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One Health Day

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Today, in recognition of One Health Day, I shared my thoughts with The Hill’s Congress Blog about the importance of recognizing the inextricable links between human health and the health of animals and the environment we share: For centuries, humans have shared a bond with animals unlike any other – one so strong that it has been scientifically shown to improve the emotional and mental health of people who spend time with nature’s magnificent creatures. Here Read More >

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Biotech Takes Aim at Breast Cancer

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We’ve come a long way in our national fight to beat breast cancer.  Since the 1980s, the mortality rate has fallen by a third due to more effective medicines and an increased focus on prevention, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and with proper treatment, the average 10-year survival rate for breast cancer is now 83 percent. But as Will Rogers famously observed, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you Read More >

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BIO Launches New Video Explaining How The Cost of Your Medicine is Really Determined

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Today, much of the public debate surrounding the cost of biopharmaceuticals is focused on the list price of an individual drug or treatment regimen. However, the list price is not what a manufacturer generally makes on the drug, and it typically has little to do with what a patient has to pay for his or her medicine. To help put this debate into context, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is releasing a new educational video Read More >

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Talking About Mental Illness: A Conversation That Can Save a Life

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People living with mental illness and clinical depression often suffer in silence without receiving the care they need. They may feel alone, ashamed, or hopeless, and they may fear that giving voice to these feelings means they will be misunderstood, unfairly judged, or perceived as a burden. Only 25 percent of those with a mental illness feel others are sympathetic to their condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Society’s negative stereotypes about mental Read More >

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Happy 384th Birthday to the Father of Microbiology

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Today’s Google doodle celebrates the accomplishments of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the Father of Microbiology. In addition to being a remarkable DIYer, Leeuwenhoek is known to be the first to observe microorganisms, which he adorably referred to as “tiny animals,” through a microscope. From Leeuwenhoek’s discover, you can draw a direct line to the manipulation of microorganisms at the genetic and molecular level that we now refer to as biotechnology. A tip of the hat to Read More >

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