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More primates are being used for lab research in the US than ever before

More primates are being used for lab research in the US than ever before

In 2015, there were 767,622 animals used for medical experiments in the US, the lowest level since the United States Department of Agriculture began keeping…
Congress Has a $95 Million Proposal to Study Tech’s Effect on Kids

Congress Has a $95 Million Proposal to Study Tech’s Effect on Kids

“Congress has a vital role to play on matters of public health, but we must act based on sound evidence."
NIH Pulls the Plug on Controversial Drinking Study Funded by Big Alcohol

NIH Pulls the Plug on Controversial Drinking Study Funded by Big Alcohol

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has abruptly halted its $100 million study meant to examine whether moderate drinking can be good for your heart. The decision, announced Friday, comes in the
NIH shuts down controversial $100M drinking study backed by Big Alcohol

NIH shuts down controversial $100M drinking study backed by Big Alcohol

Study leaders wooed industry and biased scientific framing to favor daily drinking.
US Health Officials' New Plan to Fight the Opioid Crisis: Stop Chronic Pain Before It Starts

US Health Officials' New Plan to Fight the Opioid Crisis: Stop Chronic Pain Before It Starts

On Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health revealed its new plan to tackle the opioid crisis, which it dubbed the Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or HEAL, initiative. Among the ideas presented
Anheuser-Busch Pulls Funding From Controversial, Industry-Backed NIH Study on Daily Drinking

Anheuser-Busch Pulls Funding From Controversial, Industry-Backed NIH Study on Daily Drinking

The National Institutes of Health has taken a whole lot of heat for allegedly cozying up to Big Alcohol in order to secure funding for a major study on the effects of having a daily drink. On Friday,
Anheuser-Busch pulls millions from controversial NIH alcohol study

Anheuser-Busch pulls millions from controversial NIH alcohol study

Questions about the study could “undermine its lasting credibility,” company said.

Congress Is About to Learn Just How Little Science Knows About Tech Addiction

But political interest—and political capital—could drive the research needed for evidence-based policies.
Enrollment for the NIH’s Ambitious ‘All of Us’ Precision Medicine Project Begins This Weekend

Enrollment for the NIH’s Ambitious ‘All of Us’ Precision Medicine Project Begins This Weekend

The goal is to collect data from one million Americans for public research use.
The NIH's Cozy Relationship With Big Alcohol Is Bad for Science

The NIH's Cozy Relationship With Big Alcohol Is Bad for Science

The National Institutes of Health is facing more allegations that it’s in Big Alcohol’s corner. Not only has the agency been accused of begging the alcohol industry for money—using a sales pitch that
“I don’t f—ing care”: In wooing $67M from big alcohol, NIH nixed critical study

“I don’t f—ing care”: In wooing $67M from big alcohol, NIH nixed critical study

The NIH is already investigating the matter as more unseemly details emerge.
Federal Science Research Is Getting a Lot More Money

Federal Science Research Is Getting a Lot More Money

As this year has dragged on, science fans have probably thought, dang, this federal government hates funding research and scientists. We also thought that. But despite the White House’s initial
The NIH Is Looking Into Whether Its Officials Begged Big Alcohol to Fund Major Drinking Study

The NIH Is Looking Into Whether Its Officials Begged Big Alcohol to Fund Major Drinking Study

Serious ethical questions have loomed over a large, ongoing study overseen by the National Institutes of Health. The research, largely funded by the alcohol industry, intends to find out whether
Trump’s budget wants the US to stop watching the planet

Trump’s budget wants the US to stop watching the planet

NSF and NIH see huge cuts restored, but anything environmental is in trouble.

Studies suggest cellphone radiation doesn't threaten humans

No, the debate over the risks of cellphone radiation isn't over yet. The US National Institutes of Health's National Toxicology Program has published details of draft studies which suggest that normal
NIH study links cell phone radiation to cancer in male rats

NIH study links cell phone radiation to cancer in male rats

New studies from the National Institutes of Health — specifically the National Toxicology Program — find that cell phone radiation is potentially linked with certain forms of cancer, but they’re far

Scientists Hate the NIH’s New Rules for Experimenting on Humans

For a decade, the government has been working on a revision for grant applications. It’s finally done. It’s ethical, sensible, and a big enough pain that it might actually hurt science.
Here’s How to Tell Whether Your Supplements Are Dangerous

Here’s How to Tell Whether Your Supplements Are Dangerous

Supplements live in the wild west of the wellness world. They’re largely unregulated and under-researched, so people are often left to make not-so-educated guesses about what they’re putting in their
Here’s How to Tell Whether Your Supplements Are Dangerous

Here’s How to Tell Whether Your Supplements Are Dangerous

Supplements live in the wild west of the wellness world. They’re largely unregulated and under-researched, so people are often left to make not-so-educated guesses about what they’re putting in their
The US Government Hopes $190 Million Will Make Gene Editing Mainstream

The US Government Hopes $190 Million Will Make Gene Editing Mainstream

The first U.S. trial using CRISPR to treat disease in people is imminent, a significant step in testing the true power of gene editing in the clinic. In the future, the U.S. government is hoping that