Could a 21 st Century Cures bill that modernizes the research ecosystem cross the finish line in Congress in the near future? We’re moving in the right direction, according to most of the panelists featured in POLITICO Pro’s “How Fast to Cures?” discussion on October 7, 2015 at the Newseum in Washington D.C. “For the first time in decades, with the House bill of 21 st Century Cures and with the Senate companion piece that they are working on, we’re seeing a revving up of our full ecosystem of discovery, development and delivery of medical progress that incorporates the patient community in ways that we’ve never seen,” said Mary Woolley, president and CEO, Research!America. Advocates should...
Research!America has come out with a four-part ad series titled: ’€œNice Save ’€“ American Ingenuity Saves Lives.’€ The ads began running in Politico last week and continue this week; if you live in the D.C. region and ride Metro, you’ll also see these ads appearing on the red line , starting July 9. This global health R&D awareness campaign highlights the success and (sometimes unexpected) payoffs of investing in health and global health research. Please view the ad series and learn how you can make a difference here .

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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