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The Cancer Genome Atlas Reports First Results of Comprehensive Study of Brain Tumors

Bethesda, Md., Wed., Sept. 4, 2008 — The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network, a collaborative effort funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reports the first results of its large-scale, comprehensive study of the most common form of brain cancer, glioblastoma (GBM). In a paper published Sept. 4, 2008, in the advance online edition of the journal Nature, the TCGA team describes the discovery of new genetic mutations and other types of DNA alterations with potential implications for the diagnosis and treatment of GBM. (more)


bullet September 2: NIH Funds Nine Centers to Speed Application of Powerful New Research Approach New
The funding of a network of nine centers across the country that will use high tech screening methods to identify small molecules for use as probes to investigate the diverse functions of cells was announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
bullet July 25: A Farewell and Tribute to Francis S. CollinsFlash file
On July 25, 2008, NHGRI bid a fond farewell to Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. at Natcher Auditorium on the National Institutes of Health campus. Dr. Collins stepped down on August 1, 2008 to explore writing projects and other professional opportunities.

bullet April 29: Scientists Form International Cancer Genome Consortium
Research organizations from around the world announce they are launching the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), a collaboration designed to generate high-quality genomic data on up to 50 types of cancer through efforts projected to take up to a decade.

bullet April 28: Research Findings Open New Front in Fight against AIDS Virus
A research group supported by the National Institutes of Health has uncovered a new route for attacking the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that may offer a way to circumvent problems with drug resistance.

bullet November 2007: NHGRI Director Francis Collins Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom PDF file
NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. receives the Presidential Medal of Freedeom for revolutionizing "genetic research. Under his leadership, the Human Genome Project mapped and sequenced the full human genome and greatly expanded our understanding of human DNA."

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