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Francis Collins receives FASEB Award
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) presents its 2017 Public Service Award to Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., for his outstanding accomplishments in the communication of science. His ability to convey the excitement, achievements, and promise of biomedical research to the general public has benefited the scientific community. (2016-12-13)

Incoming Regenstrief Institute president Embi named chair-elect of AMIA board of directors
Peter J. Embi, M.D., M.S., who joins the Regenstrief Institute as president and CEO on Dec. 15, has been selected as chair-elect of the board of directors of the American Medical Informatics Association, the largest international professional biomedical and health informatics association. (2016-11-23)

Louisiana Tech University research series welcomes precision medicine, health-care expert
Tim Cooley, former executive vice president of operations for molecular health and former director for health outcomes and economics at Eli Lilly, will visit Louisiana Tech University on Nov. 14 to speak as part of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. (2016-11-10)

Big data methods under development at UGA will help tackle diseases
The University of Georgia's Ping Ma will use a new grant to crunch big data numbers, not uncommon for a statistics professor. What is unusual is that his work may help save lives. (2016-10-24)

International genetics expert, researcher to open Louisiana Tech University lecture series
Dr. Claude Bouchard, the John W. Barton Sr. Professor and Chair in Genetics and Nutrition at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will visit Louisiana Tech University on Oct. 24 to present his research as part of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. (2016-10-13)

Breakthrough in analytical sciences could lead to medical revolution
Pharmaceutical research could be quicker and more precise, thanks to an innovative breakthrough in the analytical sciences from the University of Warwick. (2016-10-04)

Louisiana Tech set to launch 2016-17 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series
Louisiana Tech University is preparing for the launch of the 2016-2017 edition of its highly-popular New Frontiers in Biomedical Research seminar series, featuring interdisciplinary collaborations and research discussions with some of the nation's most renowned scientists and speakers. (2016-10-03)

Nano-lipid particles from edible ginger could improve drug delivery for colon cancer, study finds
Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids created from a specific population of ginger nanoparticles show promise for effectively targeting and delivering chemotherapeutic drugs used to treat colon cancer, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Wenzhou Medical University and Southwest University in China. (2016-09-06)

NIH awards $11.3 million grant to study biomolecular communication
An $11.3 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health's Center of Biomedical Research Excellence will support Nebraska researchers as they investigate how the human body's cells communicate to function properly -- and how pathogens and environmental factors can disrupt that communication to cause disease. (2016-08-31)

Dear future US president: A wish list from a physician-scientist
In this Editorial, Scott Friedman lays out his wish list for the 2016 US presidential candidates. (2016-08-10)

Animation library to increase science literacy in Victoria
Addressing a strong demand within the STEM community for meaningful and accessible education tools -- especially around complex topics, the project will offer valuable teaching and learning resources to schools and universities teaching biomedical science. (2016-07-26)

Saint Louis University research: Plant compounds give '1-2' punch to colon cancer
A preliminary cell study at Saint Louis University finds combining curcumin, the active ingredient in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin, a component of milk thistle, inhibited the spread of colon cancer cells and increased cancer cell death. (2016-07-22)

Case western reserve researcher receives NIH grant for HIV research in Uganda
The 'Microbiology and Immunology Training for HIV and HIV-Related Research in Uganda' program will provide biomedical training in basic microbiology and immunology at the master's level in Uganda and at the PhD level in the US. (2016-07-21)

Tufts' diversity program gives undergraduates experience in key health issues
Seventeen college students from across the country are at Tufts University's Boston campus for 10 weeks to experience life in a lab. The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences program provides research and career training to students typically under-represented in biomedical sciences. (2016-07-12)

Grant to The Jackson Laboratory for Gene Expression Database
The Jackson Laboratory's Gene Expression Database (GXD), an open resource for the international biomedical research community, will receive a total of $10.5 million in support over the next five years from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. (2016-06-30)

Maximizing biomedical research through integrated science
In this Policy Forum, Phillip Sharp, Tyler Jacks and Susan Hockfield discuss the need for better integration of engineering, physical, computational, and mathematical sciences with biomedical science, as they publish a report this week outlining key recommendations in this space. (2016-06-23)

Tufts microbiologist Cecilia A. Silva-Valenzuela, Ph.D., named Pew Latin American Fellow
Tufts University microbiologist Cecilia A. Silva-Valenzuela, Ph.D., has been named one of ten Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Working in Andy Camilli's lab, she is studying the use of phages to help stop the spread of cholera. (2016-06-09)

NIAID funding to Jackson Laboratory researcher to investigate chronic fatigue syndrome
Professor Derya Unutmaz, M.D., of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, will receive five years of funding -- totaling $3,281,515 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases -- to find better ways to diagnose and treat myalgic encephalomyelitis, the debilitating and mysterious condition more generally known as chronic fatigue syndrome. (2016-06-07)

UTSA receives $1.9 million grant to support underrepresented minority researchers
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has received a $1.9 million grant over five years to support its Maximizing Access to Research Centers (MARC) program. Since 1981, MARC has supported hundreds of financially disadvantaged and underrepresented minority students in their efforts to obtain a Ph.D. and pursue research careers. (2016-06-06)

Financial relationships between biomedical companies and organizations
Sixty-three percent of organizations that published clinical practice guidelines on the National Guideline Clearinghouse website in 2012 reported receiving funds from biomedical companies, but these relationships were seldom disclosed in the guidelines, according to a new study published by Henry Stelfox and colleagues from the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, in PLOS Medicine. (2016-05-31)

Dynamic DNA polymers can be reversed using biocompatible techniques
DNA-based straight and branched polymers or nanomaterials that can be created and dissolved using biocompatible methods are now possible thanks to the work of Penn State biomedical engineers. (2016-05-17)

BU researcher awarded Fulbright Scholarship to France
Katya Ravid, D.Sc., professor of medicine and biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine, recently was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to France. She is the first to receive this honor in biomedical research at BU. (2016-04-27)

Renowned neuroscientist receives Salk Institute's Medal for Research Excellence
On April 13, Solomon H. Snyder, M.D., was awarded the Salk Institute's Medal for Research Excellence together with cancer biologist Robert Weinberg, from MIT's Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. The award has only been given twice before in the Salk Institute's 55-year history. (2016-04-18)

Blood flow measurements in microfluidic devices fabricated by a micromilling technique
The researchers show the ability of a micromilling machine to manufacture microchannels down to 30 μm and also the ability of a microfluidic device to perform partial separation of red blood cells from plasma. (2016-04-13)

Louisiana Tech University, LSUHSC to host biomedical engineering conference
Louisiana Tech University is joining forces with LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport to bring together biomedical researchers and experts from across the nation at the 32nd Annual Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (SBEC 2016), March 11-13 at the Shreveport Convention Center. (2016-03-04)

FASEB releases funding recommendations
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released funding recommendations for five of the nation's research agencies for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The proposed funding levels are presented in the annual report. 'Federal Funding for Biomedical and Related Life Sciences Research FY 2017.' (2016-03-01)

Rep. Tom Cole and Sen. Roy Blunt to receive FASEB award
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology will honor Rep. Tom Cole and Sen. Roy Blunt with the FASEB Public Service Award at a reception on March 2. The awardees, Chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Related Agencies, spearheaded bipartisan efforts to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health. (2016-02-25)

Louisiana Tech University lecture series welcomes distinguished chemist, chemical biologist
Louisiana Tech University will host a presentation by Dr. Wilma K Olson, the Mary I. Bunting Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, on Feb. 15 for the next installment of its 2015-2016 New Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering seminar series. (2016-02-09)

Clinicians' exposure to basic science articles has significantly declined
Breaking up may not be that hard to do after all. A new report appearing in The FASEB Journal suggests that the once close relationship between basic science and clinical medicine appears to be on the rocks, as the number of basic science research articles appearing in medical specialty journals has fallen dramatically over the past 20 years. (2016-02-05)

FASEB issues recommendations on reproducibility
On Jan. 14, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) issued Enhancing Research Reproducibility, a set of recommendations aimed to promote the reproducibility and transparency of biomedical and biological research. (2016-01-14)

Bob Dylan: A source of inspiration for medical scientists
The number of articles citing the lyrics of Bob Dylan in the biomedical literature has increased exponentially since 1990, according to a study in the Christmas issue of The BMJ. (2015-12-14)

Prestigious medical training awards announced
The Medical Research Council has announced it will be funding 15 PhDs at the University of Warwick over the next three years. (2015-11-26)

Primordial goo used to improve implants
An innovative new coating that could be used to improve medical devices and implants, thanks to a 'goo' thought to be have been home to the building blocks of life. (2015-11-16)

CCNY researchers open 'Golden Window' in deep brain imaging
The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a 'Golden Window' for deep brain imaging by researchers at The City College of New York led by biomedical engineer Lingyan Shi. This is a first for brain imaging, said Shi, a research associate in City College's Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers, and the biology department. (2015-11-11)

Number of postdocs declines for first time, new study shows
After more than 30 years of steady growth, the number of postdocs in the biological and biomedical sciences is on the decline in the United States, according to a new paper in The FASEB Journal. The study shows that despite continuing increases in the number of Ph.D. students, there was a 5.5 percent loss in the postdoctoral population from 2010-13, the most recent survey year. The findings have important implications for the biomedical workforce. (2015-10-21)

Review addresses value and waste in biomedical research
Some studies suggest that as much as 85 per cent of investment in biomedical research is wasted -- a review published in The Lancet with input from Plymouth University addresses the issues. (2015-10-07)

Biomedical engineer to present research at Louisiana Tech University lecture series
The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick-off its third year at Louisiana Tech University on Sept. 21 with a presentation of research by Dr. Michelle Dawson, assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech and 1999 Louisiana Tech alumnae. (2015-09-14)

Wavelets improve medical imaging
An approach to converting the data from MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines, mammograms and other medical equipment gives doctors a much clearer picture of your insides and a chance to detect disease and other problems earlier, according to research published in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. (2015-09-11)

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy named Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
Northwestern University scientist Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy, who researches how the brain's neural circuitry develops, has been named a 2015 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar. She will use the award to better understand how some anti-depression drugs impact the brain's wiring, with hopes to improve treatment effectiveness for major depressive disorders. Kozorovitskiy is one of seven biomedical scientists selected for the honor this year and Northwestern's first Rita Allen Foundation Scholar. (2015-07-27)

LSU receives $18.5 million NIH grant to build biomedical research pipeline
LSU has received an $18.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Healthto support an Institutional Development Award, or IDeA, Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, or INBRE. The IDeA program builds research capacities in states that historically have had low levels of NIH funding by supporting basic, clinical and translational research; faculty development; and infrastructure improvements. (2015-06-24)

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