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NIH funds effort to resurrect abandoned drugs for new uses

The most visible project of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) new translational medicine centre came a little closer to reality today, with the announcement of nine awards that pair academic scientists with cast-off compounds from the pharmaceutical industry.  The aim of the plainly-named Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules programme is to reemploy abandoned drugs for new uses — and in the process, show Congress that NIH’s youngest centre is delivering for the US taxpayer. 


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