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2013-08-08 10:14:45

The National Institutes of Health today announced in Nature that it has reached an understanding with the family of the late Henrietta Lacks to allow biomedical researchers controlled access to the whole genome data of cells derived from her tumor, commonly known as HeLa cells.

2013-08-01 23:22:36

The CAI prioritized the NCI portfolio resulting in 50 near-term commercially viable inventions.

Study Suggests Silky Brain Implants May Help Stop Spread Of Epilepsy
2013-07-25 12:04:43

NIH-funded study suggests role for adenosine in molecular processes involved in epilepsy

For A Healthy Brain, Clear Out The Trash
2013-07-23 10:41:23

Recycling is not only good for the environment, it's good for the brain. A study using rat cells indicates that quickly clearing out defective proteins in the brain may prevent loss of brain cells.

2013-07-15 13:12:28

A set of proteins involved in the body's natural defenses produces a large number of mutations in human DNA.

2013-07-05 23:00:09

Allegheny General Hospital In Pittsburgh, PA, has been awarded a two-year grant of $423,852 from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to fund a first-of-its-kind study that will attempt to

2013-06-27 23:27:52

Rebecca Kamen, artist and former professor of art, continues research on the intersection of art education, scientific discovery, and innovation by challenging science interns at George Mason

Chimps To Be Retired From Medical Research: NIH
2013-06-27 04:34:46

The US National Institutes of Health has announced plans to significantly reduce the number of chimpanzees used in biomedical research funded by the agency, stating the creatures “deserve special respect” due to their status as the closest relatives to humans in the animal kingdom.

Vietnam Vets Who Have PTSD Are More Than Twice As Likely To Have Heart Disease
2013-06-26 12:27:08

Male twin Vietnam veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were more than twice as likely as those without PTSD to develop heart disease during a 13-year period


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.