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Sam Stein

Sequestration Has Nearly 20 Percent of Scientists Contemplating Moving Overseas

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New data compiled by a coalition of top scientific and medical research groups show that a large majority of scientists are receiving le...

Why Animal Experimentation Doesn't Work -- Reason 2: Animals Don't Get Human Diseases

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 10.27.2013 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Not only do animal models fail to help us better understand human diseases, they often lead us down the wrong path of investigation.

Sam Stein

NIH Director On Sequestration: Lives Are On The Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

BETHESDA, Md. -- In his first-floor office in the main building of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the institu...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Levels A $4 Million Blow To Iconic Medical Research Institution

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With little evidence that Congress will be able to find a budget fix, officials at one of America's most iconic medical research centers...

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.

Sam Stein

The Coming Dark Age For Science In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- On the first floor of Jordan Hall at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is a 12-by-8 room that, at first glance, l...

Biggest obstacles to decent health care in the developing world are managerial

Anjali Sastry | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Anjali Sastry

Picture yourself going to the doctor. You arrive by car, park nearby, and when you enter a receptionist greets you and checks your information on a co...

3 New Ways Kirtan Kriya Helps Keep Your Brain Sharp

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

For the past 12 years, the ARPF has organized, helped design, and fund innovative research on a simple 12-minute singing yoga meditation called Kirtan Kriya (KK). This work has specifically focused on reducing risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and the enhancement of total brain fitness.

Want to Improve Medical Research? Cut Out the Animals!

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Despite the fact that millions of animals are used in experiments each year, we have rarely actually scrutinized the data on animal experiments to determine how relevant they are for human diseases and for improving our lives.

Sam Stein

'Like A Slowly Growing Cancer,' Sequestration Cripples University Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Research leaders at some of the top American universities have held an annual gathering in Washington the last four years to discuss sci...

And Who Will Speak for Us?

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Isn't that what politics is supposed to be about, where people of opposing viewpoints can wrestle out their differences -- and find common grounds to work together?

Does Look AHEAD Set Us Back?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The trial is not news because these same results were reported, and received widespread media attention, last fall. This matters, because double dipping gives the impression that this is the second trial in the past year to reach this same conclusion.

Science, Cures and All the Stuff In Between

Margaret Anderson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
Margaret Anderson

The outlook for science has never been brighter -- we know more today than ever before about the molecular basis for thousands of diseases that impact millions of patients -- but the outlook for funding has also never been bleaker.

What to Consider Before Joining a Clinical Trial

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.25.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans participate in clinical trials in hopes of gaining access to the latest, and possibly greatest, but not yet on the market treatments for all types of illnesses.

Forgotten Dimension of Diabetes Revealed in DAWN2 Study

Riva Greenberg | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

You can have access to better medicines and tools and yet do little because you haven't got the emotional strength, resilience and support to get up every day and manage this chronic condition.

Can Oakland Kaiser Transform American Healthcare?

The Contra Costa Times | Sandy Kleffman | Posted 08.10.2013 | San Francisco

It was a nuisance and David Gassman put it off for three weeks, but he finally put a little stool sample into a tube and mailed it to a Kaiser Permane...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Will Cut $1.7 Billion From The NIH's Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Institutes of Health released an updated projection of the cuts it must make to deal with spending reductions put in place ...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Means Less Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When politicians talk about the need to maintain America as the destination for the best and the brightest in science, they probably hav...

Sheldon Adelson's anti-cancer campaign

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal May 9, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, n...

All Hands on Deck: (Some) Reflections on Ameliorating Global Health Disparities in the 21st Century

Dustin T. Duncan | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Dustin T. Duncan

There are disparities in health within countries, including in the U.S. For instance, there are disparities in obesity within the U.S., whereby black and Hispanic children and adolescents, have a substantially higher prevalence of obesity than their white peers.

Sam Stein

Sequestration Forces Doctors To Scale Back Promising Medical Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At Temple University in Philadelphia, a group of 22 graduate students and researchers have been exploring ways to help repair the heart ...

My Childhood Cancer Road Map - Epilogue

Jonathan Agin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

The manner in which we as a country have been attacking the cancer problem is not working. Cancer still takes kids from their families on a daily, weekly and yearly basis and the incidence rates are not lessening. That is unacceptable.

The Next Frontier in Medical Research: Mapping the Brain

Stacy Pagos Haller | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Stacy Pagos Haller

We know that examining the human brain is essential for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's, but it is also key for vision diseases like macular degeneration, a major cause of visual impairment in the United States.

Patenting Human Genes Harms People

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

The Supreme Court's decision about today's case will either extend or crimp the capacity of patients, doctors, researchers and other biotechnology firms, to use information about the human body to detect and treat other illnesses in the future.

How Being Human Messes Up Medical Research

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | TED Weekends
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Sometimes, as I'm talking to patients and their families, I realize that I have no idea what I'm talking about. Really.