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Francis S. Collins Oct 18
Using advanced imaging, researchers studied "microbleeds" in the brain, which can occur after a head injury. Typically too small to see on CT scans, microbleeds are a form of injury to critical brain blood vessels & may predict worse outcomes.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 17
I was truly saddened this morning to hear of the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings. Representative Cummings was a man of great dedication to the people, and he advocated the importance of access to healthcare for all. He will be deeply missed.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 17
In an -funded study at , researchers discovered a link between immune cells (microglia) in the brains of mice and clumping tau proteins, a hallmark of Alzheimer's, and brain damage. Suppressing these cells sharply reduced damage.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 17
Joining for a panel with , & to talk about how to solve the unsolvable. For , aims to discover how to best deliver . Tune in to the livestream at 3:50pm ET to listen to the discussion.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 16
Today we kicked off w/'s Santa Tumminia & Brian Trent, & Diane Rehm! CFC is the authorized fundraiser for Federal employees. 'ers are among the most generous donors, giving $2M+ annually to their favorite charities.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 16
An -funded clinical trial found a new artificial pancreas system is better at controlling blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes, and could replace reliance on testing by finger stick, daily injections and more.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 16
Celebrating finalists today! (The Oscars of government service.) Congrats to these hard-working feds! ’s Dr. Marston Linehan is among them as the leading researcher in the world for finding treatments and cures for kidney cancer
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Francis S. Collins Oct 16
A panel of experts has concluded that reduces the risk for seven common . It also improves survival after a cancer diagnosis. Learn more.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 15
Had a wonderful visit with MD-PhD students on Saturday morning. Their energy and vision makes me optimistic about the future of medical research.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 14
Congrats to Abhijit Banerjee and grantees Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for the in Economic Sciences for “their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”:
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Francis S. Collins Oct 13
An -funded project in animal models discovered special chemical-sensing gum cells that trigger the immune system to control the amount & type of bacteria in the mouth. This could lead to personalized dental treatments against gum diseases.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 12
Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that can be life-threatening. An -funded study ID’d microbiota living in the digestive tract, that can prevent&cure it, and also indicate who is most prone to serious infection
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Francis S. Collins Oct 11
Thanks for hosting me! Wonderful experience hearing from students & faculty about their wide range of research. Also enjoyed meeting w/ to discuss the great -funded research in Worcester MA.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 11
unveiled a Strategic Plan for Tickborne Disease Research to help build on current initiatives & create new ones to address this growing threat from tickborne diseases, like Lyme disease.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 11
Proud that is home to two of the 150 women named as the most influential in Washington by ! Both Director Dr. Nora Volkow & Director graced the list in the medicine section.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 10
unveiled a Strategic Plan for Tickborne Disease Research to help build on current initiatives & create new ones to address this growing threat from tickborne diseases, like Lyme disease.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 10
An team is making progress in replacement tissues and organs. Take a look at one of their latest efforts: a life-sized human valve that really works.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 9
Surprising study finds research topic preference accounts for 20%+ of funding gap for black scientists applying for NIH R01 grants. This study is part of ongoing NIH efforts to diversify the scientific workforce&points to new possible interventions
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Francis S. Collins Oct 8
The is creating new imaging tools to study the brain. Take a look at one of the latest: it can image a dozen proteins located in the brain’s synapses.
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Francis S. Collins Oct 7
Joined , , & for a site visit at , 1 of 4 sites selected for ’s Study. The study aims to reduce overdose deaths by 40% in the selected communities to help combat the opioids crisis.
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