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NIH director attracts autograph-seeking fans at the Nats game, because this is Washington

Hey, isn’t that… NIH director Francis Collins, signing baseballs at the Nats-Mets game after singing the national anthem Tuesday night? Only in Washington would a wonky geneticist attract Bryce Harper-levels of fandom. But Collins (looking after-work casual in khakis and a red Nats cap), politely obliged, shaking hands and chatting with his John Hancock-seekers. Collins got […]

Chimps Still Ill and Dying in Labs Long After NIH Retirement Decision

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

In November 2015, Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, announced that his agency would cease all support for invasive research on chimpanzees. It had already decreed in 2013 that it planned to retire all but a colony of 50 chimps, which had been set aside for future biomedical research. Show More Summary

'Mockingjay: Part 2": A Smoky, Grim Revolt Lacking In Fire

Directed by: Francis Lawrence; Runtime: 137 minutes Grade: B- The writing was on the wall as soon as the announcement was made: that the third book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series, "Mockingjay", would be split into two films....Show More Summary

12 Famous Scientists On The Possibility Of God

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

When President Barack Obama nominated the Christian geneticist Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health in 2009, some American scientists questioned whether someone who professed a strong belief in God was qualifiedShow More Summary

Weights from Boston

7 months agoSports / Boxing : FightNews.com

Chris Traietti 186 vs Adam Collins 196 Brandon Montella 173 vs Devonte Hopkins 179 Matt Doherty 140 vs Rafael Francis 140 Antonio Chaves Fernandez 161 vs Greg Thomas 166 Venue: Boston Teacher’s Union Hall (180 Mt Vernon St), Boston, MA … Continue reading ? The post Weights from Boston appeared first on Boxing News.

The National Institute of Health Is Officially Ending its Chimpanzee Testing Program

7 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

According to Nature, National Institute of Health director Francis Collins made the controversial announcement on Monday that the Institute will officially no longer be performing "invasive biomedical research" on chimps.

NIH to Retire the Last of Their Research Chimps

The last 50 chimpanzees held at the National Institutes of Health for medical research will soon be dispersed to wildlife sanctuaries across the country. NIH director Francis Collins said the institute had “no further justification for the 50 chimpanzees to continue to be kept available for invasive biomedical research.” The decision... More »

NIH ends the era of U.S. medical research on chimpanzees

7 months agoHealth : The Checkup

The National Institutes of Health quietly ended the federal government's long and controversial history of using chimpanzees for biomedical research.Director Francis Collins announced Wednesday that 50 chimpanzees held by the government for medical research will be sent to sanctuaries. Show More Summary

Suzanne Collins Pens Letter of Praise for the Hunger Games Filmmakers

7 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Suzanne Collins offered several complimentary words for Francis Lawrence, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nina Jacobson.

Toronto’s cardinal criticizes Wuerl and Rosica for accusing faithful Catholics of not ‘liking’ the Pope

Collins was one of a dozen or so Synod fathers who came under intense criticism after signing a letter to Pope Francis expressing concern over the Synod's direction.

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

10 months agoHealth : 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’

2 years 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

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