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Why are all of these people getting Pope Francis tattoos?

Misha Collins' Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen lives up to its name.

NIH Is Unclear If It Should “Dial Up or Down Our Training Pipeline”

So sayeth NIH director Francis Collins: I would argue that we don’t know. Quite surely our biomedical research work force study a couple of years ago did show that only about a quarter of the people that we trained ended … Continue reading ?

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Katniss Aims to Unite and Fight in the Third Installment of the Film Series

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Lionsgate released the first teaser trailer and poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the first of two films directed by Francis Lawrence based on the novel Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. The third installment of the film series follows Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she attempts to unite the districts and fight to […]

Collin Cowgill lifts Angels to 2-1 win in 14th inning over Athletics

KEY MOMENT: Collin Cowgill ended the game in the 14th inning on a two-out home run to left field that barely cleared the glove of Oakland outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Athletics pitcher Jeff Francis took the loss as the Angels posted their fifth consecutive win to move to within 2 1/2 games of...

Johns Hopkins Announces Winners of Francis S. Collins Scholar Award

Two early career physician-scientists, Peter de Blank and Matthew R. Steensma, have been named inaugural winners of the Francis S. Collins Scholars Program in Neurofibromatosis Clinical and Translational Research, sponsored by the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) at The Johns Hopkins University. Show More Summary

Why Are All the Lab Rats Boys? NIH Tells Drug Researchers to Stop Being Sexist Pigs.

In a piece published in Nature on Wednesday, two leaders from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Janine Clayton, admonished drug researchers to start including female test subjects in drug research. Right now, many animal trials of various drugs only include male rats, pigs, or dogs. Show More Summary

Cardinal Collins to Catholic Trudeau: Your abortion policy would ban Pope Francis from Liberal Party

by Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, May 14, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Liberal leader Justin Trudeau may call himself a devout Catholic, but his policy banning pro-life candidates would exclude Pope Francis himself from running for office in the party, said Cardinal Collins in a new letter penned to Trudeau. Trudeau…

Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, to Speak at AMP 2014 Annual Meeting

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) announced today that Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will give a special address at the AMP 2014 Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebration. Show More Summary

An Acid Test For Francis, Ctd

Barbie Latza Nadeau is optimistic about Pope Francis’ appointees to a new commission designed to deal with sex abuse in the Catholic Church: The more surprising members of the group are the female members. Marie Collins is a married Irish woman who was raped at the age of 13 by a priest. She is an activist for […]

Pope Francis Adds Rape Survivor To Sex Abuse Commission And We’re Finally Seeing Some Real Change

5 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

The Vatican recently announced that activist Mary Collins was added to the new sex abuse commission that will combat molestation by church officials. More » Pope Francis Adds Rape Survivor To Sex Abuse Commission And We’re Finally Seeing Some Real Change is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Vatican Names Former Victim On Child Abuse Commission

(Credit: Catholic Church (England and Wales)) Pope Francis has named abuse survivor and activist Marie Collins to a new commission to investigate sexual abuse in the church.

Pope Appoints Victim to Abuse Commission

Pope Francis announced the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday. Members include an Irish activist assaulted as a child by a priest. Marie Collins was assaulted as a 13-year-old by a hospital chaplain and has gone on to become a prominent Irish campaigner in the fight for accountability in the church. Show More Summary

The art of leading scientists

More than a year ago, I sat down with Francis Collins—director of the National Institutes of Health—to ask about his views on leadership. We haven't published his reflections until now, but it's perhaps a testament to the timelessness of his insights that they are just as compelling to read today as they were to hear […]

NIH Director Francis S. Collins: Faith a Conclusion Arrived at Through Rational Thought

The CNN Bill Nye/Ken Ham, Evolution/Creationism Debate Tuesday evening omitted faith-based schools of thought that probably hold the greatest number of proponents. So, it is interesting that Ken Ham’s “Young Earth Creationism” was poised...Show More Summary

Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' Team Lost For Words Following Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

The "Hunger Games" team is at a loss for words following the death of cast member Philip Seymour Hoffman. Actress Jennifer Lawrence, film director Francis Lawrence, book author Suzanne Collins and others released a statement on behalf of the "Hunger Games" cast and crew Sunday (Feb. Show More Summary

“The Hunger Games” Team Mourns Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death

He was excellent as Head Game Maker Plutarch Heavensbee in “The Hunger Games” films, and Philip Seymour Hoffman will be missed by his costars and the production crew. Director Francis Lawrence and author Suzanne Collins released a statement, saying, “Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now. Show More Summary

If Only Someone With Power Cared and Could Do Something

NIH Director Francis Collins makes my head explody (boldface mine): Instead, a complex array of other factors seems to have contributed to the lack of reproducibility… Exacerbating this situation are the policies and attitudes of funding agencies, academic centres and … Continue reading ?

NIH Promises To Make Scientific Studies Less Wrong

There has been a growing clamor that many scientific studies are, well, wrong, or at least not reproducible. Today, in the journal Nature, National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins and Lawrence Tabak, a principal deputy director  at NIH, pledge to take steps to fix that. They insist that science is still “self-correcting” over the long-term, but [...]

NIH's Dr. Francis Collins Feels Evolution and Religion Not Mutually Exclusive

In a recent interview, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), said that he didn't think that there was necessarily any "discordance" between science – particularly the theory of evolution – and religion. Show More Summary

The Budget Deal: An Okay End to a Very Bad Year for Medical Research

Congress's spending bill offers some relief to the National Institutes of Health, but Francis Collins says lawmakers are still scrimping on essential science.

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