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Q&A: BRAIN Initiative Director Dr. John Ngai

October 20, 2021

FABBS spoke to Dr. John Ngai about the NIH BRAIN Initiative and how cognitive and behavioral scientists fit into his vision for the program and which contributions he sees as having the most potential.

“Because cognitive and …

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) …

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 change affects cellular signaling, which carries through levels of the human body complex Human aging is not necessarily linear and this…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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