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National Institutes of Health

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  • Obama rescinding stem-cell research ban

     
    by Mark Silva One of former President George W. Bush's first big acts before the terrorism of 9/11 and the wars that followed - announced in a nationally televised address from his ranch in Texas - was his ban against......
  • Obama's FDA leader, food safety plans

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, announcing the appointments of Dr. Margaret Hamburg as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein as the Principal Deputy Commissioner today, also used his weekly Internet and radio...
  • Obama's Republican appointees:

     
    by Mark Silva For all the howling - Okay, there hasn't been that much howling, rather more ranting from the likes of television's Glenn Beck - about all the leftists filling up posts in the Obama White House, there really......
  • Study Finds Little Difference for Drivers Who've Smoked Marijuana

     
    As a disclaimer to this story, we???d like to emphasize that smoking cannabis and driving under its influence is illegal. Still, a recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that drivers under the influence of marijuana showed no......
  • White House defends stimulus projects

     
    Peter Nicholas and Julia Love reported today on this new report from Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John McCain (R-AZ) of 100 of the most wasteful stimulus projects: In several cases, stimulus money went toward the promotion and study of......
  • Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support

    Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support
    Last year, I interviewed both Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of the virus that causes AIDS, and Dr. Alfred Sommer, whose work on vitamin A deficiency is credited with saving millions of lives around the world. Without prompting, both men expressed...
  • America needs straight talk on Ebola to prevent panic

    Let's make a deal: We'll all promise not to panic about Ebola if the experts — especially those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — agree to get their stories straight. They should begin by giving a better explanation of...
  • More on why the U.S. was unprepared for Ebola

    More on why the U.S. was unprepared for Ebola
    As we reported Sunday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) engaged in some pointless and uninformed ruminations about the government's response to the Ebola virus. But Ebola is one of those public events that expands exponentially in its consequences, public...
  • Ebola is much less scary than Hollywood's 'Contagion.' Or is it?

    While disposing of a body in a mass grave, one man in a hazmat suit turns to another and asks, "When did we run out of body bags?" "Two days ago." Fortunately, the scene is only from the movie "Contagion," though it's probably close enough to what is...
  • Why don't we have an Ebola 'czar,' Sen. McCain? Because of the NRA

    Why don't we have an Ebola 'czar,' Sen. McCain? Because of the NRA
    Donning the mantle of the nation's scaremonger-in-chief, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., appeared Sunday morning on CNN to weigh in on the latest Ebola news. The nugget he and host Candy Crowley were chewing over was that a healthcare worker who had been...
  • No Coverup At Trinity: Tapsall Discards Wig, Inspires Others

    No Coverup At Trinity: Tapsall Discards Wig, Inspires Others
    Athletes often take off their gloves, their pads, their caps before they start an interview. Liv Tapsall takes a seat on the bench at the Trinity field hockey field and takes off her blonde wig. She plays bald. "We did this exercise in preseason where...