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Submit Symposia Proposals for 2015!
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We need your ideas on symposia for EB 2015! Please submit your proposal to your division by April 15. Divisions will be reviewing scientific symposium proposals for EB 2015 at the end of April. Click below for information on how to submit your proposal, guidelines, and division chair contact information.
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Support the John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology by donating to the John J. Abel Award Endowment Fund
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The Abel Award recognizes young scientists who are doing fundamental research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. Keep this award strong for ASPET and for future pharmacologists by taking the time now to make your tax-deductible donation to help us reach our goal of raising $200K.
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SCIENCE POLICY NEWS


Legislative Update: Appropriators Begin Work on FY 2015 Spending Bills
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Congress is back from a brief recess and the FY 2015 Congressional appropriations process has begun. In the House, the majority Republican leadership has stated they will produce a budget resolution for FY 2015 that commits $1.014 trillion in total discretionary spending that was agreed upon in December's budget deal.
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NIH Funding 22% Lower in FY'13
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A new Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, A History of NIH Funding, found that adjusting for inflation, FY 2014 funding for the NIH is 22 percent lower than it was in FY 2003.
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Applications Open for 2015 ASPET Washington Fellows Program
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The ASPET Washington Fellows Program enables early career scientists interested in science policy to learn about and become more engaged in public policy issues. The program is open to any graduate student, postdoctoral trainee, or researcher no more than four years past the completion of his/her postdoctoral training.
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FASEB Releases Report on FY 2015 Federal Funding Recommendations
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FASEB released its annual research funding recommendations for Congress, Federal Funding for Biomedical & Related Life Sciences Research FY 2015 for the federal science agencies.
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ASPET JOURNALS NEWS


PR&P Meet the Editor Event
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Dr. Michael Curtis, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. Darrell Abernethy, Deputy Editor, of PR&P will be available to answers questions about the journal at a networking event hosted by the British Pharmacological Society on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 8:30 PM – 10.30 PM at the San Diego Marquis & Marina, Santa Rosa Room, Level 1. PR&P is jointly published by ASPET, the BPS, and Wiley.
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ASPET ANNUAL MEETING AT EB 2014 NEWS


Important Links for the Annual Meeting at EB 2014
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Visit us online to help plan your trip to San Diego for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014, coming up in just 3 weeks! For your reference, here are a few important links:
Build your itinerary for EB 2014
Childcare Registration Deadline: April 11, 2014
Official Bloggers for ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014 are Katiesci and Drug Monkey
EB 2014 Volunteer opportunity in San Diego on Friday, April 25
Read About the 2014 ASPET Award Winners
2014 Catecholamine Society Dinner at EB 2014 to Feature Lecture by Axelrod Award Winner Jeffrey Benovic
Program listings for ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2014 

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NEWS FROM THE FIELD


New Parkinson's disease chemical messenger discovered
Neuroscience News
A new chemical messenger that is critical in protecting the brain against Parkinson's disease has been identified by scientists at the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee. The research team led by Dr. Miratul Muqit had previously discovered that mutations in two genes — called PINK1 and Parkin — lead to Parkinson's.
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Researchers discover underlying genetics, marker for stroke, heart disease
National Institutes of Health
Scientists studying the genomes of nearly 5,000 people have pinpointed a genetic variant tied to an increased risk for stroke, and have also uncovered new details about an important metabolic pathway that plays a major role in several common diseases. Together, their findings may provide new clues to underlying genetic and biochemical influences in the development of stroke and cardiovascular disease, and may also help lead to new treatment strategies.
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Disorganized cortical patches suggest prenatal origin of autism
National Institute of Mental Health
The architecture of the autistic brain is speckled with patches of abnormal neurons, according to research partially funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine on March 27, this study suggests that brain irregularities in children with autism can be traced back to prenatal development.
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