The Science Advisory Board has conducted global opinion research regarding the March for Science . This opinion research project is part of an internship program in partnership with the Biotechnology Graduate Program of Georgetown University. Reecha Badave, graduate student at Georgetown University, conducted this opinion research with Quentin Kreilmann, Manager of The Scientific Advisory Board.
The Science Advisory Board has conducted opinion research regarding The Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and federal regulations’ effect on drug prices. This survey talks about the Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts and policy changes that would affect the FDA. It also enquires about Scott Gottlieb’s nomination to lead the agency, the FDA’s approval process and probe at the causes of increasing drug prices.
This opinion research project is part of an internship program in partnership with the Biotechnology Graduate Program of Georgetown University. Ran Xu, graduate student at Georgetown University, conduct this opinion research with Quentin Kreilmann, Manager of The Scientific Advisory Board.
The Science Advisory Board has conducted a research study on the recent changes in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Trump Administration and casted it amongst a wide range of EPA employees, environmental scientists, and scientists working for the energy industry to collect their opinions. This research has sought to gather the perspectives, from inside and outside of the agency, regarding what a trump presidency could mean for the future of the EPA.
Shortly after the inauguration of 45th President, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) received an internal communication calling for a suspension of “public-facing documents”. Although not unprecedented, it marked the beginning of what looks to be a long term strategy of political and economic changes to this, and other research agencies under the new administration.
Following the election of Donald Trump as President Elect The Science Advisory Board published a poll to gauge the response of the scientific community, both within the USA and around the world. Our findings support the media’s portrayal of a scientific community that is uneasy about the future of scientific research and progress under the new administration.
We live in an era where data is everywhere. It has transformed numerous domains such as advertising, engineering, finance, etc. While lot of these fields have already benefitted enormously by leveraging data for effective decision making, biomedical science is just starting to extract value from big data. DNA sequencing costs are plunging making it very easy and accessible for everyone to get their genome sequenced. Fitness trackers like fitbit and iWatch are constantly monitoring and logging information about out physiological state. Data generation at such massive scale requires the right infrastructure for storage, retrieval, and complex analysis. Luckily, there are numerous companies and open source projects working to create scalable data processing pipelines for genomics and healthcare data.
Below are the results of an opinion research study conducted on life-science and medical professionals (members of The Science Advisory Board), regarding the Zika virus outbreak and what it means for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.
Since the beginning of 2016, there has been a growing public discussion in the media regarding the ethics of hosting a large international event (the Rio Olympics) in a country with a Zika virus epidemic. A letter signed by some of the most influential scientists in the world has called for postponing the events, fearing that it will attenuate the global spread of the virus.
New data from the 2016 Clinical Trial Overview (CTO), an opinion study of 1,000 published clinical trial scientists conducted by The Science Advisory Board, highlights flaws in the process of clinical trials from an insider’s perspective. To provide additional context, study participants were offered an opportunity to view and provide commentary on the survey results.
Vitamin D is fat soluble and not found naturally in many foods. The best natural source is the flesh of fatty fish like salmon or fish liver oils. There is also some found naturally in select cheeses, beef liver, and egg yolks. This elusive vitamin is mostly synthesized naturally when the UV rays for the sun come in contact with the skin. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and is often added to milk. Insufficient Vitamin D can cause rickets which results in thin, brittle and misshapen bones. Some other roles it has in the body are reduction of inflammation, modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune functions. Besides dietary inadequacy, Vitamin D deficiency can also be the result of impaired absorption and use, increased requirement, or increased excretion. Veganism and diets that lack milk due to allergy or intolerance are more likely to develop a vitamin D deficiency.