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  • Renée Gordon | AAAS/Earl Lane Renée and Barry Gordon are the parents of Alex, 22, a profoundly autistic young man. He is unable to reliably dress himself, give himself a shower, brush his teeth, wash his face or do many other daily tasks of living. He doesn't recognize dangers such as moving cars...
  • Advances in Autism Diagnosis and Treatment A Public Luncheon Briefing Hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Through the Support of the Dana Foundation In Conjunction with Rep. Chaka Fattah Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00-1:30 p.m. 2168 Rayburn House Office Building About 1...
  • AAAS CEO Alan Leshner wrote to the U.S. Senate to urge Senators to support federal research at the National Science Foundation. The following letter was sent on June 18: Dear Senator, On behalf of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest multidisciplinary...
  • The AAAS Office of Government Relations held a public briefing on Capitol Hill entitled "Rethinking Spinal Cord Injury." Three experts shared their research and thoughts about what is next for treatment of spinal cord injuries. The panel was also joined by AAAS CEO Alan Leshner, and Representative...
  • The Energy and Sciences Coalition hosted an interesting briefing on June 4 th for the House R&D Caucus about the importance of understanding the impact of biological systems on future energy and environment solutions. Presenters included Susannah Tringe of the Lawrence Berkeley National...
  • Rethinking Spinal Cord Injury A Public Luncheon Briefing Hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Through the Support of the Dana Foundation In Conjunction with Rep. Chaka Fattah Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:00-1:30 p.m. B-339 Rayburn House Office Building Ongoing research...
  • Flickr/ soldiersmediacenter Despite the myth that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a lifelong condition, there are effective treatments that have helped trauma survivors including veterans, researchers said at a AAAS briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. "A lot of us go through...
  • All Eyes on the FIRST Act On March 10, House Science, Space, and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) officially introduced the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology (FIRST) Act ( H.R. 4186 ), the committee majority’s authorization bill for the National Science Foundation (NSF...