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Dr. Gary Wand to deliver 7th Annual Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture at the National Institutes of Health

March 5, 2015 — The Mendelson Honorary Lecture is free and open to the public.

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Varmus Stepping Down as Director of NIH’s National Cancer Institute

March 4, 2015 — Harold Varmus, M.D., leaving post as NCI Director after serving for nearly five years.

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NIH-led effort launches Big Data portal for Alzheimer’s drug discovery

March 4, 2015 — Innovative collaboration, rapid data-sharing opens research to wider community.

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Scientists map memorable tunes in the rat brain

March 3, 2015 — NIH-funded study helps understand how brain remembers everyday sensations.

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Liberia-U.S. clinical research partnership opens trial to test Ebola treatments

February 27, 2015 — Initial study will evaluate experimental drug cocktail ZMapp.

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NIH announces $41.5 million in funding for the Human Placenta Project

February 26, 2015 — Better understanding of the placenta promises to improve the health of mothers and children.

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NIBIB launches Want to Be a Bioengineer? game app

February 24, 2015 — Game introduces students to real-life examples of how bioengineers are improving people’s lives.

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Rare Disease Day at NIH to feature community building and research advances

February 24, 2015 — Rare diseases affect an estimated 25 million people in the United States.

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Data on children’s use of complementary health approaches

February 24, 2015 — Telebriefing and online presentation for members of the media.

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Study finds peanut consumption in infancy prevents peanut allergy

February 23, 2015 — NIH-funded trial compares consumption and avoidance of peanut.

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Molecule hijacks enzyme to boost alcohol metabolism

February 23, 2015 —An experimental compound empowers an enzyme to help process a toxic metabolite of alcohol.

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NIH-supported clinical trials to evaluate long-acting, injectable antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection

February 19, 2015 — The trial will be conducted in South Africa, the United States and Zimbabwe.

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