Weekly Advocacy News Roundup
Greek ‘No’ Vote Leaves Researchers In Uncertainty
July 6, 2015 | Science Insider
Greek scientists are concerned about what rejection of a bailout means for scientific research. Scientists are concerned that it will lead to a worse financial situation and loss of EU research funds, but Greece’s vice minister for research and innovation says these concerns are “baseless.”
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U.S. Postdocs Hope For Overtime Pay
July 8, 2015 | Nature News
A proposed regulation by President Obama would extend overtime pay to millions of workers, and has resulted in debate among academics about what the impact might be on postdocs in the U.S.
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Russian Science Foundation Shuts Down After Being Branded ‘Foreign Agent’
July 8, 2015 | The Guardian
The Dynasty Foundation, a foundation giving grants to young scientists, officially closed after being branded a “foreign agent.”
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Articles of Interest
In Autism Brains, Response to ‘Social Touch’ Is Altered
July 2, 2015 | Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
The brains of people with autism respond differently to a gentle brush on the arm, a form of social touch, than do those of people without the disorder.
- Learn more about autism at BrainFacts.org.
NIH Sees Reversal of Fortune With Proposed Funding Boosts
July 7, 2015 | Politico
After years of flat funding, NIH has become a target of bipartisan support in Congress due to the efforts of NIH Director Francis Collins and several research-driven initiatives.
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Senator’s View: To Remain Global Leader, U.S. Must Invest in Biomedical Research
June 27, 2015 | Duluth News Tribune
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) discusses the importance of investing in biomedical research and ensuring that researchers have predictable, dependable funding.
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When America Competes, The World Benefits
July 7, 2015 | The Hill
Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) discuss the formation of an innovation and competitiveness working group in the Senate that seeks to craft legislation to authorize science and technology policies.
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