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Universal flu vaccine is no longer science fiction. Scientists report major step in development.

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Whenever Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, speaks about pressing medical needs he often brings up the universal flu vaccine. One of the costliest public health scourges, flu kills an estimated 23,000 toShow More Summary

Creative Minds: Building a Better Electronic Health Record

By Dr. FRANCIS COLLINS Is 5 too few and 40 too many? That’s one of many questions that researcher David Chan is asking about the clinical reminders embedded into those electronic health record (EHR) systems increasingly used at your doctor’s office or local hospital. Electronic reminders, which are similar to the popups that appear when

Quickies: Editing the human genome, boobs, and planetary alignments

Categories: Quickies Francis Collins on CRISPR: “Designer babies make great Hollywood and bad science.” – “Two years ago, scientists quietly developed a technique known as CRISPR/Cas, which allowed them to edit DNA... (Read more...)

Drug Abuse Expo Protest: NIH Honcho Denounced for Baby-Monkey Experiments

As National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell prepare to take the stage... The post Drug Abuse Expo Protest: NIH Honcho Denounced for Baby-Monkey Experiments appeared first on PETA.

The Junk DNA Fight

From yesterday's New York Times Magazine, here's an excellent intro by Carl Zimmer to the Junk DNA Wars. In January, Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, made a comment that revealed just how far the consensus has moved. Show More Summary

Atheist Sam Harris Attacks Accomplished NIH Scientist Dr. Francis Collins for Being Christian

theist author and activist Sam Harris has taken aim at the head of the National Institutes of Health, arguing that he's an example of an intelligent person pushing religion.

Atheist Sam Harris rips the head of the National Institute of Health for pushing religious ‘bullsht’

8 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Neuroscientist Sam Harris had some harsh words for one of the nation’s top scientists during a recent podcast. The outspoken atheist said that Francis Collins, the current head of the National Institute of Health and the former director of the international Human Genome Project, was an...

Guttmacher's Billion Dollar NIH Child Health Boondoggle

By Katie Wright In what universe do you blow over a billion dollars on an unworkable, irresponsible project yet be able to keep your job and receive praise, by your boss Dr. Francis Collins, for such work? At the NIH,...

Why scientists make promises they can't keep

Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, recently made people angry when he linked budget cuts to the slow progress on an Ebola vaccine. Without the decade-long erosion of the NIH budget, he told Sam SteinShow More Summary

E-BOO!-la

Hello, my name is Dr. Francis Collins, and I am the director of the National Institutes of Health. Thank you for joining us for this live-blogging session. I am here to answer all your questions about Ebola or any other health issue....Show More Summary

Podcast: Francis Collins on leadership

LISTEN: A conversation with Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health   This week our podcast is with Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He previously led the Human Genome Project, and he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007. Show More Summary

NY Times Undercuts NIH Director's Claim on Page A1 but Never Mentions Him

A story published on the NY Times' front page directly undercuts comments made by NIH Director Francis Collins two weeks ago, but the story never mentions Collins or his misleading statement. The NY Times story, which appears on AI today,...Show More Summary

Francis Collins Knows Why We Don't Have An Ebola Vaccine

NIH Director Francis Collins has been saying that if only the agency's budget hadn't been cut, that we would already have an Ebola vaccine. He tried this line out during recent Congressional testimony, and apparently liked it enough that he expanded on it in an article for the Huffington Post. Show More Summary

Why Don’t We Have an Ebola Vaccine?

On Friday, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins told the Huffington Post that we should have been better prepared to handle Ebola. “Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably...Show More Summary

About Those NIH “Budget Cuts”

(John Hinderaker) On Friday, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, complained that budget cuts had interfered with his agency’s ability to develop an anti-Ebola vaccine: Frankly, if we had not gone through...Show More Summary

Funding The Fight Against Ebola: Are Taxes The Answer?

As concern over the spread of Ebola increases, there's another worry: who is going to pay for it? Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institute of Health, recently slammed the lack of funding while another healthcare professional suggested that the best way to fight the virus - and other infectious diseases - is with a tax.

Things the NIH Did Have Enough Money For

They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. If so, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins must really admire Barack "The Buck Stops There" Obama, whose legendary ability to blame everyone but himself for his administration's incompetence...Show More Summary

Ebola Outbreak Blamed On Budget Cuts, But NIH Funds Grew In 2014

11 months agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

An Ebola cure could have been realized if the National Institutes of Health was allotted a larger portion of taxpayer dollars, NIH Director Francis Collins said during a recent interview with the Huffington Post. Collins also said the...Show More Summary

'Republican Cuts Kill,' Liberal Video Accuses; NIH Director, Evangelical Dr. Francis Collins Says Budget Cuts Hampered Discovery of Ebola Vaccine

America's response to the deadly Ebola virus took a political turn on the weekend when progressive policy organization, The Agenda Project Action Fund and director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins blamed the current outbreak of the virus on budget cuts supported by Republicans.

There's No Ebola Vaccine Yet Because We Cut the NIH Budget Ten Years Ago

As we all know, the federal budget is bloated and wasteful. It needs to be cut across the board. Right? Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, said that a decade of stagnant spending has "slowed down" research on all items, including vaccinations for infectious diseases. Show More Summary

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