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NIH is coming off a budget binge: the money given to the agency from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is about to run out. Next month, the last of the money will be disbursed and the recipients are required to spend most of it by September 2011, says Nature's Meredith Wadman. Now, researchers are looking to Francis Collins to figure out a solution.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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