The first nurse in the U.S. diagnosed with Ebola, Nina Pham, is now free of the virus and set to be released, National Institutes of Health officials said today. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The revelation that a second Dallas nurse who is ill with Ebola was cleared to fly the day before her diagnosis raised new alarms as leaders of the nation’s public health system prepared to defend their efforts to contain the deadly virus before a congressional hearing Thursday. Continue reading
Controlling the epidemic could cost $490 million and will need the help of thousands of local health workers and hundreds of international experts. Continue reading
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