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    National Institutes of Health

    Witnesses testified regarding the National Institutes of Health and biomedical research. Members of the committee were interested in how NIH funding, which was increased by 100% in the…

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    Patient-Based Organizations in Medical Research

    Mr. Varmus talked about the importance of research at the National Institutes of Health and proposed that greater interaction between the scientific community and patient advocacy groups…

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    National Institute of Health Research Funding

    A Senate Appropriations subcommittee heard testimony on how the National Institute of Health determined its allocations for disease research.

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    Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services heard testimony on stem cell research. Witnesses testified on the potential benefits into disease treatment that human…

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    Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer

    The Senate Appropriations subcommittee heard testimony on breast cancer research and the drug tamoxifen. Studies showed that a daily dose of tamoxifen reduced the incidence of breast cancer…

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    Breast Cancer Drug Study

    Dr.Richard Klausner, National Cancer Institute, Director, and others briefed reporters on a new study of the benefits and side effects of tamoxifen. The study showed that this drug which…

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    Hatfield Research Center Groundbreaking

    Participants celebrated the beginning of construction on the Mark Hatfield Clinical Research Center, part of the National Institutes of Health. Vice President Al Gore was among the…

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    Science and Ethics of Cloning

    Public Health and Safety Subcommittee members held a hearing about the science and ethics of cloning. Researchers and ethicists, including the Scottish scientist who successfully cloned an…

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    The Ethics of Cloning

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the ethics of cloning and biotechnological research. Dr. Varmus said that a “rush to legislate” against human cloning research may shackle other…

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    AIDS Research

    After meeting with President Clinton, Health and Human services Secretary, Donna Shalala and several AIDS experts talked to reporters. They talked about the state of AIDS research. December…

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    Health Research Funding and Priorities

    Harold Varmus, director of the National institute of Health, spoke about the funding and priorities for the National Institutes of Health. He outlined how the organization could continue to…

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    New Foods and the Nation's Health

    Secretary Shalala delivered opening remarks at a two-day conference on “Health, Science and Food for America” and introduced a videotaped greeting by the first lady. The speakers discussed…

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    National Institutes of Health Research Budget

    Dr. Varmus discussed the federal funding for cancer, AIDS, and heart disease research. He also described the history of the National Institutes of Health.

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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    Following an introduction by director of the National Institute of Health, Harold Varmus and Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, First Lady Hillary Clinton discussed the…

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    U.S. AIDS Policy

    Secretary of Health & Human Services Donna Shalala announced the formation of the National Task Force on AIDS Drug Development. The task force was designed to identify and remove any…

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