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In biology, symbiosis is the name given to a mutually beneficial relationship between two or more organisms. Without this relationship, both may die, or at least not grow and reproduce as successfully. A recent article in Science, “Sulfur Oxidation Genes in Diverse Deep-Sea Viruses”, details this relationship in the novel findings of a University of…

OLAW is seeking input on a proposed guidance in NOT-OD-14-063, entititled “Request for Information: Invitation to Comment on Proposed Guidance Regarding Significant Changes to Ongoing Animal Activities“. The proposed changes changes include: Proposed Guidance on Significant Changes Significant changes must be approved by one of the valid IACUC approval methods described in the PHS Policy IV.C.2., full…

Or, more accurately, Gender and Research Administration – but then, that wouldn’t have grabbed your attention nearly as much! A recent post by David Grimm in the ScienceNow blog over at the AAAS Science website caught my attention. The original research paper David writes about was published in Nature Methods this week. As noted by…

And now, the DATA Act is on the Way to the President. The Senate passed a version of the DATA Act on April 1oth. That version of the DATA Act passed the House of Representatives today on a voice vote and now is on its way to President Obama’s desk as reported late today by…

The National Science Foundation: A Foundation for Innovation A great new video posted last week by the National Science Foundation documenting the power of basic research to spur innovation and the economy. “What really causes economic growth is really innovation. So how do we get more of it? We invest in basic research. And that’s…

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Agency for healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced in notice NOT-OD-14-074 published yesterday that effective immediately, they will no longer be assessing the similarity of the science in a new application to that of previous applications. Previously, as part of enforcement of the policy to limit applicants to a…