Top officials at the National Institutes of Health will appear before a House appropriations committee Wednesday to address President Donald Trump's budget proposal, which suggests a $3 billion funding cut to the agency.
By Joshua Barajas
Despite the availability of vaccines, the flu still kills tens of thousands of people in the U.S. each year, and hundreds of thousands more worldwide. But public health officials fear that an even graver threat lies ahead: the emergence of…
By William Brangham, Rachel Wellford
The apparent birth this month of the first genetically modified babies is “a lesson in the potential for human hubris to overtake us,” Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health.
By Lev Facher, STAT
A government shutdown of the FDA, CDC and NIH will likely have widespread and long-lasting consequences for public health.
By Erin Mershon, Ike Swetlitz, STAT
By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
Less and less of the research presented at a prominent cancer conference is supported by the National Institutes of Health, a development that some of the country’s top scientists see as a worrisome trend.
As proposed cuts loom, new research digs into the return on investment for public funding of the National Institutes of Health.
By PBS NewsHour
On Thursday, results from the World Health Organization's two-year trial studying the Ebola virus were published. They indicate that the vaccine is effective -- but it still needs to be approved by regulatory agencies. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Dr. Anthony…
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 PBS NewsHour
The Food and Drug Administration asked two South Florida counties — Miami-Dade and Broward — to immediately halt blood donations as what looks like four cases of locally transmitted, mosquito-borne Zika virus are investigated. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Dr. Anthony…
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