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2013 News Releases



Biophysical Society Announces Speakers for Future of Biophysics Symposium--December 11, 2013
Now in its fifth year and supported by supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the Symposium highlights exciting research by young investigators at the interface of the physical and life sciences.  read more...

 

Biophysical Society Joins 470 Organizations in Urging Congress to Replace Sequestration with a Bipartisan, Balance Approach--December 4, 2013
The letter states that Congress must now enact a responsible FY 2014 budget that replaces sequestration with a balanced plan that recognizes the significant cuts already made to discretionary programs.  read more...

 

Biophysical Society sponsors report, Faces of Austerity: How Budget Cuts Have Made Us Sicker, Poorer, and Less Secure--November 13, 2013.
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Biophysical Society Asks Budget Conferees to Stop Cuts to NIH--November 12, 2013
The Biophysical Society joined other organizations in asking Congress to pass a responsible FY 2014 budget that replaces sequestration with a balanced plan that preserves the nation's investment in medical research. read more...

 

Biophysical Society Announces Recipients of its 2014 Awards--November 1, 2013 
These individuals will be honored at the Society’s 58th Annual Meeting at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.  read more...

 

Biophysical Society Announces its 2014 Society Fellows--November 1, 2013
This award honors the Society’s distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science, contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics, and supported the Biophysical Society.  read more...

 

Biophysical Society Congratulates Members on Winning the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The Society congratulates members Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel, who were jointly awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems," as well as member James Rothman, read more...

 

Biophysical Society Announces Results of its 2013 Elections-August 15, 2013
The 9000-member Biophysical Society is pleased to announce the results of its 2013 elections.  read more...

 

Biophysical Society responds to NIH Request for Information on Implementation Plans for Recommendations of the NIH Working Group on the Biomedical Research Workforce--April 19, 2013
The Biophysical Society provided feedback on NIH plans regrading training grants, individual development plans, and tracking of students.  read more...

 

Biophysical Society announces 2013 Student Research Achievement Award Winners - February 25, 2013
The 9000-member Biophysical Society is pleased to announce the 2013 Student Research Achievement Award Winners.  read more...

 

Biophysical Society Asks Congress and White House to Avoid Sequester, Protect Discretionary Programs--February 11, 2013
The Biophysical Society joined 3200 other organizations in asking Members of Congress and the White House to support a balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to discretionary programs.  read more...

 

Biophysical Society Warns Congress About the Impact of Further Cuts to Medical Research Funding--February 11, 2013
The Biophysical Society, along with 270 other organizations, warned Congress of the consequences to medical research and health if the NIH were to sustain further cuts to its budget.  read more...

 

Highlights from the 2013 Annual Meeting--Tuesday February 6, 2013
Tracking the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance
Propping Open the Blood Brain Barrier: New approach to delivering therapeutics could lead to better treatment of central nervous system disorders
Quantum Dots Deliver Vitamin D to Tumors for Possible Inflammatory Breast Cancer Treatment

 

Highlights from the 2013 Annual Meeting--Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Cooperators Can Coexist with Cheaters, as Long as There Is Room to Grow
Type II Diabetes and the Alzheimer’s Connection: Scientists study interactions between two molecules thought to play critical roles in these diseases

 

Highlights from the 2013 Annual Meeting--Monday, February 4, 2013
Imaging Unveils Temperature Distribution inside Living Cells
Listening to Cells: Scientists Probe Human Cells with High‐Frequency Sound
The Nanomechanical Signature of Breast Cancer: Differences in Tissue Stiffness have Potential to Aid in Diagnosis, Therapy

 

Highlights from the 2013 Annual Meeting--Sunday, February 3, 2013
Group Therapy: New approach to psychosis treatment could target multiple nervous system receptors
Autism Speaks Through Gene Expression

 

Media Invited: Biophysical Society Annual Meeting to Highlight Innovations in Medicine, Physics, and More--January 18, 2013
Honeybee silk-inspired materials; a deconstruction of the Ebola virus; how microbes evolve resistance to antibiotics; and a possible connection between Alzheimer’s disease and type II diabetes are just some of the intriguing topics that will be presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society.  read more...

 

Biophysical Society Announces Speakers for the 2013 New and Notable Symposium--January 8, 2013
The New and Notable Symposium highlights the latest most exciting discoveries in biophysics.  read more...