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Article ID: 698930

UTEP Study Recommends School Finance Reforms

University of Texas at El Paso

The State of Texas would make its school finance system more equitable if it based funding rates on overall district student enrollment rather than daily attendance, according to a study by The University of Texas at El Paso’s Center for Education Research and Policy Studies (CERPS).

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13-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698762

Global Funding for Adolescent Health Misses the Target

Harvard Medical School

Adolescents make up more than a quarter of the population in developing countries. Only 1.6 percent of global development assistance for health from 2003-2016 went to adolescent health. Resource allocation failed to address many of the diseases that take the worst toll on adolescent health, such as depressive disorders, anemia and injuries.

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9-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698485

Role of Cell Group Behavior in Cancer Target of $1.9 Million Award

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers have thought that cancer begins when a single cell goes rogue in the body, then begins to grow and multiply. Now, they are investigating evidence of more damage when a group of cells breaks off from a colony and more follow, leading to large-scale metastasis.

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2-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698271

Six Proposals Receive Seed Funds to Develop Medical Devices for Children

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) has announced its latest round of seed grants to companies developing medical devices for children. The Consortium, based at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, chose six companies from among 10 finalists in a competition to receive seed grants of up to $50,000.

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31-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697580

American Pain Society Statement on Research, Funding and Opioids

American Pain Society

New and innovative pain treatments to replace opioids will not be discovered unless pain research funding becomes a priority on Capitol Hill. The APS Pain Research Agenda, published in the Journal of Pain in 2014, states “the most direct path to achieving dramatic advances in pain treatment is through substantially increased investment in pain research and education, which would enable the pursuit of an aggressive translational pain-research agenda.”

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18-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697551

New Coalition of Philanthropists Including Bill Gates and Leonard Lauder Commit More Than $30 Million to Develop New Tools to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Philanthropist Bill Gates and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) co-founder Leonard Lauder have announced a new initiative, Diagnostics Accelerator, to develop novel biomarkers for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

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17-Jul-2018 1:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697478

Media Invited to Attend the Celebrate Life Science Fair and Reception on Capitol Hill

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

On July 18, scientists will be on Capitol Hill to showcase science and discuss the revolutionary opportunities that exists in medical research, due in large part to the federal investment in the National Institutes of Health. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on table top experiments. Come experience fun and innovative science and learn about the advances researchers are making to improve health for all Americans.

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16-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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The American Society of Nephrology Issues the Following Statement in Response to the NIH Funding Increase in the Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Spending Bill

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) greatly appreciates the subcommittee’s continued support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a key national priority with an increase of $1.2 billion, or 3.2%, in the FY 2019 Labor-HHS spending bill. ASN is also grateful for the proposed 1.2% increase for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), for a total allocation of $1.9 billion.

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15-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695817

S&T Launches Modernized Long Rang Broad Agency Announcement

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today issued a standing, open invitation to the scientific and technical communities to propose novel ideas to help address DHS’s most significant priorities. They released a newly modernized Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA) with significant enhancements to the process.

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7-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695761

DHS Accelerates Data Solutions to Uncover Emerging Biothreats

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The $300,000 prize competition called for the design of an early warning system to keep our communities safe by using existing data sources to uncover emerging biothreats.

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7-Jun-2018 11:40 AM EDT
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