Dec. 5, 2014 – This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News
Dec. 3, 2014 | Politico
House Republican leaders are supporting a plan to fund most of the government through September 2015 while funding immigration enforcement agencies on a short-term basis.
Dec. 1, 2014 | The Hill
A spending bill that would fund the government through September 2015 is expected to make it to the House floor next week.
- Watch SfN’s webinar From Congress to Your Lab to learn more about how congressional action impacts science in the U.S.
Nov. 27, 2014 | ScienceInsider
A new leader of the European Commission is being criticized for plans to divert funds from Horizon 2020, a 7-year research funding program, into a new “Investment Plan for Europe.” The plan’s goal is to boost Europe’s economy and create new jobs.
Dec. 3, 2014 | National Science Foundation
NSF has outlined new guidelines for enhancing transparency and accountability of the agency and its funded research.
Articles of Interest
Dec. 1, 2014 | Time
A new study shows that head impacts in high school athletes can result in brain changes even when there aren’t any symptoms of a concussion.
- Read more about concussions at BrainFacts.org.
Nov. 25, 2014 | Nature
Researchers have converted mouse and human fibroblasts into neurons capable of detecting pain, itch, or temperature which may help identify new painkilling drugs.
- Learn more about chronic pain at BrainFacts.org.
Dec. 6, 2014 | Science Friday
Researchers discuss tongue twisters and the “Valley Girl” dialect as they relate to speech planning patterns.
- Find out more about language at BrainFacts.org.
Dec. 1, 2014 | Science Careers
A recent gathering of Boston-area postdocs produced a document that broadly describes “what the postdocs are worried about.”
Dec. 3, 2014 | Scientific American
A government shutdown is unlikely, but science will suffer if a funding plan doesn’t get passed by the December 11 deadline. This article outlines effects of the last shutdown on science.
Dec. 2, 2014 | Roll Call
This commentary piece discusses an increase in criticism of NIH-supported research during the 2014 election season and why Congress should trust the peer review process of NIH grants.
Nov. 28, 2014 | The Scientist
Francis Collins and Jeremy Farrar respond to an editorial that voiced concerns over basic research funding in Africa.