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2014-02-20 20:24:06

New platform will link eligible candidates to clinical trials around the world WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global CEO Initiative (CEOi) on Alzheimer's Disease and the New York Academy of Sciences today convened representatives from industry, academia, government and nonprofits to launch the development of a Global Alzheimer's Platform (GAP), designed to reduce the time and costs of Alzheimer's clinical trials, develop an infrastructure that promotes innovation,...

2014-02-11 08:33:25

Incentive challenge offered $10,000 for innovative ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services in developing countries. NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists Without Borders, a program of the New York Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, today announced the winners of a $10,000 open innovation challenge that called for ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services for depression and anxiety disorders...

Alzheimers Research Reforms
2013-11-07 10:52:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report presented at the Alzheimer's Disease Summit: The Path to 2025 being held at the New York Academy of Sciences warned that prohibitive costs and lengthy development processes are preventing scientists from keeping pace with the growing burden the disease is expected to have worldwide in the coming years. The report said streamlining the development of Alzheimer's drugs could reduce costs and speed the approval of drugs that...

2013-11-06 23:04:58

New Report Provides Specific Recommendations for Governments, Academia, and Industry to Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiency in Alzheimer’s R&D so New Drugs Reach Patients Faster and Health Systems Save Billions New York, NY (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 As the burden of Alzheimer’s disease escalates worldwide, efforts to develop effective treatments are failing to keep pace because of the high costs and risks associated with developing Alzheimer’s drugs. Reforming Alzheimer’s...

2013-09-26 13:39:45

More than 50 nutrition experts, along with NGOs/IGOs, universities, and the World Health Organization, collaborated for 2 years to produce a groundbreaking report led by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences With nearly two billion people suffering from malnutrition across the planet, scientists and public health experts came together under an unprecedented alliance spearheaded by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy...

2012-11-13 12:31:49

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Last evening, the New York Academy of Sciences brought together more than 400 global leaders in science, education, government, industry, and academia, as well as a host of special guests--including middle school students, science teachers, and graduate student mentors--at its Science & the City 9th Annual Gala. The theme of the Gala, which took place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, was "Strengthening the STEM Pipeline: Mentoring the...

2012-07-17 06:26:41

CLEVELAND, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NineSigma, Inc., the leading innovation partner to organizations worldwide, today announced it is helping Scientists Without Borders(SM), in partnership with The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences, and DSM's nutrition think tank, Sight and Life, to find more sustainable packaging for micronutrient powders (MNPs). Scientists Without Borders and its partners have issued a challenge on NineSights(TM), NineSigma's...

2012-07-16 11:26:24

California innovation experts counseling Malaysia's development drive An innovative, high-tech "smart village" built in Malaysia provides a potential global template for addressing rural poverty in a sustainable environment, say international experts meeting in California's Silicon Valley. Rimbunan Kaseh, a model community built north-east of Kuala Lumpur, consists of 100 affordable homes, high-tech educational, training and recreational facilities, and a creative, closed-loop...

2012-05-21 10:24:32

NEW YORK, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Academy of Sciences' Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists competition has named nine winners and two finalists in its 2012 competition. These eleven exceptional scientists hail from research institutions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The Blavatnik Awards celebrate highly innovative, impactful, and interdisciplinary accomplishments of researchers under the age of 42 in the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and...

2012-05-09 21:03:41

After completing the first study of its kind, researchers at McMaster University have discovered that very early musical training benefits children even before they can walk or talk. They found that one-year-old babies who participate in interactive music classes with their parents smile more, communicate better and show earlier and more sophisticated brain responses to music. The findings were published recently in the scientific journals Developmental Science and Annals of the New...