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21st Century Cures Act progresses through US Congress

Volume 385, Issue 9983,    30 May 2015

WORLD REPORT A bill to speed up the translation of biomedical discoveries is getting wide support, but some argue that it is not adequately funded.    169 more words

The Lancet

#Science Quotable: @ResearchAmerica's Mary Woolley!! #advocacy #scicomm

The media gets a bad rap – sometimes deserved – for sensationalizing, trivializing, and generally making mincemeat of good science. The negative consequences can be enormous, leading to science skepticism that bleeds into counterproductive public policy.

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A Weekly Advocacy Message from Mary Woolley: What about the wave of science doubt?

Dear Research Advocate:

The cover story of this month’s National Geographic describes the recent wave of science doubt as a “pop culture meme,” featuring in-the-news examples like climate change and vaccines, and discussion of tough challenges like replicability of research, scientific literacy (of note: increased science literacy has been shown to lead to increased polarization of opinion about science), and what is meant, anyway, by effective “science communication”? 636 more words


Member Spotlight: United Therapeutics Corporation

By Martine Rothblatt, PhD, Chairman and CEO of United Therapeutics Corporation.

Founded in 1996, United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of unique products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions. 358 more words

Basic Research/Basic Science

NIH budget shrinks despite Ebola emergency funds

Volume 385, Issue 9966, 31 January 2015

WORLD REPORT Even with a boost in funding for Ebola research, the US National Institutes of Health’s fiscal year 2015 budget is the lowest in years. 204 more words

The Lancet

Statement by Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley on President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative

President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative could potentially drive medical and health research into exciting, new territory as we advance efforts to develop the right treatments at the right time for individual patients. 259 more words

Advocacy Messages