A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 4:04 PM EST2013-12-09 21:04:36 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS, IND (WTHR/NBC) - An Indianapolis family is in mourning after a 3-year-old accidentally shot and killed himself. Police said that at about 6 p.m. on Saturday they received a 911 call sayingMore >>
Family mourns loss of toddler to gun accident during holidays. More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 7:00 AM EST2013-12-07 12:00:14 GMT
(WBIR/NBC) - Foster children Eva and Jasmine shared the same Christmas wish. During Vacation Bible School at their East Tennessee church this summer, the girls, ages 7 and 8, sent up their written prayerMore >>
(NBC) - The Veterans Administration has launched the Million Veteran Program to collect DNA samples from veterans for a new research project.
The goal is for scientists to learn more about how genes affect our health.
For example, why do some vets develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and others in the same combat situation don't?
Scientists will study the DNA to learn more about genetic markers for everything from Alzheimer's disease to schizophrenia.
Cate Bowen served as an Army nurse at Travis Air Force Base and Andrews Air Force Base for six years.
She felt compelled to share here genetic blueprint.
"I am a female veteran and I think it is important to include women in the research. I think my contribution to the million will lead to better research," Bowen said.
Nationwide more than 11,000 veterans have enrolled in the voluntary program.
"We hope to get to a million samples to analyze data across a variety of disorders and ages so we can understand why some vets get disorders and others don't and understand how the risk for disease interacts with experiences," said Dr. Jennifer Hobilyn is the Associate Director of the VA Palo Alto Bipolar and Depression Research Program.
Veteran's personal information will not be identified with their sample.
Dr. Joel Kupersmith, Chief Research and Development Officer with the Department of Veterans affairs said the information from the Million Veteran Program may also one day help us understand more about the role genes play in the development of diabetes, heart disease and mental disorders.