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Special Commentary: Democracy in Flux

skdey On January 28th, President Trump ordered a travel ban for all citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and for all refugees for 180 days. Spontaneous protests erupted at airports and borders all over the country, particularly over detainees who held visas or green cards. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a suit...
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ENDO 2017 Preview: Taking Aim – Preparing Your Specific Aims Critique

The “Specific Aims” is one of the most important and challenging portions of a National Institutes of Health grant application. Fortunately, a new session at ENDO 2017 will provide personal feedback and will grant writers with senior reviewers for one-on-one input. A new offering at ENDO 2017 promises to be a highlight for many in-training...
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Eureka! Top Endocrine Discoveries of 2016

eureka-head For the second year in a row, Endocrine News talks to editors from Endocrine Society journals to get the scoop on the top endocrine discoveries of 2016. The life work of a scientist requires an enormous amount of patience. “Eureka moments” take years of tireless experimentation and iteration to achieve, which is why impactful discoveries...
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Endocrine Society Takes to Capitol Hill on NIH Funding, EDCs

With the presidential election on the horizon and NIH funding hanging in the balance, the Endocrine Society’s members have been especially active on Capitol Hill this fall. In September, the Society held a widely attended briefing on Capitol Hill about the public health impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), attended a hearing on an important piece...
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Congress Faces a Difficult Lame Duck Session in November

Congress was able to agree to and pass a temporary funding bill before October 1 that will avert a federal government shut-down, keep the government running until December 9, and allow representatives and senators to go to their home districts and states to run for re-election. However, Congress faces a very difficult “lame duck” session...
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Photos: Hill Briefing – 25 Years of Research on EDCs

On Wednesday September 21, the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington D.C., was set upon by Endocrine Society members, staff, members of congressional offices, the media, and other interested parties to learn more about endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and the threats they pose to human health. The seminar, “From Hormones to Brain Development: 25 Years of...
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Endocrine Society Weighs in on TSCA Implementation

The Endocrine Society has been engaged in reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act and is closely following implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. On August 22, the Endocrine Society submitted comments to the EPA with recommendations to address deficiencies in the existing regulatory approach. Our recommendations included...