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Beer Industry Contributes $21.6 Billion to Florida Economy, New Study Shows

Florida loves beer — nearly $22 billion worth of it. That's according to a new economic impact report conducted by the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Beer Institute released earlier this month that shows that the beer industry has contributed $21.6 billion to Florida in 2016.

The Federal Pain Research Strategy - NIH

The Federal Pain Research Strategy is an effort of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee and the Office of Pain Policy of the National Institutes of Health to oversee development of a long-term strategic plan for those federal agencies and departments that support pain research. Show More Summary

USDA invests $17.7 million in plant health and production workforce

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 54 grants totaling more than $17.7 million for plant research that helps optimize crop production, mitigate disease, and increase yield. Show More Summary

National Institutes of Health $2.3 Million Renewal Grant Funds Study of Enzyme, Molecular Mechanism in Diabetic Vascular Diseases

Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, director of the Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine, has renewed a four-year, $2.3 million federal grant to study the role of an enzyme in causing diabetic vascular diseases and the molecular mechanism that leads to these diseases.

Researchers help provide first glimpse of organelles in action inside living cells

Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development are getting a first glimpse at the inner-workings of live cells thanks to a new microscopy technique pioneered by Nobel laureate Eric Betzig with help from engineers at Drexel University. Show More Summary

Researchers develop magnetic switch to turn on and off a strange quantum property

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) A NIST-led research team has developed the first switch that turns on and off a quantum behavior called the Berry phase. The discovery promises to provide new insight into the fundamentals of quantum theory and may lead to new quantum electronic devices.

Does an HHS appointee believe abortion increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer?

I was surprised, then, when the next thing she said was that abortion increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have rejected that claim, citing, among other research, a 2004 analysis of 53 studies involving 83,000 women that found […]

Ketamine: A Miracle Drug for Depression?

A team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently discovered why the drug ketamine may act as a rapid antidepressant. Ketamine is best known as an illicit, psychedelic club drug. Often referred to as “Special K” or a “horse tranquilizer” by the media, it […]

The World’s Heaviest Weight Generates 1,000,000 Pounds of Force

3 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

To find out how individuals measure big forces accurately, Veritasium host Derek Muller visited the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to learn more about their machine that does just that. It houses a stack of 20Show More Summary

Here’s How NIST Says Everyone Is Doing Passwords Wrong

When it comes to passwords, even big banks get it wrong. But a draft from the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) teaches us all how to be more secure. The post Here’s How NIST Says Everyone Is Doing Passwords Wrong appeared first on RedState.

Zika virus spread undetected for many months, NIH-supported study finds

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Genetic analysis of samples collected as the Zika virus spread throughout the Americas after its introduction show that the virus circulated undetected for up to a year in some regions before it came to the attention of public health authorities. Show More Summary

Retirement Savings Is a Bigger Crisis Than Health Care

3 days agoNews : The Cutline

Everyone talks about how health care is the biggest crisis facing retirees, but unfortunately that crisis takes a distant second to another, far more serious issue. A 2015 National Institute on Retirement Security study found that the...Show More Summary

Health Experts Slam Trump’s New Proposed Budget

Public health experts are expressing serious concern about the White House’s proposed 2018 budget, which would substantially cut funding to key government health agencies and programs. Under the proposed plan, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which provide funding for more medical research than any other group in the world, and the Centers for Disease…

How a Smithsonian Naturalist’s Skeleton Ended Up on View at the Museum

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The skeleton of 19th-century collector Robert Kennicott is on view in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History's Objects of Wonder. The bones recently solved the long mystery of his death. The post How a Smithsonian Naturalist’s Skeleton Ended Up on View at the Museum appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Cancer research, public health and worker safety would all see steep cuts under Trump budget

Under the heading “Putting America’s Health First,” the Trump administration’s 2018 budget blueprint includes a $5.8-billion cut for the National Institutes of Health, a move that would slash the medical research agency’s funding by just over 18%. It would reduce public health spending by the U.S....

White House Budget Blueprint Would Devastate Cancer Research and Patient Care

Plans to cut nearly $8.2 billion from the National Institutes of Health, including a $1 billion reduction for the National Cancer Institute, would decimate cancer research and patient care, according to the Association of American Cancer Institutes.

Endocrine Society Opposes Severe Cuts to Public Health, Medical Research Funding

The Endocrine Society warned that the President's proposal to slash $7.16 billion, or more than a fifth, of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) budget, and $1.2 billion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would hinder progress toward needed medical treatments and advances in public health and disease prevention.

Statement from Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, President, American Society of Nephrology on Proposed FY 2018 budget

ASN Denounces Administration's Proposed Massive Cuts for the National Institutes of Health - "Would Disrupt Medical Research"

Elvis, Isaac, B.B. and Otis were card-carrying members of this venerable Memphis institution

5 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Memphis Federation of Musicians' home of 54 years has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its role in the heyday of Memphis music: Stax Recording Studio and the Memphis Sound.        

ATS 2017: New COPD Action Plan Outlines Strategies for Improved Care

One Michigan Medicine researcher is a part of the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute group that recently created a new COPD National Action Plan. Released at the American Thoracic Society's International Conference in Washington, D.C., it outlines key goals.

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