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May 16 2023
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reinstated a grant to a highly scrutinized research organization that studies bat coronaviruses — but the agency has placed several stipulations on the scope of the research and on the organization’s accounting practices.
The move caps a years-long saga that has thrust the EcoHealth Alliance, a small non-profit organization in New York CityNature.com
May 09 2023
President Joe Biden's National Institutes of Health has resumed a grant award suspended under former President Donald Trump for coronavirus bat research to a U.S. nonprofit group that has come under heightened scrutiny for partnering with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China. Trump's NIH informed EcoHealth Alliance in April 2020 that it was axing the grant, which began in 2014 andWashington Examiner
Jan 27 2023
A federal watchdog agency for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says in a report released this week that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) failed to carry out sufficient oversight into research conducted using millions in federal funds, including research carried out at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which has been aggressively scrutinized amid the coronavirus pandemicThe Hill
Jan 27 2023
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH failed to effectively monitor a controversial grant that was used to study coronaviruses in China, according to a lengthy report released this week from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services.
The report takes to task both the NIH and EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based nonprofit that received nearly $8The Intercept
Mar 19 2015
One day after conservative Republicans thrilled an audience of science research advocates by pledging their support for more federal investments in their field, House Republicans on the Budget Committee voted against appropriating more money for just that purpose.
Late Wednesday evening, the House Budget Committee rejected an amendment offered by Rep. Kathy Castro (D-Fla.) to addHuffPost
Oct 05 2021
Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, the largest funder of basic and clinical biomedical research in the world, says he will step down by the end of the year.
Collins, who has served three U.S. presidents as head of the institute for more than 12 years, made the announcement on Tuesday. An interim director — who will be nominated by President Biden and must beNPR (Online News)
Nov 11 2021
A top infectious disease doctor has raised alarm about COVID-19 vaccine mandates despite top federal officials recommending them for businesses, schools, and other institutions.
Dr. Matthew Memoli, who runs a clinical studies unit within the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases—headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci—is scheduled to argue againstThe Epoch Times
Jun 02 2021
Francis Collins calls for a closer look at the lab-leak theory, and shares what most surprised him about the virus.
As Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, recounted the moment, his eyes welled with tears.
A few months before, he and his colleague Anthony Fauci had confided in each other their hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA had set theThe Atlantic
Dec 09 2021
No documents exist explaining why officials decided to remove the definition of “gain-of-function research” from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website, the agency told The Epoch Times.
The NIH site used to include a 232-word definition of the research, but it was removed around the same time the agency disclosed that research it funded in China met the definition.
TheThe Epoch Times
Dec 07 2021
It's Dr. Francis Collins' last few weeks as director of the National Institutes of Health after 12 years, serving under three presidents.
Collins made his name doing the kind of biomedical research NIH is famous for, especially running The Human Genome Project, which fully sequenced the human genetic code. The focus on biomedicine and cures has helped him grow the agency's budget toNPR (Online News)