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Article ID: 697580

American Pain Society Statement on Research, Funding and Opioids

American Pain Society

New and innovative pain treatments to replace opioids will not be discovered unless pain research funding becomes a priority on Capitol Hill. The APS Pain Research Agenda, published in the Journal of Pain in 2014, states “the most direct path to achieving dramatic advances in pain treatment is through substantially increased investment in pain research and education, which would enable the pursuit of an aggressive translational pain-research agenda.”

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18-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697551

New Coalition of Philanthropists Including Bill Gates and Leonard Lauder Commit More Than $30 Million to Develop New Tools to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Philanthropist Bill Gates and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) co-founder Leonard Lauder have announced a new initiative, Diagnostics Accelerator, to develop novel biomarkers for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

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17-Jul-2018 1:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697478

Media Invited to Attend the Celebrate Life Science Fair and Reception on Capitol Hill

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

On July 18, scientists will be on Capitol Hill to showcase science and discuss the revolutionary opportunities that exists in medical research, due in large part to the federal investment in the National Institutes of Health. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on table top experiments. Come experience fun and innovative science and learn about the advances researchers are making to improve health for all Americans.

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16-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696200

The American Society of Nephrology Issues the Following Statement in Response to the NIH Funding Increase in the Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Spending Bill

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) greatly appreciates the subcommittee’s continued support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a key national priority with an increase of $1.2 billion, or 3.2%, in the FY 2019 Labor-HHS spending bill. ASN is also grateful for the proposed 1.2% increase for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), for a total allocation of $1.9 billion.

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15-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695817

S&T Launches Modernized Long Rang Broad Agency Announcement

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today issued a standing, open invitation to the scientific and technical communities to propose novel ideas to help address DHS’s most significant priorities. They released a newly modernized Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA) with significant enhancements to the process.

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7-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695761

DHS Accelerates Data Solutions to Uncover Emerging Biothreats

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The $300,000 prize competition called for the design of an early warning system to keep our communities safe by using existing data sources to uncover emerging biothreats.

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7-Jun-2018 11:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695191

New Frontiers Beckon Math and Biology in Multimillion Dollar NSF-Simons Project

Georgia Institute of Technology

As in relativity and quantum mechanics, the combined forces of math and physics have shifted many scientific paradigms and shattered human perceptions of reality over the centuries. Now, a $30 million is conjoining theoretical mathematics and biology to unlock mysteries of life.

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29-May-2018 10:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695132

University of Utah Launches Statewide American Dream Ideas Challenge

University of Utah

The search is on for policy and technology innovation proposals with the potential to foster access to and support for a thriving middle class in Utah — and the best ideas may be eligible for up to $1 million in funding.

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24-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693854

NeuroVision Announces a $15 Million Series C Financing with a first close of $11.2 Million

NeuroVision

NeuroVision Imaging Inc. has announced a Series C financing round of $15 million with an initial close of $11.2 million. The round is led by Wildcat Capital Management with funding from several new investment groups. The financing provides support for NeuroVision as it seeks validation and regulatory approval for its breakthrough, low-cost, noninvasive, eye imaging system for measuring retinal autofluorescence that can detect amyloid beta (Aβ) plaque in the eye.

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2-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693622

How Success Breeds Success in the Sciences

University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

A small number of scientists stand at the top of their fields, commanding the lion’s share of research funding, awards, citations, and prestigious academic appointments. Are they better and smarter than their peers—or did they luck out with early career success?

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27-Apr-2018 4:00 AM EDT
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