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NIH gives $8M to University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for myositis research

... Chester V. Oddis, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is principal investigator for the effort, which involves 36 other scientis...

UT and Atom Sciences Collaborate on NIH grant to develop test for major african disease

... ... Prominent in West Africa, the disease resembles lepr...

Sukhishvili invited to serve on NIH's Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Svetlana Sukhishvili, Associate Professor in Stevens Institute of Technologys Chemistry and Chemical Biology department, has been invited to serve on the Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review. Sukhishvilis two-year term on this National Institutes of Health (NIH) committee will run from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009. ... Members are se...

NIH awards nearly $21 million to fund cutting-edge research equipment

... These high-performance imaging instruments and other advanced technologies enable both basic discoveries that shed light on the underlying causes of disease and...

NIH study finds MRI more sensitive than CT in diagnosing most common form of acute stroke

Results from the most comprehensive study to compare two imaging techniques for the emergency diagnosis of suspected acute stroke show that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide a more sensitive diagnosis than computed tomography (CT) for acute ischemic stroke. The difference between MRI and CT was attributable to MRI's superiority for detection of acute ischemic strokethe most common fo...

NIH awards $13 million for science education projects

To increase public understanding of science and to encourage student interest in research careers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced it will provide $13 million to fund a dozen Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA). The programs will target K-12 students and teachers, as well as visitors to science centers and museums across the country. Many of the projects are desi...

Weill Cornell pharmacologist receives prestigious NIH MERIT Award

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Berkeley Lab Life Sciences division awarded NIH grants for fruit fly, nematode studies

... Researchers in the Life Sciences Division of the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are the principal investigators on two of the new grant projects, while other members of the division are co-principal investigators on additional projects. The projects are part of the ENCODE program (Encyclo...

NIH awards VBI, Mayo Clinic $2.4M to study chronic rhinosinusitis

... CRS is a debilitating chronic airway disease that results in up to 1822 million clinical cases per year and at least 30 million courses of antibiotic treatment (National Cen...

$4.4 million NIH grant renews Echinacea and St John's wort research at Iowa State

... The Iowa Center for Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements at Iowa State University was created in 2002 by the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements. In addition to Iowa State, the center includes researchers at the University of Iowa, Yale University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's North Central Regional Plant Int...

NIH awards $7.39 million to Burnham neurobiologists

... Glial cells are at the center of most functions of the nervous system. They outnumber neurons (nerve cells) in the brain and spinal cord by a factor of 10:1 and provide physical and nutritional support for neurons. They ar...

Kent State University and Summa Health System receive NIH grant to study prehypertension

... Approximately 30 million Americans suffer from prehypertension, or blood pres...

NIH establishes Center of Excellence for influenza research at Mount Sinai

... Mount Sinai welcomes this high hono...

U OF M awarded $22.5 million NIH contract to study avian influenza

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today named the University of Minnesota as one of six sites across the country that will establish a Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance.... The Minnesota NIH/NIAID Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (MCEIRS) will receive $22.5 mill...

Nation's first veterinary student receives prestigious NIH Fogarty Fellowship

NORTH GRAFTON, MASS., APRIL 2, 2007 - As the nations first veterinary student to receive a prestigious "Overseas Fellowship in Global Health and Clinical Research, Elliott Garber, a third-year student at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, already knows about the symbiotic link between animal, human, and environmental health. Garber was chosen from more than 130 appli...

NIH neuroscience microarray consortium launches high-throughput genotyping services

... The Consortium is comprised of four nationally recognized centers located at Duke University in Durham, NC, the Translational Genomics Research Instit...

NIH announces phase III clinical trial of creatine for Parkinson's disease

... The double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III study is one of the largest PD clinical tri...

NIH selects Children's Hospital as Center of Excellence to train future generations of scientists

... ... Children's will establish its CHRC though a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the N...

NIH funds innovative alzheimer's research initiated at UCSB

A completely new approach to the study of Alzheimers disease, initiated by a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, may solve a critical piece in the puzzle of the disease. This tragic neurological illness progressively erases memory in its millions of victims. The key to the new approach is understanding the way certain proteins in the brain fold, or rather misfold. ... Mich...

Biodesign Institute takes part in $14.4M NIH chemical defense grant

... ... Tsafrir Mor, a researcher at ASU's Biodesign Institute and assist...

NIH gives PITT $13 million grant for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease research

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18 -- The University of Pittsburgh has been awarded an estimated ...$13 million research grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop novel approaches that seek to increase our understanding of and improve outcomes for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a degenerative breathing disord...

NIH awards nearly $11.5 million to support science education programs

... Through mobile laboratories, portable science kits, planetarium films, and online activities, these SEPA projects will provide hands-on, inquiry-based, instruction on topics such as cardiovasc...

NIH Nanomedicine Center draws on NYU School of Medicine expertise

... As part of a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) nanomedicine grant, David Roth, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of the Department of Pathology and the Irene Diamond Professor of Immunology, is c...

NIH selects Purdue to use phi29 DNA packaging motor for National Nanomedicine Development Center

... ... The team will take the first steps in research that could lead to using nanomotors to package and deliver therapeutic DNA or RNA to disease-causing cells. This is a feat that could revolutio...

NIH launches 'Health Info Rx Program' on newborn screening and related genetic disorders

After a doctor sees a patient, he or she often prescribes medications. But what if such a doctor also wants to direct a patient to up-to-date, reliable, consumer-friendly information about a genetic condition, or an explanation of the basics of genetic science? Under a new program launched today, practitioners are being encouraged to refer their patients to Genetics Home Reference, a free, patie...

NSF, NIH award Ecology of Infectious Diseases grants

... "The joint program supports efforts to create a predictive understanding of the ecological and biological mechanisms that govern relationships among...

NIH director announces 2007 Pioneer Award competition

... "We hope this opportunity stimulates even more investigators to send us their boldest, most imaginative concepts," said Zerhouni. "The Pioneer Award supports individual scientists rather than specific projects and allows recipients to pursue promising new research directions that could h...

Burnham awarded $12.7 million from NIH to create one of nation's top neuroscience research centers

La Jolla, Calif. October 10, 2006 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $12.7 million to the Burnham Institute for Medical Research for a collaborative research program including Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk), The Scripps Research Institute (Scripps) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) that will create one of the nation's top research facilities in the n...

Columbia University Medical Center receives major new NIH Clinical Science 'investment' funds

... Columbia is one of just 12 academic health centers from across the nation to recei...

Rockefeller University receives $45 million from NIH for clinical and translational science

The National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health announced today that Rockefeller University has been awarded one of the first Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), a component of the NIH Roadmap designed to transform clinical and translational research so that new treatments can be developed more efficiently and delivered more quickly to patients. The...

NIH launches national consortium to transform clinical research

BETHESDA, Md. -- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., today announced the launch of a national consortium that will transform how clinical and translational research is conducted, ultimately enabling researchers to provide new treatments more efficiently and quickly to patients. This new consortium, funded through Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs...

Researchers receive $12.8 million NIH grant to improve diagnosis/treatment of chronic lung disease

... This five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) establishes Children's and the University of Pittsburgh as a Specialized Center of Clinically Oriented Research (SCCOR) in Pediatric Pulmonology. This kind of center award is designed to facilitate more rapid translation...

NIH funding renewed for VA study of alcohol and HIV/AIDS interactions

... "VACS is one of the largest ongoing observational studies of HIV and the only study to include a matched HIV-negative comparison group. As such, it is uniquely poised to examine the independent effects of alcohol use and abuse, aging, HIV infection, and HIV treatment as well as the interaction between t...

NIH funds Berkeley Lab research on defense against radiological attack

... Raymond, a member of Berkeley Lab's Chemical Sciences...

NIH director announces 2006 Pioneer Award recipients

... ... "The 2006 Pioneer Award recipients are a diverse group of forward-thinking scientists whose work could transform medical research," said Zerhouni. "The awards will give them the intel...

UVa receives $35.7 million grant renewal from NIH

Charlottesville, Va., Sept. 20, 2006 The University of Virginia School of Medicine's Cell Migration Consortium grant has been renewed for five years. ... The $35.7 million "glue" grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a part of the NIH, brings the total NIH funding to the project to more than $73 million. NIGMS originally conceived of the large-scale glue grants...

NIH grants $117 million in institutional development awards to underserved states

The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced it will grant $117.3 million to fund four new and seven continuing Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). The awards support multidisciplinary centers, each concentrating on one general area of research, that strengthen institutional biomedical research capability an...

UT Southwestern scientist receives NIH Director's Pioneer Award

... ... Now in its third year, the Pioneer Award has been given to 35 scientists. It is designed to allow researchers to pursue risky experiments that have the potential of producing highl...

Statement from the NIH on cancer genetics findings at Johns Hopkins University

Systematic, genome-wide scans of two types of cancer--breast cancer and colorectal cancer--have revealed important new findings about the genetic underpinnings of these diseases, a team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, Md., an NCI-designated Cancer Center, reports in the September 7 online issue of Science.* The Johns Hopkins group, which included Victor E....

NIH launches Knockout Mouse Project

... The NIH Knockout Mouse Project will work closely with other large-scale efforts to produce knockouts that are underway in Canada, called the North...
(Date:10/14/2014)... the planet,s leading questions is how to produce enough ... climate. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ... the next 40 years to feed a growing global ... necessary rise in food production. Plants—grains, cereals, fruits, ... livestock. Current research must tap into our knowledge ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... CA – October 14, 2014 – Scientists from The ... from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead ... virus-induced hemorrhagic fever disease in Africa. The study aims ... why some patients die, while others survive the inflection. ... understand the basic mechanism of how Lassa fever virus ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... likely takes between 10 and 20 years to ... window" of intervention if detected early, which may ... say Australian clinical researchers. , Dr Jeremy ... Institute of Medical Research, analysed medical histories and ... pancreatic cancer patients, operated on between 1994 and ...
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