Category: Press releases
Category: Press releases
By Trish Reynolds and Greg Lavine at the National Institutes of Health
Datasets characterizing individual cells in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus disease tissue from the Accelerating Medicines Partnership for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus(AMP RA/SLE) Phase I study are now available to the research community. Scientists from across the biomedical research community can access the AMP RA/SLE datasets to explore important research questions about these autoimmune conditions.
By Alison Gillespie, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Researchers who work with stem cells have ambitious goals. Some want to cure cancer or treat heart disease. Others want to grow the tissues and organs that patients need for transplants. Some groups are even working to develop highly personalized medicines, tailored to an individual’s genetics. All of these ideas face a similar hurdle, however: The development of measurement tools for stem cell production is challenging, making it hard to determine what makes various new stem cell-related products safe, effective or high-quality.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition. This program seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Through their successful careers as academic scientists, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will move science forward and inspire future generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool.
Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After the signing of a memorandum of cooperation that establishes a 10-year partnership with the Experimental Biology, the Tang Prize Foundation has taken another step forward in promoting the advancement of biopharmaceutical science education by forming another partnership with the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Science Breakthoughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agriculture Research is a study of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to identify the next big research directions for food and agriculture sciences. A committee of experts will examine knowledge and tools from across the science and engineering spectrum. The primary goal of this study is to develop a compelling scientific strategy for food and agriculture research for the next decade and beyond that will not only catalyze new research directions and partnerships, but also attract new research talent, stimulate entrepreneurship, increase and diversify funding opportunities, and open new paths to a safe, healthful, and sustainable food supply.
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Advancing laboratory discoveries through the translational science process is critical to developing innovations that can improve public health, but too often there are barriers, such as insufficient funding and related support, that make these innovations difficult to move forward. Through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences’ (NCATS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programsbiochemist and molecular biologist entrepreneurs may find what they need to advance their research toward commercialization.
The Data Incubator is an intensive eight-week fellowship that prepares master’s students, Ph.D.s and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries.
In honor of the recent 40th anniversary of the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines) as well as the emergence of new technologies in the life sciences, it is an opportune time to examine the current biosafety oversight framework and discuss the future direction of biosafety oversight.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is pleased to launch NIDCR 2030, a strategic visioning initiative designed to advance dental, oral, and craniofacial research over the next 15 years.
NIDCR invites you to join its representatives in an online discussion about what it will take to reach a set of key thematic goals.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is working with top researchers, including the International Working Group for Antibody Validation (IWGAV), to help define and implement standards for antibody testing. Toward that end, Thermo Fisher Scientific is committed to adopting validation standards for its Invitrogen antibody portfolio in line with the recommendations of the IWGAV.
The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation is accepting submissions for its 2017 essay contest until April 3. The first-place award comes with a $10,000 prize and an trip (economy class travel and a one-night hotel stay) to New York to meet the 2017 Lasker Award winners. Second- and third-place prizes are $5,000 and $2,500, respectively.
The National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research will be offering two NIH Regional Seminars on program funding and grants administration in 2017. These two-day seminars, with optional workshop days, will take place in New Orleans (May 3–5) and Baltimore (Oct. 25–27).
Here’s one from the mailbag: Today, in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts, NIH published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks public comment on the data submission and access processes for the NIH National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI) database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP). The RFI also seeks comment on the management of
Educurious is excited to announce the start of the fall 2016 virtual mentorship cycle!
Requests for caring and supportive mentors like you are coming in from all across the United States.
The ASBMB headquarters received the press release below from the National Science Board.
UPDATED 4/15/16: See ASBMB Today’s Storify of the event.
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has several Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities to help small businesses and research organizations advance translational research and technologies to the commercialization stage. See below for detailed information. All have an application deadline of Jan. 5, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Bethesda, Md. – 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 PhD students, there was a 5.5 percent
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest Institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is looking for science students with a passion to improve global health in the 21st century for its Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program, held February 1–4, 2016, in Bethesda, Maryland. About the Program
By Megan Fellman | EVANSTON, Ill. — Researchers from Northwestern University and Yale University have developed a user-friendly technology to help scientists understand how proteins work and how to fix them when they are broken. Such knowledge could pave the way for new drugs for a myriad of diseases, including cancer. The human body has