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July 28, 2014

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July 25, 2014

Census Bureau Updates HIV-AIDS Research Library

The U.S. Census Bureau this week announced the annual update of its database of scientific journals and reports on HIV-AIDS research. The agency touts the library as the “most comprehensive resource of its kind in the world.”

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For Alzheimer’s, Drugs Come More Slowly, but Tests on Horizon

The Economist magazine this week points out that efforts have slowed recently in developing drug treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease. However, the article highlights progress in developing tests to identify early indicators of Alzheimer’s.

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July 21, 2014

Measuring Federal Research Performance

Medical research accounts for a large portion of federal research activities and spending. A recent Senate hearing examined broad issues relating to all federal research programs.

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July 17, 2014

FDA Lab With Smallpox Vials Had Other Dangerous Biological Agents

The Food and Drug Administration lab on the NIH campus where six vials of smallpox were discovered also had biological agents causing such diseases including dengue, influenza, Q fever, and rickettsia, government officials have disclosed.

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July 15, 2014

Innovation: Fred Upton’s Committee Pushes for Ideas; Report Looks to 2025

The House Energy and Commerce Committee, led by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., over the past few months has been busy examining a range of topics to assist in the development of new legislation to overhaul federal health programs to foster the development of new technologies and medical breakthroughs. The committee is in the process of examining the development and approval process for new drugs and devices. The effort continues later this week with a hearing on leveraging communications technologies.

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July 14, 2014

Today’s Spotlight: House Health Bill Markup

The House Energy and Commerce Committee today begins a markup session on a batch of bills that would renew targeted health programs.

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July 11, 2014

‘Whoops!’ on the Smallpox Find

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a notice this week on the discovery of vials of the smallpox virus in a Food and Drug Administration laboratory storeroom at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. The surprising find prompted this weekend’s  Economist magazine, in an article titled “Whoops!,” to review the debate over keeping samples of the easily transmitted virus, which the  World Health Organization declared eradicated in 1980.

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July 9, 2014

Autism Measure Waits for Final Senate Nod

While Congress is facing seemingly intractable differences on health care agency spending bills and wrestles with veterans’ health bill offsets, an autism research and education program reauthorization bill is ready for final action in the Senate.

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July 7, 2014

$83.4 Million in New Grants for Teaching Health Centers

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a batch of new grants and has announced enhanced medical-research funding.

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