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Research Funding and You

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

Helping lead the way to important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH-funded research investigates ways to prevent disease, understand its causes, and search for more effective treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases. The NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state.

To learn more about NIH-funded research and recent medical advances, please visit NIH Research Timelines External Link.