Sunday, June 9, 2019
Doctors and scientists are denouncing the Trump administration's decision to cut funding for research that uses fetal tissue, saying that the material is essential for life-saving medical research. The administration announced Wednesday that it...
Friday, June 7, 2019
By SARAH FRIEDMANN This week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that federal scientists will no longer be allowed to use fetal tissue in their research. Moreover, the government also revealed that it will subject future...
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Thursday, June 6, 2019
The new rules "further erode the unique potential fetal tissue research holds for addressing such critical objectives as fighting blindness, ending Parkinson's disease, and advancing maternal and child health," Research!America said in a statement.
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...


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