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Fogarty International Center Announces New Global Health Informatics Training Program

Fogarty International Center Announces New Global Health Informatics Training Program Irene Edwards Bethesda, Maryland — The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces a new program that funds international collaborations between the United States and low- and middle-income countries to create informatics training programs in support of global health research. […]

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NIH Appoints Dr. Paul Coates to Head Office of Dietary Supplements

NIH Appoints Dr. Paul Coates to Head Office of Dietary Supplements Office of Communications and Public Liaison The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today the appointment of Paul M. Coates, Ph.D. as the new Director of NIH’s Office of Dietary Supplements effective October 25, 1999. Dr. Coates served from 1996-1999 as Deputy Director of […]

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Fauci Presents Roadmap for Infectious Disease Research in 21st Century

Fauci Presents Roadmap for Infectious Disease Research in 21st Century Greg Folkers, Office of the Director, NIAID A generation ago, it was suggested that the time had come to “close the book” on infectious diseases. With the availability of a growing arsenal of antibiotics and vaccines, some policymakers argued that biomedical research resources should be […]

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Parasite, Mosquito Genomes Complete Malaria Picture

Parasite, Mosquito Genomes Complete Malaria Picture Anne A. Oplinger The sequencing of both P. falciparum and its insect vector heralds a new era in the fight against malaria. When joined with information we have about the human genome, a much fuller understanding of this disease and its transmission is now possible, says Anthony S. Fauci, […]

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Transgenic Animals Produced Using Cultured Sperm

Transgenic Animals Produced Using Cultured Sperm Geoff Spencer Bethesda, Maryland — A Japanese-U.S. team today reported the successful creation of transgenic animals using sperm genetically modified and grown in a laboratory dish, an achievement with implications for a wide range of research from developmental biology to gene therapy. In their study, to be published in […]

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Muscular Dystrophy Mouse Model Yields Potential Growth Factor Treatment

Muscular Dystrophy Mouse Model Yields Potential Growth Factor Treatment Office of Communications and Public Liaison An altered mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, developed to have high levels of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), has shown increases in muscle mass of at least 40 percent and other changes that could herald a possible treatment for […]

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Protein Patterns May Identify Ovarian Cancer

Protein Patterns May Identify Ovarian Cancer Jennifer Michalowski, NCI Press Office Scientists from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) report today, in a special fast-tracked release in The Lancet*, that patterns of proteins found in patients’ blood serum may reflect the presence of disease. In the study, scientists used […]

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National Human Genome Research Institute and the NIH Office of Rare Diseases Launch New Information Center

National Human Genome Research Institute and the NIH Office of Rare Diseases Launch New Information Center Geoff Spencer Bethesda, Md. — The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) have launched a new information center that, for the first time, delivers free and immediate access […]

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National Eye Institute Releases National Plan for Eye and Vision Research

National Eye Institute Releases National Plan for Eye and Vision Research Tom Hoglund The National Eye Institute (NEI), a part of the Federal governments National Institutes of Health, recently published its latest planning document, National Plan for Eye and Vision Research. The Plan provides a clear view of the state of vision research and identifies […]

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New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks in Children

New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks in Children National Institute of Nursing ResearchEMBARGOED FOR RELEASE, Monday, August 3, 1998Linda Cook, NINR, 301-496-0207, lc59t@nih.gov, Renee Kinzie, UNC, 919-966-1412, rkinzie@unc.edu New research findings show that a specially designed educational program for third and fourth grade children significantly lowers cholesterol levels in just eight weeks. Other cardiovascular […]