, the U.S. House passed the 21st Century Cures Act.
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.
Journals and the NIH move to improve research reproducibilityThe National Institutes of Health has announced an agreement with journal editors to harmonize standards for data and methods reporting and statistical analyses.

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Science policy news weekly roundup: July 22, 2016

Published on:Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:17:19 +0000
Category: Roundup

If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to aporter@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. The Republican National Convention was held this week and if its speakers are any indication the platform moving forward for the party may be one of anti-science.  Newly minted vice presidential candidate Mike Pence brings to the presidential ticket…

Science policy news weekly roundup: July 15, 2016

Published on:Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:49:29 +0000
Category: Roundup

  If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to aporter@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup.   The House Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies bill.  The legislation includes a $1.25 billion increase to the National Institutes of Health though additions that defund sections in…

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From ASBMB Today

October 2014 - Bucket of ice water – dose of reality

Use the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to start discussions on the importance of federal funding for biomedical research.

September 2014 - Regular maintenance requiredHow do you get your members of Congress to care about biomedical research?
August 2014 - Water, water everywhere – and not a drop to drinkCongressional champions for biomedical research are critical to ensure the needs of the community are served.
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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