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Past Blog Posts

New Funding Initiatives on “Phased Innovation Award for Mechanistic Studies to Optimize Mind and Body Interventions”

October 16, 2015

New RFAs represent NCCIH’s new funding mechanisms direct research attention toward investigating the mechanisms by which: 1) mind and body interventions might work, and 2) strategies to optimize these interventions.
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Catherine Meyers, M.D.

Planning for Effective Blinding

October 13, 2015

Catherine Meyers, M.D.

Rigor in designing and performing biomedical research and the ability to reproduce the findings are top priorities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One aspect of planning and implementing clinical research that we often discuss with grantees and applicants is blinding. NCCIH offers resources to help you maximize the rigor of your study.
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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

A Nobel for Natural Product Discoveries

October 7, 2015

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Natural products researchers receive 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology.
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D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

New Center To Provide Leadership on Natural Product-Drug Interactions

September 14, 2015

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Dr. Craig Hopp announces NCCIH's grant for a new Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research in this blog post.
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Natural Products As Potential Weapons Against Lethal Viruses

September 2, 2015

John S. Williamson, Ph.D.

In this blog post. Dr. John Williamson describes intriguing cutting-edge research on the development of anti-HIV drugs from natural products.
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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

New Extramural Staff Bring Expertise, Experience

August 17, 2015

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Five new scientists bring a broad range of expertise to NCCIH's Division of Extramural Research. Dr. Emmeline Edwards welcomes them in this blog post.
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New Analysis Adds to Understanding of Pain in America

August 11, 2015

In this blog post, NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses new research findings that 11.2 percent of Americans experience chronic pain and 17.6 percent suffer from severe pain. NCCIH is leading efforts to find nondrug approaches for treating pain and related conditions.
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Reduced Mortality Risks and Correlation vs. Causation

July 22, 2015

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses the difference between correlation and causation, as illustrated by a recent study on chamomile, in this blog post.
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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Addressing Big Data Challenges for Life Science

July 7, 2015

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

NCCIH's blog team interviews Dr. Pieter Dorrestein on the use of big data for natural products research.
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NCCIH Research Programs to be Featured at the 2015 American Pain Society Meeting

May 8, 2015

NCCIH priorities in pain research and cutting-edge pain management research will be presented at the upcoming 2015 American Pain Society (APS) meeting, as Dr. Emmeline Edwards explains in this blog post.
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