Research

Research on Children’s Health Risks in Doubt Over EPA Funds

FILE – In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, a sign on a door of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, researchers…

New Way to Test for Breast Cancer in the Works

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sanford researcher has developed a blood test that may make it easier to detect breast cancer. She says it could be a game changer for the over 300 thousand people diagnosed each year. ” I thought well why don’t we use the immune system as a biosensor and let the body tell us what’s going on…

VA Researchers Creating Pathway to Better Health for Veterans

Sioux Falls, S.D. – It’s VA Research Week across the country, so today the Sioux Falls VA held a special event.  With the highest per capita veteran population, researchers said South Dakota is a great place to conduct research.  The goal is to improve the health of military members. “Coming up with better treatments with fewer side effects is the…

Teen Siblings Team Up With Father, DWU To Research Cure For Cancer In Dogs

PLANKINTON, S.D. – Two South Dakota teens are showing us that anything is possible with hard work. A brother and sister from Plankinton have been working together to try to cure cancer in man’s best friend. They’ve had some amazing results, earning them recognition and even scholarship money at a South Dakota University. Eighteen-year-old Emma and 16-year-old Noah Heezen are…

Obama Signs Bill Boosting Spending On Cancer Research

The 21st Century Cures Act invests $1.8 billion for a cancer research

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse. Obama signed the bill at a ceremony on the White House campus flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and key lawmakers. The 21st Century Cures Act invests $1.8 billion for a cancer research “moonshot” that is strongly supported by…