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One High School Student Dreams Big With Industrial Biotech

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The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has announced winners of its annual “Ideas Matter Essay Contest,” a scholarship competition for Arkansas high school students. Students were asked to submit an idea and a plan for how they would turn it into action to address one of these challenges- (1) improving global health, (2) increasing opportunities for women and girls, (3) reducing childhood obesity and preventable diseases, (4) creating economic opportunity and growth, and (5) helping communities address Read More >

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The Hill: Will Support for Biomedical Research Be Dead on Arrival?

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In an op-ed over at The Hill, Dr. Claire Pomeroy, an infectious disease specialist and president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, discusses an important question: “How is it that the United States, which has historically held the global lead in medical innovation, was caught flat-footed by Ebola?” Dr. Pomeroy points to a lack of federal funding for medical research as one of the primary culprits for our lack of effective Ebola answers, a Read More >

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Environmental Group Praises the Carbon Benefits of Gasoline

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Groundhog Day arrived ahead of schedule this year, as the World Resources Institute launched its annual attack on biofuels. But the yearly ritual took on a tinge of April Fools’ Day as the environmental group oddly advocated that the U.S. firmly establish the blend wall in regulatory rules and thereby guarantee fossil fuels a 90 percent share of the gasoline market. The institute released a “new” report titled “Avoiding Bioenergy Competition for Food Crops and Read More >

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Sens. Alexander and Burr Release “Innovation for Healthier Americans” Report

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Today, Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and committee member Richard Burr (R-N.C.) released a report on the challenges of ‘getting safe treatments, devices and cures to patients more quickly and effectively.’ Specifically, the report looks at what is and is not working at the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health. The report kicks off a major initiative by the Committee to examine challenges with drug and medical device development Read More >

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Report Shows Continued Global Growth in Biotech Crops

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The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) released its report today on the current global plantings of GM Crops.  The report, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2015, highlights the accumulated hectarage of biotech crops grown in 2014 as well as the key benefits of biotechnology, including alleviation of poverty and hunger by boosting the income of risk-averse small, resource-poor farmers around the world.   According to the report, the United States continued as the lead Read More >

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