January 4, 1994
Women's Health Initiative: The largest research study ever funded by the National Institutes of Health may be headed for trouble. The study, involving 160,000 women and 14 years of work, was designed to make up for years of neglect on women's health. But in November, a committee of the Institute of Medicine expressed great skepticism in the merits of the study, setting up a battle this year that might curb the ambitious effort.
July 24, 1991 |
The federal government should continue funding the artificial heart program, including the fully implantable total artificial heart, because the research "may benefit patients who would otherwise die," an advisory panel urged Tuesday.
January 16, 1991 |
The AIDS antibody test should be offered to all pregnant women who live in areas where there is a high prevalence of the deadly disease, an expert committee of the Institute of Medicine recommended Tuesday. But such screening for infection with the human immunodeficiency virus should be strictly voluntary and only occur with written informed consent, said the committee, a part of the National Academy of Sciences.
January 6, 1989 |
The elite of American science, hoping to draw the new Administration's attention to pressing issues of research, called Thursday on President-elect Bush to commit the nation to building a manned space station, to give new coherence to the fight against AIDS, to step up global environmental studies and to appoint an effective science adviser quickly.
December 21, 1988 |
The federal government's system for apportioning $60 billion a year for science and technology is far too haphazard and needs strengthening in the White House and Congress, the National Academies of Science and Engineering and the Institute of Medicine said Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1988
Two Los Angeles County physicians are among 40 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine, an organization chartered by the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, institute officials said Monday. Honored were Delbert A. Fisher of Torrance, professor of pediatrics and medicine and director of a research center at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and Kenneth I. Shine of Los Angeles, dean of the UCLA School of Medicine's Center for the Health Sciences.