Tag Archives: NIH


AIDS Turns 30: Are We Close to a Cure?

An early headline of the AIDS epidemic (New York Times, 1981). The condition made patients vulnerable to Kaposi's sarcoma, a rare cancer. On June 5th, 1981, the Morbidity... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/5/11


NIH Awards $40 Million to Map the Wiring of the Brain

You may never have heard of the Connectome, but chances are it defines nearly everything about who you are. Just as our genome is the totality of our genes, the... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/14/10

Antibody Neutralizes 91% of HIV Strains, Strong Step Towards a Vaccine

Will HIV eventually go the way of smallpox and polio? Earlier this month, scientists at the National Institute of Health (NIH) announced their discovery of three new... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/22/10

Database for Autism Holds Hope for Answers, Treatments

Those looking to better understand and treat Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) now have a powerful new weapon in their fight. The US National Institute of Health (NIH) has... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/11/10

NIH Guides Nanomedicine Towards Killing Cancer

There have been many proposed means of killing cancer cells: selective pathogens, irradiation, chemical corrosion of membranes...but my favorite has always been "burn the... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/14/09

Genome Study Reveals New Links to Parkinson’s

Affordable genetic testing continues to enable scientists to find exciting new discoveries that may help doctors predict, prevent, and treat disease. Two teams of... more

Written By: | Posted: 11/23/09


Vitamin D and Fish Oil – Time to Put Up or Shut Up

The western world faces three very notorious killers: heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Just this week Michael Jackson (heart attack??) and Farah Fawcett (cancer) were... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/29/09