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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Findings from three research studies have shown that around three quarters of cancer patients who suffer from major depression do not receive treatment for their depression and that a newly developed medical programme has proven more effective than standard care at reducing depression in these patients.
The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues.
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