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SCIENCE POLICY NEWS


September 15, 2013 Legislative Update: Congress returns and budget showdown looms, sequestration possible for FY 2014
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Congress returned to Washington and now has about two weeks remaining to agree on an elusive budget plan to fund the federal government when the new (2014) fiscal year begins October 1. Without some type of agreement, the government will shut down on that date.
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FASEB fact sheet on sequestration: Research community continues to feel the impact as more cuts loom
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FASEB recently released a fact sheet showing the impact of sequestration on the research community with more cuts looming.
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Good for Oklahoma: A letter to the editor on the impact of sequestration (September 8, 2013, Tulsa World)
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2013 ASPET Washington Fellow Summer Dodson, a doctoral student in biomedical sciences at the Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Sciences, wrote a letter to the editor in the Tulsa World on the consequences sequestration could have on medical research in Oklahoma and nationally.
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ATTN: ASPET Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees: Please participate in the career outlook survey
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Postdoc and Graduate Student Members: Please click on the below link to be directed to a survey we are asking you to take which inquires about how restrictive funding impacts your career outlook and decisions. Note: There are two separate surveys. One is for postdocs, and the other is for graduate students.
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ASPET NEWS


Read ASPET's new PharmTalk blog for young scientists
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The first entry by Joanna K. Sandilos Rega, Ph.D. is entitled, "Efficiency without compromising creativity." The blog aims to engage postdocs and graduate students in topics helpful to your experience as a young scientist.
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ASPET and the British Pharmacological Society support 'ethically correct' publication of negative findings
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The British Pharmacological Society and ASPET have announced their support for the publication of negative findings from early clinical trials. Their jointly published journal, Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, is at the same time launching an efficient and timely means for researchers to publish negative findings in two important areas.
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Donate to the endowment funds for ASPET Awards
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You can now donate online to the John J. Abel Award, the Julius Axelrod Award, the Goodman and Gilman Award in Receptor Pharmacology, and the Torald Sollmann Award. By going to the respective awards pages, you can watch the endowments grow. Click on the "Read More" to donate. An anonymous donor has agreed to match up to $30,000 in donations for the Goodman and Gilman Award in Receptor Pharmacology Endowment Fund. See your gift go twice as far: http://www.aspet.org/awards/aspet/goodman-gilman/#News-for-Goodman-Gilman-Endowment-Fund.
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ASPET ANNUAL MEETING AT EB 2014 NEWS


Registration for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014 is NOW OPEN
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Register for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014. A list of registration fees can be accessed on ASPET's Annual Meeting Web page. The deadline for discounted registration is Friday, February 21, 2014.
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Submit an abstract for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014
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The abstract submission site is open. Submit your abstract for the Annual Meeting. All abstracts must be received by Friday, November 8, 2013, 11:59 p.m. EST.
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ASPET is now accepting applications for Best Abstract and Travel Awards for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014
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Any student or postdoctoral fellow that has submitted an abstract in an ASPET topic category for the Annual Meeting at EB 2014 in San Diego is encouraged to apply. Applicants must be ASPET members in good standing in order to apply for these awards, so if you are not already a member, apply NOW!
The following Abstract Awards are being offered:
-Undergraduate Best Abstract Award
-Graduate Student Best Abstract
-Postdoctoral Scientist Award
-Young Investigator Award
Applications for the four aforementioned awards must be completed by November 13, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) by electronic Web submission.
The following Travel Awards are being offered:
-Minority Graduate Student Travel Awards
-Young Scientist Travel Awards
-Minority Young Scientist Travel Awards
-Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Travel Awards
-Graduate Student Travel Awards
Applications for all travel awards mentioned above must be completed by December 11, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) by electronic Web submission.
The submission deadline for the Division for Pharmacology Education's Travel Award for Pharmacology Educators is January 6, 2014.

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Online hotel reservations for EB 2014
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Don't forget to book your hotel room for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014. The deadline to register for housing at the meeting is Friday, March 21, 2014. More information about housing can be found at: http://experimentalbiology.org/2014/Attendees/Housing.aspx.
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Check out the program for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014
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The program for the Joint ASPET/Chinese Pharmacological Society Annual Meeting at EB 2014 is posted on the ASPET website. Read through the program listings, and check back often for updates. More details about the Joint ASPET/Chinese Pharmacological Society Annual Meeting at EB 2014 can be found by going to http://www.aspet.org/eb2014. See you in San Diego!
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Camp EB Child Care
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CAMP EB Child Care welcomes children ages 6 months – 17 years. Children participate in age-appropriate activities including arts and crafts projects, active games, and much more in a safe, nurturing environment. Meals are not included in the camp fees. Parents can send or bring lunch to the center. Register for Camp EB.
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ASPET MEMBERSHIP NEWS


Renew your ASPET membership for 2014
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The first membership renewal notice was emailed on Wednesday, September 11. Be sure to check your email inbox and log into your ASPET.org Member Homepage to view your invoice and pay your 2014 dues. If you have forgotten your login name and/or password, please contact membership@aspet.org.
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ASPET Member-Get-A-Member Program
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Help ASPET grow our membership! Participate in the Member-Get-A-Member Program. Recruit a Regular, Postdoc, or Affiliate Member, and you will receive a free ASPET Donkey and be entered into a raffle to win one of three $200 Amazon.com gift card prizes.
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ASPET JOURNALS NEWS


ASPET journals now have social bookmarking
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Drug Metabolism and Disposition, The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Molecular Pharmacology, and Pharmacological Reviews now provide social bookmarking, enabling readers to save and categorize personal collections of bookmarks and share them with others. Readers can alert colleagues to articles of interest through 11 social media sites: CiteULike, Connotea, Delicious, Digg, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Mendeley, Reddit, Technorati, and Twitter. See an article that your associates should read? Tell them about it using social bookmarking.
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ASPET journals are available in a mobile device version that works on any device with a Web browser
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On the go? Need access to ASPET journals? All four ASPET publications are available on mobile devices. Content is optimized for smaller screens and the mobile websites for ASPET journals will work on any device with a Web browser. Click on the link below for links to the mobile websites for the journals as well as more information on the features of the journals' mobile sites.
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OTHER NEWS


Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society Chapter to host 2013 Annual Meeting October 7 on G Protein-Coupled Receptors: Current Thoughts and New Directions
ASPET
The Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology chapter of ASPET will be holding its 2013 annual meeting on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. The theme this year is G Protein-Coupled Receptors: Current Thoughts and New Directions. The abstract deadline has been extended to Tuesday, September 24.
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17th World Congress of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology
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The International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) will hold its 17th World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, July 13 – 18, 2014. The meeting is organized and hosted by the South African Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (SASBCP).
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Travel Awards for the 17th World Congress of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology
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ASPET will be offering travel awards to attend the WCP2014 for graduate student and young scientist members of ASPET in good standing to present a paper at the meeting. Applicants must already be a member to apply. More information for these awards will be available in October. For more information on the meeting, please visit http://www.wcp2014.org/.
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2013 Great Lakes GPCR Retreat to be held October 17 - 19
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The 2013 Great Lakes GPCR Retreat will be held October 17 - 19 in Cleveland, OH. Click on the below link to be directed to the Web page about the retreat on the Division for Molecular Pharmacology's website.
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NEWS FROM THE FIELD


NIH scientists pursue new therapies to improve rare disease drug development
National Institutes of Health
Four new pre-clinical drug development projects at the National Institutes of Health will target a form of blindness and diseases characterized by cardiac problems. The projects were selected for their potential to treat specific rare diseases and to help scientists uncover new information that can be shared with other researchers.
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Scientists fish for new epilepsy model and reel in potential drug
National Institutes of Health
According to new research on epilepsy, zebrafish have certainly earned their stripes. Results of a study in Nature Communications suggest that zebrafish carrying a specific mutation may help researchers discover treatments for Dravet syndrome (DS), a severe form of pediatric epilepsy that results in drug-resistant seizures and developmental delays.
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Study suggests fish oil could help protect alcohol abusers from dementia
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A Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study suggests that omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related dementia. Previous studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse increases the risk of dementia.
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