Why I WILL Be Marching For Science And Hope You Will, Too

Gordon Street, PhD

If we hope to counter the growth of anti-science in our electorate, science needs a champion and a grassroots movement. That's why I WILL be Marching for Science Aprill 22nd.

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Scientific Societies Are Failing Academics: Five Ways to Do Better and Get More

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Scientific and medical societies have been in existence for hundreds of years. At their best, they foster communication, collaboration, education and outreach. At their worst, they are slow moving exclusionary …

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Stop the Slapfest: Why Scientists Need to Step Up in Support of a Cancer Moonshot

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

In the State of the Union address, President Obama challenged scientists with a John F Kennedy-inspired “moonshot” of curing cancer backed by a one billion dollar funding pledge. Obama’s …

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Congress Likely to Give NIH $2 Billion Funding Increase

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A federal omnibus spending bill released early today gives a $2 billion funding increase to NIH, the biggest increase in more than 12 years. Scientists, patients and familes have been urged by …

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Detouring Around the IRB: New Regulations from HHS

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The Department of Health and Human Services proposed revisions this week to modernize regulations protecting the safety of research participants.  One of the most important results of the proposed changes …

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Unicorns-106; Mike Huckabee's DNA Schedule-0

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

“Life begins at conception. This isn’t just a Biblical view — it’s affirmed by modern science and every unique human DNA schedule, which is present at conception.” – Mike Huckabee, …

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The Land of Monsters

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

For academics, being courageous is part of the deal. You fight for your ideas and observations in clear, concise language. You lay out a problem, share your data and propose …

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Rock and a Hard Place

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Yesterday Vanderbilt played host to NIH Director Frances Collins who spoke about "Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research".  Collins told a full house and an overflow room that big initiatives like …

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NIH News: New Genomic Data Sharing Policy

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Work in genetics and plan to submit a grant after January 25, 2015?  Then you should read the following: Implementation of the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy for NIH Grant Applications and …

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Rock Talk: NIH Recovers a Significant Portion of Funds Lost Due to Sequestration

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Much good news here: Because of the increased NIH budget as compared to last year, and due to the cycle of out-year commitments, we should ultimately be making more competing …

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