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Martha Bebinger
March 28, 2020
Some old antimalarial drugs are becoming harder to get in the United States, partly because President Donald Trump has touted them as a potential treatment for COVID-19.
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President's budget request includes cuts to science
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President's budget request includes cuts to science

February 10, 2020

Trump's budget would reduce nondefense discretionary spending by $40 billion and increase defense spending by $2 billion.

In State of the Union, Trump misrepresents administration’s support for medical research
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In State of the Union, Trump misrepresents administration’s support for medical research

February 05, 2020

The society's director of public affairs responds to the president's address.

CSR reviews its reviewers — and makes changes
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CSR reviews its reviewers — and makes changes

January 30, 2020

The NIH took a look at the career stages and frequency of reviewers over the past 12 years and found that some policies have unintentionally excluded midcareer and early-career researchers.

Acting to protect research integrity
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Acting to protect research integrity

January 29, 2020

The Scientific Research Integrity Act would create barriers to political pressure on federal scientists and the politicization of scientific findings.

The ASBMB urges passage of FY20 omnibus with investments in science
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The ASBMB urges passage of FY20 omnibus with investments in science

December 16, 2019

The ASBMB responds to a two-part omnibus spending package that would fund the government for fiscal year 2020.

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Support for women in BMB
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Support for women in BMB

September 01, 2019

The society’s newest committee gathers a group of “mighty women” to promote policies of gender equity and recognize individuals who are committed to advancing the careers of women in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Your voice does matter
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Your voice does matter

August 01, 2019

Even in these deeply partisan times, grassroots advocacy is effective. As a subject matter expert, you can educate your legislator about the value of science.

Creative thinking necessary to change culture
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Creative thinking necessary to change culture

June 21, 2019

Challenging the NIH to think creatively about tackling sexual harassment.

Advocating for more than money
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Advocating for more than money

June 01, 2019

Advocacy is about more than money. Even bills that don’t become law help identify which members of Congress support the scientific enterprise.

Biochem, with a side of advocacy
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Biochem, with a side of advocacy

June 01, 2019

As founder of the ASBMB Student Chapter at the College of New Jersey, Kelly McAleer turns her longstanding passion for science and science advocacy into action.

Advocacy spotlight: Alanna Condren, doctoral candidate and science advocate
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Advocacy spotlight: Alanna Condren, doctoral candidate and science advocate

May 31, 2019

Alanna Condren talks about her perspectives on broadening participation in STEM and some of the activities that she is leading to make an impact.

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