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On Oct. 19, ASBMB Director of Public Affairs Benjamin Corb joined Research!America President Mary Woolley on BioCentury This Week to discuss the important role the National Institutes of Health plays in researching the underlying mechanisms of diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Following the highly popular and successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, several in the research community highlighted the importance of federally funded basic research to gaining a better understanding of diseases like ALS. Armed with a more thorough understanding of a disease’s biology, researchers will be better suited for developing treatments and, one day, cures.
To see the show, click here.
To read more of Corb’s thoughts on how the Ice Bucket Challenge has impacted the research funding debate, read his article in the October issue of ASBMB Today by clicking here.