Latest National Institute of Health Stories

2014-07-23 12:31:07

PISCATAWAY, N.J., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clearview Diagnostics, Inc. as part of a compendium, announced today the receipt of a grant from the NIH (National Institute of Health) to develop a portable self-reading device for breast cancer screening. Clearview will be working with the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation to develop portable, self-reading ultrasound for breast screening. The focus of these development efforts and the directive with this grant is toward a low-cost...

2014-07-16 23:02:53

Seed monies for FSH Muscular Dystrophy research by Seattle-based Friends of FSH Research non-profit pays off in huge NIH funding. This community supported non-profit is helping to change the landscape of FSH research. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 NIH awards $6.3 million grant to Seattle muscular dystrophy researchers A group of Seattle-based muscular dystrophy researchers has been awarded a prestigious $6.3 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to establish a Senator Paul D....

2014-07-15 12:29:19

Society Joins Coalition of More than 90 Organizations in Calling on Congress to Stop Cuts to Federal Health Programs that Keep Americans Healthy and Safe WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today and supported by the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to the causes and treatments of blood disorders, details the dire consequences of recent deep budget cuts to federal health programs,...

2014-07-14 23:06:45

If an NIH grant can help validate the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy (PDT), more mesothelioma patients may have access to it in the future. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The NIH is giving $8 million dollars to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania to fund a clinical trial on light-based therapy in mesothelioma surgical patients. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s newly-posted article on the research. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania plan to use...

2014-07-10 08:28:50

Company selected again to provide disaster recovery services WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a colocation contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that could be worth nearly $63 million over the next 10 years. CenturyLink will provide colocation, network connectivity and disaster recovery services to the NIH National Library of Medicine and the NIH Center for Information Technology....

2014-07-07 12:29:07

Prestigious Biomedical Researcher and Author Joins Innovator in DNA Capture Technology SAN DIEGO, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diomics, an innovator in DNA capture technology, today announced the appointment of Thomas Kindt, Ph.D., as Diomic's chief scientific officer (CSO) effective July 7, 2014. Dr. Kindt brings more than 30 years of relevant industry experience to his new role having previously served as Director of Intramural Research of the National Institute of Allergy and...

early celiac sign
2014-07-04 03:30:55

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIH-funded study finds higher celiac risk in Sweden than US, elsewhere More than one quarter of children with two copies of a high-risk variant in a specific group of genes develop an early sign of celiac disease called celiac disease autoimmunity (CDA) by age 5. The findings are from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in Youth consortium, or TEDDY. The National Institutes of Health-funded study, published July...

2014-07-03 11:16:59

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIH study suggests people with either should be monitored for both Acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are closely intertwined, with each disease a risk factor for developing the other and sharing other risk factors in common, as well as sharing causes for the diseases to get worse, and outcomes, suggests a comprehensive analysis by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and George...

2014-07-02 12:51:45

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Adults stop anti-rejection drugs after stem-cell transplant reverses sickle cell disease NIH trial success suggests a new treatment option for older, sicker patients Half of patients in a trial have safely stopped immunosuppressant medication following a modified blood stem-cell transplant for severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the July 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The...

2014-07-01 08:30:44

SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that it has received two NIH small business grants which will fund the development of bispecific antibodies for two of its anti-bacterial immunotherapies. Sorrento's highly diverse, fully human G-MAB(®) library and proprietary antibody conjugation technology platforms have...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'