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  • n  an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health; is the principal biomedical research agency of the federal government

  • Funding for the nih has quadrupled since the 1980s, from $7 billion to $28 billion.
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  • Researchers discover 2-step mechanism of inner ear tip link regrowth
    A team of NIH-supported researchers is the first to show, in mice, an unexpected two-step process that happens during the growth and regeneration of inner ear tip links. Tip links are extracellular tethers that link stereocilia, the tiny sensory projections on inner ear hair cells that convert sound into electrical signals, and play a key role in hearing. The discovery offers a possible ...
    June 11, 2013 - EurekAlert!
  • NIH Grant Funds Duquesne Research of Most Common Inherited Mental Disability
    The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, an arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that includes Fragile X research as a priority, awarded a three-year grant of more than $394,000 to Dr. Rita Mihailescu, associate professor in Duquesne University's chemistry and biochemistry department. Mihailescu and her team have been working to untangle the ...
    June 6, 2013 - Newswise
  • NIH scientists discover how HIV kills immune cells
    ( NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ) Untreated HIV infection destroys a person's immune system by killing infection-fighting cells, but precisely when and how HIV wreaks this destruction has been a mystery until now. New research by scientists at NIAID reveals how HIV triggers a signal telling an infected immune cell to die. This finding has implications for preserving ...
    June 5, 2013 - EurekAlert!
Quotes

  • Judy Biggert in Atlantic Information Services, Inc.
    Biggert added, "We will never unlock the great promise of the Human Genome Project if Americans are too paranoid to get genetic testing. Without the protections offered by HR 493, these fears will persist, research at NIH will slow, and Americans...
  • Joe Barton in Forbes
    The NIH specializes in great science, not detective work, and it shows,said Barton. "I hope the inspector general's inquiry will finally sort things out so everyone can have confidence that the public's interest is being fully served."
  • Mike Castle in Guardian Unlimited
    The amount ...... would be almost the smallest increase for NIH in 38 years,Castle complained. "New research opportunities will go unfunded. The number of new therapies will continue to decline."

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