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Myths about weight loss that could actually make you gain more weight

A 2016 study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) followed more than a dozen former “Biggest Losers” and found that of the 14 people studied, 13 regained a significant portion of the weight they lost on the show. Four were heavier...Show More Summary

National Leader in Fetal Surgery Joins Lurie Children's Hospital

Aimen Shaaban, MD, a pediatric surgeon and leading expert in the area of fetal surgery, has joined Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago as Director of The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health.

USDA invests $6.8 million for research and extension grants on pollinator health

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced seven grants totaling $6.8 million for research and extension projects to sustain healthy populations of pollinators, which are crucial to the nation's food security and environmental health. Show More Summary

UW-led scientists 'closing the gap' on malaria in India

(University of Washington) The National Institutes of Health has renewed a major grant that funds a University of Washington-led research center to understand malaria in India.

Pro-Life Congressional Bill Urges NIH to Stop Killing Human Beings in Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Republican Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today joined with Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-03) to introduce a bipartisan bill to direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to prioritize life-affirming stem cell research with near-term benefits for human patients and to refrain from creating or destroying human […]

Wayne State Receives $1.9 M NIH Grant to Develop Novel Therapy for Corneal Bacterial Infection

Wayne State University recently received a five-year, $1.925 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to test the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) -- a newly recognized level of gene expression regulation...Show More Summary

$1.9 million NIH grant to Wayne State to develop novel therapy for corneal bacterial infection

(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) Wayne State University recently received a five-year, $1.925 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to test the role ofShow More Summary

IQuity Says $1 Million NIH Grant Will Fund Company’s Research on RNA-based Therapies that Help MS Patients

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $1 million grant to IQuity, a Nashville-based company looking into novel RNA targets that ultimately benefit patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune disorders. The NIH grant is part of the institute’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Show More Summary

Tissue engineering: NIH competition to create 'eye in a dish'

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The National Eye Institute of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a competition to develop a working model of the human retina from stem cells — namely, the 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (see www.nei.nih.gov/3droc). This will help to clarify the mechanisms

US mental-health agency’s push for basic research has slashed support for clinical trials

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Analysis reveals that the number of clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Mental Health has fallen by 45% since the agency began to focus on the biological roots of disease.

How puberty prepares adolescents for adulthood through changing face perceptions

(Penn State) Suzy Scherf, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, is heading up a five-year project being funded by a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Scherf and her research team will investigate adolescent-specific changes in face processing before, during and after pubertal development.

Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute Research Team Receive NIH Funding to Expand Imaging Technology to Guide Cancer Treatment

A team of Wayne State University and Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute researchers recently received funding from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to expand the use of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in cancer therapy.

Researchers repurpose former experimental cancer therapy to treat muscular dystrophy

(NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)) Researchers at the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the University of Nevada, Reno School of MedicineShow More Summary

Cleveland Clinic receives NIH grant to establish consortium for dementia with Lewy Bodies

(Cleveland Clinic) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $6 million grant to Cleveland Clinic to establish a national research consortium focused on improving the diagnosis and understanding the cause for Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). Show More Summary

GW receives $3 million grant to test hookworm vaccine efficacy in Phase II clinical trial

(George Washington University) GW Researchers received a $3 million U01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to test the efficacy of a candidate recombinant hookworm vaccine, the next step in their goal to fight hookworm.

NIH funds NYC center for AIDS research

(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Rockefeller University, The City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, a $7.5 million grant for the Center for AIDS Research focused on preventing HIV transmission and ending the AIDS epidemic.

NIH Funds NYC Center for AIDS Research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Rockefeller University, The City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY), a $7.5 million grant for the Center for AIDS Research focused on preventing HIV transmission and ending the AIDS epidemic.

NIH-led workshop addresses opioid misuse during pregnancy

(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Research is essential to determining how best to screen pregnant women for opioid use disorder, to treat pregnant women who have the disorder, andShow More Summary

Statement of Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, President, the American Society of Nephrology, on the Extension of NIH Director Francis S. Collins', MD, Ph.D., Tenure

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) applauds the Trump Administration's decision to extend Francis S. Collins', MD, Ph.D, tenure as the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH Releases Federal Pain Research Strategy Draft Research Priorities - American Society of Anesthesiologists

On May 25, the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) and the Office of Pain Policy of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released draft Federal Pain Research Priorities, which were presented and discussed at a forum and public comment period on June 1. Show More Summary

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