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Gender bias addressed.

The NIH has invested $10.1 million in supplemental funding to counter gender bias in medical research. The investment, aimed at 82 current grantees, encourages researchers to study both females and males as part of their work. NIH said the money would be a catalyst for considering sex as a fundamental variable in research. "The scientists receiving these awards have approached their research questions with fresh thinking and are looking for innovation and discovery through a new lens," said Dr. Janice Austin Clayton, NIH associate director for women's health research. The 82 projects that will receive extra funding span a wide variety of science, including basic immunology, cardiovascular physiology, neural circuitry, and behavioral health. The additional funds will allow NIH investigators to add the other gender to their existing one-gender research, or to enhance their studies of gender differences as part of their research, the agency said.

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Title Annotation:POLICY & PRACTICE
Author:Anderson, Jane
Publication:Family Practice News
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2014
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