The Scientific Activist

Archives for July, 2009

This is kind of silly, but it’s always interesting to see what the right-wing attack machine comes up with when it gets desperate. Now it appears that they’re going after President Obama’s rather innocuous science advisor, John Holdren. Specifically, a recent article in The Washington Times–that bastion of rational commentary–claimed that Holdren “has toyed with…

Yesterday, Americans for Medical Progress revealed the three recipients of its 2009 Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach. Applicants submitted proposals for programs aimed at spreading awareness about the role of animal research in medicine, and the three fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend each, plus an addition $2,000 to fund their proposals. This year’s fellows…

When the NIH released its draft guidelines on human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research in late April, they were open to a 30-day period of public comment before the formulation of the final rules. Today, the NIH has released its final guidelines (pdf). Not much has changed, so there’s not really much to say that…