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    Alzheimer's Disease Research

    Witnesses testified on the economic effect of Alzheimer’s Disease in the U.S. and the latest science and research. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins used…

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    Mine Safety, Company Panel

    Don Blankenship and Cecil Roberts testified about the April 5, 2010 explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine, as well as the company’s safety record. Several…

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    Parkinson's Disease

    Witnesses testified about funding for research into the cause and cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Among the issues they addressed were the current treatments for the disease, the…

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    Stem Cell Research

    Witnesses testified at the first congressional hearing on stem cells research since Judge Royce Lamberth banned funding for embryonic stem cell research and the Appellate Court’s stay…

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    Funding Autism Research

    A hearing was held on progress made since the subcommittee’s April 17, 2007, hearing on autism. Dr. Insel talked about autism research initiatives the the National…

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    Parkinson's Disease Research and Treatment

    Witnesses testified about research into Parkinson’s Disease and new forms of treatment for the disease. Specifically they talked about treatments which provided deep brain…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

    Francis Collins testified on the fiscal year 2014 budget request for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He used computer displays during his testimony. The directors of five NIH…

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    Public Health Threat Preparedness

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and others testified about the government’s plan for developing medicines to combat public health threats such as pandemic flu…

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    Mine Safety, Experts Panel

    Mine safety officials testified on proposals to invest in mine safety programs, focusing on efforts to prevent mine disasters. They focused on the April 5, 2010 explosion at Massey…

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    Ebonics in Education

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the role of Ebonics, or African-American Vernacular English, in educating African-American students. The Oakland school board originally…

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    Health and Human Services Department Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on her department’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. Questions focused on how specific programs, particularly…

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    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Research

    Witnesses testified about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), also known as ALS. Athletes as well as ALS patients talked about the importance of research on the…

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    Stem Cell Research

    Witnesses testified about research involving embryonic stem cells. Among the issues raised were the potential benefits of such research in treating disease, whether to renew federal…

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    Department of Labor Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on his department’s fiscal year 2015 $11.8 billion budget proposal. The proposal includes…

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    Fiscal Year 2009 National Institutes of Health Budget

    Witnesses testified on the fiscal year 2009 budget for programs of the National Institutes of Health. They talked about ongoing research projects, opportunities for future research,…

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    Autism Treatment and Research

    Witnesses testified about the prevalence of autism and policy implications for health care in the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were combating autism, available treatments, research…

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    Health and Human Services 2011 Budget

    Secretary Sebelius talked about the 2011 Health and Human Services budget request. Among the topics she addressed were increased funding for the Food and Drug Administration, health…

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    Mine Safety

    Witnesses testified about working conditions and mine safety at coal mines. They focused on several recent mine accidents and incidents, including a deadly accident following and…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

    Francis Collins testified on the $32 billion fiscal year 2011 budget request for the National Institutes of Health. He also talked about ongoing research into diseases such as cancer…

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    Fiscal Year 2008 National Institutes of Health Budget

    Officials testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the National Institutes of Health. They talked about various research and development programs, scientific advances,…

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