FDA News – Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a comprehensive policy framework for the development and oversight of regenerative medicine products, including novel cellular therapies.
In this week's Neuroscience SciPol Weekly, an electrical stimulation device to deal with opioid withdrawal symptoms, coffee drinkers associated with better cardiovascular health, the obstacles of working women with migraines and lab-grown minibrains.
FierceHealthcare – The American Medical Association wants payers to cover genetic tests and precision medicine more consistently, arguing their current practices may hinder patient access to cutting-edge tests and therapeutics.
The Denver Post – New laws that require better reporting and monitoring of concussions for high school athletes appear to be working to reduce the number of traumatic brain injuries that young players suffer, according to a study co-authored by a University of Colorado researcher.
Reuters – Monsanto Co and U.S. farm groups sued California on Wednesday to stop the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing the widely used weed killer glyphosate, which the company sells to farmers to apply to its genetically engineered crops.
The Department of Bioethics at the NIH offers a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and post-baccalaureate fellowships. Fellows have the opportunity to learn many aspects of bioethics, participate in the activities and the intellectual life of the department, and study ethical issues related to conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics, and health policy. Learn more HERE
The Hill – The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request.