National Institutes of Health
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.
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."
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.
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 has completed construction of the second phase of its newest building, the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center, at its campus in Bethesda, MD.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have created genetically altered mice that outlive regular mice by about 20%--the equivalent of raising the average human lifespan by 16 years, from 79 to 95.
Chronic inflammation has long been thought to have ties to Type 2 diabetes, and now researchers at the National Institutes of Health believe they have discovered what that connection may be. The findings also point to a possible molecular target for treating the disease, which is a growing epidemic in the U.S.