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Shelby Bradford
Sept. 18, 2021
Scientists must speak out against misinformation about 'immune-boosting' supplements
Supplements that claim to supercharge your T-cells, make your antibodies hum and otherwise make you invincible are all bunk, and scientists should speak out more about this misinformation.
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ASBMB responds to proposal for new health research agency
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ASBMB responds to proposal for new health research agency

July 27, 2021

Society recommends keeping funding for ARPA-H separate from that of other agencies and developing a unique strategic plan.

Why is the FDA funded in part by the companies it regulates?
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Why is the FDA funded in part by the companies it regulates?

July 4, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration receives almost half its funding from companies it regulates, such as drug and medical device makers. Is this something you should be concerned about?

ASBMB calls for changes to Title IX policy
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ASBMB calls for changes to Title IX policy

June 16, 2021

Society urges Department of Education to revise rule created by Trump administration.

Rethinking the NIH review system
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Rethinking the NIH review system

June 10, 2021

Proposals for change include a tiered grant funding system, tweaks to scoring and criteria, internal reviews and a continuous submission system.

Analysis: Mounting pressure on China about coronavirus ‘lab leak’ could backfire
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Analysis: Mounting pressure on China about coronavirus ‘lab leak’ could backfire

June 9, 2021

Where the coronavirus originated remains a mystery, and the Chinese are bucking demands to let investigators see more.

Two years of the DOJ’s China Initiative
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Two years of the DOJ’s China Initiative

April 14, 2021

Despite the agency’s intense scrutiny of scientists at academic institutions, few have been convicted, and none has been accused of economic espionage.

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Personal chemistry: Proteomics tackles privacy concerns

Sharing raw data is an important norm for the proteomics community. But as clinical studies become more detailed, researchers may need to clamp down to protect patient privacy.
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Early-career scientists need pandemic relief funds
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Early-career scientists need pandemic relief funds

March 3, 2021

ASBMB recommends that Congress provide an additional year of funding for students and early-career researchers whose grants expired in 2020 before they could complete their training and/or research.

Can urban universities be better neighbors?
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Can urban universities be better neighbors?

Feb. 10, 2021

Universities are a significant economic force in American cities. Some leaders are asking how they can use that power to benefit local communities.

5 ways the Biden administration may help stem the loss of international students
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5 ways the Biden administration may help stem the loss of international students

Feb. 10, 2021

Over the past four years, the Trump administration made it increasingly difficult for students from other countries to study in the United States. President Joe Biden’s election signals a new day for international education.

Intense scrutiny of Chinese-born researchers in the US threatens innovation
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Intense scrutiny of Chinese-born researchers in the US threatens innovation

Jan. 30, 2021

The recent arrest of an MIT engineering professor has once again drawn attention to the role of China in the U.S. science and technology system.

Pandemic threatens food security for many college students
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Pandemic threatens food security for many college students

Jan. 17, 2021

One spring 2020 report found that 38% of students at four-year universities were food-insecure in the previous 30 days.

From neuroscientist to science policy analyst
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Jan. 15, 2021

Careers columnist Martina G. Efeyini talked to NHLBI staffer Nicholas Jury about his career path.

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