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New NIMH Strategic Plan Aims to Focus, Accelerate Mental Health Research

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NIMH Strategic Plan for Research

New NIMH Strategic Plan balances the need for long-term investments in basic research with urgent mental health needs.

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HIV Can Spread Early, Evolve in Patients’ Brains

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HIV infecting T-Cell

HIV can replicate independently and early in the illness process, genetically evolving differently than in the periphery.

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NIH Announces Follow that Cell Challenge Finalists

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NIH has selected 5 prize winners and 11 finalists in Phase 1 of its Follow that Cell Challenge, which aims to develop new ways to predict the behavior and function of a single cell in complex tissue over time.

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Lisanby Chosen to Lead NIMH Division of Translational Research

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Dr. Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D.

Dr. Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby, one of the leading researchers in the area of neuromodulatory interventions for treating major depression, will join NIMH as the director of the Division of Translational Research.

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Pioneering NIMH Data Sharing

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National Institute of Mental Health

NIMH’s first major effort to share clinical trial research data—established before many current data registries existed—is still doing a brisk business.

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Disorders Share Risk Gene Pathways for Immune, Epigenetic Regulation

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double helix

Risk genes for different mental disorders work through same pathways

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Webinar Series - Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives

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Webinar Suicide Prevention An Action Plan to Save Lives

Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives

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Brain Recalls Old Memories via New Pathways

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Memory circuit shift

Brain retrieval circuitry shifts as fear memory ages

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Seeking Single Cells’ Secrets

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HIV infecting T-Cell

NIH has awarded grants totaling $7.9 million in 2014 to 25 research teams who are unraveling the workings of single cells.

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Despite Risks, Benzodiazepine Use Highest in Older People

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Prescription use of benzodiazepines—a widely used class of sedative and anti-anxiety medications—increases steadily with age, despite the known risks for older people, according to a comprehensive analysis of benzodiazepine prescribing in the United States.

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