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How the Sequester Is Killing Passion Where We Need It Most

Mercy Mascreen Davidson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Mercy Mascreen Davidson

The sequestration will devastate US science research for decades by freezing American ideas while the rest of the world moves forward and gaps in the innovation pipeline would cost billions of dollars and hurt the national economy for decades.

Jeffrey Young

Fewer Medical Breakthroughs, More Brain Drain To Wall Street Thanks To Sequester | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

Layoffs, hiring freezes and cutbacks are already starting at major medical research institutions as they face the impending across-the-board cuts to t...

The Empty Chair of Harold Varmus, M.D.

Jonathan Agin | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

It could not be more important that the federal government, through the direction of NCI, does more to fight childhood cancer.

Dire Health Consequences May Follow if We Don't Blunt Proposed Slashes in NIH, Research Funding

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Will Congress bleed $2.5 billion from the NIH's funding? We cannot afford to lose more from a young generation of such researchers. If we do so, the consequences could be dire for our nation, its health and its medical-scientific progress

5 Ways To Find Find Love After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.25.2013 | Fifty

With the divorce rate in the United States hovering between 30 percent and 50 percent, it's not surprising that there are an awful lot of midlifers qu...

How A Strand Of DNA Could Reveal Your Identity

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.23.2013 | Technology

Hundreds of people in the U.S. have put their DNA data online, and for medical ethicists everywhere, it's suddenly a problem. That's because in Friday...

Lab Chimps Should Be Retired, Committee Says

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

NEW ORLEANS — Chimpanzees who have spent their lives in U.S. research labs being prodded, poked and tested may be headed for retirement in a lea...

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?

A New Year's Resolution -- 'Work Harder, Do More'

Jay Scott | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

2012 was a transformative year in my life for several reasons, both personal and professional, and one that I feel had the potential to change the trajectory of where research against childhood cancer is headed.

Open Letter to President Obama

Jonathan Agin | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

I wanted to take this opportunity to bring to light an issue that I think deserves much more awareness and attention on the federal level. Childhood cancer. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of our children in this country. Were you aware of this fact?

Are We Not Recalcitrant Enough?

Jonathan Agin | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

For those of us who fight for greater federal funding, it is simply not acceptable to allow childhood cancer to be so poorly treated and under-recognized.

Fiscal Cliff Diving: Here's to the Pool!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Hanging on to a bit more of our money might sound good until the day of reckoning, whenever and however it arrives, when our flight is ending and our landing becomes salient. At that point, we are apt to find ourselves wishing for... a pool.

Professor Heading To Prison For $3 Million Research Grant Scam

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | College

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A former Penn State University professor has been sentenced to nearly 3 1/2 years in federal prison for more than $3 million in res...

The Coming Cliff for Cancer

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Agin

With the failure of the Congressional Joint Select Committee to reach any type of an agreement on budget reduction measures, there will be automatic cuts that take place for many programs and agencies, most notably NIH and the FDA.

Why Yoga Works

Kripalu | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living

With the ever-growing amount of scientific studies conducted in the field of yoga research, it's no surprise that we're starting to get answers to the question: Why, exactly, does yoga work?

Jeffrey Young

How Mitt Romney Could Jeopardize The Search For Life-Saving Cures | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

With the stroke of a pen, Mitt Romney could slow the advance of embryonic stem cell research that has the potential to bring cures to ailments includi...

Open Letter to Harold Varmus

Jonathan Agin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

If you look at the amount of money raised both on a federal and private level for breast cancer research, it is very disproportionate to that of childhood cancer.

Clinical Trials: With Informed Samaritans, a Key Way to Advance Science and Medicine, Benefit Others -- and Receive Leading-Edge Therapies

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Thousands of clinical trials take place every day in this country and around the world as part of modern science's best attempt to find answers to medicine's most pressing questions.

Of Ann Romney, Nobel Prizes and "Big Government" Medicine

Steven Conn | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Steven Conn

Perhaps Mitt Romney doesn't understand this history, or what is at stake for the future of American medical and scientific research. But when he talks blithely about across the board budget-cutting, I wonder whether he recognizes just how close to home those cuts might come.

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: For Seniors, a Prevention Puzzle Tougher Than Any Sunday Crossword but Clues, Hope Abound

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

When it comes to preventing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, medical science is working on it big time. But so far, all we've got are generalities about averting or minimizing the condition.

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.

NFL Pledges $30 Million

AP | Posted 11.05.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Commissioner Roger Goo...

How Far Does Donating $1 At Checkout Really Go?

Jay Scott | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Jay Scott

Let me begin this blog by posing a question to you -- can you recall the last time you went into a store and were asked to make a donation to a worthy...

Junior Seau's Brain Tissue Donated For Research

AP | Posted 07.12.2012 | Sports

SAN DIEGO -- Junior Seau's family has donated some of his brain tissue for research amid questions about whether damage from his football career contr...

Free the Rockville 15!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 09.03.2012 | Green
Elizabeth Kucinich

We need to communicate with Dr Francis Collins, Director of the NIH, to ask him to intervene to have the Rockville 15 released to sanctuary, rather than warehoused in a laboratory at taxpayers' expense.