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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.

A Glimpse at the Mind-Body Connection Under the Microscope

October 7, 2021

Key Findings 

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 is

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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 and

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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 and

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Congress Avoids Shutdown, but Uncertainty Remains

October 1, 2021

On Thursday night, Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) narrowly avoiding a government shutdown that would have gone into effect at midnight on September 30th. The legislation maintains current funding levels until December 3, by which time Congress will again have to find agreement on spending levels for fiscal year (FY) 2022. The bill also included emergency supplemental funding for disaster relief related to recent hurricanes, as well as for Afghan resettlement

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