News Releases - 2014
NIH awards $31 million to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce
October 22, 2014 — The National Institutes of Health announced the award of nearly $31 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive in the NIH-funded workforce.
Clark Atlanta University awarded $7.4M NIH grant for cancer research
May 13, 2014 — Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta was awarded a $7.4 million renewal grant for the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD).
Dr. Yvonne T. Maddox to serve as Acting Director of NIMHD
April 14, 2014 — The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) announced today the appointment of Dr. Yvonne T. Maddox, Ph.D., as NIMHD’s acting director. This appointment follows Dr. John Ruffin’s announcement last month of his retirement from federal service and as director of NIMHD after 24 years.
NIH study finds regular aspirin use may reduce ovarian cancer risk
February 6, 2014 — Women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent, according to a study by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. However, further research is needed before clinical recommendations can be made.
NIH, industry and non-profits join forces to speed validation of disease targets
February 4, 2014 — The National Institutes of Health, 10 biopharmaceutical companies and several nonprofit organizations today launched an unprecedented partnership to transform the current model for identifying and validating the most promising biological targets of disease for new diagnostics and drug development.
Adding chemotherapy following radiation treatment improves survival for adults with low-grade gliomas, a slow-growing type of brain tumor
February 3, 2014 — Adults with low-grade gliomas, a form of brain tumor, who received a chemotherapy regimen following completion of radiation therapy, lived longer than patients who received radiation therapy alone, according to long-term follow-up results from a National Institutes of Health-supported randomized controlled clinical trial.
NIH study offers insight into why cancer incidence increases with age
February 3, 2014 — The accumulation of age-associated changes in a biochemical process that helps control genes may be responsible for some of the increased risk of cancer seen in older people, according to a National Institutes of Health study.
New substance abuse treatment resources focus on teens
January 23, 2014 — Resources to help parents, health care providers, and substance abuse treatment specialists treat teens struggling with drug abuse, as well as identify and interact with those who might be at risk, were released today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
NIH research network finds many youth have high levels of HIV
January 23, 2014 — More than 30 percent of young males who had sex with other males and who were subsequently enrolled in a government treatment and research network were found to have high levels of HIV, reported researchers from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.
NIH study: Research-based strategies help reduce underage drinking
January 14, 2014 — Strategies recommended by the Surgeon General to reduce underage drinking have shown promise when put into practice, according to scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.