Catalyst: NIH

by SRA International on February 28, 2017

Extreme hot or cold temperatures during pregnancy may increase the risk that infants born at term will be of low birth weight, according to a study of U.S. women by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The study was published in Environmental Research.... Read more

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by SRA International on February 28, 2017

The largest study to date of African-American cancer survivors in the United States is underway. The Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors (ROCS) study, which will include 5,560 cancer survivors, will support a broad research agenda looking at the major factors affecting cancer progression, recurrence, mortality, and quality of life among African-American cancer survivors. The effort is funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.... Read more

Tagged with: Grants, NIH

by SRA International on February 27, 2017

MarkVCID brings team science approach to small vessel disease biomarkers in the brain.... Read more

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by SRA International on January 27, 2017

NEI scientists find that stem cell exosomes promote survival of retinal ganglion cells in rats. A new study in rats shows that stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye.... Read more

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by SRA International on January 26, 2017

Premature death rates have declined in the United States among Hispanics, blacks, and Asian/Pacific Islanders (APIs) — in line with trends in Canada and the United Kingdom — but increased among whites and American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), according to a comprehensive study of premature death rates for the entire U.S. population from 1999 to 2014.... Read more

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by SRA International on January 26, 2017

On this blog we previously discussed ways to measure the value returned from research funding. The “PQRST” approach (for Productivity, Quality, Reproducibility, Sharing, and Translation) starts with productivity, which the authors define as using measures such as the proportion of published scientific work resulting from a research project, and highly cited works within a research field.... Read more

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by SRA International on January 19, 2017

Announcement of revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was originally promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. These revisions are an effort to modernize, simplify, and enhance the current system of oversight.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Human Subjects, NIH

by SRA International on December 23, 2016

‘Twas the night before Hanukkah and at OSP, We were lighting menorahs and trimming the tree, sIRB policy was all tucked in its bed, In hopes that the deadline extension will alleviate dread. Wondering whether the Common Rule soon will appear, Perhaps we will see it in the coming New Year?... Read more

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by carson.harrod@bswhealth.org on December 19, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy requires that peer-reviewed publications originating from NIH-funded research be made publicly available. My NCBI is a personal web site that allows investigators to manage their bibliographies and verify that publications are compliant with the policy. It also provides a tool to build biographical sketches in the NIH format as well as other formats. My NCBI can be linked to the NIH eRA Commons site to facilitate transfer...... Read more

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by SRA International on December 13, 2016

NIH is making Good Clinical Practice for Social and Behavioral Research E-learning courses tailored for behavioral clinical trialists.... Read more

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