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  • NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing August 25, 2014
    The National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy. GDS will promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants.
  • Dr. Elaine Mardis on next-generation sequencing technologies August 15, 2014
    Recently, Elaine Mardis, Ph.D., Director of Technology Development for The Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, presented Next-Generation Sequencing Technologies, the 14th and final lecture for the 2014 Current Topics in Genome Analysis (CTGA) series. Dr. Mardis is a preeminent leader in the field of next-generation sequencing.
  • Undiagnosed Diseases Network: Solving Medical Mysteries August 5, 2014
    The Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP), launched in 2008 as a partnership among NHGRI, the NIH Clinical Center and the Office of Rare Diseases Research, seeks to provide answers to patients with mysterious conditions that have eluded diagnosis. This multidisciplinary clinical and research team has diagnosed ~100 patients, discovered two previously unknown di […]

  • Chikungunya Vaccine Shows Promise August 25, 2014
    A chikungunya vaccine gave encouraging results in an early-stage clinical trial. A vaccine could prevent outbreaks of the disease, which recently reached the U.S. mainland.
  • Structural States of a Brain Receptor Revealed August 25, 2014
    Scientists determined the detailed structural states of the glutamate receptor, which is involved in learning, memory, and several diseases.
  • Drug Prevents Malaria in High-Risk Region August 25, 2014
    A combination drug treatment substantially reduced malaria in young children in Africa. The treatment could help reduce the disease burden among those most at risk.

  • NSF expands the National Innovation Network with two new I-Corps nodes August 26, 2014
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two major grants to further expand and support a national network of public-private partnerships to transition fundamental science and engineering discoveries to the marketplace under the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program.The two grants, $3.75 million each over three years, will support innovation education […]
  • 2011 data show U.S. business R&D highly concentrated by state and metropolitan location August 26, 2014
    According to a new National Science Foundation (NSF) report, nearly half of the research and development (R&D) paid for and performed by companies in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia in 2011 was performed in five states: California, Washington, Texas, Massachusetts and Michigan.Overall, companies performed $239 billion in R&D paid fo […]
  • New and updated mobile apps for NSB Science and Engineering Indicators August 26, 2014
    The National Science Board (NSB) today announced the launch of Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) for Android. The new app joins the existing and recently updated SEI App for iPad. Both free apps provide users with access to the full ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132468&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF […]