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Bold science, catalyzing discoveries

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The NIH Common Fund is a funding entity within NIH that supports bold scientific programs that catalyze discovery across all biomedical and behavioral research. These programs create a space where investigators and multiple NIH Institutes and Centers collaborate on innovative research expected to address high priority challenges for the NIH as a whole and make a broader impact in the scientific community.

Science Highlights

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Researchers Find New Method to Model Kidney Diseases

Kidneys filter unwanted substances out of the blood and control the volumes of body fluids.

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The NIH Announces Winners of the Complement-ARIE Challenge Competition

Announcing the Winners of the Complement-ARIE Challenge Competition

A pink, round neutrophil cell surrounded by opaque grey blood cells. The neutrophil has a dark purple, multi-lobed nucleus.

Shapes of Cell Nuclei Determine Immune Cell Identity

Researchers within the 4D Nucleome program make new findings on DNA loop formation while studying the nuclei of neutrophil cells.

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The Illuminating the Druggable Genome program developed resources to discover new drug targets

The National Institutes of Health’s Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG) program ge

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ComPASS Team Publishes Findings from Listening Sessions That Shaped Program

To inform the development of the NIH Common Fund Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) program, NIH held a series of virt

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New Technique Takes Flight as Scientists Find a Novel Approach to Gene Therapy

A High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program awardee reports the discovery of a new method to insert long DNA sequences safely into human cells, with inspiration from an unlikely source: birds.

This page last reviewed on February 6, 2024