The Guardian view on Boris Johnson ’s government: eugenicists not wanted | Editorial
The press – and opponents within and without the Tory party – have brought Dominic Cummings to heel. But his mission remains the pursuit of polarising politics.Dominic Cummings, the chief special adviser to the prime minister, thinks the answer to Britain ’s problems is hiring brilliant people to work outside of bureaucratic constraints. He may be right, but not if one of his first hires as a“weirdo and misfit” to join him in No 10 is anything to go by.Andrew Sabisky quit after it emerged he was not a wunderkind but a rightwing provocateur who promoted ideas about eugenics cloaked in the sham ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Boris Johnson Dominic Cummings Politics Conservatives Grant Shapps Race Science Source Type: news

South West to host Europe's largest Arm supercomputer
The region's leading universities, the GW4 Alliance, together with the Met Office, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and partners, have been awarded £ 4.1 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to create Isambard 2, the largest Arm-based supercomputer in Europe. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths; Press Release Source Type: news

Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia
A passenger on a cruise ship that was denied entry from several countries amid concerns about the spread of a deadly coronavirus was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus after she and her husband disembarked when the ship was allowed to dock in Cambodia. The confirmation of an infection on the ship has raised concerns about the virus’ further spread, and authorities are scrambling to confirm if other passengers might be infected, potentially spreading the virus to countries it has not yet reached. The 83-year-old American woman, who had been on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam, was s...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Hundreds of Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck in Cambodia After Coronavirus Case Confirmed
Hundreds of passengers from a cruise ship are stuck in Cambodia while officials test them for a coronavirus after an elderly woman who had disembarked was found to have the virus. U.S. State Department officials said that 200 Americans remain in Cambodia, waiting to be cleared for travel, including 92 who remain on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam. Cambodian officials asked those in hotels in the country not to leave their rooms while further testing is done. According to the cruise line, the first batch of 406 tests were negative, and cleared guests were allowed to travel home. On Monday, Holland America...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

A Passenger Tested Positive for Coronavirus After Hundreds Exited a U.S. Cruise Ship, Sparking Fears the Outbreak Could Further Spread Worldwide
The elderly cruise passenger who tested positive for coronavirus after disembarking from a U.S. cruise ship in Cambodia has raised the specter that other passengers now dispersed around the world could be infected too. Currently, hundreds of passengers from Holland America Line’s Westerdam are being held back in Cambodia, where the ship was allowed to dock last week after being denied entry to multiple ports following rumors of a possible coronavirus on board—despite assurances from the cruise line that there were no signs of the virus, officially named COVID-19, in any passengers. After the shipped docked in ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Navidea raises $7.6M, regains listing compliance
Radiopharmaceutical developer Navidea Biopharmaceuticals announced that it...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Navidea claims victories in legal case with former CEO Navidea signs immunotherapy deal with IMV Navidea highlights rheumatoid arthritis results Navidea teams up with UAB to win NIH grant Navidea posts Q2 revenue decreases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Biocollective Wins $1.2m Fast Track Grant from NIH to Develop...
Opens Door to Breakthroughs: Microbiome Research Becomes Comparable, Adoptable, and Repeatable.(PRWeb February 17, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_biocollective_wins_1_2m_fast_track_grant_from_nih_to_develop_nations_first_microbiome_reference_standard/prweb16909268.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heathrow hotel closed and made potential quarantine centre
Hotel closed to the public after block is booked by health officials for several weeks Related items fromOnMedica UK government pledges £20 million to help develop coronavirus vaccine NHS review recommends making childhood vaccination more 'convenient' for parents Microbes don ’t need visas! The reality of Brexit and public health ‘No-deal must be avoided to protect nation’s health’ Government lops £85 million off public health grant for next year (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

K-12 school employee sexual abuse and misconduct: an examination of policy effectiveness - Grant BJ, Heinecke W.
Despite federal and state laws and policies aimed at preventing sexual misconduct by school employees, one in ten American students will experience sexual abuse or misconduct at the hands of a K-12 school employee. To explore why such sexual misconduct con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevention of preK-12 school employee sexual misconduct and abuse - Grant BJ, Shakeshaft C, Mueller J.
The abuse of preK-12 students by school personnel is a pervasive, understudied topic that has behavioral, psychological and monetary consequences for victims, their families, and their communities. This special issue is the second of a two-part series and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

They Wanted Research Funding, So They Entered the Lottery
A survey of New Zealand scientists found that recipients of a randomized funding program favored random allocations of some kinds of grant money. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dalmeet Singh Chawla Tags: Research Lotteries New Zealand Health and Research Council Science and Technology Medicine and Health Barnett, Adrian Research Integrity and Peer Review your-feed-science Source Type: news

China National Medical Products Administration grants approval of Roche ’s Tecentriq in combination with chemotherapy as first-line treatment of people with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer
Basel, 14 February 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with chemotherapy (carboplatin and etoposide) for the first-line treatment of patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC).“Small cell lung cancer is an area of major unmet need in China and one that has seen limited advances until now,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development. “This approval makes Tecentriq the first cancer immunotherapy...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China National Medical Products Administration grants approval of Roche ’s Tecentriq in combination with chemotherapy as first-line treatment of people with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer
Basel, 14 February 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with chemotherapy (carboplatin and etoposide) for the first-line treatment of patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC).“Small cell lung cancer is an area of major unmet need in China and one that has seen limited advances until now,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development. “This approval makes Tecentriq the first cancer immunotherapy...
Source: Roche Media News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RBS: Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Inviting Applications for the Rural Business Development Grant Program To Provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service invites applications for the Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation (RT) systems grants to provide technical assistance and training to rural communities and Federally Recognized Native American Tribes (FRNAT) to help them improve their passenger transportation services and facilities. The application deadline is May 14, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

University of Guam secures grant for innovative coral restoration work
(University of Guam) Coral restoration efforts on Guam received a funding boost of $856,000 for the next three years. The funds were awarded to the University of Guam on Nov. 18 by the National Fish& Wildlife Foundation through its National Coastal Resilience Fund and will be matched with $596,000 raised by the university, bringing the total to $1.4 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FDA Grants Priority Review to Tucatinib for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Treatment
The FDA granted a priority review to a new drug application submitted by Seattle Genetics, Inc. for tucatinib to treat patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

FDA Grants Priority Review to Tazemetostat for Relapsed/Refractory Follicular Lymphoma
The submission was primarily based on updated phase II efficacy and safety data for tazemetostat for patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma who have received at least 2 prior lines of systemic therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Wayne State University team developing new treatments for Barth syndrome
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A Wayne State University research team received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a grant that aims identify specific metabolites as candidates or new treatments for Barth syndrome and other cardiomyopathies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda: AfDB Gives Uganda U.S.$1-Million to Fight Ebola
[Monitor] The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released a $1 million (Shs3.7 billion) grant to Uganda to help the East African country tackle imminent outbreaks of the Ebola virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Better sleep may help pediatric cancer patients
(Rutgers University) Pediatric cancer patients may soon get a better night's sleep and experience improved comfort levels, thanks to a new grant-funded project led by a Rutgers University-Camden researcher. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA Grants Priority Review to Ripretinib for Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
The FDA granted a priority review to Deciphera Pharmaceuticals ’ new drug application for ripretinib to treat patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

FDA Grants Priority Review to Liso-cel for Relapsed or Refractory Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company announced that the FDA granted a priority review to its BLA for liso-cel to treat patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

ATS Foundation Research Program announces unrestricted grant recipients for the 2019 cycle
(American Thoracic Society) The ATS Foundation Research Program has announced that 17 researchers have been awarded one-year $40,000 Unrestricted Research Grants to advance pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

VCU researchers to develop next-generation, long-lasting batteries
(Virginia Commonwealth University) Virginia Commonwealth University researchers in the College of Engineering Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering will receive a $2.5 million grant from the US Department of Energy to develop next-generation rechargeable batteries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Philly nursing school leads the nation in NIH research grants, but Pitt not far behind
Penn Nursing is celebrating a three-peat. In fiscal 2019, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing led the country in National Institutes of Health research funding with $11.3 million in awards. Penn Nursing has now held the top spot in the rankings for three consecutive years, but the University of Pittsburgh was also on the lis t. “Although rankings are not the only measure of our research success, they are a national reflection of our commitment to our mission and progress in advancing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

NETRF funds $3.5 million in research to advance neuroendocrine tumor treatment
(Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation) The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF), Boston, MA, today announced $3.5 million in neuroendocrine tumor (NET) research grants to fund 12 projects around the world in pursuit of more precise treatments for this uncommon cancer affecting an estimated 171,000 Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Why Obamacare Supporters Should Favor the Trump Administration's Medicaid Block Grant Proposal
In my mind, the people that are opposing the Trump administration's block grant proposals are letting their ideology stand in the way of millions of people becoming eligible for substantial, if not optimal, Medicaid benefits. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Laszewski, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA Grants De Novo Clearance to Bluegrass Vascular Technologies for the Surfacer(R) Inside-Out(R) Access Catheter System
First device to reliably and repeatedly achieve central venous access from the inside-out in patients with venous obstructions SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 11, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Bluegrass Vascular Technologies (Bluegrass Vascular),... Devices, FDA Bluegrass Vascular Technologies, Surfacer System, Surfacer Inside-Out (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Triad health system to study mice brains in Alzheimer's research
A five-year, $2.53 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will give Wake Forest Baptist Health researchers a leg up in defining early indicators of Alzheimer ’s disease.  The study will look at the way microscopic tubes in the brain deteriorate over time, a potential early indicator of Alzheimer’s. “Microtubules are message carriers within neurons that are very tightly bundled in a healthy brain,” said Kiran Solingapuram Sai, Ph.D. Sai, the p roject’s lead investigator, is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Mercy Health to launch pilot program in Champaign County
One of the region's largest health systems has secured funding from a competitive state grant process that will enable it to launch a pilot program in Greater Dayton. Urbana Hospital, part of the Mercy Health - Springfield network, announced Friday it has received a three-year grant from the Ohio Department of Health to launch a community paramedicine pilot program in Champaign County. Community paramedicine (CP) is a developing healthcare model that aims to i mprove access to care and avoid duplicating… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

USDA Seeks Applications to Increase Rural Access to Education, Training and Health Care
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces it is accepting applications for grants to help increase access to education, training, and healthcare resources in rural communities. Applications for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants are due April 10, 2020. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 11, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Three-year, $1.35 million grant to aid mental health programming in western Kenya
(Indiana University) The Astellas Global Health Foundation has awarded the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), under the direction of the Indiana University Center for Global Health, a three-year, $1.35 million grant to provide 400,000 people with access to mental health programming in western Kenya. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Grants Priority Review to Capmatinib for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
The FDA granted a priority review to capmatinib, a MET inhibitor being analyzed for the first-line treatment of previously treated patients with METex14-mutated advanced NSCLC. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

BIA: National Tribal Broadband Grant; Solicitation of Proposals
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) announces funding for Indian Tribes to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for the expansion and deployment of broadband services. Applications are due by May 8, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 10, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FDA Grants Priority Review to KTE-X19 for Treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma
The biologic license application is supported by data from the phase II ZUMA-2 trial, which is currently assessing the CAR T-cell therapy for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Penn State receives five-year $3.7 million grant to study virus evolution
(Penn State) The evolution of viruses will be the focus of a five-year $3.7 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation's new program on convergence research, to an interdisciplinary team led by Penn State. The grant is in two phases, depending on successful completion of phase one milestones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New study will ask why poor children fare worse after heart surgery
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A 2018 study found that children from poor neighborhoods fare worse after heart surgery compared with kids from wealthier areas. With a new grant, Columbia researchers will work with heart centers throughout NY State to understand why. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$2.8 million grant to fund bioprinting for reconstruction of face, mouth, skull tissues
(Penn State) Seamlessly correcting defects in the face, mouth and skull is highly challenging because it requires precise stacking of a variety of tissues including bone, muscle, fat and skin. Now, Penn State researchers are investigating methods to 3D bioprint and grow the appropriate tissues for craniomaxillofacial reconstruction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New film helps early career researchers take steps toward research independence
The Medical Research Council’s (MRC) New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) is a unique opportunity for talented early career researchers to get significant funding for their work. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 8, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Statement from Richard Besser, MD, on Medicaid Block Grant Guidance
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued a statement in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s Healthy Adult Opportunity initiative announcement. (Source: RWJF - News Releases)
Source: RWJF - News Releases - February 7, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

St. Jude's scientist receives ACGT grant for sarcoma gene therapy
(Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy) Stephen Gottschalk, MD, of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital receives $500k grant to use genetically engineered immune cells to attack pediatric sarcoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

OU researchers awarded NASA grant to study emerging disease threats, including the new coronavirus
(University of Oklahoma) An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Oklahoma has been awarded a $730,000 grant from NASA to better understand emerging infectious disease threats in the region of Central Asia, including the 2019 novel coronavirus that is spreading from China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Federal grant to fund study of potential imaging biomarker for Alzheimer's
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine have received a five-year grant worth approximately $2.53 million from the National Institute on Aging to evaluate whether a novel brain-imaging technique can identify Alzheimer's disease in its early stages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biomedical sciences researcher gets $1.67 million federal grant to study gut immunity
(Georgia State University) Dr. Tim Denning, professor and associate director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $1.67 million federal grant to study how an immunological pathway influences inflammatory signaling in the intestine that can lead to chronic human diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

George Mason receives NIH grant to study environmental pollutants and endometriosis links
(George Mason University) George Mason University College of Health and Human Services has received a $1.6M grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to study the link between endometriosis and endocrine disrupting chemicals. The study seeks to answer two questions: first whether levels of these endocrine disruptors inside the uterus are associated with endometriosis and, second, if these chemicals in endometrial tissue found outside the uterus are associated with the severity of the disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Philadelphia consortium awards $200,000 to developers of pediatric medical devices
The Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium awarded $200,000 in seed grants this week to four startup companies in its latest round of funding to support promising projects addressing the health needs of children. The four companies to receive $50,000 each are developing devices for children with heartbeat arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, cerebral palsy, and developmental dysplasia of the hip. The consortium is funded by the Food and Drug Administration and based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

‘It’s Insidious’: How Juul Pitched E-Cigs to Native American Tribes
New Congressional documents reveal that e-cigarette maker Juul Labs pitched its products to at least eight Native American tribes, in a move tribal health advocates say is as disturbing as it is expected. “I always suspected that the targeting of tribes was more pervasive than we knew,” says Rae O’Leary, a public health analyst who founded the anti-tobacco Canli Coalition of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) and in July testified before Congress about Juul’s outreach to the CRST. “It’s saddening. The tobacco industry and the e-cigarette industry see us as a vulnerable population, one...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno Initiates Research Grant to Curb Renal, Kidney Diseases
[Premium Times] The Borno State government has initiated a special fund to encourage research to control the high prevalence of renal failure and kidney diseases in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cedars-Sinai to study how fat may promote cancer spread to liver
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) A diagnosis of pancreatic or colon cancer often sparks dread about the disease's likely next destination: the liver. That's because liver metastasis is a leading cause of death in these patients. A Cedars-Sinai scientific team has been awarded a $9.1 million grant by the National Cancer Institute to study this often-fatal process, with the goal of understanding how cancer spreads to the liver and finding ways to block it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UMass Lowell researcher to take on challenge of home care safety for workers, patients
(University of Massachusetts Lowell) A UMass Lowell researcher has been awarded a $2.48 million grant to develop advances in safety for home care aides and clients that will keep pace with an aging population, advances in technology and other factors that are rapidly changing the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news