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NCCIH Research Blog

NCCIH blogs about research developments related to complementary health practices. Check in regularly to keep up with the latest findings.

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Council Member Discusses Antibiotics-Microbiota-Obesity Connection

March 15, 2016

NCCIH Research Blog Team

At the council’s February 5, 2016, meeting, Dr. Martin Blaser spoke on “Perturbing the Early Life Microbiome and Its Consequences.”

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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

NCCIH Clinician-Scientist Workforce Working Group Report

March 4, 2016

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa reports on the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health Working Group on Clinician-Scientist Workforce Development.

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Advisory Council Meets on February 5th

February 1, 2016

NCCIH Research Blog Team

This week, on February 5th, the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health will hold its first meeting of 2016. We always look forward to the great information, dialogue, and energy at our advisory council meetings.

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Fraser’s Dyer Lecture Explores Probiotics and the Human Gut

January 22, 2016

Linda Duffy, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Claire Fraser's NIH lecture on the functional dynamics of the gut microbiome in health and disease is now available online. In her talk, Dr. Fraser focused on the intriguing possibility that the gut microbiota may play an important role in response to vaccines and susceptibility to enteric pathogens.

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Take Notice of NIH Guide Notices for 2016 Grant Applications

January 14, 2016

Dale Birkle Dreer, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Dale Birkle Dreer, chief of NCCIH's Office of Scientific Review, discusses updates to policies, forms, and instructions for grant applications in 2016.

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NCCIH Notable Research From 2015

January 5, 2016

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs calls attention to some of the eminent research performed by NCCIH grantees in 2015.

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NCCIH-Funded Research on Opioids Highlighted in Science and Nature

December 21, 2015

John S. Williamson, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. John S. Williamson congratulates NCCIH grantee Dr. Christina Smolke and her colleagues for engineering a yeast strain capable of synthesizing opioids.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

New Brain Initiative Funding Opportunities for Non-Invasive Neuromodulation Research

December 16, 2015

Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards, Director of NCCIH's Division of Extramural Research, discusses new funding opportunities that focus on broad potential therapeutic and non-therapeutic uses of non-invasive neuromodulation devices for the central nervous system.

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Revised Grants Policy Statement Provides Key Guidance

December 11, 2015

Shelley Headley

Shelley Headley, Chief Grants Management Officer in the NCCIH Office of Grants Management, shares information about grants administration.

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