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Medical Research

The Biceps Tendon: A Mistreated and Misunderstood Friend

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The future, clearly, is not in the removal of major attachments of muscles. It will lie in novel ways of stimulating healing of injured tendons such as the biceps. These advances are on the way.

Academic Research Funding Has Some Serious Flaws

Marion Leary | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science
Marion Leary

I perform cardiac arrest research and so I understand the heart fairly well. What I don't understand well, from a common sense stand point, is the granting process. There are many issues with the grant submission and funding award process that give me pause.

One Man Makes a Difference with 'ALS One'

Mark Malinowski | Posted 01.26.2016 | Impact
Mark Malinowski

When a fatal disease like ALS comes into your life you have two choices: accept the diagnosis and wait to die or use everything you've got to fight. When Kevin Gosnell was diagnosed, he chose to fight. Kevin immediately put his business acumen and CEO leadership skills to work to come up with an idea - ALS ONE.

The Biggest Medical Stories You May Have Missed In 2015

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.15.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Craig Bowron As we head into the New Year, let’s take a look back and see what lessons we should have lear...

Why Do 75 Million Non-Voting Citizens Need Your Vote?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

There are the 75 million kids under 18 who cannot vote, but who will live for the rest of this century in a world largely determined by decisions made now. And most of these decisions have to do with science. Nothing will change the future as much -- and the the public knows it.

Increased Funding for Medical Research Is a Terrific First Step

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Laurie H. Glimcher, MD

Right in the midst of the holiday season, Congress passed a $1.8 trillion spending measure to fund all federal agencies for the rest of fiscal year 2016. Signed into law by President Obama on December 18, the bill was a promising step toward a continuing investment in the nation's long-term health.

Germs & Politics: Why I Don't Own a White Coat

Aviva Romm | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Aviva Romm

Though as an M.D. I did pass through the ranks of "short coat" to "earn" a long coat and be considered a medical authority, and I loved my medical training at Yale, I prefer my authority to come across in what I know and share.

Top 10 Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2016

Margaret Anderson | Posted 01.07.2016 | 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.

My Friend Daisy

Jason Resendez | Posted 12.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Jason Resendez

Daisy Duarte is one of my personal heroes. She's not a member of congress, a policy wonk, or a world-renowned research scientist but she's disrupting the way we think about Alzheimer's on the Hill, in research labs, and in communities across the country.

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Research to Improve Health?

Mary Woolley | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Candidates running for national office never miss an opportunity to share their solutions on the many problems facing our country with voters. From te...

Don't Play Games With Your Health

Mylea Charvat, Ph.D. | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology
Mylea Charvat, Ph.D.

HealthTech companies need intense research and regulations, not to be rushed to market.

Outrage of the Month: Our Broken System for Protecting Human Research Subjects

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

Despite these federal regulations, highly unethical human research continues to occur. While perhaps not as obviously abhorrent as the STD research in Guatemala, the iCOMPARE and FIRST trials share a common theme with those 1940s studies: Researchers are deliberately exposing human subjects to an experimental procedure already known to be harmful.

Thankful for Caregivers

Jason Resendez | Posted 11.25.2015 | Latino Voices
Jason Resendez

As Thanksgiving approaches, families across the country are preparing to celebrate the holiday through a patchwork of traditions, from fried turkeys to tamales. Yet for a growing number of our friends, spending hours doting over a turkey is a luxury they don't have time for.

Conservative Group Urges Republicans To Embrace Extra Spending For Year Ahead

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

A prominent conservative group led by a former top House GOP staffer is urging Republicans to welcome additional government spending in three key dom...

Everything You Need to Know About Not Getting Sick This Winter

Thrillist | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Nicholas Knock Credit: Flickr/Hernán Piñera Winter: it's the worst! Not only are you cooped up inside, but you're stuck there fighting some v...

Cannabis, Medical Science, and Fundamental Human Rights, With Dr. Ethan Russo

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

Where cannabis has been made medicinally available in a limited fashion via local regulatory frameworks, which often in themselves conflict with higher-level jurisdictional laws, it is most certainly under-utilized.

One Stem Cell Awareness Day

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact
Don C. Reed

I was writing in a goldfish bowl: more accurately the goldfish bowl, the glass-walled conference room of the California stem cell agency, 210 King Str...

The Real Miracle at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rep. Chris Taylor | Posted 10.18.2015 | Education
Rep. Chris Taylor

Deadly, debilitating diseases don't care if you're liberal or conservative. The hyper-politicization of biomedical research threatens future life-saving medical advancements.

Everyone Has a Cool Research Project. How Do I Get One?

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 10.14.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

Project Lever asked our best students to decode the secrets of their success. What did they do back when they were freshmen? How did they get courage to approach faculty members? How did they choose their projects?

The Mozart Effect and Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

One researched remedy that I recently took notice of in my journey, entitled "The Mozart Effect," captured my interest and as someone who has a love for music, I decided that I would dig deeper into this Mozart Effect to grasp a better understanding in my pursuit for a cure.

No Pharmaceutical Tycoon Should Get Rich Off the Disease That Killed My Daughter

Erica Barnes | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Erica Barnes

I lost my two-year-old daughter to a rare and as yet incurable disease. So when I pictured a man like Mr. Shkreli someday holding the key to a terminally ill two-year-old's only hope of survival, I became literally sick.

Republican Candidates Embrace Science!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

"Good luck with that!" This is the most common response we get when we talk about ScienceDebate.org, the non-profit founded to try and persuade the presidential candidates to attend a debate solely on science issues, including technology, the environment, and medicine.

Planned Parenthood, Fetal Tissue and the Meaning of Compassion

Steven Conn | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

As this story has unfolded I have been thinking about the Reagans, Ron and Nancy. It was President Ronald Reagan who first turned an important scientific pursuit into a political issue (masquerading as a moral crusade).

FDA Approval Of Medical Devices Involves Shockingly Little Research

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 08.18.2015 | Science

Are federal regulators playing fast and loose with the health of the tens of millions of Americans who rely on medical devices to see, walk and ...

Let's Remember Why Fetal Tissue Research Matters

Michele Goodwin | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

Planned Parenthood has become the battered scapegoat, bullied by a Senate that historically and profoundly excludes women. Lost in the politicking over this issue is the bravery and courage of women who agreed to be donors. Without them, the vaccines and medicines on which all Americans rely might not exist.