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  • FDA Acting Commissioner on Agency Mission and Importance of Research
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    FDA Acting Commissioner on Agency Mission and Importance of Research

    Medical practitioners and experts examined challenges in research and innovation at a day-long forum hosted by Research!America in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ned Sharpless, acting commissioner of the Food…

  • House Oversight Subcommittees Hold Hearing on Fetal Tissue Research Alternatives
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    Fetal Tissue Research Alternatives

    Two House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittees held a hearing to consider alternatives to fetal tissue research. Researchers testified on cases where alternatives and fetal tissue…

  • Frank Stephens Shares Experience of Living with Down Syndrome at Research Hearing
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    Down Syndrome Research

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on funding for Down syndrome research. Representatives Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) testified about their personal experiences raising…

  • Maria Shriver Warns NIH Funding Cuts Could Harm Alzheimers Research
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    Alzheimer's Prevention and Care

    Journalist Maria Shriver and physicians who specialize in geriatric care testified at a hearing on Alzheimer’s disease research and prevention. Committee Chair Susan Collins (R-ME) said she…

  • Cancer Scientists Call for Increased Research Funding
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    Cancer Research

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on cancer research, including the National Cancer Research Moonshot Initiative. Witnesses included Tammi Carr, the mother of…

  • Weekly Republican Address
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    Weekly Republican Address

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the 21st Century Cures Act that he sponsored to accelerate the…

  • Weekly Presidential Address
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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama highlighted the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill in Congress that could help in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s, end cancer as we know it, and help those…

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren on the 2016 Election
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    Senator Elizabeth Warren on the 2016 Election

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), speaking on the chamber floor about the results of the 2016 election, said that Republicans did not have majority support in the country. She called on her Democratic…

  • Weekly Presidential Address
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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.

  • Vice President Biden Delivers Keynote Address on Cancer Moonshot
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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…

  • President Obama and Vice President Biden Release Cancer Moonshot Report
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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…

  • Washington Ideas Forum Discussion Focuses on Cancer Research
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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…

  • Weekly Presidential Address
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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama highlighted the White House Frontiers Conference, where many of America’s leading innovators came together to discuss how to empower people through science,…

  • Vice President Joe Biden Delivers Remarks on Cancer Research
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    Vice President Joe Biden on Cancer Research

    Vice President Joe Biden talked about his “Cancer Moonshot” initiative to cure cancer. The goal was to increase the rate of progress in cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment, doing in five years…

  • Cancer Treatment and Research
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    Cancer Treatment and Research

    Attendees talked about battling cancer. Comedian Carol Burnett, whose daughter Carrie Hamilton died of cancer in 2002, was the emcee. The day-long summit, held by the vice president’s White House…

  • Cancer Treamtment and Research Opening Remarks
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    Cancer Treamtment and Research, Opening Remarks

    Wayne Frederick made opening remarks at a “Cancer Moonshot” summit at Howard University hosted by Vice President Joe Biden. He talked about the initiative to discover a cure for cancer by increasing…

  • Parkinsons Disease
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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 effects of…

  • emWashington Postem Hosts Transformers Summit
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    Washington Post Transformers Summit, Part 1

    Science, business, and technology pioneers gathered at the Washington Post Transformers Summit to discuss advances that were driving dramatic change in fields such as artificial…

  • Washington Journal Creighton Phelps on Alzheimers Disease Research and Treatment
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    Alzheimer's Disease Research and Treatment

    Following the death of former first lady Nancy Reagan, who advocated for Alzheimer’s disease research, Creighton Phelps talked about research and treatment of the disease in the U.S.

  • Hearing on Fetal Tissue Research
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    Bioethics of Fetal Tissue Research

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives held a hearing on the bioethical issues surrounding fetal tissue transplant research. The investigative…

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