Richard Harris Award-winning journalist Richard Harris reports on biomedical research for NPR's newsmagazines, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Rep. Fred Upton (right), R-Mich., who have spearheaded the 21st Century Cures Act, speak after a 2015 House of Representatives vote in its favor. Congressional Quarterly/CQ-Roll Call, Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Poised To Pass Sweeping Law Covering FDA And NIH

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Big Data Coming In Faster Than Biomedical Researchers Can Process It

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Patients Increasingly Influence The Direction Of Medical Research

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The federal government spends more than $30 billion a year to fund the National Institutes of Health. What changes are in store under a new administration? NIH/Flickr hide caption

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Yes, getting exercise and eating right can significantly cut your risk of developing heart disease, a study finds, even if you inherited genes that predispose you to the illness. Getty Images hide caption

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Ralph Cicerone makes a few remarks at a Celebration Of Carl Sagan at The Library of Congress on Nov. 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Paul Morigi/Getty Images hide caption

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Candida auris is a fungus that can cause invasive infections, is associated with high mortality and is often resistant to multiple antifungal drugs, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC hide caption

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Karen Lorne, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in July, volunteers weekly with her certified therapy dog, Bailey, at the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill, N.C. Courtesy of Karen Lorne hide caption

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Simplified Study Aims To Quickly Test A Long-Shot ALS Treatment

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Reviews Of Medical Studies May Be Tainted By Funders' Influence

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3 Chemists Share Nobel Prize For Work On 'Molecular Machines'

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A multi-million dollar effort to produce a test to guide treatment for a potentially lethal skin cancer recently fell apart after the scientific investigator discovered that the commercial antibodies he was using were unreliable. Cultura RM Exclusive/Peter Mulle/Getty Images hide caption

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