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NIH Agrees to $1.4 million in Funding for 23andMe

NIH Agrees to $1.4 million in Funding for 23andMe.

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 […]

AstraZeneca To Add Headquarters and A World Class Research Building to the Cambridge BioMedical Campus

I am pleased to see a new and higher level of sustainability and “living wellness” has been incorporated into the proposed structure

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 […]

Experimenting With Drugs In The Cloud

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
A science lab in Mountain View, CA is creating faster and cheaper drug experiments by putting them in the cloud. Starting today, they’re letting other scientists access their cloud lab to help spur a radical change in the way we test new drugs. The key, says co-founder of Emerald Cloud Laboratory,…

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 […]