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Federal Funding Drives U.S. Innovation

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 06.10.2016 | Science
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

What if we could strengthen or weaken emotionally charged memories? Such a scientific breakthrough would have tremendous therapeutic implications, mak...

Outrage of the Month: New Evidence Shows Parents of Babies in NIH-Funded Oxygen Experiment Were Misled

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

Read more in Public Citizen's June Health Letter "Because all of the treatments proposed in this study are standard of care, there is no predictable ...

Most Strokes Are Preventable

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Remember, strokes are preventable. Be informed. Knowledge is power. Make a commitment to be empowered in your health!

Bombshell Report: NFL Attempted To Influence NIH Study On Brain Disease

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.23.2016 | Sports

A bombshell report released Monday by Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee implicates top NFL officials in an attempt to influence a s...

Be Aware and Beware: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is an Equal Opportunity Disease

Maureen Hanson | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Maureen Hanson

But more action is needed. Will any of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee's recommendations be implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services?

The Hunt for Cures for Orphan Diseases

Robin L. Smith | Posted 04.19.2016 | Science
Robin L. Smith

Each year in the United States four million babies are born. Each birth is a time of great rapture and joy because of the tremendous amount of love an...

Your Last Chance to Ask Candidates a Science Question

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.03.2016 | Science
Matthew Chapman

Nothing impacts modern life more than science and yet the candidates are rarely asked questions about it and almost never mention it in speeches. This is a neglect of almost insane proportions. Even children know this.

NIH Statement on World Tuberculosis Day

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2016, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reaffirms its commitment to researching ways to better understand, prevent, diagnose and treat TB.

It's Time to Strengthen America's Commitment to the Next Generation of Researchers

Sen. Tammy Baldwin | Posted 02.25.2016 | Science
Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Across America, groundbreaking research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) alone adds millions of dollars to our economy every year. In fact, NIH funding generated an estimated $58 billion in economic output nationwide in 2014.

Rousseff Launches a National Mobilization Against Zika

Paulo Sotero | Posted 02.22.2016 | World
Paulo Sotero

Wearing tee-shirt and hat proclaiming that the mosquito that spreads Zika "is not stronger than an entire nation," president Dilma Rousseff led an unprecedented national mobilization against the disease on Saturday February 13th.

Cancer 'Moonshot' Has Paltry Dollars, Losers

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Whenever the government wants to be seen to be doing something huge, it invokes the Manhattan Project or the moon landing. So the new cancer initiativ...

Here's Why We Don't Have A Vaccine For Zika Virus

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

As the research community gears up to address Zika virus, one common question has been why, if we’ve known about Zika since 1947, are we only starti...

Socialism, American Style

Steve Skrovan | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Steve Skrovan

The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...

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.

White House Releases Plan To Fight Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration unveiled a long-awaited plan to combat the growing threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a deadly strain of the number ...

Encouraging News from Monitoring the Future

Nora Volkow | Posted 12.16.2015 | Science
Nora Volkow

Revealing the results of the annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of drug use and attitudes among American middle- and high-school students is an...

Congress Poised To Keep Banning Gun Violence Research

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of a school shooting in Oregon this fall, it briefly appeared that Congress was willing to reconsider its two-decade ban on ...

Political Commitment of Our Next President Needed to Help our Children

Ray Flynn | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Ray Flynn

Recently, I attended a hugely successful Legends Gala dinner in Wrentham, Massachusetts-sponsored by the Hockomock Area YMCA and supported by the New ...

What to Do About Disloyal Corporations

Robert Reich | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

In 2013, Pfizer raked in nearly $4 billion on sales of the Prevnar 13 vaccine, which prevents diseases caused by pneumococcal bacteria, from ear infections to pneumonia -- for which Pfizer is the only manufacturer. Other countries wouldn't allow their patent systems to justify such huge charges. Neither should we -- especially when Pfizer stops being an American company.

Life, Such as It Is, of a Primate in a Research Lab

Ken White | Posted 12.02.2015 | San Francisco
Ken White

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced its plan to end all federal research performed on chimpanzees, effectively retiring these a...

On World AIDS Day, A Reminder Activists Changed Research Forever

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

When Dr. Anthony Fauci first became director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases in 1984, hundreds of people in the U.S. ha...

NIH Retires The Last Of Its Research Chimps

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Science

Two years after retiring most of its research chimpanzees, the National Institutes of Health has announced that it’s closing the doors on its entire...

Sexism In The Doctor's Office Starts Here

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living

When the Food and Drug Administration approved Addyi, a prescription drug for women with low libido, this summer, it did so with a major caveat: Absol...

Hormone Replacement's "AHAH" Moment

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

It has long been clear that effects of hormone replacement are best when treatment begins early rather than late after menopause. The data showed such distinctions, but they too were obscured by a rush to summary judgment.

Animal Studies Offer Cancer Research Clues

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

Discoveries of how genes and enzymes behave in animal models may decipher the biological mechanisms that cause, prevent, or suppress cancers in humans. Researchers seek to discover mechanisms in animal that may help control human cancer's growth, spread, and potential to kill.