57Oct 2, 2003
National Institutes of Health
Witnesses testified regarding the National Institutes of Health and biomedical research. Members of the committee were interested in how NIH funding, which was increased by 100% in the previous ...
14Dec 14, 1999
Patient-Based Organizations in Medical Research
Mr. Varmus talked about the importance of research at the National Institutes of Health and proposed that greater interaction between the scientific community and patient advocacy groups would ...
25May 6, 1999
National Institute of Health Research Funding
The committee heard testimony on how the National Institute of Health determines its allocations for disease research.
84Dec 2, 1998
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
The witnesses testified about whether or not it is ethical to use human embryos for research. Senator Specter explained that stem cells can grow into any kind of bodily tissue; therefore, the ...
57Apr 21, 1998
Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer
The subcommittee heard testimony on breast cancer research and the drug tamoxifen. Studies have shown that a daily dose of tamoxifen reduced the incidence of breast cancer by 45 ...
12Apr 6, 1998
Breast Cancer Drug Study
Dr. Klausner and others briefed reporters on a new study of the benefits and side effects of tamoxifen. The study showed that this drug which has been used to treat breast cancer can also ...
28Nov 4, 1997
Hatfield Research Center Groundbreaking
Participants celebrated the beginning of construction on the Mark Hatfield Clinical Research Center. Vice President Gore was among the dignitaries who spoke at the event. He noted that the ...
131Mar 12, 1997
Science and Ethics of Cloning
Public Health and Safety Subcommittee members held a hearing about the science and ethics of clone. Researchers and ethicists, including the Scottish scientist who successfully cloned an adult ...
89Mar 5, 1997
The Ethics of Cloning
The subcommittee heard testimony on the ethics of cloning and biotechnological research. Dr. Varmus said that a “rush to legislate” against human cloning research may shackle ...
12Dec 3, 1996
After meeting with President Clinton, Secretary Shalala and several AIDS experts talked to reporters. They talked about the state of AIDS research. December 1 is World AIDS Day.
6Nov 13, 1996
Health Research Funding and Priorities
Mr. Varmus spoke about the funding and priorities for the National Institutes of Health. He outlined how the organization could continue to meet its goals of continuing medical research in ...
13Nov 21, 1994
New Foods and the Nation's Health
Secretary Shalala delivered opening remarks at a two-day conference on “Health, Science and Food for America” and introduced a videotaped greeting by the first lady. The speakers ...
8Oct 27, 1994
National Institutes of Health Research Budget
Dr. Varmus discussed the federal funding for cancer, AIDS, and heart disease research. He also described the history of the National Institutes of Health.
24Feb 17, 1994
Presidential Health Care Proposal
Following an introduction by Mr. Varmus and Secretary Shalala, Ms. Clinton discussed the president’s health care reform plan and the effects it will have on medical and genetic ...
38Nov 30, 1993
U.S. AIDS Policy
Secretary Shalala announced the formation of the National Task Force on AIDS Drug Development. The task force is designed to identify and remove any barriers to developing effective treatment ...