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Salt marsh mouse: An endangered species becomes a stimulus scapegoat

The salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris) has been on the Endangered Species List since 1970. So why, after all of this time, has it gotten so much media attention in the last few weeks? It turns out that the mouse has become a convenient scapegoat for attacks against President Obama’s stimulus package, thanks to [...]

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Cancer research faces changes with health care reform

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WASHINGTON—Many doctors and medical researchers applauded a new federal focus on comparative effectiveness research that was boosted through the 2009 stimulus package and codified with the signing of the health care reform bill in March. This shift will support—and in many cases require—work to establish which treatments work best. The changing policies, however, present "a [...]

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Moving forward with electronic health records

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NEW YORK—Almost a year since President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which earmarked some $19 billion to get electronic health records off the ground, most of the country’s medical and research institutions are still primarily pushing paper. So what will it take to help medical institutions get a move on? Researchers, [...]

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