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New Goals Set For Global Health Research And Training By NIH Center
2014-04-30 14:27:58

NIH/Fogarty International Center Global health research and training efforts should focus on combatting the growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases, better incorporating information technology into research and training, and more effectively converting scientific discoveries into practice in low-resource settings, according to the Fogarty International Center's new strategic plan, released today. Fogarty is the component of the National Institutes of Health solely focused on...

2012-09-06 23:03:48

The FNIH announces the NFL has agreed to donate $30 million in support of research on serious medical conditions prominent in athletes and relevant to the general population. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) September 05, 2012 The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) announces that the National Football League (NFL) has agreed to donate $30 million in support of research on serious medical conditions prominent in athletes and relevant to the general population. This is the largest...

2012-01-10 21:24:29

Rice University study uses vaunted prize as standard to judge government research funding A new study by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy illustrates a disconnect between government funding of biomedical research by young investigators and a novel standard by which to judge it: the Nobel Prize. The study found the average age of biomedical researchers getting their first grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2008 was 42. Over the past 30 years, the...

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2011-09-14 18:55:27

How diseases are transmitted among humans, other animals, the environment is focus New research aimed at controlling the transmission of diseases among humans, other animals and the environment is being made possible by grants from a collaboration among U.S. and U.K. funding agencies. By improving our understanding of the factors affecting disease transmission, the projects will help produce models to predict and control outbreaks. Funding is from the U.S. National Science Foundation...

2011-08-30 11:27:00

Vaccinating infants against rotavirus also prevents serious disease in unvaccinated older children and adults, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This helps reduce rotavirus-related hospital costs in these older groups. The results of the study are published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and are now available online. Rotavirus is a major cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young children. Before the vaccine, rotavirus was responsible...

2011-08-22 21:50:00

A new study in Science found African Americans were 10 percent less likely than white researchers to receive research grant awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) August 22, 2011 Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, MACP, President & Chief Executive Officer of Meharry Medical College, has been appointed by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. to serve as a member of an advisory committee formed recently to provide...

2011-08-03 08:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), a component of the National Institutes of Health, and its partners will host The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care. This trans-NIH summit aims to examine the current status of end-of-life and palliative care research and practice; propose strategies to address current barriers to care; and prioritize action items to stimulate research in this...

2011-04-21 00:00:28

The Forum was created as one of the deliverables of the 2009 U.S.-Russia Bi-Lateral Presidential Commission to encourage broader U.S.-Russia research collaboration in biomedical and behavioral research. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) of the Russian Federation, is facilitating the first...

2011-02-17 09:16:30

PIRE program supports fifteen international projects and facilitates global collaboration to forge scientific breakthroughs and grow institutional diplomatic capacity The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the 15 projects funded in its third cohort of Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) awards. NSF's PIRE program, instituted in 2005, supports innovative, international research and education collaborations to hasten three goals: to advance new knowledge...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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