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Health Agencies Update
July 28, 2015

NIH Program to Fund Research on Molecular Changes Associated With Physical Activity

JAMA. 2015;314(4):330. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7781

To help researchers understand how physical activity improves the functioning of organs and tissue in humans, the National Institute of Health’s (NIH’s) Common Fund will award $170 million in grants to researchers over the next 5 years to study how exercise affects the human body at the molecular level (http://1.usa.gov/1FM1X5r). The goal of the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans program is to identify biological molecules affected by physical activity, pinpoint key molecules responsible for the systemic effects of physical activity, and elucidate the functions of these molecules.

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