NIH Teaming Up With Pharma Giants For New Treatments

The National Institute of Health announced Thursday that three pharmaceutical companies will be granting them access to industry compounds in an attempt to help the Institute spearhead new research into treatments for a wide variety of conditions.

“Americans are eagerly awaiting the next generation of cures and treatments to help them live longer and healthier lives,” Health and Human ServiceTo accelerate our nation’s therapeutic development process, it is essential that we forge strong, innovative, and strategic partnerships across government, academia and industry.”

The companies include AstraZeneca, Lilly and Pfizer and the NIH says that additional companies may eventually sign on. The compounds will be supplied to the NIH’s newly formed Natonal Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

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Here’s what happened today in American political history.

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● GOP voters eagerly await elections

● Appeals court rejects antibiotic petitions

● Nicotine-like pesticides pollute Midwestern streams

● FOIA lawsuit is embedded in an FOIA lawsuit

● San Francisco renters’ ordinance hit by lawsuit

● Secret pact suppresses food safety

Cruz: Obama Is “Fundraiser In Chief”

“There is one and only one way to solve this crisis,” Cruz said. “Eliminate the promise of amnesty.”

Admin Official: ISIS Poised To Spread

“They are training in Syria and are recruiting over social media which is something that we have never seen before,” said McGurk.

Sanders: House Republicans Not Acting In Good Faith On Veterans Affairs Bill

“I am prepared to be here (in Washington) this weekend to start serious negotiations in terms of how we work out our differences,” said Sen. Sanders (I-VT).

LISTEN: The World In Two Minutes – July 24, 2014

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A U.N. school in Gaza is hit by artillery shelling, killing civilians and U.N. staff, and rockets found in another U.N. school go missing.