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Hebrew University receives its largest NIH research grant ever -- $5.6 million biodefense award
Jerusalem A research grant
of $5.6 million in the field of biodefense has bee...perantigens. The award is the largest competitive grant
ever made to the Hebrew University and to an Israeli researcher from the NIH. Funds were awarded und...
ASU secures $3.9 million to study spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders
...thetics. In June, Jung received a $1.3 million NIH grant
to purchase a sophisticated imaging system. In July, Abbas received an $870,000 NIH grant
to create a system that may allow those with spinal cord injuries to regain greater independent func...
From aircraft aerodynamics to improved heart implants
... possible to greatly enhance their performance and grant
patients more time to obtain a transplant. "With so few donors available compared to the people who need new hearts the number of people with implants is only going to continue increasing," notes Lagasco. Indeed, cardiovascular disease is the princi...
SCAI, NCQA partner to hold landmark conference on introducing complex medical therapies
...artery stenting (CAS). The conference, funded by a grant
from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), will bring together clinical, methodological, and other experts to explore the best options for coordinating the collection and analysis of data on CAS procedures and their outcomes. The two...
Putting viruses to work in vaccines
...e-year Australian Research Council Linkage Project grant
with industry partner Virax Holdings Limited to develop the fowlpox virus vector technology. A biotechnology company based in Melbourne, Virax is developing some of the world's most promising immune-based therapies for HIV/AIDS, other infectious dise...
Survey of poultry workers shows high rate of injuries
...fety climate inside the plants. It was funded by a grant
from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In addition to Quandt, researchers were Joseph Grzywacz, Ph.D., Michael Coates, M.D., M.S., Antonio Marin, M.A., and Thomas Arcury, Ph.D., all with Wake Forest Baptist; and Bless Burke, ...
MGH named by NHLBI as Specialized Center for Cell-Based Therapy for Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases
... of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI). "This grant
is an endorsement of what our Center and the Institute are designed to do to bring basic researchers together with clinical scientists in an infrastructure that will help transform laboratory discoveries into new therapies as quickly as possible," h...
National funding goes to Johns Hopkins to advance research on stem cell therapies for heart attack
... new therapies for heart problems. "This special grant
strengthens the federal government's commitment to advanced medical research in the United States and it shapes the next chapter on Hopkins' historic role in cardiology," says Eduardo Marbn, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chief of cardiology at The Johns...
Mayo Clinic receives $15 million to launch innovative neuroscience research program
...ety of disciplines will be eligible to apply for a grant
from the Investment Fund. In addition to this important gift from Mr. and Mrs. Applebaum, Mayo will dedicate to this fund a portion of its own revenues, generated through the commercialization of Mayo-developed technologies, to further support this r...
Fellowship funds major research project on medulloblastoma
...ancer Institute NSW reviewed applications for this grant
and recommended that Dr Thomas receive the Fellows...ntribute to the formation of brain tumours. "This grant
recognises the importance of Dr Thomas's current and future work on a childhood cancer that continue...
Northwestern receives major award for nanotechnology cancer center
...niversity has been awarded a significant five-year grant
from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to establish a Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE). The new center will develop innovative nanotechnology approaches and devices to combat cancer. The center at Northwestern is one of seven CCN...
Medication appears effective in treating teen heroin addiction
... .) Editor's Note: This study was sponsored by a grant
from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, Md., and research funds from the Department of Psychiatry and the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, Burlington. Commentary: Adolescent Opioid Abuse In an accompanying commentary,...
The Epilepsy Foundation issues Call to Action
...epsy Foundation, through an unrestricted education grant
from GlaxoSmithKline, convened a meeting with medical experts and leading medical professional and voluntary health organizations to develop the following Action Steps to empower women to reduce the risks associated with anticonvulsant drugs, and est...
Use of kidney paired donation for incompatible donors could expand donor pool
...Note: The work for this article was supported by a grant
from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Matas has received research support and financial support (including for conferences, for speaking, and for serving as a consultant) from several companies involved in developing and marketing immunosuppres...
Federal grant to expand MCG pipeline programs for minorities
...ships has received an $899,439 three-year federal grant
to expand pipeline programs designed to increase t...is statewide collaborative effort." Fort Discovery grant
writer Dave Smith wrote curricula for third- through eighth- graders that focus on science and math....
Breast cancer patients turn to reflexology for comfort
...er patients. Using a National Institutes of Health grant
of more than $3 million, they will more closely examine the benefits of reflexology in a controlled study. Women will be divided into three groups one will receive reflexology for four weeks, one a "placebo" foot massage for four weeks, and one will...
UCSD leads team to build Geographic Information System to assess toxic hazards from Katrina
...xicant exposure and human health. The supplemental grant
was awarded by the NIEHS to the UCSD Superfund Bas...eceived a five-year, $17.2 million renewal of this grant
from NIEHS in April of this year. "We are proud to be one of the academic partners around the coun...
Gold nanoparticles show potential for noninvasive cancer treatment
...and skin cancers." The research was supported by a grant
from the Chemical Science, Geoscience and Biosciences Division of the U.S. Department of Energy. UCSF is a leading university that consistently defines health care worldwide by conducting advanced biomedical research, educating graduate students in h...
Fat rat enables studies of debilitating vascular disease
...limbs." Dr. Stepp recently received a $1.4 million grant
from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study these early vascular changes, called peripheral vascular disease, that can result from obesity, smoking and inactivity. His goal is to prevent a common condition with significant quality-of-l...
Osteoporosis Patient Societies win US$ 126,000 in grants
...delines" IOF Linda Edwards Memorial Grant This grant
of Swiss francs 20,000 is in memory of the late Linda Edwards, who was head of the (UK) National Osteoporosis Society and one of the founders of the global osteoporosis patients movement. It was awarded to: Slovene Osteoporosis Patient Society (Sl...
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