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New Migraine Drugs Signal Hope for Millions

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Over the past 50 years, there hasn't been a single preventative drug developed that specifically targets migraines. But some new research in its early stages shows hope that a preventative drug may be within reach.

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WNYC News

Huh? NIH Funding Increases and Decreases (We'll Explain)

Friday, January 17, 2014

The National Institutes of Health will see a $783 million increase in funding this fiscal year thanks to the spending bill passed in the Senate Thursday, but biomedical researchers in New York aren't popping champagne corks. 

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WNYC News

Lab Mice Rejoice Over Pending Budget Vote

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

As the Senate votes on a budget deal, medical researchers in New York City are optimistic they'll get the funding they need to continue their work; like breeding a colony of specialized mice to study a drug therapy for glaucoma.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Are We Overdiagnosing Cancer?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dr. Barnett Kramer, director of the National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Prevention, discusses a new recommendation that the medical establishment refine how cancer is classified in order to curb its overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fast Item #4: NIH Phasing out Research Chimpanzees

Friday, June 28, 2013

Kathy Hudson, Deputy Director for Science, Outreach, and Policy at National Institutes of Health discusses the NIH's announcement that they will greatly reduce the number of chimpanzees used in bio-medical research, and where the chimps will go now.

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