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Gulf spill oil dispersants associated with health symptoms in cleanup workers

(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Workers who were likely exposed to dispersants while cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill experienced a range of health symptoms including cough and wheeze, and skin and eye irritation, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Show More Summary

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Working Group Concludes There Is Significant Evidence to Implicate the Role of Microbiota in Blood Pressure Regulation

A recent report from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Working Group on the role of microbiota in blood pressure regulation underscored "there is a critical need to discover novel and innovative ways to address the blood pressure control issue."

Life-saving post-ER suicide prevention strategies are cost effective

(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) Three interventions designed for follow up of patients who are identified with suicide risk in hospital emergency departments save lives and are cost effective relative to usual care. A study...Show More Summary

Wyss Institute launches human Organ Chip project to model influenza virus infection

(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to leverage its human Organ-on-a-Chip (Organ...Show More Summary

NIH's All of Us Journey Comes to Chicago

Chicago hospitals will host the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program.

WATCH: Senate committee erupts in applause when GOP chair bucks Trump and votes for $2 billion in NIH research

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A Senate committee erupted in spontaneous applause last week after the Republican chairman announced that he had voted for a $2 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Last week, the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee threw...

NIH Awards UCSF Researchers $11.7M Grant to Launch Pediatric Precision Medicine Equity Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a team of UC San Francisco researchers with a four-year $11.7 million grant to launch a new Prenatal and Pediatric Genomic Sequencing (P3EGS ) program at UCSF, according to UCSF news. Over the four-year span, the program is focused on pursuing equity in the implementation of genomic precision medicine... Read More

UCLA receives $8.4 million NIH grant to help liver transplant recipients stay healthier longer

UCLA has received an $8.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research ways to help donated livers last longer and improve outcomes for transplant recipients.

CWRU researcher receives NIH grant to expand countermeasures against chemical threats

(Case Western Reserve University) Kurt Lu, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a five year, $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand countermeasures against chemical threats, including mustard gas and mustard-related compounds. Show More Summary

NYIT biologist receives NIH support for bone-healing research

(New York Institute of Technology) The United States' National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Professor of Life Sciences Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D., a multi-year grant to study a newly...Show More Summary

Wayne State Receives $3.2 Million NIH Award to Improve Asthma Care and Outcomes in African American Children

A research team led by Deborah Ellis, Ph.D., professor of family medicine and public health sciences in Wayne State University's School of Medicine, received a $3.2 million award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Show More Summary

NIAID scientists illuminate mechanism of increased cardiovascular risks with HIV

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have expanded the understanding of how chronic inflammation and persistent immune activation associated with HIV infection drive cardiovascular disease risk in people living with HIV. Show More Summary

Undergraduates develop tools to diagnose Alzheimer's disease before patients show symptoms

(University of Maryland) A team of seven University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering undergraduates earned the top prize in this year's National Institutes of Health (NIH) Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge for their efforts to develop low-cost tools to diagnose Alzheimer's disease before patients show symptoms.

NIH awards BU more than $5 million to continue Alzheimer's research

(Boston University School of Medicine) The National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging has awarded the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center (BU ADC) a three-year, $5.4 million grant to continue research on ways to reduce the human and economic costs of Alzheimer's disease (AD) through the advancement of knowledge.

UC Santa Cruz genomics undergrad awarded prestigious NIH research scholarship

(University of California - Santa Cruz) UC Santa Cruz junior and Genomics Institute scholar Stefanie Brizuela has been selected by the Scientific Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) as a UGSP Scholar. Show More Summary

Female mouse embryos actively remove male reproductive systems

(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) A protein called COUP-TFII determines whether a mouse embryo develops a male reproductive tract, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. Show More Summary

NIH funds Rosalind Franklin University study on role of oxytocin in anxiety

(Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science researcher Joanna Dabrowska has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the role of the hormone oxytocin in stress-induced psychiatric disorders. Show More Summary

New Data Resource Centre Will Help Better Understand Links Between Birth Defects and Childhood Cancer

Up to $14.8 million over five years, contingent on available funds, was announced today by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund's Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First). Researchers in Canada...Show More Summary

Children's National part of pediatric cancer research collective awarded millions by NIH

(Children's National Health System) Children's National Health System is a member of a public-private research collective that was awarded up to $14.8 million from the National Institutes of Health -- contingent on available funds --...Show More Summary

NIH grant to biomedical scientist will advance research on inflammatory bowel disease

(University of California - Riverside) Declan McCole, a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has received a $1.83 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify how the loss of a protective barrier in the intestine contributes to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Show More Summary

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