U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Molecular Medicine Branch

Alan Neil Schechter, M.D., Chief


Patents, materials, and other research resources appear below. Some resources may be available for use through Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) or licensing agreements.

Resource Name Description
Use of nitrite salts for the treatment of cardiovascular conditions (U.S. Patent Application Number 20070154569 A1 )

It has been surprisingly discovered that administration of nitrite to subjects causes a reduction in blood pressure and an increase in blood flow to tissues. The effect is particularly beneficial, for example, to tissues in regions of low oxygen…

mEpoR KO / Tg(hEpoR) Mouse (Mutant Mouse: human erythropoietin receptor transgene bred onto a mouse erythropoietin receptor null background)

mEpoR-/- hEpoR+: The mouse Erythropoietin Receptor knockout that contains a human Erythropoietin Receptor transgene can be used to define the potency of recombinant erythropoietin preparations used to treat anemia associated with chronic kidney…

Simple, rapid and reliable method for detecting thalassemia (U.S. Patent Number 5,281,519)

A simple, rapid and reliable method for diagnosis of thalassemia is described. The method comprises amplification of the cDNA by polymerase chain reaction and determining the ratio between α and β hemoglobin chain mRNAs.

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Clinical Trials

Open studies conducted by NIDDK Principal Investigators appear below that are currently recruiting, not yet recruiting, or available for expanded access.