Weekly Advocacy News Roundup
Jul 31, 2015
July 28, 2015 | Nature News
Congress has less than three weeks in early September to reach a budget deal for 2016, and the likely scenario of a temporary deal leaves many agencies in limbo and at risk for budget shortfalls.
July 28, 2015 | Science Insider
NIH released a bypass budget proposal for Alzheimer’s disease which requests $1.06 billion for Alzheimer’s research in FY2017. The requests identifies several areas of interest including research projects, clinical trials, and studies about caregiver support.
July 27, 2015 | Boston Globe
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Newt Gingrich appeared together at a Capitol Hill forum to discuss the importance of medical research and how investment in research will save the government money down the road.
July 23, 2015 | Times Higher Education
The UK Office for National Statistics’ released a report examining public spending on R&D from 2009-2013. The report suggests that after several years of decreases in total public spending on R&D, there was a slight recovery in 2013.
Articles of Interest
July 30, 2015 | Medical Daily
A new study shows that axonal plasticity is required for maintaining circadian rhythm and for season adaptation of these rhythms.
July 27, 2015 | NPR
Lihong Wang uses light and sound to create highly detailed images of the living brain. The technology may eventually be able to monitor brain activity in real time and sharp enough to see an individual cell.
- Read about other technologies used in neuroscience research at BrainFacts.org.
July 24, 2015 | Buffalo News
Mary Woolley, President and CEO of Research!America, discusses the need for the Senate to craft their version of the 21st
Century Cures Act in order to help prioritize biomedical and health research funding.
- Join the advocacy network to stay informed and take action on issues that affect neuroscience research at SfN.org.
July 25, 2015 | The Baltimore Sun
Two researchers discuss recent concerns over funding for science and concerns about reproducibility, and that both of these issues need to be resolved for science to continue to be a benefit to society.