Feb. 7, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News
Feb. 4, 2014 | Washington Post
NIH announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with pharmaceutical companies and patient advocacy groups to collaborate on research aimed at treatments for Alzheimer's disease and other diseases. As part of the agreement, partner drug companies will have to make data from the collaboration publicly available.
- Watch NIH Director Francis Collins talk about this new partnership in this video from the Wall Street Journal.
Feb. 5, 2014 | Nature
The article covers changes being made to policy that influence the use of primates in neuroscience research. Many of the changes are causing scientists to seek out collaborations with scientists conducting research in countries that have less restrictive regulations.
- Watch SfN’s new webinar “Flies, Fish, and Other Animal Models: What they reveal about brain diseases and disorders” produced with the help of the American Brain Coalition.
Feb. 4, 2014 | Time
Senators Reid (D-NV) and McCain (R-AZ) crossed party lines in support of government-funded study on traumatic brain injuries caused by boxing.
- Find more information for the public with an interest in the science behind brain injury at BrainFacts.org.
Feb. 4, 2014 | Nature
Representatives of leading universities and scientific organizations are saying that immigration policies in the UK are making it an unattractive destination for scholars. The Campaign for Science and Engineering in London is now actively lobbying the government to change its policies to avoid scaring away international students and academics.
Request for Comments on the Ethical Considerations of Neuroscience Research and the Application of Neuroscience Research Findings
Jan. 31, 2014 | Federal Register
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is requesting public comment on the ethical considerations of neuroscience research and the application of neuroscience research findings. The comments are due April 1, 2014.
Feb. 2, 2014 | The Conversation
Surveys on public attitudes to science regularly tell us that there are swathes of the public that simply seem to not care about science, despite our best effort to engage them. This author suggests changing how scientists talk about science and encourages them to embrace debate and disagreement.
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