Where Docs, Nurses Stand on COVID Emergency Use Authorizations Where Docs, Nurses Stand on COVID Emergency Use Authorizations
Medscape polled clinicians on their thoughts after questions were raised about evidence the FDA used to grant emergency authorizations for hydroxychloroquine, convalescent plasma, and remdesivir.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A new twist on public health tick surveillance
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) A University of Massachusetts Amherst infectious disease epidemiologist has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new surveillance method to better identify specific locations with the highest risk for tick-borne disease transmission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH STTR grant to fast track new class of pain reliever without addiction or toxicity
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $1.9 million Fast-Track Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant to South Rampart Pharma. The New Orleans life science company is developing a new class of non-opioid medicines to relieve pain and reduce fever discovered at and licensed from LSU Health New Orleans, its formal collaborating research institution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » NIMH Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Research Centers
The proposed concept would be a reissue of the Division of the Division of AIDS Research (DAR) program announcements that support Center Core grants (P30) for HIV/AIDS Research Centers (ARCs) and Developmental Centers (D-ARCs). The goal of the initiative is to fund Centers that provide infrastructure for the development of high impact science in HIV/AIDS and mental health that is relevant to the NIMH mission. The intent of D-ARC support is that the Core activities will allow the D-ARC to compete successfully for a full ARC after the D-ARC award period. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Hodder, WVU team to lead $1.5 million, multi-state data project to examine COVID-19 outcomes
(West Virginia University) Dr. Sally Hodder, director of the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute headquartered at WVU, will lead an eight-state consortium that will contribute to a national COVID-19 data resource, thanks to a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Grant facilitates research on behavioral development and cognitive aging over lifespan
(University of California - Riverside) The National Institute on Aging, or NIA, has awarded psychologists Chandra A. Reynolds of the University of California, Riverside, and Sally J. Wadsworth of the University of Colorado-Boulder, a grant of more than $11 million to continue studying lifespan behavioral development and cognitive aging as individuals transition to mid-adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FBI awards UTEP professor grant to study interview methods
(University of Texas at El Paso) Misty Duke, Ph.D., an assistant professor in UTEP's Department of Criminal Justice, said few studies have systematically evaluated how uncooperative interviewees decide about their level of cooperation. She said her research will offer insights into the best ways to conduct investigative and intelligence interviews that could lead to the collection of as much accurate and relevant information as possible under various conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Minneapolis to give $2 million to help beleaguered property owners pay for exorbitant demolition and cleanup costs
(Natural News) In order to speed up the demolition, cleanup and reconstruction of 16 different properties destroyed by the engineered George Floyd riots, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced that the city will be providing $2 million in grants to help property owners, many of whom have to spend six figures for their property. The program... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Professor Sir Michael Berry to receive Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award
Melville Wills Professor of Physics Sir Michael Berry is to receive the Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award for 2020. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Physics Source Type: news

Upstate Foundation awards $50,000 for pediatric cancer research
The grants, made possible through an anonymous estate gift to the Upstate Foundation, honor September as Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - September 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

HRSA: Revised Geographic Eligibility for Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Grants
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comments on proposed modifications to the methodology for designating areas eligible for rural health grant programs. Comments are due by October 23, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 23, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Study uses novel MRI technique to find biomarker for parsonage-turner syndrome
(Hospital for Special Surgery) Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have received an NIH grant to use an MRI technique known as magnetic resonance neurography, or MRN, to study Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS), a painful nerve disorder that can lead to severe weakness and paralysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researcher gets $1.95 million grant to study how gut bacteria cause decline of aging immune system
(Georgia State University) Dr. Leszek Ignatowicz, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $1.95 million federal grant to study how changes in the microorganisms in the gut, referred to as intestinal microbiota, cause the immune system to decline as organisms get older. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UC Davis establishes research, training in cultivated meat
(University of California - Davis) Is cultivated meat -- essentially, animal protein grown under lab conditions -- a nourishing prospect to help feed the world, or is it more sizzle than steak? A consortium of researchers at UC Davis aims to explore the long-term sustainability of cultivated meat, supported by a new grant of up to $3.55 million from the National Science Foundation Growing Convergence program, in addition to previous support from the Good Food Institute and New Harvest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UTEP-led team aiming to understand impacts of hybridization awarded $1 million NSF grant
(University of Texas at El Paso) A team of researchers from multiple institutions led by Philip Lavretsky, Ph.D., assistant professor in The University of Texas at El Paso's Department of Biological Sciences, was awarded nearly $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance ongoing research to understand the adaptive impacts of hybridization between wild and domesticated animal populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New study pinpoints how the brain ’s inner clock measures seconds
FINDINGSUCLA neuroscientistsstudying how the brain measures time in secondsintroduced mice to two different scents. The mice learned that one odor predicted the arrival of a sweet liquid reward after three seconds, while the other predicted the reward after six seconds.The mice started licking the spout earlier in anticipation of the reward after they sniffed the first scent than when they smelled the second.While the mice responded to the two stimuli, researchers observed activity intwo regions of their brains: the striatum and the premotor cortex,which provides input to the striatum. They found that while both regions en...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Goralnick, Zhou Awarded National Collaborative for Gun Violence Research Grant
Eric Goralnick, MD, MS, medical director of Emergency Preparedness and the Access Center, and Li Zhou, MD, PhD, of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, were awarded a grant by the National Collaborative for Gun Violence Researc (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Early pay rise and end to tuition fees will help nursing workforce numbers, says UNISON
Commenting on the Public Accounts Committee’s report into the nursing workforce published today (Wednesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Many nurses are exhausted after the first peak of the pandemic and now they’re facing the next wave alongside a difficult winter. “The vital first step to stop nursing shortages worsening is an early, significant pay rise for everyone in the NHS. Staff need to know they’re valued and warm words from ministers aren’t enough. “Removing the NHS bursary from nursing students in England has been a disaster. They played a key role during th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay one team 2K Source Type: news

NeuroTherapia, a Cleveland Clinic spinoff, gets $8.8M financing for neurodegenerative disease treatment
The biotech startup is currently completing its first-in-human clinical trial with funding provided in part by a grant from the Alzheimer's Association. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

NeuroTherapia, a Cleveland Clinic spinoff, gets $8.8M financing for neurodegenerative disease treatment
The biotech startup is currently completing its first-in-human clinical trial with funding provided in part by a grant from the Alzheimer's Association. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

$111 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Prevent and Treat HIV-Associated Cancers
September 22, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—The widespread use of antiretroviral therapy to suppress the HIV virus has helped tens of millions of people with HIV live healthier, longer lives—but an unfortunate consequence of people living longer with HIV is an increased risk of cancer. For 25 years, theAIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) has led national and international efforts to prevent and treat of HIV-related cancers. Now,Montefiore Health System andAlbert Einstein College of Medicine have received a five-year, $111 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to lead this research consortium. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - September 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Virginia opens Covid-19 relief funds to more small businesses
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday the state is expanding the eligibility criteria for its $70 million economic recovery fund, allowing more small businesses to apply for relief. Businesses that received funding through the federal CARES Act as well as supply chain partners of businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic — such as suppliers for restaurants, personal care businesses and entertainment venues — are now eligible to receive grants worth up to $10,000 from t he Rebuild VA… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Drew Hansen Source Type: news

Trump Administration Invests $268 Million in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 28 States
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced its investment of $268 million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across 28 states. 76 projects will receive funding through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 22, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Researcher receives $3.75 million NCI grant for advanced cancer research software
(Northern Arizona University) Greg Caporaso, director of the Center for Applied Microbiome Science, part of the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI) at Northern Arizona University, has been awarded a $3.75 million grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to build software capable of analyzing and archiving data focused on the interplay between the human microbiome (the trillions of microorganisms living in and on the human body) and diverse types of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$111 million NIH grant awarded to prevent and treat HIV-associated cancers
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) The widespread use of antiretroviral therapy to suppress the HIV virus has helped tens of millions of people with HIV live healthier, longer lives--but an unfortunate consequence of people living longer with HIV is an increased risk of cancer. For 25 years, the AIDS Malignancy Consortium has led national and international efforts to prevent and treat of HIV-related cancers. Now, Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have received a five-year, $111 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to lead this research consortium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH expands clinical trials to test convalescent plasma against COVID-19
(NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)) Two randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials funded by the NIH are expanding enrollment to further evaluate convalescent plasma as a treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Such trials may help determine whether convalescent plasma -- antibody-containing blood plasma from people who recovered from COVID-19 -- is an effective and safe treatment. The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences will oversee the grants; the trials are receiving $48 million in support through Operation Warp Speed, a federal initiative. (Source: EurekAle...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CPDC, adMare partner on Canadian radiopharma initiative
Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) and adMare BioInnovations...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Isotopia, CPDC ink manufacturing deal for lutetium-177 ImaginAb enters deal to manufacture PET tracer Canadian group succeeds with cyclotron-produced Tc-99m Canadian grant funds cancer imaging research Molecular Insight inks radiopharma deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

‘How Am I Going To Make It?’ Months of Eviction Uncertainty Are Taking a Toll on Millions of Families
Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Marlenis Zambrano is out of money. A 48-year-old single mother in Virginia, she tried her best to get by after being furloughed from her Defense Department daycare job in March by selling homemade face masks and empanadas to help support her two dependent children, both in college. She twice applied for housing relief from Arlington County, but was denied because, at the time, she had $5,000 in savings intended for her daughter’s tuition. With that money long gone, Zambrano is living off her credit card, racking up $5,000 in charges to pay for her Arlington, Virginia apartment....
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Implementing a program to reduce restraint and seclusion utilization in a public-sector hospital: clinical innovations, preliminary findings, and lessons learned - Dike CC, Lamb-Pagone J, Howe D, Beavers P, Bugella BA, Hillbrand M.
The Alternative to Restraint and Seclusion State Incentive Grant was a national initiative to reduce restraint and seclusion use in psychiatric hospitals and community based mental health settings sponsored by the National Association of State Mental Healt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Follow Covid rules or see UK deaths return to spring levels, minister warns
Grant Shapps says ‘we can’t afford to wait until deaths are rising before taking action’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK could return to the levels of mass coronavirus deaths seen in the spring unless people abide by social distancing rules, Grant Shapps has warned ahead of anappealto the public by the government ’s most senior scientists.Shapps, the transport secretary, said the country appeared to be on the same trajectory of new infections as countries such as Spain, and that without concerted action, could be faced with a significant increase in hospital a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Walker Political correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Grant Shapps UK news NHS Health Infectious diseases Politics Society Science Source Type: news

Integral molecular awarded grant from the Commonwealth of PA to advance COVID-19 research
(Integral Molecular) Integral Molecular has been awarded $521,723 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to leverage its technologies in the global fight against COVID-19. Integral Molecular is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, with their technologies being used by over 100 laboratories worldwide to advance COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutic development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$2M USDA grant funds value-added grains project
(Cornell University) A Cornell University scientist is leading a multi-institution team that's helping turn diverse and ancient grains into staple foods throughout the Northeast and Midwest, thanks to a three-year, $2 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infanticide advocate Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies from pancreatic cancer, after decades of promoting abortions and medical violence against children
(Natural News) Supreme Court Justice and infanticide advocate Ruth Bader Ginsburg died today at age 87, passing away “peacefully” even though over 60 million human babies have been violently murdered in America due to abortion policies that Ginsburg helped advocate across this nation. Ginsburg refused to grant millions of children their own right to die... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside BioSTL's strategy to make St. Louis a hub for 'defense medicine' startups
BioSTL said Wednesday it is launching a new Center for Defense Medicine through a $1.5 million grant awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. It sees several technologies that could emerge as future St. Louis startups. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nathan Rubbelke Source Type: news

Inside BioSTL's strategy to make St. Louis a hub for 'defense medicine' startups
BioSTL said Wednesday it is launching a new Center for Defense Medicine through a $1.5 million grant awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. It sees several technologies that could emerge as future St. Louis startups. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Nathan Rubbelke Source Type: news

Wisconsin Awarded $16.7 Million Federal Grant to Counter Addictions to Opioids and Stimulants
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has received a $16.7 million federal grant to reduce drug-related deaths. It is the latest round of funding under the State Opioid Response Grant Program managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Whileopioids remain the primary focus, this program now supports services for stimulants like cocaine andmethamphetamine. “We’re experiencing a drug addiction crisis...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 18, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

INRS researcher receives $670,000 grant to continue research on Batten's disease
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) Institut de la recherche scientifique (INRS) announces that St é phane Lefran ç ois, a professor at its Centre Armand-Frappier Sant é Biotechnologie (AFSB), has received a grant of more than $670,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for his work on Batten's disease. He will be using the funds to continue his research into this rare genetic and degenerative disease, which mainly affects children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence and fractal dimension for monitoring ataxia
(Universit à di Bologna) A new Unibo-led project won the Spring Seed Grant by Telethon Foundation. Researchers will work to develop innovative techniques and cutting-edge computational approaches to fight rare and extremely debilitating diseases such as Friedreich's and spinocerebellar ataxia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study to examine organic production of grains
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has been awarded a $500,000 grant from USDA to address a common problem faced in Tennessee agriculture: how to effectively transition grain cropping systems to organic systems while decreasing the dependence on intensive tillage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

RSNA to offer webinar on COVID-19 disparities
The RSNA plans to offer a webinar on September 18 at 11:00 a.m. CT that will...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA names PE as 2020 AI challenge topic RSNA, SIIM partner on imaging informatics course RSNA unveils plans for virtual technical exhibition RSNA addresses COVID-19 impact on private practice RSNA wins grant to develop learning center in Africa (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a public meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council (CSAP NAC) on September 30, 2020 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include the discussion of the member grant review process, substance use prevention during the pandemic, prevention data, and updates on CSAP program developments. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 17, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Scientists to explore new frontiers in Parkinson's disease research with $7.2M grant
(University of California - San Diego) Aligning Science Across Parkinson's initiative has announced a three-year, $7.2 million grant to scientists at UC San Diego and Germany to support research on the biology of a gene linked to Parkinson's disease. The new funding expands efforts at UC San Diego using leading-edge cryo-EM technology to produce previously unseen views of LRKK2, the protein linked to genetically inherited Parkinson's disease. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is the implementation partner for ASAP. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MDI Biological Laboratory receives grant to study tendon regeneration
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) Prayag Murawala, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory has received a $332,000 grant to study tendon injury. He is seeking to determine if the same cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for regenerating tendons during limb regeneration in salamanders also come into play during tendon regeneration after injury. The knowledge gained could one day be used to develop therapies to trigger tendon regeneration in adult humans, who for the most part are incapable of regeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Morris Animal Foundation awards nearly $1M in grants for new studies for equine health
(Morris Animal Foundation) Morris Animal Foundation, a leader in advancing animal health, has awarded nearly $1 million in large animal health research grants, supporting 14 projects. The studies will help veterinary scientists improve the well-being of horses through improved prevention and treatment of numerous health challenges, including eye cancer, heart arrhythmias and risks for injury from air transport. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yousefi to develop artificial intelligence to improve glaucoma research, diagnosis
(University of Tennessee Health Science Center) Siamak Yousefi, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received two grants worth more than $600,000 combined to further develop artificial intelligence (AI) to help diagnose and monitor glaucoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IU researchers receive grant to study potential new opioid addiction treatment
(Indiana University School of Medicine) Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are testing use of tezampanel, a novel antagonist at glutamate receptors that could treat opioid withdrawal syndrome and other addictions and mental illnesses. The school recently received a $12.3 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supporting a two-stage project for medication development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Buck Institute win $4.6 million NIA grant
(University of Southern California) The University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging have received a five year, $4.6 million National Institute on Aging award to jointly establish a Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. The USC-Buck Nathan Shock Center will investigate how and why aging processes cause disease in order to advance the translation of basic research on aging into effective preventions and therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Shafiee Awarded NIH SBIR Fast-Track Phase II Grant
Hadi Shafiee, PhD, of the Division of Engineering in Medicine, received a Fast-Track Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health ‘s Small Business Innovation Research program (NIH SBIR). This award grants funds to small businesses that promi (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 17, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Germany Grants BioNTech, CureVac $745 Mln to Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccine Work Germany Grants BioNTech, CureVac $745 Mln to Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccine Work
Germany awarded $745 million in funding to biotech firms BioNTech and CureVac on Tuesday to speed up work on COVID-19 vaccines and expand German production capacity.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Call Center Expands Support for People in Emotional Distress
Wisconsin callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are much more likely to speak with a Wisconsin-based counselor with the opening of a new Wisconsin call center funded by a grant from the Department of Health Services (DHS). “No one should ever have to be alone when they feel hopeless,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “Adding capacity to handle Wisconsin calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is part of our ongoing effort to ensure the right supports are...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 16, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news