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    Dr. Francis Ali-Osman on Cancer Research

    Cancer researcher Dr. Francis Ali-Osman, President Obama’s appointee to serve on the U.S. National Cancer Advisory Board, spoke at a symposium at Westminster College.

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    Panel Discussion on Viruses and Microbes

    Authors talked about viruses and microbes. Panelists included Carl Zimmer, author of A Planet of Viruses and Ed Yong, author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life.…

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    In a Different Key

    John Donvan and Caren Zucker talked about their book In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, in which they provide a history of autism, from Donald Triplett Forest, the first child to be…

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    Pandemic

    Sonia Shah talked about her book, Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, about the spread of infectious diseases around the world over the past 50 years and what…

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    21st Century Cures Act Bill Signing Ceremony

    President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, a medical research bill that also provides funding for Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer “moonshot” initiative. The law also funds other…

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    Senate Tribute to Beau Biden

    Before voting to advance the medical research bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) acknowledged Vice President Biden, who was presiding over the vote, for his work on the cancer…

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    21st Century Cures Act

    Sydney Lupkin talked about the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill that would provide billions of dollars for medical research. She examined the industries that could benefit from the…

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    Alex Rogers on the Senate Agenda

    National Journal staff correspondent Alex Rogers was interviewed by phone about the Senate’s previous-day votes on a medical innovation bill. He also discussed the latest on a continuing…

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    21st Century Cures Act

    Peter Sullivan talked about the Senate debate on the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill to add funding to speed up medical research efforts and bolster treatment programs.

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    Cancer Treatment and Research

    Doctors Gary Gilliland and David Maloney, both leaders in new cancer treatments, outlined the latest research in using the body’s own immune system to treat cancer.

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    Biopharmaceutical Development

    Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf talked about the development of drug products derived from biological sources, also known as “biopharmaceuticals.” He also…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    The weekly presidential address was delivered by Vice President Joe Biden to report on the progress of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force.

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    Vice President Biden on Cancer Moonshot Initiative

    Vice President Biden delivered remarks on the “cancer moonshot” initiative he was leading in his final year in office. His comments were made at Cleveland Clinic Innovation’s 2016 Medical…

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    Cancer Moonshot Report

    President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Jill Biden released the executive summary of the final report on the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force effort to mobilize the discovery…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Cancer Research

    The state of cancer research was discussed by two chief executive officers of research centers who talked about current initiatives in the field including the use of immunotherapy. They…

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    Mass Production of Penicillin

    Stephen Peterson and Patrick Dowd gave a tour of the USDA Center in Peoria, Illinois, and talked about how scientists discovered how to mass produce penicillin in 1941. The discovery decreased deaths from…

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    Cancer Prevention

    Cancer researchers and public health experts talked about cancer prevention efforts, including campaigns to promote screenings, vaccines, and healthy lifestyle choices.

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Education and Health Care

    Randi Weingarten and Maura Banta talked about how the IBM Watson computer could help elementary school teachers prepare lessons for their students. This segment was co-sponsored by the…

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    Bioresearch Laboratory Security

    Federal officials testified at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing examining a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the oversight of dangerous pathogens at…

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    Federal Government and Zika Virus Funding

    Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) talked about the congressional debate to fund the government ahead of the September 30, 2016, deadline and to combat the Zika virus. He also talked about the presidential…

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