Thursday, September 29, 2016
The stopgap spending bill is a crucial step towards completing work on federal spending bills this year rather than passing the buck to the next Congress. Major health threats like Zika require an immediate and robust response to prevent the spread...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Arlington, Va.– A vast majority of Georgia residents say it is important for the state to be a leader in medical research (88%) and science and technology (84%), as well as in education (91%) and agriculture (89%), according to a state-based public...
Friday, September 23, 2016
The healthcare sector is spending an increasing amount on medical and health research and development: From 2013 to 2015, investments in medical and health R&D grew by 13.3 percent. Here are six more numbers and statistics to know about medical...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are women. In addition, more women than men shoulder the burden of caring for someone with dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. A recent poll commissioned by the...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Two research advocacy groups are calling on Congress to provide stable, robust medical research funding to achieve the goals of White House-level initiatives like the cancer “moonshot.” The American Association for Cancer Research 's sixth progress...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Total U.S. investment in medical and health R&D grew by 13.3% from 2013 to 2015, led by industry and the federal government, according to U.S. Investments in Medical and Health Research and Development, a new report from Research!America.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Candidates answer questions on science: The nonprofit advocacy group ScienceDebate.org asked the four main presidential candidates to answer its "20 Most Important Science Questions," reports the Huffington Post. Trump, Clinton and Jill Stein of the...
Monday, September 12, 2016
It is a “total misfire” to pit randomized controlled trials against the use of real-world evidence as methods for evaluating new medical products for patients, FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf said Sept. 8. The commissioner of the Food and Drug...
Friday, September 9, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services needs to consider establishing an emergency fund that public health officials could draw on in cases of public health emergencies such as the Zika virus, several federal officials said. "[There is a] need...
Friday, September 9, 2016
Top leaders of federal health agencies and prominent medical researchers gathered at the Newseum in Washington, DC, on Thursday to answer questions on the biggest challenges they face in advancing public health and shaping medical progress. Featured...

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Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco