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Nanopores, microfluidics get $14.5M from NIH for new DNA sequencing tech

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $14.5 million in eight grants to researchers working to develop high quality and low cost DNA sequencing. The grants are each for two to four years and are awarded through the Advanced DNA Sequencing Technology program of the National Human Genome Research Institute, a part of NIH.

NIH to spur innovation in new therapeutic areas

The National Institutes of Health is launching three new programs in emerging areas with the lofty goal of transforming biomedical research in the next 5 to 10 years.

NIH aiming to lower IT barriers to 3D printing in drug research

Evangelists of 3-D printing tip the technology to reshape organ transplants, orthopedics and multiple other areas of medicines, with Johnson & Johnson among the companies trying to turn hype into reality. And now the National Institutes of Health has joined the sector, adding a 3-D model creation service to help drug researchers who lack computing skills.

Think tank: $4.5B investment in BRAIN project too modest

In response to a National Institutes of Health workgroup report released June 5 recommending a budget of $4.5 billion over the next decade for President Obama's BRAIN Initiative, a think tank is criticizing the project, saying it is "set up to fail."

NIH would get 2% budget hike under Senate bill

A U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee voted June 10 to give medical research a boost in funding to supplant the sequester cuts that hit the National Institutes of Health last year.

Venter Institute wins $25M NIH grant to apply sequencing tech to infectious diseases

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has committed $25 million to better understanding infectious diseases, awarding the cash to the J. Craig Venter Institute, which will apply its sequencing and bioinformatics skills to tackling the field.

NIH opens largest U.S. neuroscience research center

NIH has completed construction of the second phase of its newest building, the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center, at its campus in Bethesda, MD.

NIH faces flat funds in president's 2015 budget proposal

Announced earlier this week, President Barack Obama's proposed budget for 2015 includes $30.4 billion for the National Institutes of Health, a slight increase of $211 million over this fiscal year's budget.

NIH announces $100M for new HIV research initiative

The Obama administration announced Monday afternoon that the National Institutes of Health will redirect $100 million in funding to establish a new program to find better treatments--and eventually, a cure--for HIV and AIDS.

Bioinformatics projects stall as shutdown stops NIH funding

The government shutdown and subsequent furloughing of staff at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has some obvious, headline-grabbing implications for its trials and research. Yet there are also a host of knock-on effects rippling through the private sector, harming bioinformatics and other fields.