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Europe 'punches above its weight' in biomedical research, despite limited funding
European biomedical research is advancing at a great pace compared to the relatively small funds available, and with more funding, it could do better. This is one of the main conclusions from a new White Paper, published by the European Medical Research Councils (EMRC) -- the European Science Foundation's membership organization for all medical research councils in Europe. (2011-09-28)

Research to restore the retina
Biologist Ann Morris, Ph.D., is the Pew Charitable Trusts' featured biomedical researcher of the month for her creative research on vision in zebrafish. (2013-02-21)

Maximizing biomedical research through integrated science
In this Policy Forum, Phillip Sharp, Tyler Jacks and Susan Hockfield discuss the need for better integration of engineering, physical, computational, and mathematical sciences with biomedical science, as they publish a report this week outlining key recommendations in this space. (2016-06-23)

New book from CSHL Press presents broad variety of career options for biomed scientists
The majority of Ph.D.s trained in biomedical sciences do not remain in academia. In 'Career Options for Biomedical Scientists' from CSHL Press, they are now presented with a broad variety of career options, including science journalism, publishing, science policy, patent law, and many more. This book examines the numerous different careers that scientists leaving the bench can pursue, from the perspectives of individuals who have successfully made the transition. (2014-10-17)

Epigenetics studies take root in plants
Biologist Mary Gehring, Ph.D. is The Pew Charitable Trusts' featured biomedical researcher of the month for her creative research on epigenetics in plants. (2013-03-22)

Marc Travel Awards announced for the 2012 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting
FASEB MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the 2012 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA from October 24-27, 2012. (2012-09-20)

Dear future US president: A wish list from a physician-scientist
In this Editorial, Scott Friedman lays out his wish list for the 2016 US presidential candidates. (2016-08-10)

Review addresses value and waste in biomedical research
Some studies suggest that as much as 85 per cent of investment in biomedical research is wasted -- a review published in The Lancet with input from Plymouth University addresses the issues. (2015-10-07)

Yale professor named 2004 Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer
W. Mark Saltzman, Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering,at Yale was named the Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2004, the Society's highest award. His research has led to biocompatible polymeric materials for the controlled delivery of drugs, proteins, and genes, and has created polymer implants to promote the regeneration of diseased and traumatized tissues in the nervous system. (2004-10-22)

Johns Hopkins hosts 2005 Annual Fall Meeting of Biomedical Engineering Society
An international organization of biomedical, electrical, chemical and mechanical engineers and medical specialists will discuss the future of biomedical engineering during the 2005 fall meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), to be held in Baltimore Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 and hosted by Johns Hopkins. The conference, (2005-09-30)

Illuminating science
Scientists at Cardiff University have developed a bright idea for detecting zinc in the body with implications for illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. (2006-07-25)

FASEB welcomes The Histochemical Society as its newest member
At its Board of Directors meeting on June 6, The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) voted to accept the membership application of The Histochemical Society (HCS) as the 24th member of the Federation effective July 1. (2011-07-08)

LSU receives $15 million grant from NIH to build biomedical research pipeline for Louisiana
LSU has received a $15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence, or INBRE, program. The grant is centered in the School of Veterinary Medicine, or SVM, and the Department of Biological Science in the LSU College of Science. The purpose of this five-year grant is to strengthen the biomedical research infrastructure and work force within Louisiana. It is designed to connect predominantly undergraduate universities with biomedical research intensive universities such as LSU. (2010-09-27)

MARC Travel Awards announced for EB 2014
The FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the Experimental Biology 2014 meeting in San Diego, Calif., from April 24-30, 2014. (2014-04-01)

IOS Press launches new journal, Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging
IOS Press is pleased to announce the launch of Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, the first journal to integrate the broad areas of spectroscopy and imaging. It will provide timely publication of basic and applied research that uses spectroscopic and imaging techniques across all areas of life sciences. (2012-07-13)

FASEB releases funding recommendations
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released funding recommendations for five of the nation's research agencies for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The proposed funding levels are presented in the annual report. 'Federal Funding for Biomedical and Related Life Sciences Research FY 2017.' (2016-03-01)

Number of postdocs declines for first time, new study shows
After more than 30 years of steady growth, the number of postdocs in the biological and biomedical sciences is on the decline in the United States, according to a new paper in The FASEB Journal. The study shows that despite continuing increases in the number of Ph.D. students, there was a 5.5 percent loss in the postdoctoral population from 2010-13, the most recent survey year. The findings have important implications for the biomedical workforce. (2015-10-21)

FASEB lauds Air India for transporting research animals
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) commends Air India for continuing to transport research animals. In a letter to the company, FASEB expressed its appreciation for Air India's perseverance in the face of considerable pressure from animal rights groups to discontinue shipping laboratory animals. (2012-11-08)

Animation library to increase science literacy in Victoria
Addressing a strong demand within the STEM community for meaningful and accessible education tools -- especially around complex topics, the project will offer valuable teaching and learning resources to schools and universities teaching biomedical science. (2016-07-26)

General data protection regulation hinders global biomedical research
The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was designed to give EU citizens greater protection and control of their personal data, particularly when transferred to entities outside the EU. (2020-10-01)

Whitaker Foundation to phase out grant programs
The Whitaker Foundation, which has invested more than $575 million in biomedical engineering education and research, has begun phasing out its grant programs to coincide with its planned closing in 2006. (2001-10-16)

MADRID-MIT M+Vision Consortium hosts Biomedical Innovation Conference 2012
The 2012 Biomedical Innovation Conference -- Building High-Performance Innovation Ecosystems, scheduled for June 5-6 in Madrid, will host the presentation of IDEA2 Madrid, a program developed to encourage biomedical innovation in the region. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) joins Madrid's regional government in order to promote the creation of new innovation ecosystems. (2012-05-30)

Georgia State researcher gets $2.83 million grant to develop drugs for RSV infection
Dr. Richard Plemper, a professor in the new Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $2.83 million federal grant to develop novel therapeutics against respiratory syncytial virus infection. (2014-04-24)

Curing coronavirus with curiosity
Cell biologist Carolyn Machamer, Ph.D is the Pew Charitable Trusts' biomedical researcher of the month for her creative work on coronaviruses. (2013-09-12)

Fine-tuning the immune system's molecular machines
Immunobiologist Michael Kuhns, Ph.D., is The Pew Charitable Trusts' biomedical researcher of the month for his creative work on immunobiology. (2013-10-08)

Beating superbugs at their own game
For his creative work in evolutionary systems biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology assistant professor Jeff Gore, Ph.D., is the Pew Charitable Trusts' biomedical researcher of the month. Gore is studying how game theory can be applied to bacterial evolution, with the goal of understanding how pathogens become resistant to drugs. (2013-12-11)

MARC travel awards announced for: The 2015 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting
FASEB MARC, Maximizing Access to Research Careers, Program has announced the travel award recipients for the 2015 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting from April 24-26, 2015 in Chicago, Ill. (2015-03-13)

Viral curiosity spreads across continents
Biologist Esteban Engel, Ph.D., was named by The Pew Charitable Trusts as the (2013-04-22)

Informatics = essential M.D. competency
Although information underlies all clinical work and despite the growing role that information management and access play in health-care delivery and clinical support, there is a dearth of informatics competency being developed in America's future corps of physicians. (2010-09-14)

Graduate research scientist at Rutgers University in Newark receives honors
Neuroscientist Dr. Mariano Belluscio of Rutgers University is one of 10 2008 Pew Latin American Fellows in Biomedical Sciences awarded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. (2008-11-12)

Targeting the difficult problem of C. difficle
Microbiologist and molecular geneticist Aimee Shen, Ph.D., was named by The Pew Charitable Trusts as its (2013-07-23)

USC awarded $22.2M NIH national biomedical informatics infrastructure coordinating center contract
The University of Southern California will be the new central clearing house for an ambitious ongoing national project to collect and integrate a wide range of biomedical data to make it more accessible to physicians and researchers. (2009-01-21)

Wavelets improve medical imaging
An approach to converting the data from MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines, mammograms and other medical equipment gives doctors a much clearer picture of your insides and a chance to detect disease and other problems earlier, according to research published in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. (2015-09-11)

Springer expands publishing partnership with the Biomedical Engineering Society
Springer and the Biomedical Engineering Society will launch a new international journal called Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering in March 2008. Springer is already the publisher of the BMES journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering. (2008-03-13)

MARC Travel Awards announced for the Society for Developmental Biology NW Regional Meeting
The FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the Society for Developmental Biology Northwest Regional Chapter meeting in Wenatchee, Wash., from April 17-19, 2014. (2014-04-01)

Can Patents Stifle Innovation In Biomedical Research?
Biomedical research has been shifting from a commons to a privatization model. Federal patent policy in biomedical research imposes social costs overlooked in the public debate. Granting too many patent rights in pre-market or (1998-04-30)

FASEB announces BioArt image and video competition winners
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is proud to announce the winners of its second annual BioArt competition. Winning entries were unveiled on FASEB's web site and will be featured in an exhibit on the National Institutes of Health main campus. (2013-08-08)

MARC travel awards announced for: Society of Leukocyte Biology 2014 Joint Meeting
FASEB MARC Program has announced the travel award recipients for the Society of Leukocyte Biology Joint Meeting from Oct. 23-25, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (2014-09-10)

Fifth International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication
JAMA and BMJ are hosting new research from editors and publishers from the leading biomedical and scientific journals into issues including clinical trial registries, conflict of interest, scientific misconduct and bias in funding and sponsorship. Free registration for credentialed journalists at (2005-08-17)

MARC travel awards announced for the AAI 2011 Introductory Course in Immunology
The FASEB MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipient for the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Introductory Course in Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia from July 9-14, 2011. (2011-06-13)

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