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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.

Altered gene in mice extends lifespan by 20%

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.

Diabetes progression slowed in mice

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.

NIH to open genomic data of HeLa cells to researchers

Biomedical researchers will now be able to apply for access to the whole genome data of an important cell line known as HeLa.

NIH pushes for biomarker research to catch up with needs of kids

In an effort to advance drug and disease research in children, a unit of the National Institutes of Health aims to fund studies of biomarkers of adult ailments for use in pediatric patients.

DNA-based molecular robots zero in on cancer, autoimmune diseases

To effectively target cancer or autoimmune disease cells without causing too much harm to healthy ones in the process, researchers are turning to molecular "robots," small DNA-based platforms with binding sites highly specified to interact solely with disease-causing populations.

Math models tailor drug delivery using patient DNA

Researchers from the U.S. and China have developed statistical models that simulate a drug's reaction in a patient, an innovation that could help deliver treatments to specific disease targets.