R&D Trends

Study: Mentorship programs build long-term research careers

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A public-private mentored research program based at the NIH called the NIH Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) has helped foster the careers of research-oriented medical and dental students, and similar programs may help bolster the dwindling pipeline of biomedical researchers and clinician-scientists, according to a study now available electronically in Academic Medicine.

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NIH expands investment in HIV cure research

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The NIH has awarded approximately $30 million in annual funding over the next five years to six research collaborations working to advance basic medical science toward an HIV cure. The awards comprise the second iteration of the Martin Delaney Collaboratory: Towards an HIV-1 Cure program and are a part of President Barack Obama’s pledge to invest in HIV cure research. The research program is supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, all part of the NIH.

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Boehringer Ingelheim, University of Dundee collaborate to develop new class of medicines

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Boehringer Ingelheim and the University of Dundee will join forces in an exciting collaboration with the aim to develop a novel class of medicines that target disease causing proteins for degradation. The collaboration brings together the expertise of Dr Alessio Ciulli, one of the pioneers in the field of PROTACs and based in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee, with Boehringer Ingelheim’s expertise in drug discovery and clinical development of new therapeutic agents.

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NCI, CRUK, Wellcome partner on cancer models to accelerate research

Monday, July 11, 2016

An international project to develop a large, globally accessible bank of new cancer cell culture models for the research community has launched. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the NIH; Cancer Research U.K., London; the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, England; and the foundation Hubrecht Organoid Technology, Utrecht, Netherlands, are joining forces to develop the Human Cancer Models Initiative (HCMI), which will bring together expertise from around the world to make about 1,000 cancer cell models.

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NIH awards $55M to build million-person precision medicine study

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The NIH has announced $55 million in awards in fiscal year 2016 to build the foundational partnerships and infrastructure needed to launch the Cohort Program of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). The PMI Cohort Program is a landmark longitudinal research effort that aims to engage 1 million or more U.S. participants to improve our ability to prevent and treat disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics.

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