NEWS

Aug 14, 2019
more than 2 million people worldwide, multiple sclerosis is a disease for which there is no cure. The disease starts when the immune system attacks myelin, a protective coating that forms around nerve cells in a person’s brain and spinal cord, to...
Jul 29, 2019
The mission of NIMH is to translate the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research leading to prevention, recovery and cure. Many pharmaceutical companies generally prefer to invest in more profitable disease...
Jul 26, 2019
Over 300 million people worldwide are suffering from chronic depression. It is also one of the leading causes of disability in US and can be fatal as suicide kills more than 45,000 Americans annually. NIMH psychiatrist Dr. Carlos Zarate and...

New & Updated Opportunities

Aug 9, 2019

These small molecules are novel nucleotide derivatives, containing either a purine or pyrimidine nucleobase, that competitively block the enzyme CD73, also known as...

Aug 1, 2019

Cancer cells can upregulate autophagy – cell destruction – as a response to chemotherapy. Investigators in Dr. Melvin DePamphilis’ laboratory at the Eunice Kennedy...

Aug 1, 2019

A child's growth is dependent on the proper functioning of the growth plate, a specialized cartilage structure located at the ends of long bones and within the...

SPOTLIGHT

The Cure Sickle Cell Initiative was launched by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to build a nationwide commitment in finding new treatments and personalized care for this hereditary red blood cell disorder. Sickle cell disease affects about 100,000 Americans, many of whom are African American, and over 20 million people worldwide. Since founded in 1948, NHLBI has the long tradition of advancing research on understanding of the sickle cell disease and improving its clinical care. NHLBI also offers many sickle cell disease resources, including publications and videos to help patients and health professionals to learn about treatment and pain management strategies.

Cure Sickle Cell Initiative will actively engage and positively motivate the sickle cell disease community of patients, family members, caregivers, academic institutions, advocacy groups, pharmaceutical companies, federal agencies and biotechnology companies to work together on a path to...

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