Friday, April 29, 2016
Over 150 organizations sent an open letter to the leaders of the Senate Health, Labor, Educations and Pensions Committee, supporting them for advancing legislation that will form the basis of the Senate’s version of the 21st Century Cures Act, which...
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The appointment of Dr. Andrew Bindman as the next director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is welcome news as health services research continues to play a critical role in improving quality of care. Patients need a health...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The world was pretty far from having a vaccine for Ebola when the virus ravaged West Africa in 2014 and 2015. But it might have been a little closer if the United States had not cut funding for research on a promising new Ebola vaccine in 2012,...
Sunday, April 10, 2016
America’s great public research universities, which produce path-breaking discoveries and train some of the country’s most talented young students, are under siege. The result may be a significant weakening of the nation’s preeminence in higher...
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH, is the first to describe his lifestyle as frugal. An emergency room physician on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, Wintemute lives in a $900-a-month 1-bedroom apartment on the outskirts of Sacramento. He...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Dozens of major public health and physician organizations are calling on Congress "to immediately provide" emergency funding to gird against the threat from the Zika virus, citing a "brief window of opportunity" to "avert a wave of preventable birth...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Razi Nalim has lived in the United States for 30 years. An engineer at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, he often travels around the world to recruit science and engineering students to his university. But last week, on the cusp of...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Twelve years ago on Friday the 13th, Lorri Carey’s life changed forever. Her neurologist asked during one of her appointments “what do you know about ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)?”
Friday, March 18, 2016
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will announce on Friday a corporate executive to lead his “moonshot” cancer initiative, selecting an expert who began work in 2003 to lower barriers between science and cures. Greg Simon, 64, who will be named...
Friday, March 18, 2016
The nation's new FDA commissioner called enhancing the agency's workforce and curbing the opioid epidemic key goals. "My number one priority is the work force," said Robert Califf, MD, at the annual meeting of Research!America, a nonprofit education...


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