Tag Archives: National Institutes of Health

NIH Translational Research Partnership Yields Promising Therapy

A potential treatment for sickle cell disease has come through the “valley of death” of early stage development due to support from a collaborative partnership established by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The results of early clinical trials demonstrated sufficient effectiveness in addressing the underlying […]
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AIDS: ARV Optimism Tempered by Home Truths

The prospect that antiretroviral drugs could prevent HIV infection in high-risk populations was the big news emerging from last month’s International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. But the news raises the tricky ethical question of whether the US should spend $11,000 per patient to keep uninfected individuals healthy, when funds are lacking to provide life-saving […]
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New NIH Leader Backs Personalized Medicine

Image by Getty Images via Daylife No one was surprised last month when the White House nominated world-famous geneticist Francis Collins for the top job at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The driving force behind NIH’s Human Genome Project for 15 years, Collins is experienced in managing large research projects and big budgets and […]
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