An effort to find new uses for drugs that have failed in clinical trials may offer hope for Alzheimer’s patients, a top U.S. health research scientist said.
Medical researchers who are black are about one-third less likely than their white colleagues to win grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, a study commissioned by the government found.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health wants scientists to include more female laboratory animals and cells in early studies to better understand how women respond differently to medications.
The U.S. government said it will allow publication of research by scientists who re-engineered the avian influenza virus to make it more lethal.
Research using human embryonic stem- cell lines approved under President Barack Obama is accelerating, boosting a scientific field that’s been dogged by legal and political threats.
"If we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would've gone through clinical trials and would have been ready."
- Francis Collins on Oct 13, 2014