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cannabinoid research

Expanding the portfolio of rigorous cannabinoid research with new funding opportunities

David Shurtleff, PhD, Deputy Director at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institutes of Health, discusses new funding opportunities for cannabinoid research.
biochemistry

How does research in biochemistry fit into the wider goals of the NIH?

Open Access Government looks into the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)’s Biochemistry and Bio-related Chemistry Branch, and its current research areas and priorities.
chemically contaminated sites

Tackling chemically contaminated sites in the United States

Jennifer Kay and Bevin Engelward walk us through how the National Institutes of Health teams up with universities to tackle some of the most chemically contaminated sites in the United States.
eye health

Eye health: Testing the safety of stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration

Kapil Bharti, PhD, Senior Investigator and Head of the Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research Section at the National Eye Institute (NEI), explains testing the safety of a stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration in this special focus on eye health.
muscle-wasting conditions research

The 2010s: Advances witnessed in muscle-wasting conditions research

Kate Adcock, Director of Research and Innovation, Muscular Dystrophy UK, charts the advances over the past decade in muscle-wasting conditions research.
blindness from diabetic retinopathy

Early detection is crucial to prevent blindness from diabetic retinopathy

Emily Y. Chew, M.D., Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications and the Deputy Clinical Director at the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, examines why early detection is crucial to prevent blindness from diabetic retinopathy.

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Open Access Government (July 2019) "Thanks for the link Jonathan and for the opportunity to share Dr Bianchi’s perspective." Meredith Carlson Daly Senior Media Relations Officer Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health
genome technologies

Health research: Applying genome technologies to the study of disease

In this interview, Dr Carolyn M. Hutter, PhD, Director, Division of Genome Sciences at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) outlines the important role of research when it comes to applying genome technologies to studying disease.

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Open Access Government (October 2018) "Thanks again for the opportunity!" Michael F. Huerta Coordinator of Data & Open Science Initiatives Associate Director for Program Development National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
data science

Discovery and health at the intersection of data science and open science

Michael F. Huerta from the National Library of Medicine at the U.S.’s National Institutes of Health explores how discovery and health benefit from the intersection of data science and open science
skin diseases

Arthritis, musculoskeletal and skin diseases including muscular dystrophy

The work of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, including muscular dystrophy (MD), is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government
ageing process

Research suggests neurodegenerative disorders may speed up ageing process

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) compared the genetic clocks of normal and mutant flies to understand the link between neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and the ageing process
brain research

New brain research provides insight into how circuits regulate sleep

As Brain Awareness Week continues, new NIH-funded research suggests a part of the brain’s internal clock constantly monitors changes in external temperature
asthma flare-ups

Short-term increases in inhaled steroid doses do not prevent asthma flare-ups in children

New research by the National Institutes of Health challenge common practice of increasing doses at early signs of worsening symptoms in asthma
universal influenza vaccine

NIAID reveals strategic plan for universal influenza vaccine

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have orchestrated a plan to create a universal influenza vaccine.
brain disease test

National Institutes of Health scientists adapt new brain disease test for Parkinson’s

National Institutes of Health scientists develop new brain disease test for the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies The group, led by NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), tested 60 cerebral spinal fluid samples, including 12 from people with Parkinson’s disease, 17 from...
stroke patients

New research of the eye could alter the way stroke patients are assessed and...

Research into curious bright spots in the eyes on stroke patients’ brain images could one day alter the way they are assessed and treated A team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that a chemical routinely given to stroke patients undergoing brain scans can leak into their...
health and wealth of the UK

Improving the health and wealth of the UK through research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) aims to improve both the health and wealth of the UK by means of research, as Open Access Government’s Editor Jonathan Miles discovers National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded by the UK’s Department of Health and ultimately aims to improve both...
clinical pharmacy practice

Fostering and supporting excellence in clinical pharmacy practice

Islam Elkonaissi and Zahra Laftah from the UKCPA explore the British model of supporting excellence in clinical pharmacy practice In the UK, evidence that pharmacists can provide better clinical outcomes and more efficient, consistent and sustainable services for patients, is increasing. In this article, key themes are discussed to showcase...

Asbestos exposure can cause significant risks to health

Dr. Christopher P. Weis of the National Institutes of Health, shares with Editor Laura Evans the dangers of long term asbestos exposure

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