Groundbreaking Research In 2018 That Furthered The Study Of Alzheimer’s, Cancer And Blood Pressure

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Groundbreaking Research In 2018 That Furthered The Study Of Alzheimer’s, Cancer And Blood Pressure

In 2018, the NIH received top scientific honors for groundbreaking research the agency funded, including two NIH-supported scientists who earned Nobel Prizes and three NIH-funded researchers who earned prestigious Lasker Awards.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is, by its own admission, the largest biomedical research agency in the world. Because of the agency, Americans today are living longer and healthier lives. Life expectancy went from 47 years in 1900 to 78 years in 2009. And disability in people over age 65 has dropped dramatically in the last 30 years.

In large part because of the support of the NIH, scientists across the United States and around the globe conduct wide-ranging research to enhance health, lengthen life and reduce illness and disability. As part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the NIH is the nation’s medical research agency. As such it is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than nearly $37.3 billion annually in medical research for Americans.

In 2018, the NIH received top scientific honors for groundbreaking research the agency funded, including two NIH-supported scientists who earned Nobel Prizes and three NIH-funded researchers who earned prestigious Lasker Awards.

The following is a sample of NIH-supported research accomplishments from 2018, several of which benefit aging Americans:

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