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ARPA-H Listening Sessions Wrap-up
As previously reported by FABBS, the Biden Administration has proposed the creation of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) at the National Institutes of Health. Over the summer the NIH and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted 15 listening sessions to get feedback on the proposal. The sessions were held to understand the opportunities and barriers to accelerating health research breakthroughs with input from nearly 250read more
A Glimpse at the Mind-Body Connection Under the Microscope
October 7, 2021
Psychological stress leads to physiological changes within microscopic parts of the human cell
Microscopic changes affects cellular signaling, which carries through levels of the human body complex
Human aging is not necessarily linear and this biological malleability is linked to brain-body processes
My parents lived long and healthy lives, so I will, too?
In fact, our DNA is responsible for about 7 percent of our longevity, and it isread more
House Committee Discusses the Balance of Open Science and Global Competition
October 6, 2021
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology met on October 5 for a hearing to examine Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise. Members of Congress expressed concern over increasing threats to sensitive information from foreign countries looking to gain an advantage in global research and development competition. Nonetheless, Representatives on both sides of the aisle communicated their commitment to openness andread more
Biden Assembles New Members of PCAST
October 6, 2021
On September 22, President Biden announced the new members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). This independent Federal Advisory Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the President on Science and Technology policy, and providing evidence-backed insights to inform other policy areas. Members are typically experts from a range of disciplines, including industry andread more