The Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) at the University of Texas Medical Branch is an anchor lab of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. As part of the Biodefense Laboratory Network, GNL is involved in crucial research to better understand, prevent, and treat dangerous pathogens.
Among the decisions Texas voters made in November was approving Proposition 6, which continues the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health ("ARPA-H") was recently established as a new federal agency with the mission of transforming health research and innovation. The concept is similar to that of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which has fostered countless breakthrough discoveries (and is about the coolest place on earth). ARPA-H is charged with finding solutions to society's most challenging health crises, including cancer, Alzheimer's, and AIDS. Moreover, treatments are to be broadly accessible to improve outcomes across the globe while simultaneously containing medical costs.