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Our Stories - Understanding Immune Cells and Inflammation

Discovery of the JAK-STAT molecular pathway was a landmark advance explaining how cells sense and respond to their immediate environment. NIH research set a foundation for the development of a new family of drugs. Illustration citation:; Emw - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

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All of Us Announces Funding Opportunity for Community Partners

The NIH has announced a new opportunity for organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. This funding opportunity will support activities to promote enrollment and retention in the program across diverse communities.

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NIH Awards Aim to Understand Molecular Changes During Physical Activity

The NIH Common Fund announces the first awards for the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Program, which will allow researchers to develop a comprehensive map of the molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity.

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Tofacitinib Shows Potential for Treating Lupus

A drug that effectively treats rheumatoid arthritis and can improve symptoms in other autoimmune diseases may also control the symptoms associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) and potentially slow the disease�s progression.

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Sex-Differences in Achilles Tendon Properties May Explain Why Ruptures Occur More Often in Men

A new study in rats has revealed differences between males and females in the physical properties of the Achilles tendon. The results may explain why the incidence of ruptures is about five times higher in men than women.


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