These bi-weekly presentations of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus (CBRC) are intended to broaden the support and knowledge of basic and clinical biomedical research issues throughout the Congress and the general public in a bipartisan manner.
Dr. Alana Welm of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Utah, although a young investigator, has made a significant impact on the study-particularly the metastasis-of breast cancer. Her presentation will review current incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer among Americans, as well as standard treatments. Breast cancer is not a single disease; it is actually a collection of many types of tumors, which are each driven by many combinations of genetic alterations. This heterogeneity will be disc...
The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus Presents a briefing on "Mind Over Matter" by Dr. Krishna Shenoy from Stanford University. Brain-controlled prostheses are one of the hottest areas in neuroscience, and Dr. Krishna Shenoy is on the leading edge of this science. Brain-computer interface (BCI) or a brain-machine interface is a direct communication pathway between the brain and an external device. BCIs are allowing people to operate computers, write emails, and drive wheelchairs with no...
With Joe Nadeau, Institute for Systems Biology.
With Dr. Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University.
With Dr. Dan Portnoy, University of California, Berkeley.
By Dr. Steve Quake, Stanford University.
With Mark Roth, Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.