Catalyst: NIH

by SRA International on June 27, 2017

This revised Notice replaces NOT-OD-17-027 to inform the research community that NIH is extending the effective date of the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research to January 25, 2018. The policy will apply to all competing grant applications for due dates on or after January 25, 2018. For R&D contracts, the policy will apply to all solicitations issued on or after this effective date.... Read more

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by SRA International on June 27, 2017

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) have demonstrated that a drug originally targeted unsuccessfully to treat cancer may have new life as a potential treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).... Read more

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by SRA International on June 27, 2017

Facing protests from senior scientists, including members of its own advisory board, the National Institutes of Health on Thursday abandoned a plan to help younger researchers by imposing a general three-grant limit.... Read more

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by SRA International on June 27, 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is dropping a controversial, 1-month-old plan to cap the amount of support an individual scientist can receive in order to spread funds to more investigators. Instead, the agency will eventually devote $1 billion a year—about 3% of its $34 billion budget—specifically to funding proposals from early- and midcareer investigators.... Read more

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by SRA International on May 30, 2017

A study in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the structure of the brain’s blood vessels, and may be responsible for producing malformations that can lead to stroke or epilepsy.... Read more

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by SRA International on May 30, 2017

A new study shows that the number of women in the United States living with distant metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most severe form of the disease, is growing.... Read more

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by SRA International on May 30, 2017

Despite facing protests, the National Institutes of Health promised Wednesday to move ahead with a plan to impose a general limit of three major grants per researcher, persuaded by data linking quantity to declining effectiveness.... Read more

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by SRA International on May 30, 2017

Nearly 32 million adults in the United States (13 percent of the U.S. population aged 18 and older) consumed more than twice the number of drinks considered binge drinking on at least one occasion, according to a 2013 survey that asked about past-year drinking.... Read more

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by SRA International on May 30, 2017

Living in racially segregated neighborhoods is associated with a rise in the blood pressure of black adults, while moving away from segregated areas is associated with a decrease — and significant enough to lead to reductions in heart attacks and strokes, a National Institutes of Health-funded study has found.... Read more

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by SRA International on May 30, 2017

Today we want to put forward a new approach to making sure that we are exercising optimum stewardship of the funds that we receive from taxpayers.... Read more

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