News from FABBS

FABBS reports on items of interest to many communities – scientists, policymakers, and the public. In our news, you will see updates on science funding and policy, articles that translate research for policy, and descriptions of the research contributions of scientists at all stages of their research careers.

Impending CR as Senate Releases Draft Appropriation Bills

On July 28, Senate Appropriations Committee Democrats released draft appropriations bills. Despite optimism earlier this year, this is a sign that bipartisan talks have not progressed as well as hoped. It is now highly unlikely that Congress will pass appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on September 30. The most likely outcome in the short term is that Congress will pass a continuing resolution keeping the government running at current funding levels until after the midterm

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Researcher Explores the Neural Correlates of Mental Illness

August 18, 2022

Key Findings 

A variety of neural responses can help us predict prospectively who will develop symptoms of psychopathology such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD.
Stress exposure changes the way the brain processes threats and rewards.

When individuals live through stressful experiences, what makes some of them more susceptible to developing symptoms of mental health disorders than others? This is one question Dr. Anna Weinberg, associate professor of

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Biden Signs Historic Science Legislation

On August 9, President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law. This historic and long awaited $280 billion dollar package aims to supercharge America‚Äôs international economic competitiveness, overhauling high-tech industrial policy, bolstering domestic manufacturing, and accelerating research and development across the public and private sectors. 

FABBS is tremendously grateful to Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Frank Lucas, Chair and Ranking Member of the House Science

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PIBBS Research Honoring ADA 2022

July 26 marks the anniversary that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was first enacted in 1990.

In honor of the 32nd year of the landmark civil rights law for disabled Americans, we are highlighting PIBBS research that promote inclusivity and access for those with higher support needs.

Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS) is a publication that presents original research and scientific reviews relevant to public policy. PIBBS aims

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