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The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to NIH grantee James P. Allison, Ph.D., of the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

National repository aims to improve rehabilitation and quality of life for people who have lost a limb.

The trans-NIH initiative will investigate critical health and quality-of-life needs for individuals with Down syndrome.

Group reviewed current research and focused on specific drugs, formulations and other pharmacological factors that may affect health outcomes for pregnant women and nursing mothers.

Eighty-nine awards will fund highly innovative, high-impact biomedical research.

Winners work in directed evolution of enzymes and phage display of peptides and antibodies has had major impact on technology and medicine.

NIH-funded study also finds the surgery more effective for weight loss than medication.

NIH-funded study suggests specific cells and genes may be potential treatment targets.

NIH-funded study suggests a change in diet could mitigate increased risk for stroke.

Three national centers to develop best practices for prevention, intervention and treatment.