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    NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins Appears on Popular Public Radio Talk Show

    Date: February 26, 2014

    NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins recently appeared on the Diane Rehm Show, a popular NPR talk show. The discussion covers how NIH recently joined forces with private industry to find better treatments for some of the most intractable diseases. This unusual team effort targets Alzheimer's, Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Additionally, two U.S. foundations and one Canadian foundation have formed a new partnership to offer joint research grants to examine the similarities between Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Dr. Collins talks with Rehm about the promise of collaboration to fight disease. Listen to the entire talk show segment with Dr. Collins here.