Francis Collins

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Name: Francis Collins
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Roundtable envisions better future for U.S. health care innovation

“I thought it was a fascinating discussion,” Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said after U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts’ roundtable meeting on health industry innovation wrapped up Friday afternoon.“I expect something good is going ... [Published Lancaster Online - 6 hours ago]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

White House orders U.S. labs to take inventory of infectious agents

(Reuters) - The White House has ordered federally funded labs working with infectious agents to conduct an immediate inventory of the pathogens in their labs and review their safety and security protocols, according to a memo released on Thursday.The ... [Published Reuters - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

NIH and FDA Heads Coming to Pitts’ Lancaster Roundtable Friday

Friday afternoon at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center, Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA) will hold a roundtable discussion with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg and regional medical leaders. The roundtable is part of ... [Published Noodls - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

US to test GSK's vaccine for Ebola; Greenville lab could produce a treatment

Posted Aug. 28, 2014 at 5:57 a.m. Ebola virus Related Blog Posts On The Web Site SearchBy WRAL TechWireResearch Triangle Park, N.C. — A possible vaccine to treat the spreading Ebola outbreak in Africa could be coming from GSK. Plus, a lab in Greenville ... [Published Local Tech Wire - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Pitts convenes health innovation roundtable with NIH, FDA heads

U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts is bringing two top-level federal health officials to Lancaster on Friday for a roundtable discussion on medical innovation.Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health; and Dr. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner ... [Published Lancaster Online - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Once the ice melts, ALS research will suffer

Phoenix Mayor Greg Statnon takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.This is the story that YOU wanted to hear us talk about! It received 71 percent of the vote in our Radioactive poll!The ALS Association probably had no idea just how outrageously successful ... [Published KTAR.com - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Making the Most

NIH Director Francis Collins discusses making the most of a tight budget. read more ... [Published The Daily Scan from GenomeWeb - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

The Ice Bucket Challenge Has Raised More Than $13 Million. Meanwhile, Medical Research Has Been Cut By Billions

Bill Gates, Lebron James, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker don't ostensibly have much in common. But they've all recently poured buckets of ice on their head in support of ALS research. Yes, this motley crew-- alongside hundreds of your Facebook friends--has ... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 2 reports

Senator Murray and NIH Director Collins Discuss Importance of Investing in Health Research and Innovation in Seattle.

Yesterday, Senator Murray visited the University of Washington’s South Lake Campus with Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health to discuss the importance of continued investment in biomedical research and innovation to continue ... [Published U.S. Senate Budget Committee - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Are we becoming a nation of drug addicts?

Attitude is a very powerful thing, on the part of an individual and also on the part of a nation. In this respect, we hear all the time that attitudes are changing.From my perspective, I am not sure they are changing for the better, and this is especially ... [Published Russellville Courier - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

45th Anniversary Of Expansion of Legislative Powers

It was 45 years ago this summer when the Connecticut legislature made a bold move at the time and established a special management committee that allowed for the creation of the modern legislature.The move, adopted in the summer of 1969, allowed for the ... [Published Hartford Courant - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

The National Institutes of Health Is Being Strangled

Washington, DC - infoZine - Scripps Howard Foundation Wire - “We could be doing so much better. We should be going so much faster,” Collins said, to a dinner audience. “Why can’t we turn this around, why can’t this be a real national priority?”David Rubenstein, ... [Published Kansas City Infozine - Jul 31 2014]

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...NIH director Dr. Francis Collins said, "the resources to carry [als research] forward are severely constrained right now" and Dr. Jonathan Serody of the University of North Carolina emphasizes the need for constant monetary support for researchers to find a cure...

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Roundtable envisions better future for U.S. hea... [Published Lancaster Online - 6 hours ago]
NIH To Begin Trials For Experimental Ebola Vaccine [Published Kaiser Health News - 16 hours ago]
Amaechi Urges Calm as Rivers Confirms First Ebo... [Published This Day Online - Aug 29 2014]
White House orders U.S. labs to take inventory ... [Published Reuters - Aug 29 2014]
NIH and FDA Heads Coming to Pitts’ Lancaster Ro... [Published Noodls - Aug 29 2014]
NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans [Published Los Angeles Times - Aug 28 2014]
NIH accelerates Ebola vaccine development [Published The Hill - Aug 28 2014]
Officials announce Ebola vaccine trial launch [Published Battle Creek Enquirer - Aug 28 2014]
STOKELY: Do more than Ice Bucket Challenge, lea... [Published Individual.com - Aug 28 2014]
GSK share price: Drugmaker to begin Ebola vacci... [Published Invezz - Aug 28 2014]
US to test GSK's vaccine for Ebola; Greenville ... [Published Local Tech Wire - Aug 28 2014]
GSK to test Ebola vaccine on humans [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 28 2014]
Glaxo’s Ebola Vaccine to Be Tested for Safety i... [Published Bloomberg - Aug 27 2014]
Biz: INC, BRAC; US Travel in NOLA; Aviation in... [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 27 2014]
Pitts convenes health innovation roundtable wit... [Published Lancaster Online - Aug 25 2014]
Once the ice melts, ALS research will suffer [Published KTAR.com - Aug 23 2014]
Ice Bucket Challenge: Is Cash Raised a Drop in ... [Published NBCNews.com - Aug 22 2014]
Making the Most [Published The Daily Scan from GenomeWeb - Aug 21 2014]
The Ice Bucket Challenge Has Raised More Than $... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 18 2014]
Senator Murray and NIH Director Collins Discuss... [Published U.S. Senate Budget Committee - Aug 13 2014]
U.S. rolls back oversight of potentially danger... [Published Reuters - Aug 13 2014]
U.S. health research funding critical, NIH head... [Published Seattle Times - Aug 13 2014]
Are we becoming a nation of drug addicts? [Published Russellville Courier - Aug 08 2014]
Does Evolution Explain Human Nature? [Published Huffington Post - Aug 05 2014]
FDA Set to Regulate LDTs - Citing Safety Concer... [Published JD Supra - Aug 04 2014]
45th Anniversary Of Expansion of Legislative Po... [Published Hartford Courant - Aug 02 2014]
FDA Takes First Steps to Regulate Single-Lab Tests [Published Consultant Live - Aug 01 2014]
New NIH Project To Develop New Medicines Target... [Published Medical Daily - Jul 31 2014]
The National Institutes of Health Is Being Stra... [Published Kansas City Infozine - Jul 31 2014]
NHGRI holds workshop on the future of the genom... [Published National Human Genome Research Institute - Jul 30 2014]
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Making the Most [Published The Daily Scan from GenomeWeb - Aug 21 2014]
NIH Director Francis Collins discusses making the most of a tight budget. read more ...
Director of the NIH, Dr. Francis Collins Delive... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jul 16 2014]
On April 24, 2014, an exclusive group of visionaries presented to over 4,000 students at the USA Science & Engineering Festival’s inaugural X-STEM Symposium sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune . The all day event included interactive ...
How drinking affects your microbes, how teacher... [Published TED Blog - Jul 12 2014]
Rob Knight introduced us to the American Gut Project at TED2014. This week, they released some fascinating findings. Photo: James Duncan Davidson Here, a look at just a few members of the TED community making headlines this week. Rob Knight’s American ...
NIH, Patients and Industry Ramp Up to AMP-lify ... [Published I Am Biotech - Jun 26 2014]
Speakers at Wednesday’s BIO 2014 Super Session – AMP-lifying Innovation: NIH, Patient Organizations & Leading Biopharma Firms Mobilize to Tackle Tough Diseases – discussed the new Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) program, which is aimed at ...
Stop Shrinking Investment in BasicResearch! [Published I Am Biotech - Jun 24 2014]
In 2007, the Napier and Lane families struggled to find answers to their daughters’ developmental problems, which included impaired communication and socialization skills. Both of the girls had a disorder so rare that it subsequently became identified ...
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