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Medical Research Funding

Bridging a Gap between Scientists and the Public

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 08.19.2016 | Science
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Travis J. Bernardo, Ph.D. What do the following stories have in common? According to the Centers for Disease Control, endemic measles was  eradi...

Medical Research: The Best Investment We Can Make in Our Future

Darrell G. Kirch, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2017 | Science
Darrell G. Kirch, M.D.

Congress and the Obama administration have demonstrated their willingness to increase funding in a way that makes a real difference. They can continue the current momentum by providing relief from sequestration and increasing the spending caps so that Congress can allot more funding to NIH.

Top 10 Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2016

Margaret Anderson | Posted 01.06.2017 | Science
Margaret Anderson

Advances in scientific discovery are converging with unparalleled policy and regulatory action for medical research. At FasterCures, we have surveyed the landscape and interviewed subject matter experts to come up with our recommendations of the top 10 issues to keep an eye on in 2016.

Challenging the Ice Bucket "Breakthrough": A Toxic Blend of Science and Marketing

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 08.26.2016 | Science
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By saying it's not a breakthrough, I'm not saying it's not important and potentially useful. I'm only objecting to the word "breakthrough," which has specific implications to the general public.

Virus Hunters Turn to Social Media -- and Chili Peppers

Llewellyn King | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Why were two of the world's most eminent scientific researchers sitting down to munch their way through a plate of chili peppers, flavored with Tabasco sauce, setting their mouths on fire?

Needed: Buckets of Research

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.07.2014 | Science
Llewellyn King

Two seemingly unrelated items of medical news: Ebola is devastating West Africa and may spread around the world, and the entertaining ice bucket challenge has raised $115 million for ALS research. The linkage is that both diseases have needed and still need medical research. So do hundreds of other diseases and conditions.

Bachmann Thinks Government Wants To Experiment On Undocumented Children

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) believes that the United States government wants to use thousands of undocumented immigrants for medical experiments, ...

Will Medical Innovation Be an Afterthought This Election Season?

Mary Woolley | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Government investment in research is necessary. We cannot rely on the private sector to fill the void as elected officials cut agency budgets as part of an ill-advised attempt to reduce the deficit. Even if all science agencies were eliminated, we would not put a significant dent in the deficit.

Investing in Medical Research for the Future of Our Health and Economy Should Be a No-Brainer

Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D.

We've made irresponsible, irrational budgetary choices when it comes to biomedical research. As a consequence, we're inflicting damage on our biomedical research enterprise that will take years if not decades to repair.

Money, Medicine and Myopia

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I can't say, on the basis of evidence, that NIH is misdirecting vast fortunes from where they could do the most good within our lifetimes. But I certainly do believe it. What I can say is that biomedical research dollars are subject to the same myopia that tends to dominate our personal lives.

Top 10 Medical Research Trends to Watch in 2013

Margaret Anderson | Posted 03.13.2013 | Science
Margaret Anderson

Advocates need to keep making noise to make a compelling case for the critical importance of medical research. The health of our citizens and the economic and fiscal health of the nation are at stake.

Need Cures? Who Ya Gonna Call?

Margaret Anderson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Anderson

While we need to celebrate the success stories in medical research that allow us to carry on our lives, we have more work to do. We must ensure that we continue to have a robust flow of scientific discoveries that we can then translate into better health.

What's Going On in Your Mind? Congressman Patrick Kennedy Brings the Best and the Brightest to Boston for a "Moonshot Moment"

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

On the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's moonshot speech, there is considerable hope in Boston. Fifty years later, another Kennedy has brought us to the brink of a new frontier.