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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Building a Better Insulin Infusion System
Capillary Biomedical is looking to develop a safer more reliable and accurate insulin infusion device. The Irvine, CA-based company has closed on $2.9 million in a series seed financing to help get its SteadiSet infusion set on the market. The Series Seed financing involved several Angel groups, including Tech Coast Angels, New York Angels, HBS Alumni Angels of New York, Pasadena Angels and the Mass Medical Angels, making the financing one of the broadest and most successful syndications among Angel investor groups. Other investors included the ACE Fund, PA Fund and NYA Fund. Financing proceeds will be used for clinical tr...
Source: MDDI - August 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Tubing Source Type: news

Wellcome sanctions top cancer scientist over bullying allegations
Charity will terminate £3.5m worth of grants to Nazneen Rahman (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amid switch to fighting Alzheimer's, Pain Therapeutics brings in millions in new funding
As it transforms from a company making a painkiller that prevents abuse to a company developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease, Pain Therapeutics  Inc. has some extra money to spend — up to $14.5 million. The Austin-based pharmaceutical company announced Aug. 15 it had received a $3.2 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance its lead drug candidate, a molecular treatment for Alzheimer's called PTI-125. The money will be used to fund a phase II study of PTI-125,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

Top cancer scientist loses £3.5m of funding after bullying claims
Nazneen Rahman resigned from post before disciplinary action could be takenOne of Britain ’s leading cancer scientists has had £3.5m in grant money revoked after allegations of bullying by 45 current and former colleagues.Prof Nazneen Rahman, who resigned from her post at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London last month, is the first scientist to be sanctioned under anti-bullying rules introduced by the Wellcome Trust this year. In a letter to the ICR, her former colleagues accused her of “serious recurrent bullying and harassment” and creating an “intimidating and humiliating&rdquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin and Sarah Marsh Tags: Cancer research Medical research Higher education UK news Source Type: news

Innovate UK awards for studies into sustainable livestock production and improving chicken welfare
Bristol Vet School has been awarded two Innovate UK grants totalling nearly £ 160k for studies that aim to further our progress towards sustainable livestock production and improve broiler chicken welfare. The projects will use the new £ 1M CIEL poultry house, funded by the CIEL. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School Source Type: news

FDA Grants 510(k) Clearance to New Spinal Implant FDA Grants 510(k) Clearance to New Spinal Implant
The Foundation 3D anterior lumbar interbody cage implant uses CoreLink's proprietary mimetic metal technology, which mimics key characteristics of natural bone.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Free continuing education for public library staff
Are you a public library staff member? Are you looking for health programming ideas? Do want to improve your ability to respond to health information requests? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides free online training. Some of the courses may even qualify for continuing education credit that can be applied to the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Here are some of NNLM’s upcoming online education opportunities with topics of interest for public libraries.  Unless noted, these trainings are delivered via webinar. Please note time zones. Be sure to sign up early, as some online cl...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: All of Us Blog Consumer Health Education Outreach Source Type: news

UAMS Gets $2M to Study How Best to Feed Soldiers in Combat
A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researcher received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to determine the best possible nutrition for military personnel in combat and combat training. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

#HopeActLiveWI: Federal Grant to Boost Wisconsin's Response to the Opioid Crisis
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has applied for an $11.8 million federal grant to support Wisconsin ’s response to theopioid crisis. The funding is through the nearly $1 billion State Opioid Response grant program administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is available to all states and U.S. territories. “This funding will boost our ongoing efforts to provide hope, health, and healing to those...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

South Africa:Bureaucracy, Power and Grants - When a Pen May Be As Mighty As the Scalpel
[Bhekisisa] Go inside this unspoken ethical dilemma South African doctors face every day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
A new funding opportunity to bring health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

data.HRSA.gov
The HRSA website for open data. Data available on the site covers all of HRSA's programs, including health centers, grants, organ donation, and more. Site is interactive, easy to use, accessible, and will work on mobile devices. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six WNY health centers granted $650,000 in federal funding
Six health centers with sites in Western New York received new grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in a new round of funding. In all, the nonprofit health centers received $653,548, while statewide a total of 63 awards were made totaling $7.5 million in quality improvement grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The awards, announced during National Health Center Week, will be used to improve qual ity, efficiency, and the effectiveness of healthcare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Six WNY health centers granted $650,000 in federal funding
Six health centers with sites in Western New York received new grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in a new round of funding. In all, the nonprofit health centers received $653,548, while statewide a total of 63 awards were made totaling $7.5 million in quality improvement grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The awards, announced during National Health Center Week, will be used to improve qual ity, efficiency, and the effectiveness of healthcare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Psychologist to explore how brain remembers precise information
(University of California - Riverside) Weiwei Zhang, an assistant professor of psychology at UC Riverside, has received an NIMH grant to assess how the brain's hippocampus supports encoding, maintaining, and accessing precise short-term and long-term memories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Case Western Reserve receives grant to improve food systems in Cleveland neighborhoods
(Case Western Reserve University) A multidisciplinary research team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a three-year, $936,000 grant to use collaborative computational modeling approaches to promote better community health through more equitable food systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OUHSC receives $20 million grant to advance research, patient care
(University of Oklahoma) The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center announced the nationally competitive renewal of a $20 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Kaiser Permanente study will examine the role of opioid use in suicide risk
(Kaiser Permanente) Kaiser Permanente researchers have received a major grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to examine the role of opioid use in suicide risk and develop better tools to help clinicians identify patients who are at highest risk. The three-year, $1.4 million study will be led by Bobbi Jo Yarborough, Psy.D., an investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Southwestern Pa. health centers receive $700K in federal grants
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $3.47 million in grant awards to 42 health centers in Pennsylvania. Of those, the seven that operate locations in the Pittsburgh region received about $704,000 meant to improve quality, efficiency and the effectiveness of health care delivery in the communities they serve, according to a news release. “Community health centers provide coordinated, comprehensive and patient-centered care to millions of Americans,” said HHS Deputy Secretary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Southwestern Pa. health centers receive $700K in federal grants
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $3.47 million in grant awards to 42 health centers in Pennsylvania. Of those, the seven that operate locations in the Pittsburgh region received about $704,000 meant to improve quality, efficiency and the effectiveness of health care delivery in the communities they serve, according to a news release. “Community health centers provide coordinated, comprehensive and patient-centered care to millions of Americans,” said HHS Deputy Secretary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Securing and Using the Right Data to Improve Your State's Mental Health Block Grant Application - Part I
August 21, 2018 12:30-2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Securing and Using the Right Data to Improve Your State's Mental Health Block Grant Application - Part II
August 27, 2018 12:30-2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NKY Health urges all residents get vaccinated amid hepatitis outbreak that included food service worker
The Northern Kentucky Health Department today strongly urged all residents to get vaccinated against the hepatitis A virus, noting that the number of cases in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties jumped in July and continues to climb this month. Of particular concern, the department stated, is a case of hepatitis A diagnosed in an employee who handled food at the Newport Syndicate, an events center at 18 E. Fifth St. that specializes in corporate functions and weddings. An investigation found… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Judge tosses Zimmer Biomet hip suit over statute of limitations issues
A US District Judge for the Pennsylvania Federal Court yesterday dismissed a plaintiff’s claims of injury related to a Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) metal-on-metal prosthetic hip because it passed the statute of limitations. Plaintiff Marilyn Adams was implanted with a Zimmer hip prosthesis in 2011, and claimed to suffer pain and complications for years after. She underwent a second surgery in 2015 to replace the prosthesis with a ceramic device. Adams claims in the case that the metals used in the first prosthesis, alongside “an unreasonably dangerous design” resulted in significant health complications,...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Orthopedics zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

AHRC funding to develop the next generation of academics in the arts and humanities
The South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership led by the University of Bristol, is to receive funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) over eight years to deliver postgraduate supervision, training and skills development from 2019. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Postgraduate, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts; Press Release Source Type: news

UB liver researchers receive $3M grant from Kaleida Foundation
Cancer care researchers at the University at Buffalo will use the power of big data, and a new $3 million grant, to fight liver disease in the Western New York region. The five-year grant comes from The Troup Fund of the Kaleida Health Foundation, established in 1974 to advance cancer care, research and the acquisition of equipment.  Co-principal investigators on the new grant are Dr. Andrew Talal, director of the Liver Center of Western New York and a profess or in the Department of Medicine in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

HHS Awards $125 Million to Support Community Health Center Quality Improvement
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $125 million in funding for community health centers through the Quality Improvement grant awards. These awards, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will help 1,352 community health centers across the country improve quality, efficiency, and the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the communities they serve. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Tufts researchers receive award to integrate genomic sequencing into neonatal care
(Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute) Tufts Medical Center researchers have received a five-year grant award for more than $8 million from the National Center For Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the integration of targeted genomic sequencing into neonatal diagnosis and care. Funding for the national clinical trial, " Precision Medicine in the Diagnosis of Genetic Disorders in Neonates, " begins today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NanoMedical Tackles Opioid Abuse with Combination Device
NanoMedical Systems has received a nearly $3 million grant from the Department of Defense to develop a combination device for the long-term treatment of opioid use. The grant provides $2,993,398 over three years to support formulation development, device development and manufacturing, preclinical studies, and initial human factors assessments in conjunction with the DeBakey, VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. The Austin-based company develops drug-delivery devices based on its nStrada nanofluidics platform for sustained release (up to six months) of chronic therapies. These devices can be loaded with a variety of drugs incl...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, June 26, 2018
      Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Dave DeBronkart, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Linda Stotsky, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods, Michael Millenson, Vera Rulon Minutes from May 22, 2018 meeting approved. Treasurer’s Report (Financial and Membership)                John Grohol John described some recent fraudulent activity related to a travel fund award check. We should get money back from bank insurance. All agreed we should tighten our screening process...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes News Board Meeting Source Type: news

Federal Judge Grants Parties' Joint Motion To Dismiss Disability Benefits Suit
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California federal judge on Aug. 6 dismissed a disability claimant's suit with prejudice following the parties' filing of a joint stipulation for dismissal (Brenda Culbertson-Chavira v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No. 17-1702, E.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132014). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

High Court Should Review 9th Circuit's Offset Ruling, Disability Claimant Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court should grant review of a disability claimant's petition for writ of certiorari in a dispute over the offsetting of a claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits to account for Social Security disability income (SSDI) benefits received on behalf of the claimant's dependents because the plan administrators did not apply the language of the LTD plan as written, the claimant says in a June 22 reply brief (Susan Rene Jones v. Merck Sharpe& Dohme Corp., et al., No. 17-1478, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Neiman forms AI research partnership with Georgia Tech
The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and the Georgia Institute of Technology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast density notification laws boost ultrasound use U.S. radiologists ramp up political contributions Does US performed by ED docs generate further imaging? Neiman receives NIH grant for musculoskeletal research Utilization of MSK imaging soars over 2 decades (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RBS: Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Rural Energy for America Program for Fiscal Year 2019
Notice from USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Service of funding available through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) prior to the passage of final appropriations for FY 2019. The two specific grant programs included in the announcement are: 1) Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Assistance, and 2) Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants. Deadlines are included in this notice, based upon funding amount requested for each of the grant programs. The final total amount of funding available through the REAP program will be published on the USDA Rural Development websi...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 14, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Penetrating a cell's nucleus for better, more accurate cancer screening
(Lehigh University) Lehigh University engineers, Xuanhong Cheng and James Hwang, awarded National Science Foundation grant to explore the use of microwave technology to characterize the nucleus of a live cell captured on a lab-on-a-chip microfluidic device (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NSF awards grant to Portland State for state-of-the-art instrument
(Portland State University) Portland State University investigators from the Departments of Chemistry and Biology have received a $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a state-of-the-art liquid chromatography coupled mass spectrometer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

VisualDx gets NASA grant to build diagnosis tool for deep space missions
The astronauts currently on the International Space Station rely on telemedicine  for everything from coughs to bruises. But as Dr. Shannan Moynihan, deputy chief of space and occupational medicine at the NASA Johnson Space Center, said in a presentation at HIMSS18, telemedicine has its limits for caring for astronauts. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Grant links Yale to prestigious stroke clinical trial network
Yale has received a grant to support the Southern New England Partnership in Stroke Research, Innovation, and Treatment Coordinating Center in StrokeNet. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (omalizumab) for food allergies
Roche announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair ® (omalizumab) for the prevention of severe allergic reactions following accidental exposure to one or more foods in people with allergies. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

American College of Rheumatology receives grant to help increase access to clinical trials
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology's Collaborative Initiatives department has received two grants from the Office of Minority Health to support the development of programs that aim to increase the recruitment and enrollment in clinical trials of minority populations affected by lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mount Sinai receives NIH Grant to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for sickle cell treatment
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) The Departments of Emergency Medicine and Hematology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health toward further study of inhaled corticosteroids to treat sickle cell disease (SCD) in individuals who do not have asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kent State geologist wins grant to study climate change, inspire young scientists
(Kent State University) The National Science Foundation (NSF) presented its prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to Dr. Herndon for her project, 'Manganese Biogeochemistry and Impacts on Carbon Storage in Plant-Soil Systems.' The five-year grant is expected to total $487,000. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UMass Amherst computational biophysicist receives grant to study 'floppy' proteins
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Jianhan Chen at UMass Amherst has a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study a newly recognized class of proteins with highly flexible three-dimensional (3D) structural properties, in particular some extra-floppy ones called intrinsically disordered proteins. By staying flexible, IDPs may have an advantage in interacting with other proteins and each other, perhaps letting them respond faster than a more rigid structure, or interact with a wider variety of molecules, or both. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hollyoaks newcomer Talia Grant describes her autism as a blessing and a curse
Sixteen-year-old Talia Grant is the first autistic actress to play an autistic character in Hollyoaks. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA grants Natural Cycles' contraception app de novo marketing approval
The FDA announced today that it will allow marketing of Natural Cycles ’ contraception app in the US for pre-menopausal women aged 18 years and older. Previously approved in the UK and currently the subject of investigation by multiple regulatory agencies, the algorithm-driven app helps users track their menstrual cycle and informs them when they are most fertile. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

ElectroCore inks nVNS neuroinflammatory response research deal with MGH
ElectroCore said yesterday it inked a collaborative research deal with Massachusetts General Hospital exploring the use of ElectroCore’s non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation tech in targeted treatments for neuroinflammation. The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based company said that investigators will examine the effects the nVNS system has on neuroinflammatory mechanisms associated with conditions in the central nervous system including pain, trauma and neurodegeneration. ElectroCore said it will supply up to $1 million through a research grant over four years to support preclinical trials of the device, including work al...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation electroCore Source Type: news

NIH Research: Action Needed to Ensure Workforce Diversity Strategic Goals Are Achieved
GAO reviewed the actions NIH has taken to support (1) investigators beginning their biomedical careers; and (2) investigators from underrepresented groups and women. GAO analyzed NIH data from fiscal years 2013 through 2017 on grant funding for investigators by career phase and demographic status. GAO also reviewed relevant laws and NIH policies, programs, and initiatives, and interviewed NIH officials and stakeholders from the scientific research community. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MSU scientists unraveled the influence of aging on kidneys regeneration ability
(Lomonosov Moscow State University) A group of researchers from MSU under the supervision of Professor Dmitry Zorov and Professor Egor Plotnikov studied the effect of aging on key cell processes, such as autophagy, the functions of mitochondria, and response to oxidative stress. The scientists also suggested advanced methods for treating kidney failure. The research was supported with a grant provided by Russian Science Foundation (RSF). The results of the study were published in the Cell Cycle journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Methyl marks on RNA discovered to be key to brain cell connections
FINDINGSMethyl chemical groups dot lengths of DNA, helping to control when certain genes are accessible by a cell. In new research, UCLA scientists have shown that at the connections between brain cells — which often are located far from the central control centers of the cells — methyl groups also dot chains of RNA. This methyl markup of RNA molecules is likely key to brain cells’ ability to quickly send signals to other cells and react to changing stimuli in a fraction of a second.BACKGROUNDTo dictate the biology of any cell, DNA in the cell ’s nucleus must be translated into corresponding strands...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news