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…
By Joshua Barajas
The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine on an initial 20 adult humans this week, as the lethal virus’ reach “continues to accelerate” in West Africa.
By Ayan Sheikh, Sarah McHaney
Controlling the epidemic could cost $490 million and will need the help of thousands of local health workers and hundreds of international experts.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News
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…
By Sarah Corapi
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…
By Sarah Corapi
In the hopes of making a better flu vaccine, NIH scientists are purposely infecting dozens of volunteers with the influenza virus, The Associated Press reports.
What Do Federal Spending Cuts Mean for Science and Researchers?…
President Barack Obama unveiled the BRAIN Initiative, a new effort to map the human brain.
Public health experts have long warned of a growing obesity epidemic in America. This week, the Institute of Medicine and others launched a major campaign in hopes of curbing the problem. Ray Suarez and Dr. Francis Collins of the National…
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