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NIH Awards Initial $46M for BRAIN Initiative Research

September 30, 2014 1:51 pm | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health announced today its first wave of investments totaling $46 million in fiscal year 14 funds to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.     

U.S. in Danger of Losing Biotechnology Edge, Experts Warn

September 5, 2014 1:45 pm | News | Comments

The United States is in danger of losing its biomedical edge to countries that are...

AIDS Research Team Loses $1.38M Grant

July 9, 2014 8:30 am | by David Pitt | News | Comments

An AIDS research team at Iowa State University will not get the final $1.38 million payment of a...

Researcher Charged in Major HIV Vaccine Fraud Case

June 24, 2014 5:19 pm | by Ryan J. Foley - Associated Press | News | Comments

Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step...

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New Approach to Funding Alzheimer’s Research Could Pay Off

June 19, 2014 10:29 am | News | Comments

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the affliction that erodes memory and other mental capacities, but no drugs targeting the disease have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 2003. Now a paper by an MIT professor suggests that a revamped way of financing Alzheimer’s research could spur the development of useful new drugs for the illness.

Obama Reveals $100M HIV Research Initiative

December 2, 2013 2:28 pm | by LAURAN NEERGAARD -- AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

President Barack Obama announced a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a cure for HIV, saying his administration is redirecting $100 million into the project to find a new generation of therapies.       

State Government R&D Expenditures Increasing, Study Says

November 6, 2013 1:04 pm | News | Comments

According to a recent National Science Foundation study, state government agency expenditures for R&D totaled $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2011, an 11 percent increase over the $1.3 billion reported in FY 2010.           

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Computer Models Win Chemistry Nobel

October 9, 2013 11:07 am | by Karl Ritter and Malin Rising, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three U.S.-based scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing powerful computer models that researchers use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs.           

Cell Transportation Discovery Awarded Nobel for Medicine

October 7, 2013 10:00 am | by KARL RITTER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

James Rothman, 62, of Yale University, Randy Schekman, 64, of the University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Thomas Sudhof, 57, of Stanford University shared the $1.2 million Nobel prize in medicine for discovering how key substances are transported within cells, a process involved in such important activities as brain cell communication and the release of insulin.

Shutdown Blocks 200 New NIH Treatments Weekly

October 1, 2013 3:55 pm | by LAURAN NEERGAARD - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Patients hoping to enroll for treatment in cutting-edge research studies at the NIH's renowned hospital will have to seek care elsewhere during the government shutdown. Each week that a shutdown lasts would force the agency's research-only hospital to turn away an an estimated 200 patients, 30 of them children.

U.Va. Helps Researchers Commercialize Discoveries

July 13, 2013 9:21 am | by NATE DELESINE III - The Daily Progress - Associated Press | News | Comments

Brian Pollok is the University of Virginia's newest advocate for commercializing research discoveries that emerge on Grounds. It's a role he'll hold formally as UVa's first entrepreneur-in-residence. In that capacity, he'll work with UVa Innovation and the university's Licensing and Ventures, where he will offer guidance, perspective and a voice on how researchers can amplify their discoveries.

3 Cancer Scientists Awarded $500K NY Medical Prize

April 16, 2013 11:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Three scientists at universities in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Oregon whose research has helped transform cancer treatment will share one of the richest prizes in medicine and biomedical research. Dr. Peter Nowell of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Janet Rowley of the University of Chicago...

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DOE Renews Biofuels Funding for Research Partnership

April 5, 2013 3:01 pm | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the University of Wisconsin and Michigan State University $125 million to continue their work on advanced biofuels.

Device Gets Upgrade to Detect Biothreat Agents

April 3, 2013 11:01 am | News | Comments

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are developing a medical instrument that will be able to quickly detect a suite of biothreat agents, including anthrax, ricin, botulinum, shiga and SEB toxin.

Colleges Say Federal Cuts Could Cause Brain Drain

March 16, 2013 2:19 pm | by BRIDGET MURPHY - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, faculty fret about the future of the school's Plasma Science and Fusion Center. Thirty miles away, administrators at the state university campus in Lowell worry that research aimed at designing better body armor for soldiers could suffer.

Leaders Highlight Impact of Sequestration on Research, Public Health

March 12, 2013 10:00 am | News | Comments

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, said that the federal government’s budget cuts through sequestration hurt the health and wellbeing of Americans.

Sanford-Burnham, Mayo Clinic Extend Collaboration

March 11, 2013 11:49 am | News | Comments

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) and Mayo Clinic signed a new collaborative agreement to build a pipeline of therapeutic drugs aimed at a variety of diseases with serious unmet medical needs.

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Has the "Golden Age" of Global Health Funding Come to an End?

February 7, 2013 10:39 am | News | Comments

Despite dire predictions in the wake of the economic crisis, donations to health projects in developing countries appear to be holding steady, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. After reaching a historic high of $28.2 billion in 2010, development assistance for health dropped in 2011 and recovered in 2012.

China to Boost Biotech Industry

January 9, 2013 1:16 pm | News | Comments

The Chinese government will give a boost to the biotechnology industry in order to tackle problems related to population growth, food safety, energy conservation and environmental protection, the State Council said. The government aims to double the share of GDP that the sector's value-added output accounts for by 2015 from the 2010 level.

Battelle-R&D Magazine Annual Research Funding Forecast Released

December 18, 2012 1:26 pm | News | Comments

Global research and development (R&D) spending is forecast to grow by 3.7 percent, or $53.7 billion in 2013 to $1.5 trillion, according to the closely watched forecast by Battelle and R&D Magazine. While much remains uncertain about the future of the U.S. R&D enterprise, China’s march to prominence in the global R&D arena accounts for $23. billion on the coming year’s projected growth.

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