Oxford to resume trial of coronavirus vaccine it’s creating with AstraZeneca, days after halt due to reported effect
LONDON (AP) — Oxford to resume trial of coronavirus vaccine it's creating with AstraZeneca, days after halt due to reported effect.
As a New York University medical researcher who works once a week in an emergency room, Dr. David Lee had the luxury of time to think like a scientist while also treating coronavirus patients...
World’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study begins, a US trial that will include 30,000 people to see if shots really work
WASHINGTON (AP) — World’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study begins, a US trial that will include 30,000 people to see if shots really work.
RENO, Nev. -- A rural church trying to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend Nevada’s 50-person cap on worship services is accusing Gov. Steve Sisolak of adding the church’s county to a list...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A medical researcher and professor who had been working most recently at Ohio State University is facing federal charges in what prosecutors say was a sophisticated scheme to...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System entered into partnerships with the nonprofit biomedical research institution The Jackson Laboratory and ConvenientMD to provide comprehensive...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. disarmament chief warned Friday that cyber crime is on the rise, with a 600% increase in malicious emails during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government official: First dose to be delivered Monday in clinical trial for potential COVID-19 vaccine
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government official: First dose to be delivered Monday in clinical trial for potential COVID-19 vaccine.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Four faculty members have left the University of Florida as the school and federal government investigate foreign exploitation of American-funded medical...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The CEO, a vice president and four researchers abruptly resigned their positions at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on Wednesday over a controversy that linked them to possible...
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Provo man has been convicted of sex crimes after he falsely claimed to be a medical professional conducting anatomy research on women contacted through Craigslist.
Man with Lou Gehrig’s disease who helped popularize ice bucket challenge, raising millions for ALS research, dies at 34
BOSTON (AP) — Man with Lou Gehrig’s disease who helped popularize ice bucket challenge, raising millions for ALS research, dies at 34.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech and Children’s National Hospital have announced a plan to establish a 12,000-square-foot biomedical research facility focused on pediatric health.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Actor James Cromwell and another man have been charged with disorderly conduct after police said they disrupted a meeting of the Texas A&M University System Board of...
PHOENIX (AP) — A retired FBI agent described a horrific raid of now-closed body donation facility Monday, recalling a table stacked with severed human legs, heads stuffed in a cooler, and torsos...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is putting nearly $6 million into a new center for bariatric and metabolic surgery at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge and a nearby hospital,...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Alcohol Research Center is getting a $7.5 million grant to continue its work to better understand fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for work that has spurred advances in cancer research, immunology and regenerative medicine.
CHICAGO (AP) — A new research facility has opened at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
A ribbon-cutting is scheduled Monday afternoon for the 12-story Louis...
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A University of Rhode Island-based initiative that has expanded biomedical research capacity at colleges across the state has received an additional $20 million in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it is ending medical research by government scientists that uses human fetal tissue,.
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A non-profit research institution in Maine is receiving a grant of almost $18 million to support its biomedical research and research training work in the state.
HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent cancer center in Houston has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American...
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — Researchers with a Maine marine science center say some shellfish have the ability to contribute to human health, and not just when covered in linguini.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An advocacy group has asked federal regulators to investigate Brown University's medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to investigate animal use at the Warren Alpert Medical School at the Ivy League university.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on Brown University facing criticism for using live pigs in medical training. (all times local):
Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital say they abide by all federal regulations and follow strict protocols when using animals for training in emergency medicine.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A research firm in Virginia says it has gotten a federal license to import high-quality extracts of marijuana for medical research.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that Sanyal Biotechnology will soon embark on a series of critical studies into treatment of various diseases and disorders.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics at a House hearing Thursday on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government's ongoing support for such studies.
Research fields in which fetal tissue is used include HIV, childhood cancers, treatments that enlist the body's immune system to battle cancer, and the hunt for a vaccine against the Zika virus, a cause of birth defects.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police on Tuesday handed over around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of seized marijuana for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication.
The University of Kentucky has launched the public phase of a $2 billion-plus fundraising campaign, laying out a set of goals that include expanding student scholarships and boosting medical research in a state struggling with high rates of cancer and other chronic illnesses.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Hospital says it has been awarded nearly $12 million to establish a research center on opioids to help fight the overdose epidemic.
The hospital in Providence says it received a five-year, $11.8 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence on opioids and overdose.
MORGANTON, Ga. (AP) — On a sunny Tuesday in May, 11-year-old Hercules made a brave move and ventured outside alone. He moved slowly at first, looking at the ground and shaking his head before walking across 2 acres of forest to observe the sights and sounds around him. Not far behind him was Leo, also 11, who ran forward before stopping, sitting down and staring up at the sky.
Hercules and Leo are former research chimpanzees, and it was the first time in their lives they had ever been outside.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Abortion rights opponents who challenged the University of Minnesota's use of aborted fetal tissue for medical research have lost an appeal.
The ruling issued Monday by the state Court of Appeals says the lawsuit filed in 2016 by Pro-Life Action Ministries is moot because the Legislature clarified the law, allowing the research, while the case was pending
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The University of Central Florida is taking over the Orlando facility of a medical research organization that had received more than $350 million in public and private incentives.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of Michigan parents who alleged that the state didn't obtain proper consent to draw or store their newborns' blood for medical research.
An attorney for the parents tells WOOD-TV an appeal is planned.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tumors once considered untreatable have disappeared and people previously given months to live are surviving for decades thanks to new therapies emerging from the work of three scientists chosen to receive a $500,000 medical prize.
The recipients of the annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, announced Wednesday, are being recognized for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded about $340,000 in seed funding to promising medical research projects.
The foundation said Friday that it's awarding the grants to 16 projects to help researchers advance their projects to the point where they can compete for national funding.
A Miriam Hospital project that aims to improve the quality of life for people with chronic Lyme disease received a grant.
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine laboratory will celebrate the opening of a new $200 million mice breeding facility next month.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore firefighters on Thursday cleared people out of two medical research buildings due to tuberculosis contamination, but authorities later said there was no risk of infection to anyone and the evacuation order was lifted.
Kim Hoppe, a spokeswoman with Johns Hopkins Medicine, said a small sample of frozen tuberculosis was "inadvertently released" in an internal bridge between two cancer research buildings that don't connect to the hospital.
DENVER (AP) — Federal inspectors found a critical violation of animal welfare by a medical research center in Denver in its treatment of guinea pigs.
The Denver Post reports the federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service conducted a routine examination of the National Jewish Health lab earlier this year, finding issues with a study involving exposure to cigarette smoke.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Four baboons are back in an enclosure after escaping briefly from a San Antonio medical research center.
Officials at the Southwest National Primate Research Center, which is part of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, say three of the baboons were captured within about 30 minutes Saturday after they managed to get out of their enclosure and beyond a perimeter fence. A fourth animal also was accounted for later.
HEMLOCK, Mich. (AP) — A group of Michigan parents have filed a lawsuit alleging that the state didn't obtain proper consent to draw or store their newborns' blood for medical research.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A $42 million biomedical research grant to the University of Minnesota is one of the biggest federal grants the school has ever received.
The university is announcing the National Institutes of Health grant Friday morning. The Star Tribune says the five-year grant will pay for a variety of research, especially into new devices, tests and treatment methods.
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The family of a girl who was killed in a Florida school shooting has set up a fund to support research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
The ALS Association announced The Carmen Schentrup ALS Research Fund on Wednesday. Schentrup was one of 17 people killed in February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two people were burned in a chemical explosion that forced the evacuation of a laboratory at the University of Utah.
Salt Lake City firefighters responded to a Hazmat incident at the Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Fire officials say the two victims suffered minor burn injuries in an explosive chemical reaction that included a nitric acid spill.
SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A pioneer in the field of chemotherapy has died.
Mary Holland says her father, Dr. James F. Holland, died Tuesday at the age of 92.
Holland shared the prestigious Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research in 1972.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A top University of Connecticut dental school professor was reprimanded over a selfie showing him and several students with two severed heads used for medical research, according to a document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Graduate dental school students and a top University of Connecticut orthodontics professor took a selfie with two severed heads used for medical research at a training workshop at Yale University last year — an episode Yale officials called "disturbing" and "inexcusable."
The selfie was taken in June at the Yale School of Medicine during the 2017 DePuy Synthes Future Leaders Workshop, which focused on dental-related facial deformities.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's premier medical research institute is in "a scramble" to prepare for a partial government shutdown that could ruin costly experiments and leave sick patients unable to enter cutting-edge studies, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.