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Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.

By Bob Grant | June 25, 2015

Researchers have found the New Guinea flatworm, one of the world’s most invasive species, in Florida, putting native ecosystems at serious risk.

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Captive Chimps Endangered, Too

By Jef Akst | June 15, 2015

The US Fish and Wildlife Service moves captive chimpanzees under the umbrella of federal protection that covers their wild counterparts.

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NIH Extramural Research Head Resigns

By Jef Akst | June 11, 2015

Sally Rockey, deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of Health, is leaving the agency this fall to lead an agriculture nonprofit.

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Disease-Causing Mutations in Healthy People

By Amanda B. Keener | June 8, 2015

A large-scale genome sequencing effort identifies mutations with disease-causing potential at higher rates than expected.

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NIH Halts Drug Production

By Tracy Vence | June 8, 2015

The National Institutes of Health’s Pharmaceutical Development Section temporarily suspends production following contamination issues.

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Climate Change Speeds Extinctions

By Kerry Grens | May 3, 2015

Species die-offs are expected to accelerate as greenhouse gases accumulate, according to a meta-analysis.

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Bees Drawn to Pesticides

By Kerry Grens | April 24, 2015

One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.

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NIH Assembles Precision Medicine Panel

By Bob Grant | March 31, 2015

The US National Institutes of Health has formed a team of experts to begin the process of building President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.

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NCI Head Stepping Down

By Tracy Vence | March 5, 2015

Harold Varmus, who has led the US National Cancer Institute since 2010, is leaving his appointment at the end of the month.

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HHS Rolls Out Public Access Plans

By Tracy Vence | March 3, 2015

The US Department of Health and Human Services outlines how the National Institutes of Health and its other agencies will make research results public.

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