Navigation Links
Fund launched to seed new thinking in sustaining the future of health
Date:7/11/2013

The Wellcome Trust today launches a global funding scheme to seed research into the impact of a changing world on the future of human health.

With the ever-rising global population estimated to reach nine billion people by 2050, the scheme responds to the pressing challenge of ensuring that everyone can live a healthy life, while meeting present and future ecological and societal needs in a sustainable and economically viable way.

The 'Sustaining Health' call will support pilot research projects to investigate the issues at stake, as well as the impact of our behaviours as individuals and societies. The ultimate goal is to develop fresh approaches to prevent and mitigate the risks to human health.

Urbanisation is advancing at an unremitting pace, with the majority of the world's populations now living in cities while rural communities are becoming increasingly marginalised. At the same time, the world is living in a global nutrition crisis, with a dual problem of hunger and obesity. Under nutrition threatens the health of millions of the world's poor, while dietary choices and lifestyles are contributing to an unprecedented burden of obesity and chronic diseases. Environmental and climate changes are threatening food security, access to clean water and sanitation, population migration, increasing incidence of natural disasters and disease spread.

An initial fund of 5million has been committed to launch the scheme and the aim is to build research capacity for interdisciplinary research in this area that will be eligible to seek larger-scale funding from the Trust's existing biomedical and translational funding programmes.

Proposals with the potential to "unlock the power of data" are particularly welcomed, recognising the value of the explosion of data in the public and private domains such as mobile phone data, retail store cards, public transport and insurance records. Mobile phones are already being used to tra
'/>"/>

Contact: Craig Brierley
c.brierley@wellcome.ac.uk
44-207-611-7329
Wellcome Trust
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Launched the Saudi Aramco-KAIST CO2 Management Center in Korea
2. First Indian-European research networking projects in the social sciences launched
3. Progress in Osteoporosis re-launched with new design, now invites commentary
4. New journal on disruptive science and technology launched by Mary Ann Liebert Inc. publishers
5. Trial launched into curry chemicals cancer-fighting properties
6. Global effort launched to save turtles from extinction
7. Flavor and the new Nordic cuisine: BioMed Centrals new scientific journal Flavor is launched
8. Researchers call for rethinking efforts to prevent interplanetary contamination
9. A way of thinking may enable battle but prevent war crimes
10. Daniel Kahnemans Thinking, Fast and Slow wins best book award from academies
11. Thinking about kids? Man, you gotta shed the kilos
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... division of the striatum is also involved in ... of substance P in the striatal marginal division ... his team, College of Biophotonics, South China Normal ... P receptor, neurokinin 1 was highly expressed in ... rats. Unilateral or bilateral injection of an antisense ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Brazil- In the brains of all vertebrates, information ... an electric or chemical signal to be passed ... which are the most abundant type of synapse, ... is crucial for learning, memory, perception and cognition, ... critical for brain function. For instance, every ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 Smart technology emphasis grows in ... improved security: NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCBB: NXTD), eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: ... Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ), Visa Inc. (NYSE: ... NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometric authentication company focused on ... second series of 30 second spots on CNBC for its ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Blame it on the astrocytes 2Advantages for Digital Wallets Eliminate Need to Carry Credit Cards - Large Scale CNBC Ad Campaign for Latest Smart Wallet to Commence July 7th 2Advantages for Digital Wallets Eliminate Need to Carry Credit Cards - Large Scale CNBC Ad Campaign for Latest Smart Wallet to Commence July 7th 3Advantages for Digital Wallets Eliminate Need to Carry Credit Cards - Large Scale CNBC Ad Campaign for Latest Smart Wallet to Commence July 7th 4Advantages for Digital Wallets Eliminate Need to Carry Credit Cards - Large Scale CNBC Ad Campaign for Latest Smart Wallet to Commence July 7th 5
... Mass.--MIT engineers and colleagues have built a new tissue ... transplanted into the knees and other joints. The ... injuries and other cartilage damage, such as arthritis, says ... Science and Engineering and co-leader of the research team ...
... of Medical Genetics (ACMG) has issued a new Position ... Spots. In May 2006, ACMG recommended that all newborns ... Tremendous progress has been made in,implementing broader and more ... thousands of babies, lives have been saved or have ...
... of how the elevated glucose levels that occur in ... for blocking the destruction, Medical College of Georgia researchers ... vessels to relax resulted from increased activity of a ... Dr. Rita C.Tostes, physiologist in the MCG School of ...
Cached Biology News:MIT: New tissue scaffold regrows cartilage and bone 2American College of Medical Genetics affirms importance of newborn screening dried blood spots 2New evidence of how high glucose damages blood vessels could lead to new treatments 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 Unraveling life’s mysteries can intrigue, ... Archer Family purchased a DNA test to ... up with a lifetime of memories, sharing, and closeness. ... members’ DNA genuinely brought the family closer together. ... into genetic history and prior to taking the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... academic institutions and professional associations, addressed the challenges of ... & Medical Device Industries” through strategic sourcing. Describing the ... ) with the Supply Chain Management Institute ( SCMI) ... the event on June 24 at the Kroc Institute ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... PROVO, Utah , July 10, 2014 ... genome annotation and interpretation, today announced an ... sequencing (NGS) analytics for Lineagen,s NextStep Dx ... evaluation of neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders, currently ... chromosomal microarray (CMA) testing service used by ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... help in the fight against terrorism with the creation ... explosives with the use of light and special glass ... Actuators B: Chemical , the researchers describe a novel ... as low as 6.3 ppm (parts per million). It ... , "Traditionally explosives detection has involved looking for metals ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 2Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 3Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 4Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 5Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 2Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 3Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 4Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 2Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 3Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 4Detecting trace amounts of explosives with light 2
... and Jack Ballantyne, Forensic Biochemistry/Genetics Professor at University of ... join ... GenVault Corporation today,announces that two leading industry experts, ... its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr.,Lai-Goldman is currently the Chief ...
... primer, now in its 3rd edition., ... the third,edition of Building Biotechnology, the definitive ... business courses. This new,edition adds over 100 ... new,and updated figures and tables, and many ...
... -- Record consolidated revenues of $14.9 million -- Record ... $2.3 million - 49% growth ... credit facility - expands capital resources, -- Reported MIS procedure times of 60 minutes and hospital ... days or ...
Cached Biology Technology:GenVault Expands Scientific Advisory Board 2GenVault Expands Scientific Advisory Board 3New Book on the Business of Biotechnology 2AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 2AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 3AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 4AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 5AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 6AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 7AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 8
... is formulated specifically for Alkaline Phosphatase conjugates. ... of activity for both the enzyme and ... dilution. This product has been chemically ... customer a longer shelf life, resistance to ...
... Mouse monoclonal [3D12] to Lambda Free ... Mixture of light chains of human ... for independent constantly expressed epitope of ... dimer forms of free lambda chains ...
... The SDSaway reagent is a valuable ... samples. The presence of SDS in ... the tightly bound SDS-protein complex, inhibits enzymatic ... and presents as a contaminant in mass ...
... ALH 4000 workstation is the simplest, easiest-to-use ... introduce automated liquid handling capabilities,into their labs, ... to support routine applications on a separate ... walk-away automation even when you have ...
Biology Products: