CBS Boston – It’s the National Football League’s dirty little “secret,” the objective reality that they don’t want casual observers to understand or cognizant die-hards to accept. Every NFL player has concussions.
The Scientist – The 21st Century Cures Act includes a provision to speed up the development and approval of cell- and tissue-based therapies. As of this month, four products have earned this so-called regenerative medicine advanced therapy (RMAT) designation.
Phys.org – Scientists at Rice University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have discovered that laser-induced graphene (LIG) is a highly effective anti-fouling material and, when electrified, bacteria zapper.
Food and Drug Administration – The FDA is establishing an Opioid Policy Steering Committee that will bring together some of the agency’s most senior career leaders to explore and develop additional tools or strategies FDA can use to confront the opioid crisis.
NBC News – A group of conservative members of Congress wrote President Donald Trump Monday, urging him to fire National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins because he is not pro-life enough.
The Washington Post – President Trump's 2018 budget request to Congress seeks massive cuts in spending on health programs, including medical research, disease prevention programs and health insurance for children of the working poor.
In today's Neuroscience SciPol Daily, concussions and head injuries in football and rugby; how straining the brain might prevent neurodegenerative disease; diagnosing Alzheimer's via saliva; and Francis Collins's work on addressing the opioid epidemic.
In today's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Daily, a lawsuit stemming from CAR-T therapy; a new method for treating cystic fibrosis; the Canadian GMO labeling bill defeated in Parliament; Microsoft storing DNA data in the cloud; and DNA sequencing in space.
In today's Nanotechnology SciPol Daily, using a graphene-based sensor to help diagnose and treat asthma; using 3D x-ray imaging to model nanomaterials; and a biodegradable nanoparticle that fights cancer.