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Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to honor nine scientists with Outstanding Achievement Prizes

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to honor nine scientists with Outstanding Achievement Prizes

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation will honor nine scientists with its 2015 Outstanding Achievement Prizes for their work in schizophrenia, mood disorders, child and adolescent psychiatry, and cognitive neuroscience. [More]
Recipients of 2015 Ferring Innovation Grants announced

Recipients of 2015 Ferring Innovation Grants announced

Ferring Research Institute Inc. today announced the recipients of the 2015 Ferring Innovation Grants. This global program awards each recipient $50,000 to support research in the fields of Reproductive Health, Gastroenterology and/or Urology. [More]
Genetic carrier screening: an interview with Don Hardison, CEO of Good Start Genetics

Genetic carrier screening: an interview with Don Hardison, CEO of Good Start Genetics

Carrier screening provides you and your doctor with information about your risks of having a child with a serious genetic disease prior to or during pregnancy. [More]
WHO and UNAIDS develop new standards to help countries improve quality of adolescent care

WHO and UNAIDS develop new standards to help countries improve quality of adolescent care

New Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents developed by WHO and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care. [More]
Doctors successfully reduce risk-taking behaviour in teenagers, young people

Doctors successfully reduce risk-taking behaviour in teenagers, young people

Doctors have successfully reduced risk-taking behaviour in teenagers and young people, in a world-first trial led by the University of Melbourne. [More]
FIGO takes stand on human exposure to toxic chemicals

FIGO takes stand on human exposure to toxic chemicals

Dramatic increases in exposure to toxic chemicals in the last four decades are threatening human reproduction and health, according to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the first global reproductive health organization to take a stand on human exposure to toxic chemicals. [More]
Endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure linked to increased risk of diabetes and obesity

Endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure linked to increased risk of diabetes and obesity

Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure to two of the biggest public health threats facing society - diabetes and obesity, according to the executive summary of an upcoming Scientific Statement issued today by the Endocrine Society. [More]
Health experts call for action to improve health and well-being of women, children, adolescents

Health experts call for action to improve health and well-being of women, children, adolescents

Societies are failing women, children and adolescents, particularly in the poorest communities around the world, and urgent action is needed to save lives and improve health, say global health experts. [More]
New $6.25 million NIH grant to help investigators launch research center to slow and stop HIV

New $6.25 million NIH grant to help investigators launch research center to slow and stop HIV

A new five-year, $6.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help investigators from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and others across the city of Chicago work together to slow and stop HIV. [More]
CONRAD announces new funding agreement to increase HIV prevention products for high risk women in Africa

CONRAD announces new funding agreement to increase HIV prevention products for high risk women in Africa

CONRAD is pleased to announce a new funding agreement, in collaboration with the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the U.S. Agency for International Development, in support of a human centered design (HCD) strategy to increase demand, use and adherence of HIV prevention products for high risk women in Africa. [More]
Even the Score issues statement on FDA approval of flibanserin for treatment of women with HSDD

Even the Score issues statement on FDA approval of flibanserin for treatment of women with HSDD

Even the Score issued the following statement following today's historic approval by the Food and Drug Administration of flibanserin (Addyi), the first-ever medical treatment option for women's most common sexual dysfunction, known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). [More]
Combination of chemotherapy and immune-blocking drug could prevent cancer recurrence

Combination of chemotherapy and immune-blocking drug could prevent cancer recurrence

Giving patients a drug that blocks part of the immune system from going into overdrive might help prevent cancer coming back in some people, according to research published today in Cancer Research. [More]
Population Council findings highlight strategies to delay child marriage

Population Council findings highlight strategies to delay child marriage

Today the Population Council released new evidence on what works to delay the age of marriage for extremely vulnerable girls in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers also shared rarely available data on the cost of interventions that were tested, and issued recommendations for policymakers, donors, and organizations concerned about child marriage. [More]
Cycle Technologies launches new period-tracking and fertility app

Cycle Technologies launches new period-tracking and fertility app

Cycle Technologies today announced the launch of Dot, a period-tracking and fertility app based on the patent-pending Dynamic Optimal Timing (DOT) approach. This new family planning method accurately determines a woman's risk of pregnancy for each day of her cycle using just her period start dates. [More]

Elsevier selected to publish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced that it has been selected by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada to publish its journal, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, as of January 2016. [More]
BGI to hold 10th International Conference on Genomics in October

BGI to hold 10th International Conference on Genomics in October

The 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) will be held by BGI from October 22-25, 2015, in Shenzhen, China. [More]
WSU scientists suggest that glyphosate not present in human breast milk

WSU scientists suggest that glyphosate not present in human breast milk

Washington State University scientists have found that glyphosate, the main ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, does not accumulate in mother's breast milk. [More]
Georgetown's Institute for Reproductive Health receives $30 million from USAID to support Passages Project

Georgetown's Institute for Reproductive Health receives $30 million from USAID to support Passages Project

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded $30 million to Georgetown University Medical Center's Institute for Reproductive Health to fund its Passages Project, which aims to improve healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies among youth and first-time parents in developing countries. [More]
Research breakthrough opens door to a world of regenerative medicine for treating mitochondrial disease

Research breakthrough opens door to a world of regenerative medicine for treating mitochondrial disease

A study led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., and Hong Ma, M.D., Ph.D., at the Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy at Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon National Primate Research Center has revealed the first critical step in developing novel gene and stem cell therapy treatments for patients with mitochondrial disease. [More]
Researchers complete participants’ enrollment in Phase III trial of vaginal ring for HIV prevention

Researchers complete participants’ enrollment in Phase III trial of vaginal ring for HIV prevention

In a first for HIV prevention, an international team of researchers have completed follow-up of participants enrolled in a pivotal Phase III trial that tested the safety and effectiveness of a vaginal ring for preventing HIV in women. [More]
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