Strategies for living better, not just longer
Caroline Mayer, 97, lives with her husband Edward in an independent living community on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The couple has been isolated because of COVID-19, and Caroline looks forward to returning to her normal routines, which include playing canasta with friends and practicing tai chi.
Tackling addiction with treatment and predictive outcomes modeling
From the predictive to the prescriptive, advances in the science of addiction treatment are bringing us closer to delivering on the long-implicit promise that functional recovery from substance use disorders is possible. Mapping neural profiles to identify individuals at risk of addiction to..
A new ARRA for science as stimulus package boosts NIH grants around the country
In his inaugural address in January, President Barack Obama pledged to “restore science to its rightful place” and “not only to create jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. ” These goals are intertwined in a $10 billion allocation to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the economic..
Rewriting the book on the human genome
A study published in Nature last summer has revealed a much more complex view of the vast, uncharted regions of the human genome than previously supposed. “Junk DNA,” noncoding sequences that make up the bulk of the genome’s 3 billion letters, may indeed have a purpose.
New funding paradigms reshape research
Flat funding and a new research paradigm have turned federal funding of medical research on its head. After the recent doubling of the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), funding has leveled off, resulting in a net decrease thanks to inflation.