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Thursday, June 6, 2019
BY CHRIS WALKER On Wednesday, the Trump administration made a controversial announcement, stating that it was planning to curtail medical research that was funded by the federal government if such research utilized tissue from aborted fetuses. The...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Research!America opposes the ban on acquiring new fetal tissue for the purposes of current or future intramural research and the additional layer of review that is being put in place for extramural research.
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Friday, May 17, 2019
Imagine a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a blood and bone marrow cancer that affects her white blood cells. If she had been born in the 1960s, she’d have had a 10 percent chance of survival. Let’s make her, instead, a child of the...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
NIH concerns slammed the brakes on a bill May 15 seeking more transparency about people serving on federal advisory boards. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee agreed to postpone voting on the Federal Advisory Committee...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The US National Institutes of Health opposes a bill wending its way through Congress aimed at making government advisory committees more transparent, Science reports . At hand, it says, is the 1972 Federal Advisory Committee Act, which sets rules...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
In an impressive two-hour interview with Joe Rogan, AMA member Peter Hotez, MD, PhD , displayed just how essential it is for physicians to be heard on podcasts. He also laid out the importance of addressing vaccines to the podcast generation during...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The House Appropriations Committee today passed the FY20 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education legislation. The measure is a positive step forward in ensuring cutting-edge medical and public health research will continue and be further...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
It is terrific news that Leader McConnell is engaging Speaker Pelosi and President Trump in a collaborative process to address outdated and out of touch budget caps. So much is at stake: our nation’s defense and the people, values and strengths that...
Monday, March 11, 2019
The President’s 2020 budget proposal attempts to build on decades of hard-fought victories in the U.S. against childhood cancer and the transmission of HIV. It also includes an increase for FDA, an agency with critical responsibilities for our...
Friday, March 1, 2019
By Jeannie Baumann The Trump administration could undermine its own push toward a health-care system that pays for value, not treatment, as it seeks to diminish the role of an agency that evaluates patient care. Previous budget proposals released...

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