Category Public Health

NIH Agrees to $1.4 million in Funding for 23andMe

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NIH Agrees to $1.4 million in Funding for 23andMe

Less than a year since the US Food and Drug Administration ordered 23andMe, the leading personalized genetic testing company to cease and desist in DNA testing without the proper medical protocols, the National Institute of Health (“NIH”) has awarded the company a $1,367,504 for a two-year project to support the further development of 23andMe’s web-based […]

US Senator Tom Harkin (D – Iowa) plans to introduce the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act to restore lost NIH funding

New York: According to Genomeweb Daily News, US Senator Tom Harkin (D – Iowa) plans to introduce new legislation later this month called the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act in an effort to let NIH restore some of the funding it has lost in recent years due to flat budgets and sequestration, Jennifer Zeitzer, director of […]

National Health Coordinator Dr. Karen DeSalvo says DX and Health IT industry need to ‘get real for people’

Denver: I agree with National Health Coordinator Dr. DeSalvo that people need to understand the importance of electronic health records and medical data. The US medical community need to get over their fears of using HealthIT or that insurance companies will tell them how to practice medicine — as if the insurance doesn’t already. In the […]

NIH is awarding some mhealth grants: Here’s what they’re looking for

The inevitable use of smartphones and mobile devices are making their way into our every day lives and are helping people manage their health outcomes. The National Institutes of Health has started a new mhealth grants program offering awards of up to $500,000. The NIH is a accepting applications today through May. Technologies that address self management of […]

Can St. Louis become the next tech hub?

St. Louis has all of the ingredients to make it to the next level. Four major universities that are pumping our new technologies in health and bioscience, a willingness to invest in themselves and most important have learned the need to “collaborate.”

GEN | Insight & Intelligence™ Identifies Top 10 European Biopharma Clusters

  GEN’s algorithm ranked the top locations that included many of the up-and-coming smaller clusters which are showing major advances. The European cluster building deploys the organizing principle of Subsidiarity, which increases the opportunity for accelerated growth. The closer the governing authority the faster decision process. One notable example was Norway’s Oslo Cancer Cluster which […]