The NIH Is Bypassing Tribal Sovereignty to Harvest Genetic Data From Native Americans
NIH’s plan to collect DNA from Native Americans without properly consulting them is “biocolonialism,” Indigenous leaders say, arguing that tribes must be in control of their data.
Where People Turn When Nobody Can Diagnose Their Illness
"I spent hours and hours and hours researching and trying to find anyone or anything that might get us down the right path to figuring out what was going on with the boys."
Researchers Have Restored Basic Brain Function in Dead Pigs
The brains, which were from a slaughterhouse, produced a flat wave as though in a comatose state.
Government Shutdowns Are a Disaster for Scientific Research
NASA, the NIH and CDC were some of the biggest victims of the last government shutdown in 2013.
The US Will Fund Research to Make Pathogens Deadlier Again
The NIH lifted a 3-year funding moratorium on “gain-of-function” research meant to make deadly viruses stronger and more transmissible.
The Government Quietly Let Funding Lapse for Gun Violence Research
Take one guess how the NRA feels about this.
The High Life
The Government Is Funding a Study on Weed as a Pain Treatment
Namely, whether medical marijuana can help people use fewer opioid painkillers.
The NFL Initiative to Fund Brain Research May Be Ending
The league's partnership with the National Institutes of Health has been, in a word, messy.
The Alcohol Industry Is Funding a Landmark Study on Alcohol
It's not clear if the results will help or harm their larger goals.
Stuck in the 50s
Medical Studies Still Exclude People of Color
And that's a huge problem.
The NFL, the NIH, and the Complications of Public-Private Scientific Research
A behind-the-scenes look at the NFL's controversial attempt to fund NIH brain science shows the tension between the league's bottom line and research into football's dangers.
New Antibody Neutralizes Nearly Every HIV Strain
NIH scientists find most potent, wide-reaching HIV antibody so-far known.