On Tuesday, scientists unveiled a five-organ female reproductive system on a chip small enough to hold in your hand, and showed that it could simulate a 28-day menstrual cycle.
In Congress, lawmakers are close to passing a major bill that would increase funding for the FDA, the NIH and the effort to fight opioid abuse. The measure would also introduce more flexible standards for drug approvals, reducing the need…
By Associated Press
The House plans to vote Wednesday on a $6.3 billion bill aimed at speeding federal approval of drugs and medical devices and boosting biomedical research.
By Associated Press
The U.S. National Institutes of Health announced the study Tuesday, saying researchers will enroll participants starting in the first trimester and compare the birth outcomes of those who become infected with Zika and those who don't.
Research on a genetic engineering technique that allows scientists to quickly modify entire populations of organisms should continue in the laboratory — and potentially in the field, an expert panel said Wednesday.
By PBS NewsHour
Weeks ago, hardly anyone in the U.S. knew what the Zika virus was. Now the mosquito-borne illness is raising serious fears, especially for pregnant women. Judy Woodruff talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health about the…
By Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is beginning research into a possible vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is suspected of causing an unusual birth defect as it spreads in Latin America.
The National Institutes of Health has decided that it will no longer allow its chimpanzees to be used for biomedical research for human health. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports.
For patients over 50, having blood pressure below the commonly recommended targets can drastically reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. That’s according to a major blood pressure study from the National Institutes of Health, which called the information…
Federal health officials now say that individuals with HIV should start antiretroviral drugs as soon as they are diagnosed. That announcement was made after a large clinical trial was stopped because the evidence was so overwhelming. But how do you…
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