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    Gene Machine

    Nobel prize winning biologist Venki Ramakrishnan broke DNA down to the molecule, specifically the ribosome.

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    National Institutes of Health

    The majority of the December 6, 2013, “Washington Journal” focused on the mission and role of the National Institutes of Health, its medical research priorities, and the impact of…

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    Cancer Research at the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Harold Varmus talked about advances in cancer research, funding for research, the method used for allocating funds to the various types of cancer, and the possibility that increased screenings have…

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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 subsidiary institutes…

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    Cancer Research and the Federal Budget

    Dr. Harold Varmus talked about the effects of national debt and the federal budget on cancer research.

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    The Art and Politics of Science

    Harold Varmus talked about his book The Art and Politics of Science (W.W. Norton and Co., 2009). Dr. Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute is a former director of the National…

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    The Art and Politics of Science

    Harold Varmus talked about his book The Art and Politics of Science (W.W. Norton and Co.; February 2, 2009). A former graduate student in English literature, he talked about his series of…

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    U.S. Commitment to Global Health

    Harold Varmus delivered an address on global health planning to the 2008 David E. Barnes Global Health Lecture. Dr. Varmus is the co-chair of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the…

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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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