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NIH backs research to put genomic data into electronic medical records

As researchers home in on the genetic underpinnings of disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is awarding a dozen grants to scientists who are exploring ways to combine genomic test information with electronic health records to improve care for patients.

NIH study sees little benefit to added fetal ECG monitoring during birth

A new fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) technology designed to be used along with conventional fetal heart rate monitoring contributes little benefit in reducing complications during childbirth, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health.

Northwestern bags $17.5M from NIH to develop implant for delivery of drugs that prevent HIV

Northwestern University announced that it has received a five-year, $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study an implantable drug delivery system for the prevention of HIV. It's the latest application of drug delivery to solve the classic medical problem of adherence by developing a device that releases medication in a continuous and controlled manner for up to one year.

NIH to bankroll initiatives to build Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots into R&D programs

The National Institutes of Health is offering funding to research initiatives that make use of the Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots. The NIH is hoping the next wave of projects will help the National Cancer Institute decide how to establish computational infrastructure to support genomics research.

NIH's MERS vaccine looks promising in mice

Investigators at the NIH have developed a new MERS vaccine that looks promising in mice. Focusing on the structure of a viral protein that the MERS virus uses to enter cells, the researchers developed a two-step, prime-boost process.

NIAID scientists one step closer to 'universal' flu vaccine

A vaccine against a wide range of flu viruses has long eluded scientists, but NIAID researchers have discovered what could be the foundation of a 'universal' flu vaccine.

NIH-backed scientists develop wireless, remote-controlled brain implant

Amid growing interest in innovative neurological devices to treat brain disorders, scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are developing a wireless, remote-controlled probe that could inject drugs and highlight neurons inside the brain.

House passes 21st Century Cures bill

Members of U.S. House of Representatives voted 344 to 77 today to approve the 21st Century Cures bill. It now goes to the Senate for consideration. The bill provides more funds for the FDA and NIH, but detractors are concerned about provisions that change the way drugs and devices are developed and approved.

UPDATED: 21st Century Cures drug bill triggers a DC dust-up over relaxed development regs

Lawmakers in the House are expected to step up and cast their votes on the 21st Century Cures Act today, a big step toward once again shaking up the legal framework built to guide drug development in the U.S. while significantly boosting the amount of funding that flows to the NIH.

NIAID launches PhI trial of investigational West Nile virus vaccine

The mosquito-borne West Nile virus has infected more than 41,000 people and killed more than 1,700 people in the U.S. since 1999. But while there is an effective veterinary vaccine for the virus, there is no commercially available human vaccine. The National Institutes of Health's NIAID is launching a Phase I trial of a human vaccine at Duke University.