- After 60 years of research, McLaughlin faces new challenge Updated: Aug-29-15 5:05 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Since its 1954 inception as a small research laboratory in out-of-the-way Great Falls, Montana, the McLaughlin Research Institute has grown to a highly respected biomedical research center whose scientists' research has been cited as contributing to the work of two Nobel Prize winners for physiology or medicine.
- $17.2 million awarded to 26 NY medical research institutions Updated: Aug-28-15 3:08 am
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says $17.2 million in state awards is going to 26 academic medical institutions to train new clinical researchers doing cutting-edge biomedical research.
- Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy Updated: Aug-28-15 2:17 am
LOS ANGELES - Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research.
- Marshall researcher awarded grant to study obesity, aging Updated: Aug-27-15 2:08 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - The National Institute on Aging has awarded a grant to a Marshall University researcher to study obesity and aging.
- Iowa State cancels poultry farm classes to avoid bird flu Updated: Aug-25-15 3:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - To protect a flock of rare chickens from the possibility of getting the bird flu, Iowa State University said Monday it has canceled classes for about 500 students at its poultry teaching and research farm.
- Report: Nearly 47 million people now have dementia Updated: Aug-25-15 6:17 am
LONDON - Health researchers say there are now nearly 47 million people living with dementia globally, up from 35 million in 2009. They warned that without a medical breakthrough, numbers will likely double every 20 years.
- Texas lab criticized over handling of monkeys for study Updated: Aug-24-15 5:38 pm
DALLAS - A prestigious laboratory in Texas is under federal investigation after auditors issued a preliminary report saying it did not do enough to prevent the suffering of primates who were infected with a deadly virus for a study of the disease.
- Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 US cases is a repeat Updated: Aug-24-15 1:58 am
Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.
- Widow continues the effort to help fund Alzheimer's research Updated: Aug-23-15 9:52 am
FREDERICK, Maryland - This session of Congress could bring some peace to Kathy Siggins, who wants to see an end to the kind of frantic uncertainty that Alzheimer's disease generates.
- Maine health centers, research initiatives getting $1.7M Updated: Aug-23-15 8:13 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Health centers and research initiatives in Maine are getting more than $1.7 million from the federal government.
- Diabetes drug shows 1st protection from heart complications Updated: Aug-20-15 5:05 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - For the first time, there's evidence that a diabetes medication, Jardiance, reduces risk of the complications that are the top killer of diabetics: heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular damage.
- Earliest breast cancer risky for some women, study suggests Updated: Aug-20-15 1:19 pm
CHICAGO - New research shows that chances of dying from very early breast cancer are small but the disease is riskier for young women and blacks, the same disparities seen for more advanced cancer.
- Scientists find how obesity gene works, a clue to treatment Updated: Aug-19-15 10:49 pm
Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.
- Over $1.4M to University of Rochester for medical research Updated: Aug-19-15 3:06 am
ROCHESTER, New York - The University of Rochester is getting more than $1.4 million in federal grants for medical research.
- Stem-cell agency priced out of San Francisco Updated: Aug-18-15 11:44 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Sky high rents is forcing California's stem cell funding agency out of San Francisco after a decade in the city.
- New study links preterm birth with microbes in mom's body Updated: Aug-17-15 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON - Scientists might have found a new way to tell who's at risk of having a premature baby, by checking the bacterial community that lives in mom's reproductive tract.
- University at Buffalo lands $16 million health grant Updated: Aug-17-15 3:07 am
BUFFALO, New York - The University at Buffalo has landed a $16 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to speed the delivery of new drugs and medical devices to patients.
- UW BSL-3 laboratory re-design under way Updated: Aug-16-15 2:16 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - The University of Wyoming's biosafety level three laboratory is being re-designed to allow research on brucellosis.
- Vanderbilt received $10M in grants for fetal tissue research Updated: Aug-14-15 2:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Vanderbilt University is one of nearly 100 research institutions to receive federal funding for fetal tissue research between 2011 and 2014 - a practice that has unleashed a furor on Capitol Hill after anti-abortion activists recently released undercover videos pertaining to such research.
- Rhode Island researchers study link between heat and health Updated: Aug-14-15 12:23 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Researchers in Rhode Island are working with health departments in other states to figure out if the number of emergency room visits and heat-related deaths will increase in New England if temperatures rise due to climate change.
- UMKC receives $1.4M federal grant for diabetes research Updated: Aug-13-15 10:59 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The University of Missouri-Kansas City has received a $1.4 million grant for diabetes research.
- Maine lab and Ole Miss teaming up for malaria, cancer work Updated: Aug-12-15 5:07 am
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine - A Maine ocean science laboratory and the University of Mississippi say their collaboration to identify new anti-microbial compounds with disease treating potential is yielding results.
- Scientists say fetal tissue essential for medical research Updated: Aug-11-15 10:45 am
BOSTON - The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss to cancer and AIDS.
- Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV Updated: Aug-10-15 6:09 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable Americans - babies and senior citizens.
- Bill banning use of aborted fetal tissue gets hearing Updated: Aug-10-15 11:43 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers oppose a bill that would ban the use of aborted fetal tissue in Wisconsin.