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The More We Invest in Medical Research Now, the More Lives We Save, Improve for Generations

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Federal funding for medical research is trending down -- way down. And this is happening at a time when technology and innovation are trending up, which means we could be missing out on so many lifesaving and life-changing advancements.

Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge Is Not the Same Thing as Actually Supporting ALS Research

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Amanda Gutterman

My dad who died of ALS would be frustrated, as I am, that the Ice Bucket Challenge gives the political adversaries of scientific research a pretext to disguise their views and pretend they haven't made it harder to find a cure, for any disease at all.

The Ice Bucket Challenge Has Raised More Than $13 Million -- Meanwhile, Medical Research Has Been Cut By Billions

Matthew Segal | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Matthew Segal

While their videos have been unquestionably successful in terms of raising awareness (1.2 million videos uploaded) and funds ($13.3 million contributed) on behalf of an intractable disease, they have overlooked the most important message of all: vote.

Bipartisan Support for the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Now is an especially auspicious time to focus attention and resources on issues related to brain injury. The science is advancing quickly, giving those diagnosed with TBI and their families new reason for hope.

Baby-Monkey Abuse Funded by Your Tax Dollars

Karen Dawn | Posted 08.07.2014 | Science
Karen Dawn

If the emotional abuse of baby monkeys is similar enough to the abuse of baby humans for the results to be extrapolated, how can it be OK? Bullies must be stopped, not rewarded, and taxpayer funding of their assaults is unconscionable.

U.S. Officials Purge Biosafety Board In Midst Of Anthrax Crisis

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2014 | Science

By Sharon Begley and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal officials, amid the worst U.S. biosafety crisis in years, have...

Why Lean May Save Your Life - The I-Corps @ NIH

Steve Blank | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Today the National Institutes of Health announced they are offering my Lean LaunchPad class (I-Corps @ NIH ) to commercialize Life Science. There may...

Obama On Concussions: We Have To Change Our 'Suck It Up' Culture

The Huffington Post | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Health Agencies Accused Of Intimidating Their Watchdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- High-level government officials at the top federal health agencies placed inappropriate pressure on their own watchdog agency, a new rep...

Will Medical Innovation Be an Afterthought This Election Season?

Mary Woolley | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Government investment in research is necessary. We cannot rely on the private sector to fill the void as elected officials cut agency budgets as part of an ill-advised attempt to reduce the deficit. Even if all science agencies were eliminated, we would not put a significant dent in the deficit.

Caregivers: The Unsung (and Quietly Suffering) Heroes

Melissa Thompson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Melissa Thompson

The impending surge in cases of dementia creates an urgent need to take aggressive action now to address the needs of our aging population and their families.

Sam Stein

Lawmakers Pass Pediatric Cancer Bill Undoing A Bit Of The Damage They Did To The NIH

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday afternoon at the White House provided political leaders from opposing parties a rare moment to celebrate together, as the presi...

NIMH Is Educating People About the Brain for Brain Awareness Month

Thomas R. Insel | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science
Thomas R. Insel

Since NIMH began focusing on mental disorders as brain disorders nearly two decades ago, educating people about the brain has been a priority for us.

How Far Has LGBT Health Research Progressed Since Bush-Era 'Big Chill'?

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

For any longtime LGBT health researcher, 2003 stands out -- it was the year that the Traditional Values Coalition compiled a list of research studies by the National Institutes of Health and slipped that list to Congress.

PETA To Johns Hopkins: Stop Using Rodents In Erectile Dysfunction Studies

The Baltimore Sun | Scott Dance | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

Animal advocacy group PETA called Tuesday on the National Institutes of Health to stop animal experiments related to sexual health, including Johns Ho...

Age Management: Best Employers Lead the Way

Bradley Schurman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Bradley Schurman

Access to employment is one of the most challenging issues facing older people today. However, organizations and nations have largely ignored the substantial demographic shifts over the past century. Humanity has increased life expectancy by nearly 30 years over the past century and this "longevity bonus" increases opportunities for individuals, as well as society.

Save Lives - End Sequestration!

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

While I am holding out hope that Congress will still do what is right for cancer patients and their families and end the sequester, reinvesting in the fight against this devastating disease, it is not enough.

What Now: It Still Takes Too Long and Costs Too Much

Margaret Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Margaret Anderson

It's not difficult to build a case that the federal government shutdown was just one more straw on the camel's back for medical research and innovation in the United States.

NIH Admits 12 Patients Amid Shutdown

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A few desperately ill patients have managed to get into clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health's famed...

Sam Stein

Shutdown Sends Chill Through Science Community: 'I Don't Want To Throw Away' My Career

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The shutdown of the federal government, now well into its second week, has put a chill on the science community and left young researche...

Advice on leading during changing, challenging times

Tom Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Throughout a four-decade career, Dr. Michael Gottesman has led seminal studies in the treatment of drug-resistant cancer cells and played an instrumen...

10 Ways Science Is Suffering Under Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.09.2013 | Science

The government shutdown has put science in the U.S. on life support. Countless federal programs have been hobbled or shut down, from the National ...

Just What the Shutdown Needs - Tequila!

Molly Blake | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Molly Blake

I'm writing about how we can turn the shutdown around and make our country better in spite of it. And it requires just a bit of tequila.

The Shutdown: Our Food Safety, Health and Welfare at Stake

Kristin Wartman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kristin Wartman

While Congress battles it out over health care reform, the resulting government shutdown will have far-reaching impacts on food safety, environmental protections, food production and farming. It also has serious implications for the health and nutrition of many Americans.

What If It Was Your Child, Senator Reid?

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

What Congress fails to understand is that they are actively playing with and impacting real people's lives. They are putting lives at risk all for politics. And face it, each party is responsible.