nih

DNA

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.
Terri Hansen
Jacqueline Keeler
12.21.18
undiagnosed

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."
Shayla Love
10.19.18
studies

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.
Julian Morgans
5.7.18
government shutdown

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.22.18
pathogens

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.19.17
not good

The Government Quietly Let Funding Lapse for Gun Violence Research

Take one guess how the NRA feels about this.
Jesse Hicks
9.15.17
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.
Jesse Hicks
8.11.17
mind

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.
Ed Cara
7.31.17
Sobriety Check

The Alcohol Industry Is Funding a Landmark Study on Alcohol

It's not clear if the results will help or harm their larger goals.
Ed Cara
7.6.17
Stuck in the 50s

Medical Studies Still Exclude People of Color

And that's a huge problem.
Alexandra Ossola
6.2.17
NFL

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.
Aaron Gordon
12.7.16
Health

New Antibody Neutralizes Nearly Every HIV Strain

NIH scientists find most potent, wide-reaching HIV antibody so-far known.
Michael Byrne
11.20.16
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