The National Institutes of Health has persuaded 10 rival drugmakers to briefly set aside their competitive spirits and collaborate on drug discovery projects in four major diseases, pooling their data and expertise to kick-start early-stage efforts.
Thanks to some high-profile failures to replicate preclinical findings in some of the world's leading journals, the call for reform has reached a fever pitch, and National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins has taken up the baton.
Infecting healthy volunteers with influenza in a controlled environment will allow researchers to track each step of the immune response, potentially revealing answers to some fundamental questions limiting the effectiveness of vaccines.
New York-based biopharma Regeneron will sequence DNA from 100,000 patients at Geisinger Health Systems, a healthcare network that serves 3 million people in Pennsylvania.
President Obama's BRAIN Initiative has begun to take shape over the past 6 months as vague goals have been developed into definite priorities. The process continued recently when the National Institutes of Health (NIH) revealed the 6 projects on which it will invest its first $40 million of BRAIN Initiative funding.
National Institutes of Health funding is the lifeblood of U.S. biomedical research centers, particularly for teams working on speculative, early-phase projects like AIDS vaccines. Dr. Dong-Pyou Han was part of one such team, but NIH has banned him from receiving grants for three years for falsifying research.
The National Institutes of Health on Monday called its first play for $30 million in grant money from the National Football League (NFL), earmarked for the study of traumatic brain injuries in sport.
Philip Bourne joins NIH from UC San Diego where he uses data mining in pharmacology. He is known to support the free exchange of scientific data.
In an effort to better understand diseases that have long eluded diagnosis, the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute is partnering with the National Institutes of Health's Undiagnosed Diseases Program to create cell models of rare medical conditions.
China is a big, climatologically-diverse country, with the weather changing significantly between the temperate zones in the north and the subtropical regions further south. This affects when flu seasons occur, and consequently when health authorities should run vaccination campaigns.