medical research

NIH to Start Enrollment for Precision Medicine Research

In his most recent State of the Union address, President Obama announced a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease. According the White House website, the Precision Medicine Initiative, as it’s called, will pioneer a new model of patient-powered research that promises to accelerate biomedical discoveries and provide clinicians […]

House Passes ’21st Century Cures’ Bill Today

Today, a bi-partisan bill called the “21st Century Cures,” which would add $8.5 billion of funding to the NIH’s budget, passed by a 344-77 vote in the House.
The bill seeks to “accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of life saving and life improving therapies, and transforms the quest for faster cures by:

Removing barriers to increased research […]

What does the Government Shutdown mean for Mesothelioma?

Each week that the government is shutdown, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be turning away 200 patients. According to a piece in the Wall Street Journal, NIH director Francis Collins said, “About 200 patients who otherwise would be admitted to the NIH Clinical Center into clinical trials each week will be turned away.”1 An […]