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Aug 29,2014

This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Research funding cuts to top $6 billion, Labor says
- How tech could spell the end of animals in drugs testing
- Animal welfare accreditation questioned
- NIH to probe racial disparity in grant awards
- How movies manipulate your brain to keep you entertained
- Study finds that brains with autism fail to trim synapses as they develop
- Commentary: A looming crisis in medical research
- Pouring water on opponents of animal research

Crowd at annual meeting exhibit

Aug 29,2014

Browse This Year's Exhibitors

My Neuroscience Marketplace is a virtual directory of Neuroscience 2014 vendors.

Aug 28,2014

A Guide to Journal Publishing: How to Get Published in a Research Journal

Gain insight into journal publishing and learn more about emerging trends, such as open-access journals.

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Aug 26,2014

Submit Your Science to eNeuro Today

The Society for Neuroscience is now accepting submissions to its new open-access journal, eNeuro.

Aug 25,2014

Workshop on the Transportation of Research Animals

The ILAR Roundtable will hold a free workshop to explore issues related to the transportation of research animals on September 3-4.

Aug 22,2014

Aug. 22, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- NSF awards $10.8 million in early concept grants for brain research
- Benefunder to launch new funding channel for higher education research
- CBO expects no further across-the-board cuts this fiscal year
- Iran's moderate president loses a minister-and some momentum for reform
- Stephen F. Heinemann, Salk pioneer in brain disease research
- Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills
- Abbott wins $19.5 million contract to develop brain injury test
- Who governs science?
- The curious incident of the fly in the night
- Ice bucket challenge underscores damaging cuts to federal NIH funding

Aug 22,2014

Upcoming Webinar: Creating Individual Development Plans

Register for the September 17 webinar to learn how an IDP can be used to help employees reach career goals, improve current job performance, and assist in tailoring individual training as part of the overall mentoring process.

Aug 22,2014

Call for Posters: Promote Your Education Outreach at Neuroscience 2014

Share your ideas, initiatives, and successes in neuroscience education outreach by presenting a poster at the Brain Awareness Campaign event at Neuroscience 2014.

Aug 20,2014

NSF Announces EAGER Awards

The National Science Foundation awarded $10.8 million in Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) to fund projects developing new neurotechnologies.

Aug 18,2014

Back to School: Outreach Opportunities

Help local educators teach about the brain this school year by joining the Find a Neuroscientist network.

Aug 15,2014

Aug. 15, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- UK grants Chile matching funds for program on scientific research and innovation
- International Brain Bee winner announced
- Scientists have created the most realistic fake brain tissue ever
- In the brain, memories are inextricably tied to place
- U.S. fast-tracking process toward human testing of Ebola vaccine
- Nepal 'still struggling' to harness science for development
- I believe in animal research. But it's time to draw a line

Aug 15,2014

2014 International Brain Bee Winner Announced

Gayathri Muthukumar from India won this competition for secondary students and will complete an internship with a neuroscientist, sponsored by SfN.

Aug 08,2014

Aug. 8, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Prominent U.S. research institutions announce collaboration toward sharing and standardizing neuroscience data
- NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September
- Against all odds: Women in developing countries succeed in STEM fields
- In science, it matters that women come last
- IBM chip processes data similar to the way your brain does
- Young scientists use crowd sourcing to fund their research
- Shared brain activity predicts audience preferences
- Shift in research strategy needed to forestall ills of aging
- Expert reaction to Norman Baker's comments on animal research

Aug 06,2014

Minister Norman Baker Wants End to UK Animal Tests

The minister in charge of regulating animal experiments in the UK told BBC News that he wants to see an end to all testing.

Aug 06,2014

Defending Basic Science

Resources and talking points scientists can use to convey the importance of basic science if they are the focus of unwarranted political or media attention.

Aug 01,2014

Aug. 1, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- NIH director's statement on Dr. Landis's retirement
- International Brain Bee world championship spotlights young neuroscience scholars
- NIH advocates gear up for budget fight
- Transparency promised for vilified impact factor
- Watch 80,000 neurons fire in the brain of a fish
- New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data'
- NIH scientists find six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's
- Hype over Census Bureau STEM report is overblown
- Let's spend more wisely on research in Australia
- Americans deserve effective science funding
- The starving of Canadian science

Jul 25,2014

July 25, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Republicans prep short-term funding to keep government open through Election Day
- Government must double funding for innovation to compete, admits Vince Cable
- Cora Marrett steps down as NSF deputy director
- Funding review casting shadow over Portuguese research could cloud other countries
- Senate bill backs NSF's practices and calls for big funding boost
- Neuroscientists go to Washington - as advocates for science
- Spark for a stagnant search
- Amid growing concern over head injuries, California limits full-contact football practices
- Director's blog: Mapping the risk architecture of mental disorders
- Science advisers should be supported, not sacked

Jul 25,2014

Webinar Recording Available: Communicating Your Science to the Non-Expert

Learn how to develop a short but informative way to communicate your research to a non-scientific audience and read the Twitter conversation that accompanied the webinar.

Jul 22,2014

Save the Date: American Brain Coalition Webinar on BRAIN Initiative

Register for the webinar on July 31 to receive an update on the BRAIN Initiative.

Audience at an annual meeting lecture.

Jul 22,2014

Advance Registration and Housing Open

Register now to get the best rates and secure housing for the meeting.