Alzheimer’s-in-a-Dish: New Tool for Drug Discovery

Researchers want desperately to develop treatments to help the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and the millions more at risk.

Cure Hunters

The diagnosis gave Sam's parents an answer but not much hope. There was no effective treatment for progeria, never mind a cure.

NIH researchers link chromosome region to gigantism

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found a duplication of a short stretch of the X chromosome in some people with a rare disorder that causes excessive childhood growth.

Obama: More money needed to fight Ebola

During a visit to the National Institutes of Health, Obama again called on Congress to pass a $6.2 billion emergency budget request designed to help eradicate Ebola at its source in West Africa.

Higgins Urges Increased Federal Investment in Medical Research

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) recently spoke on the House floor in support of increased funding for medical research. 

Memo to Congress: Stop Fighting Scientific Research

The business of government, including Congress, is to support its citizens and solve problems. Social and behavioral science research has critical tools that can help accomplish these goals.

NIH statement on World AIDS Day 2014

Remarkable progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS since the first annual World AIDS Day was commemorated 26 years ago. Yet, we are still far from achieving our goal of a world without AIDS.

The Excrement Experiment

Crohn’s disease affects as many as seven hundred thousand Americans, but, like other autoimmune disorders, it remains poorly understood and is considered incurable. 

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