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. 

In response: Restore research funding

We cannot help but be optimistic about the power of science to generate cancer cures, just as Dr. Salk’s vaccine cured polio. But cancers are far more complex than polio. 

As the U.S. Cuts R&D Spending, China Is Raising Its Stake

As a percentage of total federal spending, research and development is at its lowest levels since 1956, the year before the Soviets launched Sputnik.

Genetic replication study could lead to new cancer treatments

The process of how genetic material is replicated is one that is poorly understood, but new research by a team at Florida State University could lead to a new level of understanding in this area.

Connecting with our Congressional Colleagues

One of our most critical activities is communicating with key stakeholders about the scientific opportunities and challenges that we face at the NIH and within the biomedical research community as a whole.

NIH Support Professors’s Work in Inhibiting HIV Infection

Biochemistry Professor Patricia LiWang calls it a stroke of luck that she has become enmeshed in HIV research, but her developments are no accident.

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