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FY 2015 at NIA

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/10/fy-2015-nia

Two recent blog posts illustrate the complex challenge to NIA in its current budget planning. On the one hand, we have launched a substantial “short-term, high-priority” R56 award program in response to the intense competition for our limited pool of competing general research funds. On the other hand, we have announced the publication of 10 funding opportunity announcements with a primary focus on Alzheimer’s disease….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/10/fy-2015-nia

Two recent blog posts illustrate the complex challenge to NIA in its current budget planning. On the one hand, we have launched a substantial “short-term, high-priority” R56 award program in response to the intense competition for our limited pool of competing general research funds. On the other hand, we have announced the publication of 10 funding opportunity announcements with a primary focus on Alzheimer’s disease….

Why we need to pay more attention to women’s head injuries

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-twice/why-we-need-to-pay-more-attention-to-womens-head-injuries

by Angela Colantonio for The Star: Many would assume that gender equity in health has been achieved. But in subtle ways, medical research has a male bias that can leave women behind. Take my area of research as an example; traumatic……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-twice/why-we-need-to-pay-more-attention-to-womens-head-injuries

by Angela Colantonio for The Star: Many would assume that gender equity in health has been achieved. But in subtle ways, medical research has a male bias that can leave women behind. Take my area of research as an example; traumatic……

Infection Caused U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail

Source: http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/news/20160408/common-infection-caused-first-us-uterus-transplant-to-fail-hospital-says?src=RSS_PUBLIC

Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

Source: http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/news/20160408/common-infection-caused-first-us-uterus-transplant-to-fail-hospital-says?src=RSS_PUBLIC

Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

JUDITH & CHARLES – Special Spring Shopping Event

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/better-thinking/judith-charles-special-spring-shopping-event

Fashion retailer Judith & Charles is hosting a spring shopping event at their Sherway location with 15% of sales donated to Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Thursday April 21, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 pm Sherway Gardens Mall | 25 The West……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/better-thinking/judith-charles-special-spring-shopping-event

Fashion retailer Judith & Charles is hosting a spring shopping event at their Sherway location with 15% of sales donated to Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Thursday April 21, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 pm Sherway Gardens Mall | 25 The West……

Join NIA at GSA!

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/11/join-nia-gsa

We’re excited to be attending this meeting because it gives us here at NIA a chance to connect and re-connect with current and potential grantees. We’re hoping to see many of you at the sessions featuring NIA staff, who will be talking about research funded and conducted by NIA, as well as funding opportunities and applying for grants. And we look forward to your visiting the NIA exhibit booth to catch up on research resource information and materials for patients and providers.
Please add these sessions to your schedule:…

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/11/join-nia-gsa

We’re excited to be attending this meeting because it gives us here at NIA a chance to connect and re-connect with current and potential grantees. We’re hoping to see many of you at the sessions featuring NIA staff, who will be talking about research funded and conducted by NIA, as well as funding opportunities and applying for grants. And we look forward to your visiting the NIA exhibit booth to catch up on research resource information and materials for patients and providers.
Please add these sessions to your schedule:…

The rise and fall and rise of the early-stage investigator – Part 1

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/11/rise-and-fall-and-rise-early-stage-investigator-part-1

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had volunteered for an NIH committee looking at ways to reduce the average age of investigators funded on R01s. With the help of Rene Etcheberrigaray and Chuck Dumais from the Center for Scientific Review (thanks, guys), I pored over a lot of data on applications from investigators in different cohorts. I found some distinctive cohort patterns when we sorted submissions by years elapsed since the investigators obtained a Ph.D….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/11/rise-and-fall-and-rise-early-stage-investigator-part-1

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had volunteered for an NIH committee looking at ways to reduce the average age of investigators funded on R01s. With the help of Rene Etcheberrigaray and Chuck Dumais from the Center for Scientific Review (thanks, guys), I pored over a lot of data on applications from investigators in different cohorts. I found some distinctive cohort patterns when we sorted submissions by years elapsed since the investigators obtained a Ph.D….

Pressure on women to leave workforce could lead to Alzheimer’s

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-twice/pressure-on-women-to-leave-workforce-could-lead-to-alzheimers

by Paul Cullen for The Irish Times: Women may be at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s as a result of being pushed out of the workforce, according to a leading Irish dementia researcher. The historical pressure on women to……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-twice/pressure-on-women-to-leave-workforce-could-lead-to-alzheimers

by Paul Cullen for The Irish Times: Women may be at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s as a result of being pushed out of the workforce, according to a leading Irish dementia researcher. The historical pressure on women to……

AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly Achieve Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/wishful-thinking/astrazeneca-eli-lilly-achieve-alzheimers-breakthrough

by Aliyah Kaleem for Bidness: AstraZeneca Plc ADR and Eli Lilly may finally be headed towards a long sought success in Alzheimer’s treatment. The drugmakers’ experimental regimen is the first ever BACE inhibitor (AZD3293) meant to treat Alzheimer’s, that has……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/wishful-thinking/astrazeneca-eli-lilly-achieve-alzheimers-breakthrough

by Aliyah Kaleem for Bidness: AstraZeneca Plc ADR and Eli Lilly may finally be headed towards a long sought success in Alzheimer’s treatment. The drugmakers’ experimental regimen is the first ever BACE inhibitor (AZD3293) meant to treat Alzheimer’s, that has……

Drop in body temperature associated with aging linked to Alzheimer’s

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-outside-the-box/drop-in-body-temperature-associated-with-aging-linked-to-alzheimers

by Science Daily: The drop in body temperature associated with aging could aggravate the main manifestations of Alzheimer’s, suggests a study published in the latest issue of Neurobiology of Aging by Université Laval researchers. Although the phenomenon was demonstrated using……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-outside-the-box/drop-in-body-temperature-associated-with-aging-linked-to-alzheimers

by Science Daily: The drop in body temperature associated with aging could aggravate the main manifestations of Alzheimer’s, suggests a study published in the latest issue of Neurobiology of Aging by Université Laval researchers. Although the phenomenon was demonstrated using……