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

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December 27, 2016
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Probiotics researcher Dr. John Cryan lecture is the subject of an online CME lecture titled “Towards Psychobiotics: The Microbiome as a Key Regulator of Brain and Behavior.”

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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
December 09, 2016
David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Learn about the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative, an effort to develop new tools and technologies to understand the healthy and diseased brain.

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December 05, 2016
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Today, NCCIH grantee Dr. Christina Smolke from Stanford University will present her innovative research at the 2016 High-Risk, High-Reward Research Symposium at NIH. Her team’s successful engineering of a yeast strain capable of making opioids was lauded in both Science and Nature in 2015.

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October 11, 2016
NCCIH Research Blog Team

Roger Chou, M.D., will lecture on “Opioids for Chronic Pain: Evidence, Guidelines, and Policy and Practice Implications,” on Monday, Oct. 17, at NIH.

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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.
October 05, 2016
Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa welcomes applicants for a program director position in the NCCIH Division of Extramural Research’s Basic and Mechanistic Research Branch.

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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
September 27, 2016
Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Over the years, I have often been asked whether the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will fund clinical trials of natural products. The answer is, “Yes.” NCCIH funds clinical research of natural products, including herbal products, botanicals, products marketed as dietary supplements, and probiotics.

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September 09, 2016
NCCIH Blog Team

On Monday, Sept. 12, at 10:00 a.m., Peter Wayne, Ph.D., will address how tai chi affects cognitive-neuromuscular Interactions in older adults. It will be the first talk in the Fall 2016 Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series.

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Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
September 01, 2016
Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

In this research blog post,

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Ashlee Tipton, Ph.D.
August 19, 2016
Ashlee Tipton, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Ashlee Tipton discusses the NIH Loan Repayment Programs to help deal with student debt.

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David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
August 08, 2016
David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

In this blog post, NCCIH Deputy Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses the new Center of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Integrative Health (CERCIH) program to promote synergistic research.

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