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2015 Posts

NCCIH blogs about research developments related to complementary health practices. Check in regularly to keep up with the latest findings.

Catherine M. Meyers, M.D.
October 13, 2015
Catherine Meyers, M.D.

Blinding, which helps minimize the potential for introducing bias into study results and maximize objectivity, is an important aspect of clinical research.

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Craig Hopp
October 07, 2015
D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Natural products researchers receive 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology.

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Craig Hopp
September 14, 2015
D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.

Dr. Craig Hopp announces NCCIH’s grant for a new Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research in this blog post.

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John S. Williamson, Ph.D.
September 02, 2015
John S. Williamson, Ph.D.

In this blog post. Dr. John Williamson describes intriguing cutting-edge research on the development of anti-HIV drugs from natural products.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
August 17, 2015
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

Five new scientists bring a broad range of expertise to NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research. Dr. Emmeline Edwards welcomes them in this blog post.

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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
August 11, 2015
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses new research findings that 11.2 percent of Americans experience chronic pain and 17.6 percent suffer from severe pain. NCCIH is leading efforts to find nondrug approaches for treating pain and related conditions.

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July 30, 2015
NCCIH Blog Team

In this video blog post, Dr. David Spiegel of Stanford University explains how hypnosis can be used for medical purposes.

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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.
July 22, 2015
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses the difference between correlation and causation, as illustrated by a recent study on chamomile, in this blog post.

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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
July 07, 2015
David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

NCCIH’s blog team interviews Dr. Pieter Dorrestein on the use of big data for natural products research.

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Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.
May 08, 2015
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D.

NCCIH priorities in pain research and cutting-edge pain management research will be presented at the upcoming 2015 American Pain Society (APS) meeting, as Dr. Emmeline Edwards explains in this blog post.

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