Q: What are the likely conse-quences of major cuts to federal funding?
A: If we were to allow budget pressures to cut NIH funding, the consequences would involve lost employment opportunities for Americans, loss of leadership for America in key scientific areas and missed opportunities for American children to know their grandparents.
A New Driver for Research
Disease foundations that use a venture capital model get a stake in the breakthroughs they fund. Not everyone thinks that's a good idea.
The New Nursing Home
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Nuclear Medicine's Crisis
Technetium, a diagnostic workhorse, provides high definition images with minimal radiation. But its supply could dry up tomorrow.
Three physician bloggers bemoan—and cope with—administrative headaches that impede caregiving.
A prototype program aims to improve adverse event reporting by giving patients, family members and others a voice in the conversation.
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Economist Larry Summers argues that, despite the need to limit government spending overall, health research must remain a top priority.
New avian flu work has sparked debate among researchers and security experts.
Sage Bionetworks, a nonprofit research organization, encourages collaboration and the exchange of ideas among scientists.
As concerns about cyber attacks on medical devices and hospital networks rise, a new system aims to detect malware intrusions.
surgical home ['sər-ji-kəl 'hôm] n: a term used to describe the proposed expansion of duties of hospital-based clinicians, especially anesthesiologists, to include coordinating care for surgical patients from admission to discharge. Origin: derivation of medical home, a model of coordinated care for nonsurgical patients.