Weekly Advocacy News Roundup
Feb. 8, 2015 | The Washington Post
New rules put in place in the wake of the GSA scandal have resulted in many federal employees, including scientists, having trouble presenting their research at conferences.
- Read about attending professional meetings.
Feb. 10, 2015 | Swiss Info
The European Commission held the first annual review meeting of the Human Brain Project, and concluded that there needs to be more integration, better infrastructure, and an emphasis on concrete results.
- Read about worldwide neuroscience initiatives.
Feb. 6, 2015 | Science Insider
A recent request for information from NIH about an “emeritus award” for senior investigators is being heavily criticized by some scientists.
- Learn about neuroscience funding through NIH.
Articles of Interest
Feb. 10, 2015 | Denver Post
Rep. DeGette (D-CO) discusses the background and current state of the 21st Century Cures initiative she is working on with Rep. Upton (R-MI).
- Register for an upcoming webinar on how Congressional staff affects science.
Feb. 9, 2015 | NOVA
Recent research has shown how vulnerable our memories are to revision, and may help explain how Brian Williams could be “misremembering” events.
- Find more information about learning and memory at BrainFacts.org.
Feb. 11, 2015 | Smithsonian
A mathematical tool developed during World War II operates in a similar way to brains weighing the reliability of information.
- Learn more about decision-making at BrainFacts.org.
Feb. 6, 2015 | The Hill Blogs
While precision medicine may have a role in the American health system, it is important not to let this recent effort detract from ways to improve the health of all Americans.
- Read about U.S. public funding of neuroscience.
Feb. 9, 2015 | The Scientist
As the divide between “scientific fact and general knowledge” widens, this opinion piece discusses the importance of scientists communicating their research and engaging with media.
- Watch a webinar on communicating your science to a non-scientific audience.;