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Fauci: NIH in a "scramble" to prepare for any gov't shutdown

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health says the institution is in a "scramble" to prepare for a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday. Fauci spoke to The … Click to Continue »

Children's awarded $2.6M to study stem cells for CHD-related neurological complications

(Children's National Health System) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded researchers at Children's National Health System $2.6 million to expand their studies into whether human stem cells could someday treat and even reverse neurological damage in infants born with congenital heart disease (CHD).

NIH invests in collaborative research to understand mechanisms controlling cell division

(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center) A three-year, $675,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to understand cell-size control in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (Chlamydomonas).

NIH researchers report first 3-D structure of DHHC enzymes

(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) The first three-dimensional structure of DHHC proteins -- enzymes involved in many cellular processes, including cancer -- explains how they function and may offer a blueprint for designing therapeutic drugs.

Hackensack University Medical Center Invited to Enroll in NIH Studies through the Selection of its Clinical Hub Affiliate Temple University

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that its hub-site affiliate, Temple University in Philadelphia, has been selected as one of 11 clinical hubs for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) emergency medicine clinical trials network.

NIH fellowships to help grad students study heart health

(Virginia Tech) Two translational biology, medicine, and health (TBMH) graduate students at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have won National Institutes of Health research fellowships aimed at protecting people with heart problems.

Graduate Students Land Elusive National Institute of Health Fellowships

One of the NIH's training awards, the highly selective Kirschstein fellowship is conferred to top U.S. graduate students in health science-related fields.

NIH awards $8 million to Wake Forest Baptist for Alcohol Addiction Research Center

(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) The National Institutes of Health has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center a grant worth an estimated $8 million over five years for the establishment of a new center for research into alcohol addiction.

Zika remains a research and public health challenge, say NIAID scientists

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The Zika virus has become established in more than 80 countries, infected millions of people, and left many babies with birth defects. Although scientists have made progress...Show More Summary

US to lift restrictions on making viruses deadlier and stronger

The United States National Institute of Health (NIH) announced on Tuesday that it will soon end a three-year moratorium on funding research projects that aim to make pathogens more powerful than they are naturally. The restrictions were...Show More Summary

NIH to Resume Funding Controversial 'Gain-of-Function' Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced yesterday that it would be removing a three-year funding pause on so-called "gain-of-function" research. The type of research in question involves engineering viruses to give them capabilities not found in nature in order to facilitate research. Show More Summary

Defending against environmental stressors may shorten lifespan

(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) A shorter life may be the price an organism pays for coping with the natural assaults of daily living, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues in Japan. Show More Summary

New $10.8 NIH grant supports KU research into cancer, neurological disorders, lung and heart disease

(University of Kansas) The University of Kansas' Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways, a National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), recently earned a second phase of grant funding in the amount of $10.8 million for an additional five years.

Allergens widespread in largest study of US homes

(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation's largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health...Show More Summary

Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows

(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) Nearly one in three 12th-graders report past year use of some kind of vaping device, raising concerns about the impact on their health. What they say is in the device, however, ranges from nicotine,...Show More Summary

New NIH study to research the risk of hearing loss in Detroit firefighters

(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) With the help of funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, a Wayne State University professor is researching...Show More Summary

New Nih Study to Research the Risk of Hearing Loss in Detroit Firefighters

With the help of funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, a Wayne State University professor is researching gene-environment interactions to determine the association between environmental exposure to lead and cadmium and hearing loss in Detroit firefighters.

Researcher receives NIH grants to uncover connection between brain development and autism

(Case Western Reserve University) Tony Wynshaw-Boris, M.D., Ph.D., has received two five-year grants totaling more than $5 million from the National Institute of Mental Health of the NIH to uncover links between abnormal embryonic brain development and autism.

Small things in life: A tiny worm and $1.8 million NIH grant help gene expression research

(Kansas State University) A teeny, tiny worm and a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant may help a Kansas State University researcher understand how the smallest molecules can have big effects on gene expression.

NIH Awards $70M to Launch Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it is expected to award up to $70 million over five years to three physician-scientists to launch the Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC). The consortium will create a network of 35 Alzheimer’s disease trial sites across the country with the goal of finding new ways to treat or prevent... Read More

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