Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
National Institutes of Health
Krishna Subhash Vyas
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES of Health (NIH) is an agency that is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the NIH is the primary agency in the government of the United States that is responsible for biomédical research. The NIH is also one of the leading institutions for research in the world. The NIH Web site has a wealth of information available to all regarding stem cell research; the site provides a great deal of information regarding basic stem cell background, the potential of stem cell research, federal funding opportunities, policy, and training. NIH publications that provide a comprehensive review of the progression of stem cell research are provided on the Web site, along with stem cell basics for those who would like a general overview of stem cells and their potential uses, as well as frequently asked questions regarding healthcare, research and policy, cell line availability, Stem ...