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  • C.D.C. Closes Anthrax and Flu Labs After Accidents

    07/11/2014 10:39:33 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 11, 2014 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    After back-to-back potentially serious laboratory accidents, federal health officials announced on Friday that they had closed the flu and anthrax laboratories of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and have halted shipments of all infectious agents from the agency’s highest-security labs. The accidents, and the C.D.C.'s emphatic response to them, could have important implications for other laboratories around the world engaged in research into dangerous viruses and bacteria. If the C.D.C — which the agency’s director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, called “the reference laboratory to the world” — had multiple accidents that could have, in theory, killed not just laboratory...
  • Babies Die from Federal Medical Experiments

    06/04/2014 3:47:03 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Federal officials are defending an unconscionable act. Between 2005 and 2009, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supported research on 1,316 premature newborns without requiring parents to be told their baby could die and the baby's oxygen monitor would not show their child's true oxygen level - a violation of their own ethics rules, reports Sharyl Attkisson at The Daily Signal. The experiment was carried out on premature infants at 22 sites. The purpose: to determine how much supplemental oxygen premies should receive. According to NIH, 28,000 premies are born each year out of 3.9 million births, with 14,000 -...
  • Hope Comes to RHOB 2123--Fred Upton Leads a Cure Strategy for the 21st Century

    05/11/2014 11:22:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | James A. Pinkerton
    The white-marble Rayburn House Office Building, in Washington DC, looks like a giant courts building or a central bank, fully intimidating and imposing in its hulking stony blockiness. And the US Congress, of course, is an institution best known for its tedium, albeit a tedium that is regularly punctuated by fiery partisan combat. On a typical day, the Rayburn building--acronymed as RHOB--is a place where politicos and bureaucrats struggle for and against some special interest, yea or nay, on regulation or appropriation. And the biggest single activity in RHOB, or in any of the other five office edifices on Capitol...
  • Top U.S. Scientific Misconduct Official Quits in Frustration With Bureaucracy

    03/13/2014 4:25:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    news.sciencemag.org ^ | 3-13-2014 | Jocelyn Kaiser
    The director of the U.S. government office that monitors scientific misconduct in biomedical research has resigned after 2 years out of frustration with the “remarkably dysfunctional” federal bureaucracy. David Wright, director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), writes in a scathing resignation letter obtained by ScienceInsider that the huge amount of time he spent trying to get things done made much of his time at ORI “the very worst job I have ever had.” ORI, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), monitors alleged research misconduct by researchers funded by the National Institutes of...
  • NIH Spent $464,272 to Find Out Why Gay Men Get Syphilis in Peru

    02/04/2014 12:12:09 PM PST · by managusta · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 3, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health has spent millions of dollars studying male sex workers in Peru, including more than $400,000 to determine why gay men get syphilis in the South American country. “Syphilis remains an uncontrolled infectious disease globally, with high prevalence and incidence in certain high risk populations, affecting more than 20 percent of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Peru,” according to the grant, awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “The incidence of syphilis in MSM in Peru is about 9 cases per 100 person-years,” it said. “We are proposing a study to improve...
  • Woman Died After Muslim Nurse Refused to Help as He was Praying [UK]

    01/17/2014 6:35:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    An elderly woman was left on the floor at a care home for up to ten minutes because a nurse was praying, an inquest heard. Alzheimer's sufferer Dorothy Griffiths, 87, was found sitting down after staff heard a bang and a carer went to the office for help to lift her. But agency nurse Abdul Bhutto, who was in charge, said they would have to wait. Carer Zoe Shaw told the Sheffield hearing: "It took between five and ten minutes because he was praying upstairs in the office on his prayer mat. A staff member told me we had to...
  • Professor admits faking AIDS vaccine to get $19M in grants

    12/26/2013 12:54:18 PM PST · by oh8eleven · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 26, 2013 | 3:00pm | Andy Soltis
    Dr. Dong-Pyou Han spiked a clinical test sample with healthy human blood to make it appear that the rabbit serum produced disease-fighting antibodies, officials said. The bogus findings helped Han’s team obtain $19 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health, said James Bradac, who oversees the institutes’ AIDS research.
  • Obama's unlocking of federal funding ban on gun research yields little upshot in first year

    12/13/2013 11:57:54 AM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Bill Briggs,
    Obama — propelled by the Newtown school shootings — urged Congress in January to provide $10 million to finance fresh academic investigations into the impacts of firearms on the collective health of Americans. "NIH has been supporting research on violence and its implications for health for many years. The violence resulting from firearms was included" in past studies, The CDC this year asked the Institute of Medicine to convene a committee to identify the most pressing research questions on gun violence.
  • Obama launches effort aimed at HIV cure

    12/02/2013 11:19:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    The Obama administration is shifting $100 million into research efforts aimed at curing HIV, President Obama announced Monday. A new initiative at the National Institutes of Health will be aimed at "advanc[ing] research toward an HIV cure," Obama said at a White House event marking World AIDS Day, which was Sunday. The initiative is aimed at developing "new therapies," he said. "The United States should be at the forefront of the discoveries how to put HIV in long-term remission without requiring lifelong therapies. Or, better yet, eliminate it completely."
  • NIH Stops Therapy Dogs From Visiting Sick Children

    10/08/2013 3:33:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/7/13 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health has suspended its dog therapy program because of the government shutdown, according to John Burklow, spokesperson for NIH. Burklow said the dogs, which pay visits to patients in the hospital, including children with cancer, have to seen by veterinarians, and a “team” on staff made the decision to suspend program. “A vet needs to evaluate the dogs, and given that there is a 25 percent reduction in staff (furloughed), we focus our activities and staffing on the care of patients already at our hospital,” Burklow said.
  • NIH Offering Grants to Study 'Palliative Care' for the Elderly

    10/02/2013 10:50:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/1/13 | About Us Subscribe Contact Us Donate RSS Barbara Hollingsworth - See more at:
    (CNSNews.com) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is soliciting applications for federal grants worth up to $275,000 to research ways to provide elderly patients with “palliative care” – even in hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units. Palliative care is commonly understood to mean medical treatment that focuses on relieving symptoms, including pain, instead of trying to treat or cure the underlying disease. But researchers will not be studying the use of palliative care to relieve the suffering of dying patients. “Hospice and end-of-life settings are not included within the scope” of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the grant...
  • Feds Spending $13M on Anti-Smoking Studies

    09/21/2013 4:38:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 20, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is spending more than $13 million on studies designed to determine how a variety of groups can learn to quit smoking.This month the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a five-year study to Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I., to examine how exercise can get depressed smokers to stop. The first grant amounts to $581,991.The depressed are not the only ones to receive attention.The agency is currently funding cessation studies for American Indians ($2,899,954); Chinese and Vietnamese men ($424,875); postmenopausal women ($4,151,850); the homeless ($392,322); Korean youth ($94,580); Schizophrenics ($266,554); Brazilian smokers ($174,637); Latino HIV-positive smokers ($223,265); and...
  • NIH Studies Explore Promise of Sequencing Babies’ Genomes

    09/09/2013 6:55:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 2013-09-04 | Jocelyn Kaiser
    U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt Eric T. Sheler/Wikimedia CommonsAdding value. NIH wants to know how genome sequencing could go beyond existing newborn screening tests. In a few years, all new parents may go home from the hospital with not just a bundle of joy, but with something else—the complete sequence of their baby’s DNA. A new research program funded at $25 million over 5 years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will explore the promise—and ethical challenges—of sequencing every newborn’s genome.The pilot projects build on decades-old state screening programs that take a drop of blood from nearly every newborn’s...
  • Feds Spending $2.2 Million to Study Lesbian Obesity

    09/07/2013 4:25:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 5, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government has spent $2.2 million studying why three quarters of lesbians are obese despite sequestration-mandated budget cuts that critics warned could “delay progress in medical breakthroughs.” . . . Thus far, the study has yielded one report, published in January, which found that gay and bisexual males had a “greater desire for toned muscles than completely and mostly heterosexual males.”
  • U.S. Pays $1.5 Mil to Help Brazilian Women Quit Smoking

    08/12/2013 11:30:03 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Aug 12, 2013
    A Brazilian-born researcher who runs minority health programs at a public university in Alabama has convinced the U.S. government to give her $1.5 million to help women quit smoking in her native country. A noble cause indeed, but likely not on the high list of the American taxpayers funding the project. Nevertheless, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency, has given the Brazilian researcher, Isabel Scarinci, a five-year, $1.5 million grant to fund her international tobacco-control project. The goal is to better understand “women and their tobacco-related issues” in the South American country, especially in Scarinci’s...
  • NIH Spends $3 Million To Study Health Risks of Dating Mexican Prostitutes ( What Sequester ? )

    07/14/2013 11:53:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 12, 2013 | Ryan Kierman
    Just how dangerous is it to your health to shack up with a Mexican hooker? That’s the question at the heart of a five-year, $3,029,663 study by researchers at the University of California San Diego funded by the National Institutes of Health. The five-year study is taking the first-ever look at the love lives – and sexually transmitted diseases – of 200 prostitutas mexicanas and their “non-commercial” male partners. Based on previous research, UCSD scientists have been able to determine conclusively that the “non-commercial male partners” of Mexican prostitutes are very likely to pick up and spread their partners’ sexually-transmitted...
  • Salt - It's Good Fro You After It Was Bad For You After Your Mom Told You It Was Good For You

    07/12/2013 8:02:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 49 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-12-2013 | MOTUS
    In case you’re still shocked by the prosecutorial malfeasance in this country - most recently on display in Sanford, Florida – perhaps I can help. It is partially related to our dwindling interest in “Truth, Justice and the American Way.” Today we’re focusing on the “truth” part; apparently we’re to take it with a grain of salt from now on. Our Morton Salt Girl In order to continue we must concede to this basic truth: your government lies to you. Shocking, I know, butt true. They don’t lie with maliciousness, or at least they never use to; they just...
  • Federal Grant: $254K to Study Male Prostitute Safety

    06/29/2013 11:24:52 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 28, 2013 | Ryan Kierman
    The National Institutes of Health is spending $253,800 of federal taxpayer money to study ways to educate Boston’s male prostitutes on safe-sex practices. According to a description of the federally funded project, a previous study of male sex workers in Boston found that “almost one third (31%) were HIV-infected, and most (84%) had a steady male or female partner, thus the risk for HIV-infection/transmission is not only to/from their sex work clients but also to/from their primary partners… Notably, every participant reported using a variety of drugs and/or alcohol in the context of sex work in the prior 12 months”...
  • Portable detector shines light on fake drugs

    04/30/2013 11:15:50 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 25 April 2013 | Phillip Broadwith
    A handheld, battery-powered detector will help officials identify counterfeit antimalarial drugs in a trial in Ghana. The trial will test how effective the device is at identifying suspect medicines. The CD-3 detector compares the look of medicines and packaging under different wavelengths of light to spot fakes © US FDAThe CD-3 counterfeit detection device(PDF) uses a variety of different wavelengths of light to visually compare tablets, capsules and their packaging with genuine reference samples. The different colourings and compounds in counterfeit formulations, and different inks and materials in their packaging, reflect or fluoresce differently to the real thing. Comparing them...
  • Despite Sequester, Feds Spend Over $1.5 Million to Study Lesbian Obesity

    03/12/2013 7:34:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Joe Newby
    Despite sequester, feds spend over $1.5 million to study lesbian obesity Over the last two years, the National Institutes of Health have awarded Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston over $1.5 million to learn why nearly three-quarters of lesbians are overweight, Todd Starnes reported Tuesday. According to the NIH, gay males do not suffer from obesity as much as lesbians, and the government wants to know why, calling the disparity an issue of “high public-health significance." "It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic, with nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight...
  • The Malignancy in Federal Medical Research

    02/27/2013 4:23:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    When George W. Bush was stumping as a "compassionate conservative" in the closing days of the 2000 presidential campaign, he went to Florida and repeated a campaign promise to double the funding for the National Institutes of Health. "I will lead a medical moon shot to reach far beyond what seems possible today and discover new cures for age-old afflictions," Bush said. After he won Florida by a famously narrow margin -- and thus was elected president despite losing the nationwide popular vote -- Bush basically made good on his funding promise. In fiscal 2000, the NIH spent $15.415 billion;...
  • U.S. Gov’t “Cancer” Research: Tobacco Industry’s “Astroturfing” Helped Create Tea Party

    02/21/2013 3:34:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 21, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    In a study published online on Feb. 8 by the journal Tobacco Control, researchers from the University of California at San Francisco—using taxpayer funding from the National Cancer Institute—argued that the tobacco industry helped create the Tea Party Movement through a process the researchers called “astroturfing.” “Rather than being purely a grassroots movement, the Tea Party has been influenced by decades of astroturfing by tobacco and other corporate interests to develop a grassroots network to support their corporate agendas, even though their members may not support those agendas,” said the researchers. … Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots,...
  • NIH Money Used to Fund Study Tying Tea Party to Big Tobacco

    02/16/2013 12:04:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | February 16, 2013 | Rick Moran
    What this has to do with health is beyond me. Perhaps they are thinking metaphorically; the Tea Party is a cancer on the country, or something. Regardless, your tax dollars were spent funding a study that purported to show a link between the Tea Party and tobacco companies. It’s all very academic and complicated — not to mention laughably bogus. Fox News: The charge that the Tea Party is a tool of broader corporate interests is one often leveled by Democratic critics. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was fond of calling the movement “astroturf” in the run-up to the 2010...
  • Socialized medicine: Patients starve and die of thirst on hospital wards

    10/06/2012 2:34:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/6/2012 | Laura Donnelly
    Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today. There were 558 cases last year where doctors recorded that a patient had died in a state of severe dehydration in UK hospitals The death toll was disclosed by the UK Government amid mounting concern over the dignity of patients on NHS wards. They will also fuel concerns about care homes, as it was disclosed that eight people starved to death and 21 people died of thirst while in care. Last night there were warnings that they must...
  • Surprises in breast cancer genetics study

    09/23/2012 5:15:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 23, 2012 | Victoria Colliver
    In a move that could alter the way that breast cancers are treated, researchers have redefined the disease into four main classes and determined that one type of breast cancer has more in common with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer than other breast cancers. The finding that a form of breast cancer may be genetically similar to a type of ovarian cancer underscores a new way thinking about cancer that moves away from defining cancers by the organ of origin. The findings are the result of the largest and most comprehensive study of the genetics of breast cancer to...
  • NIH superbug claims 7th victim

    09/15/2012 11:38:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2012 | Brian Vastag and Lena H. Sun
    A deadly, drug-resistant superbug outbreak that began last summer at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center claimed its seventh victim Sept. 7, when a seriously ill boy from Minnesota succumbed to a bloodstream infection, officials said Friday. The boy was the 19th patient at the research hospital to contract an antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae that arrived in August 2011 with a New York woman who needed a lung transplant. But his case marked the first new infection of this superbug at NIH since January — a worrisome signal that the bug persists inside the huge brick-and-glass...
  • Superbug kills 7th person at Md. NIH hospital

    09/15/2012 4:43:18 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    A deadly germ untreatable by most antibiotics has killed a seventh person at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Maryland.
  • James Holmes Received $26K Grant From Bethesda-Based National Institutes of Health

    07/24/2012 3:18:43 PM PDT · by truth_seeker · 47 replies
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) - James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the recent theater shooting that left 12 dead in Aurora, Colo., was previously awarded a $26,000 federal grant. WNEW News reports that Holmes was awarded a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It gave the graduate student a $26,000 stipend and paid his tuition for the highly competitive neuroscience program at the University of Colorado in Denver. Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get the grant money. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/07/24/james-holmes-received-26k-grant-from-bethesda-based-national-institutes-of-health/
  • Shooting suspect had federal grant, university says

    07/21/2012 8:34:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 21, 2012
    DENVER –  The University of Colorado says shooting suspect James Holmes had a federal grant to study neuroscience. University spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery said Saturday that Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get National Institutes of Health grant money. She didn't know how much money he got. The NIH says the university decides who gets the grants. Criteria for receiving the grant weren't immediately clear. Montgomery says Holmes took an oral exam at the end of the semester that all students must pass to continue in the program. She says privacy laws prevent the school from...
  • NIH under fire for grants toward creation of homoerotic website

    04/19/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT · by Gennie · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2012 | Judson Berger
    The National Institutes of Health has spent millions of dollars over the past decade to fund the construction of an HIV-prevention website that, among other sexually explicit features, includes a graphic image of homosexual sex and a Space Invaders-style interactive game that uses a penis-shaped blaster to shoot down gay epithets. The grant money went to a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota that created a site called Sexpulse. The goal was to draw in what are termed MISM -- or "men who use the Internet to seek sex with men" -- in order to educate them and...
  • Obama Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (He now wants government to develop drugs)

    09/22/2011 7:27:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/22/2011 | Scott Gottleib
    Fresh off its successes in the green-energy patch, the Obama team is turning its investment skills to the life sciences. Last Friday, President Obama announced his intention to increase the federal government’s involvement in the business of biotechnology. His plan is for a new federal center inside the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that would be focused on the development and commercialization of new drugs. The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) would engage in early drug-development work, eventually handing off programs to private companies for completion. In return, the government would take a guaranteed royalty stream on drugs...
  • New Tick-Borne Disease Is Discovered

    09/20/2011 8:51:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 19, 2011 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    A new tick-borne disease that may be stealthily infecting some Americans has been discovered by Yale researchers working with Russian scientists. The disease is caused by a spirochete bacterium called Borrelia miyamotoi, which is distantly related to Borrelia burgdorferi, the spirochete that causes Lyme disease. B. miyamotoi has been found — albeit relatively rarely — in the same deer tick species that transmit Lyme, and the Yale researchers estimate that perhaps 3,000 Americans a year pick it up from tick bites, compared with about 25,000 who get Lyme disease. But there is no diagnostic test for it in this country,...
  • Patent Office Forces E-Cat Self-Destruct Capability

    06/08/2011 11:00:52 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Disclose.tv ^ | June 8 2011 | Hank Mills
    PESN associate Hank Mills, composed this for PESN. To preserve intellectual property and trade secrets, Andrea Rossi is being forced to design a self destruct mechanism to be built into every E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer) used by the public. This could delay the public (non-industrial) launch of the technology. Andrea Rossi's cold fusion E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer) technology is based on hard science, but is nothing short of a miracle. It provides a technology that could completely solve the world's energy crisis. The E-Cat consumes tiny amounts of cheap fuel (nickel and hydrogen), and produce huge amounts of energy for long periods...
  • Gearing Up for the Big Search for XMRV (virus linked to ME/CFS)

    11/17/2010 5:39:55 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 17, 2010 | Amy Dockser Marcus
    Since a group of researchers published a paper in Science last year suggesting the retrovirus XMRV is linked to chronic fatigue syndrome, scientists have been debating the accuracy of that finding. Now a study designed to address that issue once and for all is moving forward. Clinicians who treat CFS patients, scientists and others convened recently in New York, where virus hunter Ian Lipkin is based. Lipkin was asked by NIH and NIAID to head up the study. At least three labs have agreed to test fresh blood samples for XMRV. Two labs, at FDA/NIH and the Whittemore-Peterson Institute, have...
  • Stimulus Loot Spent on Teaching Africans to Wash Their Privates

    09/15/2010 7:03:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | September 14, 2010 | Van Helsing
    Not all of the hundreds and hundreds of $billions our rulers have been looting from future generations and flushing away in the name of "stimulus" has been as flagrantly wasted as the $30 million spent to enhance the living conditions of rodents in Nancy Pelosi's district. For example, $800,000 was spent teaching Africans how to wash their genitals: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals...
  • Feds Spent $800,000 of Economic Stimulus on African Genital-Washing Program

    09/13/2010 7:43:00 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 148 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 13, 2010
    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex. The genitalia-washing program is part of a larger $12-million UCLA study examining how to better encourage Africans to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counseling – however, only the penis-washing study received money from the 2009 economic stimulus law. The washing portion of the study is set to end in 2011... Because AIDS researchers have been...
  • NIH Tells Some Embryonic Stem Cell Researchers to Ignore Judge's Ruling

    09/01/2010 3:39:07 PM PDT · by julieee · 12 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 1, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    NIH Tells Some Embryonic Stem Cell Researchers to Ignore Judge's Ruling Washington, DC -- A federal judge has struck down the executive order President Barack Obama issued forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research. The Obama administration has appealed the decision, but the National Institutes of Health has issued new guidelines that have pro-life advocates concerned. http://LifeNews.com/bio3159.html
  • U.S. Spent $550,496 on Study...To Learn About the Sex Lives of Truck Drivers

    07/04/2010 8:06:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 1, 2010 | Adam Cassandra
    (CNSNews.com) - The federal government has spent $550,496 on a project that involved conducting “focus groups and in-depth interviews” with American long-haul truck drivers to learn about their sex lives in order to assess their risk of contracting HIV or other sexually transmitted infections. The project has failed to find any instances of HIV among the truck drivers studied. “Several international studies have documented substantial levels of sexual risk behaviors and high rates of STI and HIV amongst long-distance truck drivers living in diverse settings including India, Bangladesh, South Africa and Thailand,” says the abstract for the grant published by...
  • Chronic-Fatigue Link to Virus Disputed

    06/30/2010 9:26:42 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 59 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal Health Blog ^ | JUNE 30, 2010 | AMY DOCKSER MARCUS
    Two groups of researchers studying a potential link between chronic-fatigue syndrome and a virus called XMRV have reached contradictory conclusions, according to people familiar with the findings. One group found a link, and the other didn't. Their reports were held from publication after being accepted by two science journals—a rare move that has caused a stir among scientists in the field. ------ Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health, including NIH infectious-disease specialist Harvey Alter, recently finished research that came to a conclusion similar to that of the Science paper—that XMRV, or xenotropic murine...
  • Further Evidence of an XMRV-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Connection?

    06/30/2010 9:09:51 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal Health Blog ^ | June 23, 2010 | Amy Dockser Marcus
    A report that a respected NIH expert supported an association between the XMRV virus and chronic fatigue syndrome is causing a buzz among CFS patient activists, researchers and clinicians. According to a press release issued by a Dutch magazine, one of the slides presented at a recent workshop in Zagreb by Harvey Alter, chief of the infectious disease section at the NIH’s clinical center, supports the link between XMRV and CFS reported last year in Science. This is significant because studies published later by other groups have produced conflicting results. Alter is a well-known figure in the infectious-disease world; his...
  • U.S. appeals court reinstates stem cell suit

    06/28/2010 2:12:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/10 | Maggie Fox and Jeremy Pelofsky
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit that challenges an Obama administration policy for federal funding of some human embryonic stem cell research. The unusual suit against the National Institutes of Health, backed by some Christian groups opposed to embryo research, argued that the NIH policy takes funds from researchers seeking to work with adult stem cells. It also argues that new Obama administration guidelines on stem cell research are illegal. The three-judge federal appeals panel did not rule on the merits of the lawsuit itself, but said two of the doctors involved had legal...
  • Obama budget increases NIH, education spending

    01/31/2010 2:19:17 AM PST · by UAConservative · 4 replies · 479+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 31, 2010 | Jackie Calmes and Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON - President Obama will send a $3.8 trillion budget to Congress tomorrow for the coming fiscal year that would increase financing for education and for civilian research programs by more than 6 percent and provide $25 billion for cash-starved states, even as he seeks to freeze much domestic spending for the rest of his term. The budget for fiscal 2011, which begins in October, will identify the winners and losers behind Obama’s proposal for a three-year freeze of a portion of the budget. Many programs at the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Energy Department...
  • California's Proposition 71 Failure

    01/12/2010 5:53:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,728+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Bioethics: Five years after a budget-busting $3 billion was allocated to embryonic stem cell research, there have been no cures, no therapies and little progress. So supporters are embracing research they once opposed. California's Proposition 71 was intended to create a $3 billion West Coast counterpart to the National Institutes of Health, empowered to go where the NIH could not — either because of federal policy or funding restraints on biomedical research centered on human embryonic stem cells. Supporters of the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, passed in 2004, held out hopes of imminent medical miracles that were...
  • NIH Bulletin says New York swine flu victim autopsies show lung damage similar to 1918 Spanish flu

    12/08/2009 11:45:25 AM PST · by autumnraine · 14 replies · 766+ views
    Examiner ^ | 12/07/2009 | Victoria Nicks
    Results from 34 swine flu victims in New York were released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a December 7 bulletin. The swine flu symptoms and effects on the lungs of the victims were similar to the effects of the 1918 Spanish flu, which had an extremely high mortality rate around the world. Other reports of H1N1 infections deep in the lungs have been reported around the world, including Ukraine, China, Brazil, Norway, and the United States, in Iowa and Utah. These infections have been linked to a change in the receptor binding domain of the virus. Swine...
  • NIH authorizes use of first human embryonic stem cells under new policy

    12/02/2009 3:05:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 366+ views
    Washingon Post ^ | 12/2/2009 | Rob Stein
    The Obama administration on Wednesday approved the first human embryonic stem cells for experiments by federally funded scientists under a new policy designed to dramatically expand government support for one of the most promising but also most contentious fields of biomedical research. The National Institutes of Health authorized 11 lines of cells produced by scientists at the Children's Hospital in Boston and two lines created by researchers at the Rockefeller University in New York. All were obtained from embryos left over by couples seeking treatment for infertility.
  • CDC now says 4,000 swine flu deaths in US

    11/11/2009 3:15:08 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 57 replies · 1,445+ views
    AP via YahooNews ^ | 11/11/09 | Staff
    ATLANTA – Federal health officials now say that 4,000 or more Americans likely have died from swine flu — about four times the estimate they've been using.
  • News to Note, October 31, 2009: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

    10/31/2009 8:19:10 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies · 678+ views
    AiG ^ | October 31, 2009
    (See all these news nuggets and more by clicking the excerpt link below): 1. BBC News: “Darwin Teaching ‘Divides Opinion’” Darwinism is a controversial topic, and many believe creation should be taught in the classroom. But why is that news? 2. ScienceDaily: “Junk DNA Mechanism that Prevents Two Species from Reproducing Discovered” Has the U.S. government finally supported creationist research? Alas, no, but the results of a National Institutes of Health study fit squarely within the young-earth creation framework. 3. PhysOrg: “Charles Darwin Really Did Have Advanced Ideas about the Origin of Life” Charles Darwin was convinced that life’s origin...
  • Does HIV mean certain death? (AIDS and Global Warming have one thing in common: HARD-LEFT POLITICS!)

    10/28/2009 8:32:21 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 105 replies · 4,090+ views
    The Spectator ^ | October 24, 2009 | Neville Hodgkinson
    Does HIV mean certain death? In the quarter century since the world was introduced to the idea that a new sexually transmitted virus was the cause of Aids, HIV has been generally regarded as one of the biggest killers of our time. HIV/Aids has not been the mass disease in Britain that people were led to believe in the 1980s, but the death toll from immune deficiency diseases ascribed to HIV in Africa has been staggering. The scale of death there is an ongoing tragedy that tests the moral resolve of the rich world. How much do we care? Enough...
  • The "Junkiest" Junk Science That Taxpayers' Money Can Buy

    10/22/2009 8:20:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 608+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | October 09, 2009 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   The "Junkiest" Junk Science That Taxpayers' Money Can Buy   Friday, October 09, 2009   Now, more than at any other time in anyone's memory, the federal government is in no position to waste taxpayer dollars on gun control advocacy "research."  Nevertheless, the National Institutes of Health recently gave anti-gun researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine $639,586 to conduct a survey intended to prove that possessing a gun doesn't benefit assault victims. Criminologist Gary Kleck calls the resulting survey "the very epitome of junk science in the guns-and-violence field—poor...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/22/2009 5:56:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 3,617+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. The...