12. April 2013 20:48
Several protesters stood outside the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse Thursday as proceedings continued in a case challenging the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University, commonly referred to as the BU biolab.
Inside the courthouse, a team of prosecu... [More]
11. April 2013 18:37
The fight for environmental justice in Boston will continue at the Moakley Courthouse. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 11th, when Judge Patti Saris will hear cross-motions for summary judgment and the Stop the BU Bio-Terror Lab Coalition’s motion for a permanent injunction again... [More]
10. January 2013 21:03
The Supreme Court today rejected a request to ban U.S.-funded research on human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). The decision brings to an end a long legal battle that has cast a shadow over hESC studies for over 3 years.
Two scientists who study adult stem cells filed their suit, Sherle... [More]
11. September 2012 22:11
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should open an independent investigation into the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) handling of information related to a deadly outbreak of multi-antibiotic-resistant Klebsiella bacterial infections at the research agency’s hospital... [More]
4. September 2012 22:53
Community members near the Boston University biolab submitted their final comments to the National Institutes of Health last week, rounding up a battle over clearance for biosafety Levels 3 and 4 in the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories.
The NIH will consider communit... [More]
10. August 2012 19:02
The National Institutes of Health is seeking proposals for research projects on the implications of information obtained from sequencing the genome to identify diseases in newborns. The intent of funding such projects is to further the understanding of disorders that appear during the newborn pe... [More]
17. April 2012 23:20
In a provocative paper published this week, researchers say they have figured out a way to link a person's DNA to their anonymous genetic data in a certain kind of public research database. But the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which hosts one of the largest such databases, says it's not ta... [More]
1. March 2012 21:57
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has unveiled its Genetic Testing Registry, a database of information on genetic tests that will be voluntarily submitted by test producers.
According to the NIH, there are now genetic tests available for some 2,500 diseases, including those ... [More]
16. December 2011 23:55
Human ingenuity and compassion have prevailed in an Institute of Medicine declaration that invasive medical experiments on chimpanzees are largely unnecessary.
Though the report’s suggestions are not legally binding, the Institute is widely respected. Its judgments often shape governmen... [More]
2. May 2011 22:46
"I am delighted and relieved to learn of the decision of the Court of Appeals. This is a momentous day—not only for science, but for the hopes of thousands of patients and their families who are relying on NIH-funded scientists to pursue life-saving discoveries and therapies that could c... [More]