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Toward a sustainable biomedical research enterprise: Coordinated implementation of recommendations ?>

Toward a sustainable biomedical research enterprise: Coordinated implementation of recommendations

Yesterday, members of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology published a Perspective in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “Toward a sustainable biomedical research enterprise: Finding consensus and implementing recommendations” describes eight recommendations addressing some of the most pressing problems faced by the enterprise. Today’s post will focus on coordinated implementation of recommendations. Monday’s post focused on an author’s perspective of this paper. Wednesday’s post will discuss the next steps in this process.

Toward a sustainable biomedical research enterprise: An author’s perspective ?>

Toward a sustainable biomedical research enterprise: An author’s perspective

Today, members of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology published a Perspective in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “Toward a sustainable biomedical research enterprise: Finding consensus and implementing recommendations” describes eight recommendations addressing some of the most pressing problems faced by the enterprise. This post is a synopsis of what led us to write the paper. Tuesday’s post will focus on coordinated implementation of recommendations. Wednesday’s post will discuss the next steps in this process.

Research reproducibility rises to the top ?>

Research reproducibility rises to the top

The National Institutes of Health and a highly publicized perspective recently focused the attention of the biomedical research community on reproducibility and rigor. The NIH has been working on reproducibility and rigor for several years since the publication of reports from industry leaders claiming most preclinical research was irreproducible. While NIH policies on research reproducibility have been expected for some time, the new sensational paper in PLoS Biology purporting to quantify the money spent on irreproducible research has brought the…

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21st Century Cures Act passes committee ?>

21st Century Cures Act passes committee

Today, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee voted unanimously in favor of the 21st Century Cures Act, formally known as H.R. 6. Work on this legislation began over a year ago with the goal of speeding discovery, development and delivery of therapies and cures to patients. Should H.R. 6 become law, it would make important changes to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and other federal agencies working on healthcare issues. The 21st Century Cures…

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Progress on the 21st Century Cures Act ?>

Progress on the 21st Century Cures Act

On Thursday, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee held a legislative hearing on the draft 21st Century Cures Act. This hearing was a forum for legislators to ask questions of Dr. Kathy Hudson, of the National Institutes of Health, and two Food and Drug Administration officials about provisions in the draft bill.

Another try for 21st Century Cures ?>

Another try for 21st Century Cures

Today, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee released a second draft of the 21st Century Cures Act. The original draft was released in January and contained several questionable provisions regarding the National Institutes of Health.

Apply for the ASBMB Student/Postdoc Capitol Hill Day ?>

Apply for the ASBMB Student/Postdoc Capitol Hill Day

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Student/Postdoc Hill Day is now accepting applications! Every year, the ASBMB brings together young researchers from across the country to meet with their Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. This fully funded opportunity gives participants the chance to help promote scientific research by directly interacting with government officials. The deadline to apply is April 29. The event will be June 10-12.

U.S. House GOP releases budget ?>

U.S. House GOP releases budget

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.

The ASBMB responds to NIH request for comments on Science Education Strategic Planning ?>

The ASBMB responds to NIH request for comments on Science Education Strategic Planning

The Public Outreach Committee of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has responded to a request for information from the National Institutes of Health regarding a new science education strategic plan. More information about the ASBMB response and the text itself can be found on the ASBMB Cellular Culture blog.