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...
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 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...
Thursday, September 8, 2016
The head of the FDA joined a growing list of health officials calling for a new funding mechanism to respond to public health emergencies as Congress still has failed to provide money to respond to the Zika virus outbreak. “We've got a real problem...
Thursday, September 8, 2016
The National Institutes of Health has borrowed enough funds from other places to start a phase one trial for a Zika vaccine but it will have to cancel plans for a phase two trial early next year without more money from Congress, according to Dr...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
More than 50 health advocacy organizations welcomed congressional leaders back to town Tuesday by renewing their calls for a bipartisan Zika package. The groups, including the March of Dimes, the Sierra Club, Research!America and the American...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Democrats, led by Reid, are demanding a CR that goes only into December. Their push is finding support from a variety of advocacy groups that want to see spending increases for individual programs or agencies. Research!America and the Aerospace...


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You can change the image of things to come. But you can’t do it sitting on your hands … The science community should reach out to Congress and build bridges.
The Honorable John E. Porter