National Institutes of Health: Research Matters
“The National Institutes of Health (NIH) generates thousands of pieces of important research every year, and even the most dedicated individual would be hard pressed to keep track of all these items. The Research Matters site from NIH makes this all a snap, as users can peruse the latest news releases from their many different research divisions. To get started, first-time visitors may want to look at the “Editor’s Picks”, which have included pieces like “Aspects of Aging Might be Reversed” and “Controlling Computers with Your Mind”. There’s also a search engine on the homepage, and visitors can subscribe to their RSS feed or sign up for regular email updates. On the left-hand side of the homepage, visitors will find “Quick Links” to multimedia features, the “News in Health” newsletter, and various podcasts.”
The update is weekly, and one can subscribe.Source: Today’s Scout Report, Univ. of Wisconsin
"The NIH grabbed $10 billion of taxpayers’ funds funneled through the stimulus bill, and NIH chief Francis Collins says the money was used to save or create 50,000 research jobs. In many cases, he adds, the extra funds have kept America’s scientists in American labs."
– here’s the story from Bloomberg
From FierceBiotech Research [firstname.lastname@example.org] 1/5/10, by John Carroll
"National networking provides opportunities for scientists to collaborate in new, exciting ways to improve abilities to uncover underlying pathways and mechanisms of biology and to develop new diagnostics, treatments and prevention strategies," said NCRR Director Barbara Alving, M.D. "The infrastructure created and implemented through these awards has the potential to greatly facilitate the pace of biomedical research nationwide."
– here’s the NIH release
– check out a list of project partner institutions here — besides Harvard and U of Florida
Read more: http://www.fiercebiotechresearch.com/story/nih-seeds-scientific-networking-projects-27m/2009-11-02?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal#ixzz0bxKR7UYy
Also from FierceBiotech Research [email@example.com] 11/2/09, by John Carroll