Monday, July 24, 2017
Malaria is one of the three deadliest infectious diseases in the world and the leading cause of death among African children younger than five. Thankfully, a safe and effective vaccine, developed by research with animal models conducted through...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Research!America celebrates the extraordinary life and unparalleled legacy of Dr. Raymond Sackler, gifted physician, international philanthropist and lifelong champion of scientific research. Dr. Sackler, a founding board member of Research!America...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Regarding the July 3 news article “ Fla. law lets residents question science lessons ”: Our nation was built on the pursuit of knowledge, in which teachers and students are free to expand their curiosity, study and evaluate issues, including...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
The $1 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) approved by the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee for FY18 is truly gratifying given current funding constraints as a result of sequestration.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Republicans’ scramble to come to an agreement in July on overhauling Obamacare is pushing back several must-pass health bills, creating a backlog of legislation lawmakers must act on in coming weeks. Bills allowing the FDA to collect user fees, fund...
Sunday, July 2, 2017
In an editorial for The Wall Street Journal earlier this year, Stossel warned that the $4.8 billion earmarked for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in the 21st Century Cures bill, will not close the gap between the exploding population of...
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Slow appointments and vacant positions in federal agencies challenge the stability of research in the USA. Susan Jaffe, The Lancet's Washington correspondent, reports.
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Monday, June 12, 2017
With the bipartisan love for NIH on the Hill, appropriators are expected to largely ignore the White House's proposal to slash 18 percent of the agency's budget. But that doesn't mean NIH gets off scot-free. Advocates are raising concerns about the...
The Journal Gazette
Monday, June 12, 2017
Hudson Freeze (June 2) is right – there is too much at stake in terms of health threats from Alzheimer's to zika to put on the brakes in support of research and innovation. Freeze's discovery of the Taq bacteria, which led to the development of...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
How will the FY2018 White House budget (a.k.a. "A New Foundation for American Greatness") impact biomedical research, and the optics and photonics technologies that enable it ? It's no secret that science, particularly health science (including that...

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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