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Research Partnership Defines Diagnostic Criteria for Sarcopenia, a Debilitating Condition in Older Adults

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Bethesda, Md., April 15, 2014 — Low muscle mass and weakness are important contributors to sarcopenia, a common and potentially disabling condition in older adults. Diagnostic criteria have been proposed, but no consensus yet exists.

Foundation for the NIH to Award Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences to Jennifer Doudna from UC Berkeley

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has selected Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., a Professor from the University of California, Berkeley, as the second winner of its Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences. Doudna, a Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, will be presented the Lurie Prize medal and a $100,000 honorarium on May 20 in Washington, D.C.

AADR Provides Support to the Foundation for the NIH for a Dental Student in the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program

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Alexandria, Va., USA
- The American Association for Dental Research (AADR), with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), today announced that AADR will provide $75,000 funding to support one dental student competitively selected to participate in the 2014-2015 NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP).

Foundation for the NIH Announces First Results of I-SPY 2 Breast Cancer Clinical Trial

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The I-SPY 2 TRIAL, a randomized phase II clinical trial for breast cancer launched through a unique partnership with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium and sponsored by QuantumLeap Healthcare Collaborative has graduated the first two drugs from its innovative, multidrug standing platform trial.

NIH and NFL Tackle Concussion Research

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NIH announces research projects funded largely by donation from the NFL

The National Institutes of Health has selected eight projects to receive support to answer some of the most fundamental problems on traumatic brain injury, including understanding long-term effects of repeated head injuries and improving diagnosis of concussions.

Foundation for the NIH Launches Bone Quality Project

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Effort will spur drug development
Bethesda, MD
(December 3, 2013) —The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium announced today the launch of a three-year study to track the progression of osteoporosis more precisely and pave the way for more effective treatments. The study, which utilizes data from existing academic and clinical trials, is designed to establish the validity of specific imaging and biochemical markers for bone health.

FNIH and Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative Announce Grand Prize Winner of 2013 Geoffrey Beene Global Neurodiscovery Challenge

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The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, in association with the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, today announced Enrico Glaab, Ph.D., research associate at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg, as the grand-prize winner of the first-ever challenge to identify male/female differences in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Dr. Glaab will receive $50,000 in awards from the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative to continue his research.

FNIH And Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative Open Online Voting to the Public for the 2013 Geoffrey Beene Global Neurodiscovery Challenge

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The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, in association with the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, today announced the top four winners of the preliminary round of the first-ever challenge to identify male/female differences in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

Foundation for the NIH Awards Lurie Prize to Ruslan M. Medzhitov for Groundbreaking Discoveries in the Immune System

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Chicago, IL
(May 15, 2013) - The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) awarded the first annual Lurie Prize to Ruslan M. Medzhitov, PhD, David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, last evening at a ceremony at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University.

FNIH And Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative Launch Innovation Challenge to Male/Female Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Bethesda, MD (April 30, 2013) – The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, in association with the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, today announced the first-ever challenge to identify male/female differences in the early cognitive decline that precedes Alzheimer’s disease.