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NIGMS - Stories of Basic Science to Medical Advances Challenge

This Challenge aims to track medical advances stemming from NIGMS-supported basic science.

Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $5,000
Type of Challenge: Ideas
Submission Start: 07/22/2014 08:00 AM ET
Submission End: 10/21/2014 08:00 AM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here:


The National Institute of General Medical Sciences seeks the publics help in capturing our progress toward our strategic goal to advance awareness and understanding of the basic biomedical research enterprise. The goal of the Challenge is to identify past advances that are serving (or have served) to improve human health and well-being. We will use these examples to help inform the historical context of scientific breakthroughs and our role in supporting them.