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Francis S. Collins Aug 1
A2: Henrietta’s cells have played a major role in thousands of discoveries. They were a critical tool for my own research into Huntington’s disease, neurofibromatosis, Progeria, diabetes & cystic fibrosis. Her contribution to science & human health is immeasurable.
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Francis S. Collins Jul 31
American innovators have answered our call! ’s awarded 7 contracts to deliver millions more tests to serve nation’s need for faster, more accessible testing. I’ll be live w/ Dr. Bruce Tromberg at 2:30 pm ET on to discuss.
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Francis S. Collins Jul 30
In a preliminary -funded study School of Pharmacy, researchers found that some supposedly "inert" ingredients, such as dyes and preservatives, may actually be biologically active and lead to unexpected side effects.
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Francis S. Collins Jul 30
One of the big unknowns about is how it affects kids’ health. Learn what research is doing to help in my chat with ’s top .
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Francis S. Collins Jul 28
Thanks to & for bringing me and Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall together to discuss how ’s Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions& Vaccines () public-private partnership is helping expedite the scientific response to .
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Francis S. Collins Jul 28
Could past infections help to explain why some people get less severely ill from than others? New study of T-cells suggests it’s possible.
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Francis S. Collins Jul 28
And this time with the right handle!
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Francis S. Collins Jul 27
Today has been historic! The vaccine candidate developed by and to prevent advanced to a Phase 3 clinical trial, after showing promising results in Phase 1 and 2. A vaccine for by the end of 2020 is possible.
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Francis S. Collins Jul 24
Had the pleasure of speaking w/ about the unprecedented global effort to develop a vaccine for , for which is playing a big part. I'm optimistic that we’ll have a safe & effective vaccine by the end of the year or early 2021:
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Francis S. Collins Jul 24
Pleased to announce selection of Dr. Michael Chiang as the new Director. His work in biomedical informatics & telehealth research is visionary. Special thanks to Dr. Santa Tumminia for serving as Acting Director
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Francis S. Collins Jul 23
A government program with a shark-tank approach? Learn how our program could make getting tested for a whole lot faster and easier.
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Francis S. Collins Jul 22
With the goal of significantly increasing the number of daily tests, ’s program is pursuing easy, point-of-care diagnostics with immediate results. Learn more:
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Francis S. Collins Jul 21
To put a stop to , we need better ways to track the spread of the novel . A new study shows how evidence can help.
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Francis S. Collins Jul 20
-funded research detected a protein present in aging mice after exercise that may be responsible for brain benefits, info that could lead to therapies that replicate this protective effect for older adults or other physically limited people.
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Francis S. Collins Jul 18
I’m deeply saddened by the passing of John Lewis. He led the establishment of ’s to conduct research that closes the gap in disparities in health status and healthcare delivery. He gave voice to the voiceless and hope to the hopeless. I was privileged to know him.
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Francis S. Collins Jul 18
In today Director Dr. Anthony Fauci explains why, in the search for vaccines and treatments for , we must focus on rigorous clinical research and robust partnerships in order to save the most lives.
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Francis S. Collins Jul 17
Continually impressed by our community&their willingness to come together to help fight this pandemic. ’s Prevention Network already has just under 100K volunteers. Ppl interested in volunteering for a COVID-19 Clinical Study can register here
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Francis S. Collins Jul 16
Things are moving fast in our urgent effort to develop a for . A leading candidate, developed , just cleared a Phase 1 human test, with larger now getting started. Find out more.
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Francis S. Collins Jul 15
Placenta lacks major molecules used by SARS-CoV-2 virus to cause infection. study may help explain why the virus has rarely been found in newborns of women with .
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Francis S. Collins Jul 15
Join , and myself today (July 15) at 1:00 pm ET for a live chat about the burgeoning field of NeuroArts, the science of arts & health, including & ’s . Registration is free :
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