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Experts Need to Include Children in Research

...tive of St Marys Charity, explained: When awarding grants our focus is on innovation and excellence and this new paediatric research unit is a wonderful example of these qualities. We believe such specialised research is essential in order to develop treatments and care that meet the very specific needs o...

War Stimulates Research Blitz in Prosthetics Industry

...r artificial limbs. Many companies have received grants to develop better limbs that can be used not only by the war amputees but also the civilian amputees. Today's approximately 600 war amputees account for only a tiny fraction of the 1.9 million Americans living with limb loss, leaders of the nation...

Female Doctors Facing Barriers to Careers in Education and Research, Study Finds

...ring of appointments, Journals and bodies awarding grants to take steps to minimise gender bias, Flexible career structures Dr Anita Holdcroft, co-chair of the BMA Medical Academic Staff Committee, says: Six in ten doctors who graduated from medical school last year were female, but the same is emphatic...

Older Women With Memory Problems at Increased Risk for Restless Nights

...isorders, said Yaffe. The study was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health....

Vietnam Plans Human Trial of Bird Flu Vaccine

..., Thailand, Brazil, India and Mexico would receive grants to produce flu vaccine locally and bolster global protection against a threatened pandemic. WHO's Vietnam chief Hans Troedsson said the UN body was "looking favourably" at a request to grant the IVAC project up to 2.5 million dollars. Avian influen...

Repeated Brain Stimulation in Old Age can Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

...apid decline in cognitive function. Supported by grants from the National Institute on Aging and the Illinois Department of Public Health, the study was published June 27, 2007, in the online edition of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology....

Teenage Birthrate Declining in US Both Abstinence and Awareness Called for to Maintain the Trend

...e U.S. Department of Health and Human Services now grants abstinence-only funds to the states, which then distribute the money. The opponents' most vocal complaint against federal funding is that there is no substantial, scientific evidence that abstinence-only education is making teens safer. Besides ...

Higher Intake of Calcium and Vitamin D Linked With Brain Lesions in Older People

... late-life depression. This research was funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. MRI brain scans of a person with lesions are available to reporters, courtesy of Duke Universitys Neuropsychiatric Imaging Research Laboratory....

Treaty With Japan may Legalize Dumping Toxic Waste in India

...apan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and grants from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) range between $25 million-$33 million a year. JICA is in the process of finalising ways of implementing collaborations and utilising Japan's Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP) schem...

AIDS Vaccine Still a Long Way Off

.... Researchers rapidly identified the molecule that grants HIV entry into those cellsa surface protein called gp120, which inserts itself into CD4 receptor molecules on the helper cells. Early tests of a gp120 vaccine looked promising, but optimism faded by the early 1990s as researchers learned the vacci...

Research may Yield Improved Treatment for Diseased Lungs

...oject, which is supported by roughly $2 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. She says the research team hopes to create improved diagnostic tools that enable them to track stiffening of large and small arteries and link these measurements with imp...

Iowa to Receive Grant Funding for Youth Suicide Prevention, Early Intervention

...on. The Iowa Department of Public Health will fund grants to local high schools or educational regions. Schools and their community partners will provide early identification programs to high school youth and make appropriate referrals for services. The project also includes a public awareness campaign to p...

A Pratical Tool to Detect Bone Mass Deficiencies in Children With Chronic Diseases

...all pediatric institutions in the United States in grants from the National Institutes of Health. It has an established tradition of research excellence, with discoveries including the Sabin oral polio vaccine, the surfactant preparation that saves the lives of thousands of premature infants each year, an...

Bird Song Study Provides Clues to Human Speech Disorders

...Americans stutter. The research was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and Weill Cornell Medical College, and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Research Center Matheon....

Higher Intake of Calcium and Vitamin D Linked With Brain Lesions in Older People

... late-life depression. This research was funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. MRI brain scans of a person with lesions are available to reporters, courtesy of Duke University’s Neuropsychiatric Imaging Research Laboratory. Source-Eurekalert/...

Bush Signs Bill for Cancer Screening Program for Low-Income, Uninsured Women

...quirements for awarding breast and cervical cancer grants to states that meet certain conditions. The legislation will provide $275 million annually for the program for the next five years, an increase from $202 million annually, according to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. "This is an...

New Light on Working of Brain Networks

...lion, Greece. The work was supported by research grants from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as from Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc and an award from the Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at Yale. Arnsten and Yale have a license agreement with Shire Ph...

Brain Networks Strengthened by Closing Ion Channels

...lion, Greece. The work was supported by research grants from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as from Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc and an award from the Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at Yale. Arnsten and Yale have a license agreement with Shire Ph...

Robotic Surgeon to Team Up With Doctors, Astronauts on NASA Mission

...or use on humans. The UW's research is funded by grants from the U.S. Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Department of Defense's Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program. Source-Generef/B...

Government Delivers On Emergency Medical Training For Rural Doctors

... As well, from 16 April, the maximum value of all grants will increase from $1,500 per day to $2,000 per day. Source-AA SRM/B...

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