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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

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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

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

NIH Director: Budget cuts delayed Ebola vaccine, treatment

Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Here are the results of austerity, and of a Republican party hell-bent on proving government can't work by starving it. From Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institute of Health: "NIH has been working on Ebola vaccines since 2001. Show More Summary

NIH Head Blames Funding Cuts for Lack of Ebola Vaccine

last monthNews : Mediaite

Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institute of Health, told Huffington Post's Sam Stein that an ebola vaccine might already exist were it not for a decade-long slowdown in medical research funding.

NIH: We’d Have An Ebola Vaccine But For Budget Cuts

A top U.S. health official says we’d have an Ebola vaccine by now if there had not been so much budget cutting. 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. As a result, [...]

Funding Cuts Delayed Ebola Vaccine, U.S. Official Says

last monthHealth : Healthland

Francis Collins said researchers could be “a year or two ahead of where we are”

New Trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1? Shows Katniss Everdeen Leading the Fight Against The Capitol

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Lionsgate has released a new teaser trailer 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 trailer, titled “The Mockingjay Lives,” follows reluctant hero Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she leads the districts in their fight against The […]

New ‘cool videos’ from NIH look at Alzheimer’s, heart attacks, MS, coral reefs

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Francis Collins, physician and geneticist, is widely known as director of the National Institutes of Health, former director of the Human Genome Project and an outspoken advocate of reconciling science with belief in Christianity. Read full article >>

Doctor Says Maternal Deprivation Research is Unethical Promotion of Mind-Altering Drug Use for All At-Risk Children.

Dr. Francis Collins, DirectorNational Institutes of Health Michael Gottesman, M.D.Deputy Director for Intramural Research Dear Doctors: It has recently come to my attention that researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Research Program are using maternal deprivation to study anxiety and depression in infant macaques. Show More Summary

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.

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