In Pursuit of a Perfect Spot

Winston, a 13-pound Maltipoo rescue dog, has meant a lot to Michelle Lisa Krozy and Samuel Espy Bart, especially during the pandemic. When it reopened in early July, they would take him to a dog run at Carl Schurz Park. “Everything felt normal at the run,” Ms. Krozy said. “Everyone enjoyed the experience outdoors, the…

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Equal Partners Who Love to Talk

At the conclusion of their first date, in February 2018, which had included three hours of cocktails, a cheese plate, dessert and a first kiss, Chimnomnso Kalu and Dr. Benjamin Kenigsberg found that they weren’t quite ready to call it a night. So they headed over to a nightspot across from Ms. Kalu’s Washington apartment,…

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HIV and lung cancer in East Africa: CWRU and UH secure research funds

Cleveland—Researchers with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC) have secured $4 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) to establish an HIV-associated Malignancy Research Center (HAMRC) focused on lung cancer in East Africa. The team will collaborate with Ugandan and…

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$4.5 million NIH grant to build a molecular model of the female reproductive system

Junhyong Kim, PhD, Chair and Patricia M. Williams Professor of Biology in the School of Arts and Sciences, and Kate O’Neill, MD MTR, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Perelman School of Medicine, have been awarded a Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) grant supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of…

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Morris Animal Foundation funds new grants to improve wildlife recovery from wildfires

Morris Animal Foundation, a global leader in advancing animal health, has awarded $553,000 to fund five studies designed to improve the care, rehabilitation and release of wildlife impacted by wildfires. The request for proposals for research projects went out in response to the devastating events in Australia during the 2019-2020 bushfire season. The studies, supported…

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Utilizing cannabis for MS management: a new webinar series from CMSC & NeurologyLive®

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), the largest North American multidisciplinary membership organization dedicated to defining and advancing the standard of care of MS patients, announces a new webinar series: Utilizing Cannabis for MS Management: Helping Patients Understand Risks and Benefits. This 3-part educational program is being produced in partnership with NeurologyLive®, a multimedia…

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Research!America launches civic engagement program for young scientists

Research!America is excited to launch a new request for microgrant proposals to support early-career scientists in their efforts to work with local elected officials, community leaders and the public around issues of common concern. The Civic Engagement Microgrant program is now in its third year and growing in impact and popularity. Since its inception, the…

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HSE University researcher develops global HIV prevention index for drug users

Peter Meylakhs, from HSE University — St. Petersburg, together with colleagues from Georgia State University (USA) and Tarbiat Modares University (Tehran), have developed the HIV-PWID Policy Index (HPPI)—an international policy index for HIV prevention among people who inject drugs. This is the first major tool for assessing and comparing the extent to which HIV/AIDS prevention…

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Stay-at-home orders cut noise exposure nearly in half

People’s exposure to environmental noise dropped nearly in half during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to University of Michigan researchers who analyzed data from the Apple Hearing Study. Researchers at U-M’s School of Public Health and Apple Inc. looked at noise exposure data from volunteer Apple Watch users in Florida, New York,…

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