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Public health officials have known for some time that Guillain-Barre Syndrome could be triggered by the foodborne Campylobacter jejuni, but a research team at Michigan State University only recently discovered how the pathogen commonly found in undercooked chicken leads to the paralyzing neuromuscular disorder.

Funded by the federal government’s National Institutes of Health Enterics Research…

Two federal programs are coordinating on $20 million in prizes for all phases of competition for new, innovative, and novel laboratory diagnostic tests to combat the development and spread of drug-resistant bacteria. Announced Sept. 8 by the National Institutes of Health and the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the competition…

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $3.3 million to a team at Indiana University for researching a new solution to the problem of antibiotic resistance, a significant and growing health concern in recent years. Each year in the U.S., Salmonella alone sickens an estimated 1.2 million people while hospitalizing 19,000 and killing 380, according…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to announce this week whether it will ban bisphenol A, a controversial chemical commonly known as BPA, in food and beverage packaging.

The deadline, this Saturday, was set as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) against FDA. The …

Since early September, federal law has required any facility that manufactures, packs, or holds human or animal food to issue an electronic report to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) if the company realizes it shipped potentially harmful food into commerce. Yesterday the FDA and National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched a new Website …

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), which makes up part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has issued a press release recognizing World Kidney Day on March 11.  The awareness-raising day occurs during National Kidney Month. 

According to NIDDK, “Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 23 million adults in the …

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to team up in order to accelerate the process from scientific

breakthrough to the availability of new, innovative medical therapies

for patients Wednesday.

Speakers at the event included U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, NIH Director Francis …