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Jul 27, 2011

Federal judge dismisses suit over NIH funding of stem cell research

WASHINGTON— A lawsuit that had threatened to end the Obama administration’s funding of embryonic stem cell research was thrown out Wednesday, allowing the U.S. to continue supporting a search for cures to deadly diseases over protests that the work relies on destroyed human embryos. The lawsuit claimed that research funded by the National Institutes of […]

May 18, 2011

Hopkins study says risks of robotic surgery rarely mentioned

Hospitals are pushing robotic surgery even as their websites are filled with unsubstantiated claims and marketing materials provided by the primary manufacturer of the technology, according to new research from Johns Hopkins physicians. A study published Wednesday in the Journal of Healthcare Quality claims that an estimated 40 percent of larger hospitals in the U.S. […]

Apr 18, 2011

Mikulski, Cardin, to announce $300M in BRAC funds

BETHESDA — Maryland’s senators are announcing $300 million for traffic improvements related to military base realignment. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Sen. Benjamin Cardin will visit the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda on Monday to make the announcement. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Patrick O’Neil, who is chairman of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of […[...]

Jan 21, 2011

Contractor sentenced for NIH theft

WASHINGTON — A former government subcontractor is being sent to prison for stealing $1.8 million to fund her extravagant lifestyle from the agency that seeks cures to life-threatening illnesses. Nicole Shantelle Smith was sentenced to 20 months after pleading guilty to taking the funds meant for construction projects at the National Institutes of Health in […]

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