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NIH's BRAIN initiative, philanthropic Kavli Foundation provide $185M to study brain science

The National Institutes of Health just awarded 67 projects $38 million under its Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative, putting its total investment the project at $85 million in FY 2015. More than 130 researchers in 8 countries and the U.S. received the funding. They represent 125 institutions.

Scientists unveil largest human genomic variation database for disease discovery

As scientists explore the genetic underpinnings of disease to help develop new diagnostics and treatments, an NIH-backed team of researchers is creating the world's largest database of human genomic variation aimed at clinical use.

NIH pushes forward in Obama's $215M 'precision medicine' plan

The National Institutes of Health is pressing ahead with plans to gather genetic information on 1 million Americans under President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative, angling to kick off the ambitious project next year.

NIH backs research to put genomic data into electronic medical records

As researchers home in on the genetic underpinnings of disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is awarding a dozen grants to scientists who are exploring ways to combine genomic test information with electronic health records to improve care for patients.

NIH study sees little benefit to added fetal ECG monitoring during birth

A new fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) technology designed to be used along with conventional fetal heart rate monitoring contributes little benefit in reducing complications during childbirth, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health.

Northwestern bags $17.5M from NIH to develop implant for delivery of drugs that prevent HIV

Northwestern University announced that it has received a five-year, $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study an implantable drug delivery system for the prevention of HIV. It's the latest application of drug delivery to solve the classic medical problem of adherence by developing a device that releases medication in a continuous and controlled manner for up to one year.

NIH to bankroll initiatives to build Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots into R&D; programs

The National Institutes of Health is offering funding to research initiatives that make use of the Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots. The NIH is hoping the next wave of projects will help the National Cancer Institute decide how to establish computational infrastructure to support genomics research.

NIH's MERS vaccine looks promising in mice

Investigators at the NIH have developed a new MERS vaccine that looks promising in mice. Focusing on the structure of a viral protein that the MERS virus uses to enter cells, the researchers developed a two-step, prime-boost process.

NIAID scientists one step closer to 'universal' flu vaccine

A vaccine against a wide range of flu viruses has long eluded scientists, but NIAID researchers have discovered what could be the foundation of a 'universal' flu vaccine.

NIH-backed scientists develop wireless, remote-controlled brain implant

Amid growing interest in innovative neurological devices to treat brain disorders, scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are developing a wireless, remote-controlled probe that could inject drugs and highlight neurons inside the brain.