INRS researcher receives $670,000 grant to continue research on Batten’s disease

Québec City and Montréal, September 18, 2020 — Institut de la recherche scientifique (INRS) announces that Stéphane Lefrançois, a professor at its Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie (AFSB), has received a grant of more than $670,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for his work on Batten’s disease. He will be using the funds…

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American Roentgen Ray Society planning all-virtual 2021 Annual Meeting: April 18-22

Leesburg, VA, September 18, 2020—The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) will convene its 2021 Annual Meeting as an all-virtual event from April 18-22, 2021. The first imaging society to announce an all-virtual assembly for 2021, ARRS promises to deliver the same clinically relevant experience for which its Annual Meeting has long been heralded: world-class educational…

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The ERC at the European Research and Innovation Days 2020

The ERC will take part in the European Research and Innovation Days, the European Commission’s annual flagship event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. This year’s virtual format will provide an opportunity to connect, take stock of research and innovation…

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new alteration in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s discovered

Despite the important advances in research in recent years, the etiopathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease is still not fully clarified. One of the key questions is to decipher why the production of beta amyloid, the protein that produces the toxic effect and triggers the pathology, increases in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s. The research has…

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Buffalo-based study aims to connect the dots on food access

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Researchers know from many previous studies what prevents cash-strapped shoppers in underserved communities from buying more fresh produce. But little is known about which strategies are most likely to reach the people who need them, or have the most success in improving the diets of people in lower income areas. A new…

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UM receives largest single research award in its history

MISSOULA — The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Montana a five-year, $33.4 million award for the development and clinical trials of opioid vaccines. It is the largest such award in University history. The award was funded through the NIH HEAL Initiative, a national effort to speed scientific solutions to the national…

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Study links rising stress, depression in US to pandemic-related losses, media consumption

Irvine, Calif. — Experiencing multiple stressors triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic — such as unemployment — and COVID-19-related media consumption are directly linked to rising acute stress and depressive symptoms across the U.S., according to a groundbreaking University of California, Irvine study. The report appears in Science Advances, published by the American Association for the…

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