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Apply for a Travel Award to the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2015
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Students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to apply for a travel award to help defray the costs of travel and housing to attend the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2015, taking place in Boston, MA. ASPET Travel Awards consist of a fixed sum of $600, registration (at the early registration rate), plus up to $400 in travel reimbursement provided upon submission of valid receipts after the meeting.
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ASPET is Now Accepting Applications for the Best Abstract Awards Competition
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Best abstract awards are presented by ASPET's divisions for abstracts that have been submitted by postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates attending the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2015. Selected individuals may be asked to present their research at the Best Abstract Competition that takes place on March 29, 2015 or at a division oral session.
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New PharmTalk Blog: Don't Think Postdoctoral Experience. Think "Most" Doctoral Experience
ASPET
In his PharmTalk blog post, Dr. Kwadwo Owusu-Ofori, Operations Manager at the Milwaukee Health Department, Public Health Laboratory and a founder at Satori Labs, LLC expresses his thoughts on how to make the most out of your postdoctoral experience to develop key skills that translate well into an organizational environment.
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TSRI DiVERGE Visitation Event: October 23-25, 2014
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The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) invites undergraduate students interested in biomedical research careers to apply for TSRI's Diversity Visitation Event for Research and Graduate Education (DiVERGE), a three-day, all-expense-paid visit on the institute's Florida campus. If you have any outstanding candidates for this program, please encourage them to apply.
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Check Out the September 2014 Issue of The Pharmacologist
ASPET
The September issue of the The Pharmacologist is now available! The new issue (Volume 56, Issue 3) features an article titled "The Crohn Legacy: From Halitosis to Colitis and Beyond" by Dr. Rebecca Anderson. Also in this issue, read President Annette Fleckenstein's welcome message, get an update on the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2015, get the gist of the 2014 WCP meeting, learn about our SURF fellowship program, and much more!
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Explore Pharmacology
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The 2014 edition of Explore Pharmacology is now available. This booklet provides a broad overview of the discipline of pharmacology, describes the many employment opportunities that await graduate pharmacologists, and outlines the academic path that they are advised to follow.
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SCIENCE POLICY NEWS


Legislative Update: CR Approved, Congress Exits, What Next for NIH?
ASPET
As expected following their August recess, Congress approved and the President signed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that extends funding for federal agencies at their FY 2014 enacted levels through December 11.
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FASEB New Factsheets Highlight NIH Funding in Congressional Districts
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FASEB has released new district factsheets highlighting federal research funding in nearly 400 congressional districts, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and the United States Virgin Islands.
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DIVISION NEWS


Division of Toxicology Announces Two New Awards
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The Division of Toxicology has announced two new awards to be presented at the ASPET Annual Meeting in Boston next year: the Junior Investigator Award and the Career Achievement Award. Awardees will receive a plaque and cash stipend. Applications for both awards are being received through November 15.
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Division of Neuropharmacology Announces Inaugural Early Career Investigator Award
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The Division of Neuropharmacology is seeking nominations for the inaugural Neuropharmacology Early Career Investigator Award to be presented at the ASPET meeting in Boston in March 2015. The award will recognize and honor a young investigator who is working in any area of neuropharmacology. Nominations are being accepted through December 15.
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ASPET JOURNALS NEWS


Statistical Significance? Five Common Problems in the Statistical Analysis of Pharmacological Experiments
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Recent reports of the lack of reproducible results in biomedical science are often related to the inappropriate application of statistical analyses in determining the significance of experimental data. In a personal commentary recently published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Dr. Harvey Motulsky, creator of GraphPad Prism, provides an overview of five common problems in the statistical analysis of pharmacological experiments.
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CAREER NEWS


Jobs Available
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ASPET's Career Center resources help you look for jobs in your area of specialty and proactively manage your career goals. Don't forget to view our current job listings!

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology — University of Florida College of Medicine, FL

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Post a Job on the ASPET Career Center
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If your department has a job opening, consider posting your job on the ASPET Career Center. Not only will your job be seen by members visiting our website, but we also market our jobs to members through our bi-monthly newsbrief and to our over 1,700 LinkedIn Group members.
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ASPET ANNUAL MEETING NEWS


ASPET MAPS Chapter Annual Meeting to Be Held on October 28, 2014
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ASPET’s MAPS Chapter Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held in Philadelphia, PA on October 28, 2014. The theme of this year's meeting is "Drug Discovery Innovations." Registration rates are $40 for faculty/researchers, and reduced rates are available for trainees. Register online before October 21 for the best rates.
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Division of Neuropharmacology to Host Reception at Neuroscience 2014
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The Neuropharmacology Division will be hosting a reception at Neuroscience 2014, the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Sunday, November 16. Be sure to connect with friends and colleagues at the social and also bring non-ASPET members who are interested in learning more about the Neuropharmacology Division. Light fare and beverages will be provided.
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Abstract Submission and Registration for the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology — NOW OPEN!
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The abstract submission and registration for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2015 are now open. Submit your abstract by November 6, 2014.
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Check out the New ASPET Annual Meeting Website!
ASPET
We are very excited to showcase our new website for the 2015 ASPET Annual Meeting. The Website has a simple user-friendly interface and easy navigation customized for a rich, informative user experience. Visit the microsite to access information on the meeting program, abstracts, awards, and more!
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Give a Day of Service to the Children of Boston at EB 2015
ASPET
The Behavioral Pharmacology Division of ASPET will again sponsor a volunteer opportunity at EB 2015 in Boston on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Cradles to Crayons to help the children of Boston. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Charles P. France at france@uthscsa.edu. Space is limited and further details will be provided to those who volunteer.
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NEWS FROM THE FIELD


Pneumonia bacterium leaves tiny lesions in the heart, study finds
Science Daily
The long-observed association between pneumonia and heart failure now has more physical evidence, thanks to research. The researchers found proof that Streptococcus pneumoniae, the leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia, actually physically damages the heart. The bacterium leaves tiny lesions that researchers detected in mouse, rhesus macaque and human autopsy tissue samples.
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Anthrax may deliver cancer drugs with efficient injection method
Science World Report
Anthrax, also known as Bacillus anthracis bacteria, have a very efficient method when it comes to injecting toxic proteins into cells. Now, scientists are recruiting anthrax and its delivery system in order to administer cancer drugs. "Anthrax toxin is a professional at delivering large enzymes into cells," said Bradley Pentelute, one of the researchers. "We wondered if we could render anthrax toxin nontoxic, and use it as a platform to deliver antibody drugs into cells."
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Biologists find early sign of cancer
R&D Magazine
Years before they show any other signs of disease, pancreatic cancer patients have very high levels of certain amino acids in their bloodstream, according to a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute. This finding, which suggests that muscle tissue is broken down in the disease's earliest stages, could offer new insights into developing early diagnostics for pancreatic cancer, which kills about 40,000 Americans every year and is usually not caught until it is too late to treat.
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