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Biden Orders More Research on Long COVID
A new presidential memorandum requires the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate a government-wide push to generate a research action plan for the condition.
ABOVE: Adam Schultz, Official White House Photo
Biden Orders More Research on Long COVID
Biden Orders More Research on Long COVID

A new presidential memorandum requires the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate a government-wide push to generate a research action plan for the condition.

A new presidential memorandum requires the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate a government-wide push to generate a research action plan for the condition.

ABOVE: Adam Schultz, Official White House Photo

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ARPA-H to Be Within NIH but Independently Managed by HHS
Natalia Mesa | Apr 1, 2022
After lobbying efforts from lawmakers and science advisors, the new, DARPA-like biomedical research agency will be a part of the National Institutes of Health, but its director will report directly to the secretary of Health and Human Services.
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Opinion: Coronavirus and Regulating Access to High-Risk Pathogens
Michael Parker, Shreya Kalra, Bryce Kassalow | Feb 10, 2022
Overbearing restrictions on research into toxins and pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 could undermine public health and security in the long run.
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Lawrence Tabak Tapped to Serve as Interim NIH Head
Shawna Williams | Dec 10, 2021
The glycoprotein researcher and longtime principal deputy director of the National Institutes of Health will take over from Francis Collins on December 20.
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CDC Bypassed Under New COVID-19 Reporting Guidelines
Amanda Heidt | Jul 15, 2020
The Trump administration suggests deploying the National Guard to ensure timely data sharing into a new, centralized database.
Government’s Mixed Messages on Coronavirus Are Dangerous: Experts
Ashley Yeager | Feb 28, 2020
Administration officials have given contradictory statements about how COVID-19 will affect the US, and it is not clear who is leading the infectious disease response effort, critics say.
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NIH Scientists Banned from Studying Human Fetal Tissue
Kerry Grens | Jun 6, 2019
External researchers funded by US federal grants can continue their experiments under tighter scrutiny.
NIH Raises Concerns About Foreign Influence in Biomedical Research
Catherine Offord | Feb 8, 2019
Information made public by US Senator Chuck Grassley reveals that a handful of allegations have recently been referred to federal investigators.
Federal Health Agency Revokes Contract with Fetal Tissue Supplier
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 26, 2018
Health and Human Services plans to review all research involving human fetal tissue.
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 7, 2018
Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS.
Fresh Concerns Raised About UIC Researcher’s Pediatric Drug Study
Catherine Offord | Jul 3, 2018
New documents reveal that Mani Pavuluri had enrolled her sons as controls in a prematurely halted drug trial, a ProPublica investigation finds.
CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
Catherine Offord | Feb 16, 2018
The vaccine shows better-than-expected effectiveness against the most common and most virulent strain of influenza in children under 9 years old.
Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC
Diana Kwon | Feb 12, 2018
Funds for the NIH and NSF would stay flat, while some agencies, including the FDA and NASA, would see increases.
CDC Director Resigns Over Unresolved Conflicts of Interest
Shawna Williams | Jan 31, 2018
Brenda Fitzgerald had drawn criticism for tobacco-related investments, among others.
New Federal Policy for Human Research Subjects Delayed
Diana Kwon | Jan 22, 2018
Both higher education and industry associations were advocating for a later implementation date for the Common Rule, which governs human studies.
US Research Integrity Head Temporarily Leaves Post
Kerry Grens | Nov 21, 2017
Kathy Partin, whose staff had expressed concerns about changes she instituted, was reportedly asked to leave.
Trump Nominates Alex Azar as Health and Human Services Secretary
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2017
The former chief of Eli Lilly USA is picked to replace Tom Price, who stepped down in September amid a controversy over the abuse of taxpayer-funded travel.
HHS Secretary Price Resigns After Criticism of Plane Travel
Shawna Williams | Oct 2, 2017
Heads of CMS, FDA are among the potential replacements.
FDA to Cut Back Hiring of Non-US Citizens
Shawna Williams | Aug 14, 2017
The move appears to be out of step with other HHS agencies.
Life Science Funding Cuts Leaked
Jef Akst and Bob Grant | May 22, 2017
According to a document posted online less than a day before the release of the official 2018 budget proposal, the National Institutes of Health could face even deeper cuts than previously suggested by the Trump administration.