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New Report: The Potential of FMT as Therapy for IBD

New Report: The Potential of FMT as Therapy for IBD

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation released a new report on World IBD Day to explore Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) as a potentially transformative therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). We joined forces with OpenBiome, a nonprofit stool bank and FMT...

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Grantees Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Grantees Elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences has elected 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. We are thrilled to congratulate our grantees, Herbert W. Virgin IV, MD, PhD, of Washington...

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The Healing Power of Microbes

The Healing Power of Microbes

Microbes: Love Them or Fear Them My favorite clinical microbiology professor once said, "There may be more bacterial cells in our bodies than human cells, so whether we love them or fear them, they are part of who we are." This simple statement initiated my conversion...

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Accelerating Research into Practice

Accelerating Research into Practice

A cornerstone of the Rainin Foundation’s commitment to enhancing quality of life is listening. When we are curious about an idea, or interested in exploring new directions, we readily turn to our Scientific Advisory Board, grantees, and other experts to get their...

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The Journey from Innovator to Pioneer

The Journey from Innovator to Pioneer

Dr. Gwendalyn Randolph, a long-time researcher of lymphatics and cellular transport, and more recently Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), was awarded the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s 2015 Pioneer Award. She credits the Kenneth Rainin...

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Innovations Symposium: Measuring What Matters

Innovations Symposium: Measuring What Matters

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Health program strives to create more opportunities to transform IBD research and eradicate the disease. We do this in several ways: by funding innovative proof of principal scientific research, hosting an annual Symposium that attracts...

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2015 Symposium Recap: Advancing IBD Research

2015 Symposium Recap: Advancing IBD Research

Researchers, clinicians, and influential scientific leaders gathered in San Francisco for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation's 4th annual Innovations Symposium: Wound Healing, Repair and IBD on July 20-21, 2015. This two-day convening featured a slate of distinguished...

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