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Biomedical Research

Research and Innovation: The U.S. Risks Getting Left Behind

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

"Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and...

Scientists Create 'See-Through' Mice

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 09.30.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen. The transparen...

Academia, Applied Research and Your Tax Dollars

Dr. Paul Marantz | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Dr. Paul Marantz

There is no question that without public financing, scientific inquiry in the U.S. would not be so robust as it is, and we need continued and growing research funding to secure a bright future.

Consumer Beware in Biomedical Research and Women's Health

Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH

Lost amidst the flurry of changes is a pervasive health care policy issue that significantly affects all of our health outcomes as well as our health care dollar: gender inequity in medical research.

Is Execution by Lethal Injection Medical Research?

Ruth Macklin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Ruth Macklin

Given the stakes, it's time to lift the veil of secrecy. We need transparency, not a drawn curtain.

Finding a Path to 21st Century Cures

Rep. Fred Upton | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Rep. Fred Upton

There should be no gap between 21st century science and the Washington regulatory process. No opportunities to foster the cycle of discovery, development, and delivery should go unexplored.

WATCH: Are Men Messing Up Biomedical Research?

| David Grimm | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science

Jeffrey Mogil’s students suspected there was something fishy going on with their experiments. They were injecting an irritant into the feet of mice ...

Why Today's Biomedical Revolution is The 'Sputnik Moment 2.0'

Jay S. Walker | Posted 04.25.2014 | Science
Jay S. Walker

This time, the future isn't above us -- it's inside us.

Animal Rights Activists Shift Tactics

| David Grimm | Posted 03.16.2014 | Science

Animal rights activists have dramatically shifted their tactics over the last decade, targeting individual researchers and the businesses that support...

US Biomedical Research: We Must Reverse a Decade of Neglect

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

As an HIV physician, I began my career early in the AIDS epidemic. I held my patients' hands as they cried when receiving their diagnosis. And when protease inhibitors were licensed and "triple therapy" became the norm, I could help patients plan how they would live, rather than how they would die.

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.

Stiffening the Standards of Scientific Research

Victor Stenger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

While I agree that changes are called for in certain standards and practices, it is wrong to conclude that there are any fundamental flaws in the basic methods of science. When science is done properly, it still remains the most powerful force for human advancement the world has ever seen.

Cutting Biomedical Research $$ Shortens Americans' Lifespans

Paul E. Klotman, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Paul E. Klotman, M.D.

Access to health care and advances in health care are two sides of the same coin, and we must not shortchange one side while funding the other side.

Medical Research: Don't Let This Pillar of National Pride Crumble

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

Americans believe medical research is important for reducing healthcare costs and feel the current spending on biomedical research is insufficient. The message is clear, yet America's voices are not being heard in the budget deficit reduction debate.

Why Animal Experimentation Doesn't Work -- Reason 1: Stressed Animals Yield Poor Data

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Imagine you are a monkey in a laboratory and a person dressed in a white coat walks into the room with a catching net. How do you think you would react?

No One's Moral But You and Me -- and Now I Wonder About You

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 08.14.2013 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Research with animals is an ethically charged consideration for everyone regardless of age. It is not just animal rights advocates who take this issue seriously; researchers do as well.

Foster Care Youth: The Faces of a Nation's Soul in Crisis

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

For some children, the uncertainty of life on the street is better than certainty of violence at home. It was for me. At age 14, I escaped from an abusive home with no money, nowhere to go and only the clothes I was wearing.

Thinking Outside the Box to Make Significant Advances in Disease Research

Jeff MacKeigan | Posted 07.03.2013 | Science
Jeff MacKeigan

Even though basic science is vital for clinical development of new medicines, research as a whole still needs to find a way to rise above incremental improvements and "think outside the box." Innovative and unorthodox approaches are the tickets to major advances.

A Big Hole Where a Cliff Used to Be

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 01.22.2013 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Federal funding for research is neither a gift nor a handout to scientists. Instead, it is an investment that pays dividends many times over to the American taxpayer. Will our elected leaders cut the very programs that provide greatest benefit both now and into the future?

Crowdfunding Science That's Near and Dear to My Heart

Jeanne Garbarino | Posted 01.07.2013 | Science
Jeanne Garbarino

If executed correctly, these crowdfunding campaigns were often met with successful outcomes, and usually because they provided a context that was in some way familiar to their funders, including me.

Back to Basics

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 12.29.2012 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Did you ever consider why the thing scientists do is called "research"? Where did the "re" come from? If it derives from "repeat," as some might suggest, then it is no surprise that the answer to that question really defines why science is what it is.

What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 11.14.2012 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Absent a commitment by our government to the direct support of basic biomedical research, our country will be unable to inspire young people to choose science as a career and will lose the ideas those young people could bring to future discovery.

Evolutionary Conservation: How Tiny Life Forms Tell Us About Ourselves

Jeanne Garbarino | Posted 09.11.2012 | Science
Jeanne Garbarino

This is an extremely short list highlighting how we can look to other organisms to learn more about ourselves. If this genetic relatedness and conservation of basic biological processes isn't evidence for evolution, I don't know what is!

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Is Stem Cell Treatment As Advanced As You Think?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.21.2012 | Science

2012-05-21-Screenshot20120521at3.05.45PM.jpgIn the future, stem cells may hold the key to treating some of mankind's most challenging diseases. Unfortunately, the future is not now. And stem cell scammers know this all too well.

A Step Towards Addressing Health Disparities In The Latino Community

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Rugnetta

The Latino community is both genetically and culturally diverse; and as gene-based medicine advances, Latinos will need to make sure that new medical technologies serve that diversity.