New grant application status to recognise research staff contributions
To support the development of researchers across different career stages, the MRC will introduce a new status to recognise the contributions of research staff as researcher co-investigators on grant applications from July 2018. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 20, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Portland wearables maker gets $1.6M grant for physical therapy system
APDM Wearable Technologies will use the SBIR Phase II grant to develop the industry ’s first over-ground gait biofeedback rehabilitation system using both visual and auditory biofeedback. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

House seeks to help community hospitals with $450M assessment on insurers, large hospitals
A House bill that would assist struggling community hospitals by levying $450 million in new assessments on insurers and large hospitals over the next three years will be debated Tuesday. The provision would seek $330 million from insurers and $120 million from larger hospitals over three years to fund grants for community hospitals. “It is an infusion of cash for them to do things that will make them more viable,” said state Rep. Ron Mariano, majority leader of the House, in an interview with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Company at forefront of sound revolution awarded prestigious Royal Academy fellowship
Dr Mihai Caleap, Senior Researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Chief Executive Officer of revolutionary sound technology company, Metasonics, has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship to develop and grow the business. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Source Type: news

Finding genes controlling ovarian reserve could hold key to better female fertility care
(Jackson Laboratory) Jackson Laboratory Assistant Professor Ewelina Bolcun-Filas, Ph.D., is looking at how multiple genetic factors regulating oocyte development determine the differences in each woman's ovarian reserve. Bolcun-Filas has received a five-year grant totaling $2,165,475 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to investigate these genetic factors, using special, genetically diverse mouse populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UA receives $1.6m grant to examine the healing potential of curcumin for acute lung injury
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) The five-year National Institutes of Health grant will enable Charles Downs, PhD, to study whether the non-pharmacological supplement curcumin can prevent lung injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How AI Is Personalizing Insulin Therapy for Diabetes Patients
Artificial intelligence is increasingly playing a role in healthcare, especially in the diabetes management space. The latest example of this comes from Petah Tikva, Israel-based DreMed Diabetes and Mountain View, CA-based Glooko.  FDA has granted a de novo request for the DreaMed Advisor Pro, an AI-based diabetes treatment decision support software intended to help healthcare providers manage people with Type I diabetes who use insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). DreaMed Advisor Pro is a cloud-based digital solution generating insulin designed to generate insulin delivery recommendations by analyzi...
Source: MDDI - June 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Two UAB professors among nine nationally to receive lupus research grants
Two UAB researchers have received Novel Research grants from the Lupus Research Alliance.   The grants, which total $100,000 for up to three years, were awarded to Andre Ballesteros-Tato and Frances Lund. The grants are aimed toward developing targeting treatments for lupus, a complex auto-immune disorder that has widespread and varied effects throughout the body. The professors are two of nine researchers nationwide who were awarded these grants to explore lupus from many different perspectives… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Two UAB professors among nine nationally to receive lupus research grants
Two UAB researchers have received Novel Research grants from the Lupus Research Alliance.   The grants, which total $100,000 for up to three years, were awarded to Andre Ballesteros-Tato and Frances Lund. The grants are aimed toward developing targeting treatments for lupus, a complex auto-immune disorder that has widespread and varied effects throughout the body. The professors are two of nine researchers nationwide who were awarded these grants to explore lupus from many different perspectives… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

ASRT Foundation, Siemens award travel grants
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation and Siemens...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASRT Foundation awards 2018-2019 scholarships ASRT readies education, training grants ASRT names recipients of author awards Siemens gets FDA OK for Biograph Vision PET/CT Siemens leads $5M in financing for ScreenPoint Currency headwinds have impact on revenue at Siemens (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Olean health center readies $3.2M expansion
The nonprofit health center expects to double in size, with the expansion funded partly by a federal grant. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

FDA grants DreaMed's de novo request for device-friendly diabetes software
The FDA has granted Isreal-based DreaMed Diabetes a de novo request for its artificial intelligence-powered software for providers managing patients with Type 1 diabetes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Why the Medical Research Grant System Could Be Costing Us Great Ideas
Funding is harder to find in general, and the current approach favors low-risk research and proposals by older scientists and white men. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Research Academic and Scientific Journals Conflicts of Interest Source Type: news

AcuraStem receives fast-track SBIR grant
(AcuraStem, Inc.) AcuraStem, a fast-growing and innovative biotech company located in Monrovia, California, has been awarded a 3.7 million dollar Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Fast-Track grant (#R44NS105156) by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to continue research for the development of a small molecule therapeutic, 'AS2015', focused on treating patients with the genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) caused by expansion repeats in the gene C9ORF72. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Is the Scope of Practice for Pediatric Care for Chiropractic Doctors?
Discussion “Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.” Some people look at chiropractic care solely as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) or manipulation. Chiropractic physicians also offer a variety of other treatments including nutritional advice, dietary or herbal supplements, therapeutic exercise, posture correction and behavioral counseling. Spinal muscle therapy or spinal manipulation is one of the most common complementary, integrative, and alternati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

World's largest autism grant will transform research landscape
(King's College London) The largest research grant ever given for neurodevelopmental conditions has been awarded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative to an international consortium academically led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology& Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Showcasing School science and change at Alumni Weekend 2018
For UCSF School of Pharmacy alumni who attended the event, Alumni Weekend 2018 offered a chance to explore how science connects the School ’s research, education, and patient care agendas; learn about the lives and professional accomplishments of pharmacy school graduates; and get a glimpse of what’s under way at UCSF beyond the School. The annual campuswide event was held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on June 1 and 2. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Kennedy delivers Alumnus of the Year Award address at Alumni Weekend pharmacy gala
On June 2, 2018,Kathleen B. Kennedy, PharmD ’78, received the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from the UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association, for her “outstanding contributions to the profession of pharmacy, to society, and/or to UCSF.”As the dean of the College of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana, she has been a national advocate for lessening health disparities by strengthening the underlying health of communities. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Faces Anger In Farm Country Over Policy
The EPA administrator met with farmers in midwestern states this week to address frustrations over the renewable fuel standard. (Image credit: Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Grant Gerlock Source Type: news

State Opioid Response Grants
The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment using the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Automatic extraction of informal topics from online suicidal ideation - Grant RN, Kucher D, Leon AM, Gemmell JF, Raicu DS, Fodeh SJ.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is an alarming public health problem accounting for a considerable number of deaths each year worldwide. Many more individuals contemplate suicide. Understanding the attributes, characteristics, and exposures correlated with suicide rem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Is competition driving innovation or damaging scientific research? | Anonymous academic
When a colleague with shaky data raced a competitor to be first to publish, I saw how the perverse incentives in research workThere ’s an oft-repeated phrase in the scientific world that “competition drives innovation”. This can definitely sometimes be true, but in my experience the reality most of the time is that competition can be hugely wasteful and damaging to research.Take our lab, where we work in several high-profile areas. We ’re aware that we have several major competitors around the world. We want to be first, we need to be first and we must keep it secret. Doing this can make or break a ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Anonymous academic Tags: Higher Education Network Academics Science Research Source Type: news

APPLY NOW! The Rural Communities Opioid Response Funding Opportunity!
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the new Rural Communities Opioid Response (Planning) (RCORP) initiative for FY 2018. HRSA plans to award approximately 75 grants through this funding opportunity, with successful awardees receiving up to $200,000 for one year to develop plans to implement opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery interventions designed to reduce opioid overdoses among rural populations. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA Announces $930 Million Funding Opportunity to Combat the Opioid Crisis
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for $930 million in State Opioid Response Grants. These grants will be awarded to states and territories to support ongoing efforts to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery support services to individuals with opioid use disorder. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

University of Cincinnati scientist receives $2 million NHLBI grant to study atherosclerosis
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) Research scientist Phillip Owens, III, PhD, hopes to find a better treatment for a leading cause of heart disease by unlocking how a cell associated receptor--protease-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) --elicits cellular change and inflammation leading to atherosclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two UCLA chemists selected as 2018 Pew scholars
UCLA chemistry professors Hosea Nelson and Jose Rodriguez have been selected among 22  Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences for 2018. The honor provides funding to outstanding young researchers whose work is relevant to the advancement of human health. The scholars, who were selected from 184 nominations, will receive four-year, $300,000 grants to advance their explorations of biological mechanisms underpinning human h ealth and disease.UCLA and UC San Diego each has two 2018 Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences; no other university has more than one.“These scientists have shown the boldness and creat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

TheraNova, UCSF Surgical Innovations ink collab accelerator deal
Medical device innovation firm TheraNova said this week it is partnering with incubator-accelerator UCSF Surgical Innovations to help co-develop device tech intended to address unmet patient needs. The partnership will establish collaboration between both sites, allowing parties to utilize UCSF’s intellectual and clinical environment and TheraNova’s product development capabilities and knowledge, the San Francisco-based companies said. “As industry director of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Master of Translational Medicine program I have been impressed with the caliber of both the students and the faculty. With thi...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Source Type: news

Passing the trash: absence of state laws allows for continued sexual abuse of K-12 students by school employees - Grant BJ, Wilkerson S, Henschel M.
"Passing the trash," enabling teachers who sexually abuse students to pursue another job with no record of their sexual misconduct, is common practice for K-12 school district administrators who fear legal liability and tarnished reputations. The "Prohibit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

K2M readies $65 million senior note offering
K2M (NSDQ:KTWO) said this week it looks to raise $65 million through an offering of convertible senior notes due 2025. The Leesburg, Va.-based company said it also expects to grant initial note buyers an option to purchase an additional $10 million worth of the notes during a 13-day period beginning the first day it issues the notes. Notes offered in the round will mature on June 30, 2025, unless converted, redeemed or repurchased earlier than that date, K2M said. Net proceeds from the offering will be used to repay approximately $18 million in borrowings under the company’s revolving credit facility, while...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat K2M Source Type: news

Grant funding to be allocated to research of robot surgeons
(Kazan Federal University) Automation of stitching procedures is one of the current research directions in laparoscopic robotics. It can help surgeons get rid of monotonous tasks which require special precision and agility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BU receives grant to assist scientists in training for career transitions
(Boston University School of Medicine) In an effort to broaden opportunities for participation in professional development activities for graduate and postdoctoral trainees, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) will develop a software application (app) that will enable identification and sharing of these opportunities with local institutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FAU receives $2.8 million HRSA grant to enhance role of RNs in primary care
(Florida Atlantic University) This latest HRSA grant is the third awarded to FAU's College of Nursing over three consecutive years and totaling $6.4 million. FAU will establish a primary care workforce of students with a bachelor of science in nursing degree who are practice ready and willing to serve U.S. veterans and patients in rural and underserved communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plazi and BLR receive EUR 1.1 million from Arcadia Fund to open up new biodiversity data
(Pensoft Publishers) Plazi is to utilise a grant from Arcadia Fund to expand the existing corpus of the Biodiversity Literature Repository -- a joint venture of Plazi and Pensoft, hosted on Zenodo at CERN. By adding thousands of figures and taxonomic treatments extracted from publications, the project's aim is to further develop high-tech tools to facilitate machine access to the content, thereby paving the way for its new innovative uses in line with open science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pew selects 22 scientists to investigate fundamental biomedical questions
(Pew Charitable Trusts) The Pew Charitable Trusts named 22 early-career researchers today as the 2018 class of Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences. The scholars will receive four-year grants to advance their explorations of biological mechanisms underpinning human health and disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The epic journey to better medicines
UCSF School of Pharmacy scientists, across all three departments and in widely divergent fields, are continually questioning the status quo. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Grant Burningham Source Type: news

Geisel Receives Fogarty Grant to Fund Research Collaboration in East Africa
The Geisel School of Medicine has been awarded a 5-year, $1.5 million grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health to support an infectious disease research and training program to combat HIV and tuberculosis (TB) within the newly established Infectious Disease Institute at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - June 13, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: News Research Africa DarDar HIV MUHAS Tanzania TB Source Type: news

Treating intestine with ‘good’ cholesterol compound inhibits lung tumor growth in mice
FINDINGSA compound that mimics the main protein in high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good”) cholesterol significantly reduced the number of tumors in the lungs of mice, reports a team of UCLA researchers. The findings help explain the connection between HDL cholesterol and reduced cancer risk, and suggest that a similar compound may be an effective therapy in humans.BACKGROUNDPrevious research, both in lab animals and humans, had suggested that higher HDL cholesterol levels were linked to reduced cancer risk. The team ’s earlier work had found that small peptide “mimetics,” or mimics, of...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

National Academies' Gulf Research Program Awards Over $287,000 to Assist Scientific Research Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced 11 grant awards totaling $287,565 to assist in the recovery of Gulf of Mexico region scientific research efforts impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. These awards are the result of the second of two fast-track grant cycles for Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants announced last November to help with repair, replacement, or recovery of equipment, data, or other research materials damaged or lost as a result of the hurricanes. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA grants Cary's Chiesi new designation
With construction of a new headquarters overlooking Symphony Lake currently underway, expanding Cary-based pharmaceutical company Chiesi USA has received a nod from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new stem cell therapy. Chiesi USA – along with Italian biotech Holostem Terapie Avanzate – have been granted orphan drug designation from the FDA for an investigational therapy for a type of stem cell deficiency. The therapy – called GPLSCD01 – is being developed to treat Limbal Stem… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

ASRT Foundation awards 2018-2019 scholarships
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation said it...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASRT readies education, training grants ASRT names recipients of author awards ASRT, Canon accept applications for Safety First grant ASRT announces advocacy award recipients ASRT announces recipients of life member, fellow status (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AHA wwards Cleveland Clinic $3.7 million for atrial fibrillation research
(Cleveland Clinic) The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded Cleveland Clinic a $3.7 million grant for atrial fibrillation research. The four-year, competitive award will support three synergistic projects aimed at improving outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm abnormality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Helping senior citizens connect with tech
UCLA sophomore Aleena Sorfazian was looking forward to her first day at Tech Help for U. But she wasn ’t a student; she was one of 20 volunteers who would be teaching older people how to better use their iPhones, iPads, laptops and other devices, as part of a community outreach program created in partnership with UCLA Health.The senior citizens waiting at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica on this Saturday morning were also eager for their sessions to begin as each would receive 45 minutes of individual instruction with a student/tutor prepared to answer their technology questions and coach them as they practiced thei...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine researchers receive USDA grant
WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor Yvonne Drechsler, PhD, has received a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to functionally annotate the chicken genome,...(PRWeb June 13, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15558898.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This $5M grant will help to boost scientific breakthroughs by doctors
The grant — one of only five in the country in the $12.5 million investment by Burroughs Wellcome nationwide — follows a study that said only 1.5 percent of physicians are doing research. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Pitt medical school to start program to boost physician-scientist work
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is getting $5 million in funding to start the University of Pittsburgh Physician Scientist Incubator program to train the next generation of physician-scientists. The $2.5 million grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund is being matched by a $2.5 million grant from UPMC and $250,000 from Pitt. Pitt was one of five programs that were funded, and the only one on the East Coast. “The physician-scientist shortage is not a new challenge, and its complexity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Bristol start-up takes quantum leap in innovation
A University of Bristol start-up business specialising in quantum encryption has been named the UK ’ s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company of the Year. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science Source Type: news

Improving Patient Adherence to Treatment and Prevention Regimens to Promote Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
This FOA calls for research grant applications that address patient adherence to treatment and prevention regimens to promote health outcomes. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kessler Foundation awarded four grants by NJ Commission on Spinal Cord Research
(Kessler Foundation) " These grants enable us to continue to expand the scope of our research in spinal cord injury, " said John DeLuca, Ph.D., senior vice president for Research and Training at Kessler Foundation. " We will look more deeply into secondary conditions that may be complicating recovery after spinal cord injury, such as cognitive deficits and neuropathic pain, and gather basic knowledge of the effect of exoskeleton-assisted walking on brain-muscle connections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Marine Ecosystems Show Resilience to Climate Disturbance
Climate-driven disturbances are having profound impacts on coastal ecosystems, with many crucial habitat-forming species in sharp decline. However, among these degraded biomes, examples of resilience are emerging. Writing in BioScience, Jennifer O'Leary, a California Sea Grant Marine Biologist based at California Polytechnic State University, and her colleagues describe these recoveries and highlight the possible implications for ecosystem-sparing management. To gain insight into disturbed coastal habitats, the authors surveyed 97 marine experts about their observations of climate-induced perturbations, including extreme ...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

White House Tries to Revive Rescissions Proposal
The Trump Administration has withdrawn its request to cut the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water quality grants and unspent Superstorm Sandy relief funds from the rescissions proposal that was submitted to Congress on May 8, 2018. On June 5, the Administration sent a revised proposal for $14.7 billion in rescissions to Congress. No explanation has been provided by the White House for reversing its decision to cut the $10 million EPA grants program and $107.5 million in Superstorm Sandy aid. The revised proposal also restores $252 million in unspent funds to fight the Ebola virus, a crucial move, considering the E...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news