Scientists have discovered a way to kill brain tumors in mice using the herpes virus; Israel’s future, as John Kerry predicted, may not be far from apartheid; meanwhile, the National Institutes of Health is mandating gender balance in animal studies. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Right now, if you want to read the published results of the biomedical research that your own tax dollars paid for, all you have to do is visit the digital archive of the National Institutes of Health. But a new bill in Congress wants to change that.
Critics of the National Institutes of Health argue that the $30 billion the government pours into medical research and innovation through the organization each year is not making Americans healthier. (more)
According to officials from the National Institutes of Health, circumcision reduces the risk in men of contracting HIV through heterosexual sex by roughly 50%. The announcement was based on several recent studies conducted in Africa.