Latest National Institute Stories

2008-09-03 12:00:16

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mathematicians and biologists from around the world will converge on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to take part in a new institute dedicated to finding creative solutions to pressing problems from animal disease to wildfire control.

2008-08-21 06:01:02

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7c95b2/pharmaceutical_pri) has announced the addition of Decision Resources, Inc.'s new report "Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement News in the Second Quarter of 2008" to their offering.

2008-08-14 09:00:54

A new report issued today finds that a defined benefit (DB) pension plan can deliver the same level of retirement income to a group of employees at 46% lower cost than an individual defined contribution (DC) account.

2008-08-08 12:00:34

National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS): WHO: The National Institute on Retirement Security WHAT: Press Conference Call to present findings of new report: "A Better Bang for the Buck: The Economic Efficiencies of Defined Benefit Pension Plans" This study presents an original analysis and conclusions that challenge conventional wisdom about the cost of pension plans as compared to defined contribution plans.

2008-07-30 16:34:03

An experimental Alzheimer’s drug shows promise in halting progression of the disease through a new approach of dissolving the protein tangles that form in victims’ brain.

2008-07-10 18:00:35

At a hearing today before the U.S. Joint Economic Committee (JEC), a panel of witnesses testified that pensions are fundamental to ensuring retirement security for American workers. But, less understood is the critical role pension funds play in stimulating the U.S.

2008-06-25 12:03:12

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has recommended adalimumab as a treatment option for adults with severe chronic plaque psoriasis.

2008-06-23 15:03:52

Researchers from Harvard Medical School have made what they believe to be a key discovery in the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. Their research found that people who suffer from a form of dementia that affects memory have a certain type of plaque in their brains. The plaque is made up of a sticky protein known as beta-amyloid.

2008-02-27 17:00:00

A pair of Johns Hopkins and government scientists have discovered that when jazz musicians improvise, their brains turn off areas linked to self-censoring and inhibition, and turn on those that let self-expression flow.

2008-02-20 16:10:00

University of Michigan scientists and their colleagues at the National Institute on Aging have produced the largest and most detailed worldwide study of human genetic variation, a treasure trove offering new insights into early migrations out of Africa and across the globe.

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