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Nature Profiles Several Potential Candidates To Head NIH

Nature: Surprising contenders emerge for Trump’s NIH chief “Could U.S. president-elect Donald Trump be close to choosing a leader for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)? Current NIH chief Francis Collins and Representative Andy Harris (Republican, Maryland), both front-runners for [the] job, met separately with Trump on 11 January, as…

The Lancet Examines Congressional Support For U.S. Cures Act, Potential For Funding

The Lancet: Experts confident of Congressional funding for U.S. Cures Act “Just five weeks before his presidency ended, Barack Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, a law that will sustain several of his signature biomedical research initiatives, streamline the U.S. drug and medical device approval process, improve the nation’s…

U.S. Federal Officials Release Guidance On Funding For Potentially Risky Virus Studies

ScienceInsider: White House announces review process for risky virus studies “Federal officials [on Monday] released a plan to help U.S. agencies decide whether to fund controversial studies that make viruses more dangerous. The guidance may finally bring an end to a moratorium that has kept a handful of experiments funded…

Private Sector Continues To Develop Innovative Ways To Prevent, Treat Diseases

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: The Private Sector Steps Up On Innovating For Health Kate Broendel, senior communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is working with the private sector to help develop health innovations that prevent and treat diseases like…

Lancet Series Examines Global Over-, Underuse Of Medicine, Medical Procedures

Reuters: Studies find worrying over- and underuse of medicine worldwide “Up to 70 percent of hysterectomies in the United States, a quarter of knee replacements in Spain, and more than half the antibiotics prescribed in China are inappropriate, overused health care, researchers said on Monday. Experts who carried out a…

Journal Article Examines Founding, Work Of Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

American Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s “The Journal”: Health Makes Wealth Brandi Goode, a freelance writer and editor based in Manila and previously editor in chief of The Journal, discusses the founding of the Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund, a public-private collaboration aimed at facilitating research and innovation to…

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