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September 22, 2008 - NIH Extends Its Commitment to Transformative Research with $138 Million for Director’s Pioneer and New Innovator Awards in 2008

The National Institutes of Health announced today that it has increased its support of high-impact research with 2008 NIH Director’s Pioneer and New Innovator Awards to 47 scientists, many of whom are in the early stages of their careers. The grants, estimated to be up to $138 million over five years, enable recipients to pursue exceptionally innovative approaches that could transform biomedical and behavioral science.

Recent Press Releases

September 15, 2008 - Acting Surgeon General Issues ‘Call to Action to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism’

Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., today issued a Call to Action to reduce the number of cases of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in the United States. Galson urged all Americans to learn about and prevent these treatable conditions.
August 18, 2008 - NHLBI Media Availability: Poor Sleep in Teens Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

The first study to look at the relationship between not getting enough sleep and blood pressure in healthy adolescents, has found that teens who slept less than 6.5 hours a night were 2.5 times more likely to have elevated blood pressure compared to those who slept longer. In addition, those with low sleep efficiency had, on average, 4 mm Hg ...
August 1, 2008 - NHLBI Media Availability: Sleep Apnea Linked to Increased Risk of Death

Sleep-disordered breathing (also known as sleep apnea) is associated with an increased risk of death, according to new results from the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort, an 18-year observational study. Researchers found that adults (ages 30 to 60) with sleep-disordered breathing at the start of the study were two to three times more likely to die from any ...
July 21, 2008 - Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P., Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute on the U. S. Transplant Games, July 11, 2008

As we mark the occasion of the opening of the National Kidney Foundation’s United States Transplant Games, we honor the courageous athletes preparing to compete in Pittsburgh. Not only have they shown skill and stamina in preparing themselves for athletic competition, they have accomplished this while overcoming significant challenges. Each of ...
June 24, 2008 - NHLBI Media Availability: Better Blood Pressure Control Achieved with Online Care Management by Pharmacist

Care management delivered through online communications by a pharmacist helped patients with high blood pressure and their doctors achieve greater control of the condition, according to a new study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. Among patients whose high blood pressure remained ...
June 11, 2008 - Give Dad the Gift of Good Health for Father’s Day this Year We Can! Partners with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service

The U.S. Department of Interior and the National Institutes of Health’s We Can! program—a national education program to help children maintain a healthy weight—are encouraging children and families to get outside and play at a nearby national park or national wildlife refuge this weekend and beyond.

Complete list of Press Releases

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