More than 18,000 seniors died as the result of falls in 2010, and thousands more are injured every year, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The nation’s largest and most intensive study of how to best prevent seniors’ injuries from falling will begin next year under a $30 million grant announced Wednesday by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health.
Ten rival pharmaceutical companies have joined forces with the National Institutes of Health in a new initiative to research Alzheimer’s, Type 2 diabetes, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The unlikely pact between the competing firms — which includes big names like … Continue reading
Major science organizations rely heavily on government funding, including top federal programs like the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and NASA. Jeffrey Brown talks to Matt Hourihan of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on how the sequester will impact researchers. Continue reading
An Obama administration plan released Monday would expand federal funding of stem cell research to older lines of stem cells previously ineligible for such financing. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
Within days of the first swine flu case confirmation in California last month, scientists at the Centers for Disease Control mapped the virus’s genetic code and posted the sequence in a publicly available database for other researchers to examine. Continue reading
The National Institutes of Health released new stem cell research guidelines Friday, and the U.S. ship captain taken hostage by Somali pirates returned to American soil. Continue reading
About 10,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year and those who do not respond well to standard treatments face an especially difficult challenge. The NewsHour reports on test treatments that provide families some hope. Continue reading