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2014-08-20 23:07:48

Collaborative Project with Hispanic Communications Network (HCN) to Recruit, Interview, and Broadcast Bilingual Role Models Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) has received a five-year, $1.24 million Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Institutes of Health to support NAHN’s collaborative project with the Hispanic Communications Network (HCN) entitled Hispanic Role Models in Health Careers. This...

2014-08-18 23:01:48

Faculty members from the College of Pharmacy’s (COP) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Western University of Health Sciences received research awards totaling more than $2.4 million during the 2013-14 academic year, making significant advances in securing coveted extramural funds, including funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pomona, Calif. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Faculty members from the College of Pharmacy’s (COP) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at...

2014-08-11 12:28:08

Four-year, $2.5 Million Study Could Directly Benefit Patients with Sickle Cell Disease NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), blood transfusions remain a cornerstone of treatment, with 60-90% of patients receiving red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in their lifetime. Despite provision of extended antigen-matched donor RBCs, as many as two-thirds of the patients continue to develop antibodies against polymorphic antigens on...

2014-08-08 12:25:37

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frailty is a common condition associated with old age, characterized by weight loss, weakness, decreased activity level and reduced mobility, which together increase the risk of injury and death. Yet, not all elderly people become frail; some remain vigorous and robust well into old-age. The question remains: why? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120531/DC16559LOGO Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva...

2014-08-04 08:29:21

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KannaLife Sciences, Inc. ("KannaLife") Signs New License Agreement With National Institutes of Health - Office of Technology Transfer ("NIH-OTT") for the Commercialization of U.S. Patent 6,630,507, "Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants" (the "'507 Patent"). This new license agreement provides the rights for the Company's development and sale of cannabinoid(s) and cannabidiol(s) based therapeutics as antioxidants and neuroprotectants...

2014-07-23 12:31:07

PISCATAWAY, N.J., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clearview Diagnostics, Inc. as part of a compendium, announced today the receipt of a grant from the NIH (National Institute of Health) to develop a portable self-reading device for breast cancer screening. Clearview will be working with the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation to develop portable, self-reading ultrasound for breast screening. The focus of these development efforts and the directive with this grant is toward a low-cost...

2014-07-16 23:02:53

Seed monies for FSH Muscular Dystrophy research by Seattle-based Friends of FSH Research non-profit pays off in huge NIH funding. This community supported non-profit is helping to change the landscape of FSH research. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 NIH awards $6.3 million grant to Seattle muscular dystrophy researchers A group of Seattle-based muscular dystrophy researchers has been awarded a prestigious $6.3 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to establish a Senator Paul D....

2014-07-15 12:29:19

Society Joins Coalition of More than 90 Organizations in Calling on Congress to Stop Cuts to Federal Health Programs that Keep Americans Healthy and Safe WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today and supported by the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to the causes and treatments of blood disorders, details the dire consequences of recent deep budget cuts to federal health programs,...

2014-07-14 23:06:45

If an NIH grant can help validate the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy (PDT), more mesothelioma patients may have access to it in the future. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The NIH is giving $8 million dollars to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania to fund a clinical trial on light-based therapy in mesothelioma surgical patients. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s newly-posted article on the research. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania plan to use...

2014-07-10 08:28:50

Company selected again to provide disaster recovery services WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a colocation contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that could be worth nearly $63 million over the next 10 years. CenturyLink will provide colocation, network connectivity and disaster recovery services to the NIH National Library of Medicine and the NIH Center for Information Technology....


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