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Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs and Dan Haney receive public service awards

...bile license plate, the purchase of which helps to fund cancer research. Dan Haney was a medical editor for the Associated Press (AP) until he retired late last year after 34 years with the world's oldest and largest news service. After two decades as a science writer and medical editor of AP's Boston bu...

NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system

... program and applauded the recommendation to fully fund that program. The IOM report recognized the desirability of 'one-stop-shopping' for all sources of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC). However, it concluded that a new government structure must be established because the IOM believes that a mechan...

Institute of Medicine news: Human resource crisis in HIV/AIDS

...INGTON -- The federal government should create and fund an umbrella organization called the United States Global Health Service (GHS) to mobilize the nation's best health care professionals and other experts to help combat HIV/AIDS in hard-hit African, Caribbean, and Southeast Asian countries, says a new ...

Who needs health care the well or the sick?

...tive drugs sold in rich countries could be used to fund drugs in poor countries, she suggests. This would benefit people in both rich and poor countries....

New grants to Georgetown to help build national cancer biomedical informatics grid

...wn researchers have received more than $810,000 to fund different caBIG projects. Clarke notes that the project is immensely exciting to cancer researchers "because the people building it are the people who are going to use it," he says. Clarke himself focuses on breast cancer research, and says "the ent...

Role of soy foods in addressing obesity to be topic of Illinois forum

...and Illinois Soybean Checkoff Board are helping to fund the forum. Topics will include the challenge facing the U.S., human studies on soy and weight loss, industry perspectives, and the economic, cultural and sociological impacts of obesity. The forum will be at the Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Center Driv...

Microbicide partners receive $5.7 million from Gates Foundation

...from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will fund a powerful strategy to support development of safe, effective, and affordable microbicides. The Alliance will receive $2.8 million and the Global Campaign will receive $2.9 million, for a total sum of $5.7 million. Over the course of the next three...

Politicians bury their heads in the sand while global flu threat mounts

...rect contact with diseased birds. Governments must fund the rapid development of vaccines against H5N1, and build up sufficient stocks of anti-viral drugs such as zanamivir or olsetamivir, the best treatment for anyone infected, says Dr Higson. Pharmaceutical companies should also expand the manufacture a...

NIAID awards first $27 million using new bioshield authorities

... 2 contracts totaling approximately $27 million to fund development of new therapeutics and vaccines against some of the most deadly agents of bioterrorism including anthrax, botulinum toxin, Ebola virus, pneumonic plague, smallpox and tularemia. These awards are the first made by NIAID using authorities...

OHSU study says national injury prevention program working

...e Oregon Department of Transportation, which helps fund ThinkFirst Oregon, fatal crashes among drivers ages 15 to 19 dropped 30.6 percent between 1998 and 2002, and crashes involving alcohol dropped 77.3 percent in the same age group. Traffic-related fatalities and injuries also declined among those 14 an...

Medical journals are an extension of the marketing arm of pharmaceutical companies

...nately from the point of view of the companies who fund these trials--but unfortunately for the credibility of the journals who publish them--these trials rarely produce results that are unfavourable to the companies' products." Smith cites evidence from a total of 86 studies that the results of a trial ...

Stanford bioethicists want stronger protections for women donating eggs for stem cell research

...ine, created after Californians voted last fall to fund embryonic stem cell research, and a recent set of recommendations issued by the National Academies of Science both require that women receive no compensation so they aren't coerced into donation. What's more, both organizations require that women sig...

NIH opens Safra Family Lodge

... non-profitorganization, received contributions to fund most of the facility'sconstruction. The foundation received nearly $5 million from Mrs. Lily Safraand The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation, as well as significantcontributions from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, the Merck CompanyFoundat...

ARVO Foundation and Alcon announce significant gift

...progress of vision research. The Alcon grant will fund the keynote lecture at ARVO's Annual Meeting, a new award for early career clinician-scientists, and an innovative mentoring program. "The ARVO Foundation is thrilled with Alcon's most generous gift," said ARVO Foundation Chairman John E. Dowling, Ph...

HIV treatment programs in poor countries as effective as in developed countries

...urage governments in resource-limited countries to fund antiretroviral clinics for those in need. All studies included in the review had to meet certain criteria, such as having only adult HIV patients, in order to effectively compare them with each other. Dr. Ivers, who works with HIV-infected patients i...

New food allergy research consortium focuses on peanut allergy

...n to the Emmes Corporation, of Rockville, MD, will fund a statistical center to support the consortium. "The expertise of the Food Allergy Research Consortium provides a unique opportunity to investigate basic immunologic mechanisms associated with food allergy in animal models and humans, and, ultimately...

UQ researcher to help improve global health

...ritical scientific challenges in global health and fund increased research on diseases that cause millions of deaths in the developing world. The Population Health Metrics Research Consortium Project will receive $24.7 million to develop technologies that will give nation's throughout the world improved ...

Bone marrow researcher recieves Pew Award

...Pew trusts have invested more than $100 million to fund nearly 400 scholars. Scholars must be nominated by one of 136 invited institutions and demonstrate innovation in their research. A national advisory committee selects the scholars. "I am honored to have received a Pew Scholar Award and believe the...

GroPep licenses technology to TGR BioSciences

... BioSciences (TGR). TGR has raised $3 million to fund further clinical development of WGFE as a treatment for oral mucositis, a debilitating side effect of cancer treatments. GroPep will receive royalties of more than 10% on TGR's commercialisation of the technology. Biopharmaceutical company GroPep Li...

Major NH&MRC grant will fund multidisciplinary research to improve the treatment of neuroblastoma

...s disease for almost fifteen years. The grant will fund a comprehensive research plan that involves tackling the disease systematically on several fronts to: acquire a thorough understanding of the molecular basis of neuroblastoma by identifying key genes and pathways associated with its initiation and ...

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