New York-SGX Research Center for Structural Genomics

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Brief Report on Collaboration with Gerlt/Raushel P01 Consortium

Functional Health Literacy by Andrea Backes

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Functional health literacy (FHL) is defined as the ability to read, understand, and act on health information.1 The Institute of Medicine estimates that nearly half of all American adults lack these crucial skills, which prevent them from functioning effectively and safely in today’s complex healthcare system.2 Previous studies have shown that patients with low FHL are less likely to comprehend written patient education materials on their chronic disease state and are more likely to...

Kleine Pixel, grosse Samples

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Lecture on my work over the past months. http://is.gd/874S htt://is.gd.874Y http://www.psi.ch/medien http://www.scanco.ch

Scripps Translational Science Institute - Welcome Video

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The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium is transforming how clinical and translational research is conducted, ultimately enabling researchers to provide new treatments more efficiently and quickly to patients. For more information see: http://www.stsiweb.org/

Drug Discovery for Alzheimer's Disease

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Gregory Rose from PharmExperts.com interviews J. Buccafusco (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA) about his development of new anti-Altzheimer drugs, designed to act by multiple mechanisms to improve congnition. Desensitization of nicotinic receptors is one of the novel approaches proposed by Buccafusco. Three of his compounds are currently in advanced preclinical evaluation.

Neglected disease research and development: how much are we really spending

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The need for new pharmaceutical tools to prevent and treat neglected diseases is widely accepted. The creation of a vaccine for HIV/AIDS, more effective diagnostics for tuberculosis (TB), and better treatments for leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness would greatly improve health in the developing world in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. However, funders wishing to invest in this vitally important area currently face an information gap. There is little consensus on...
Authors: Mary Moran, Javier Guzman, Anne-laure Ropars, Alina Mcdonald, Nicole Jameson, Brenda Omune, Sam Ryan, Lindsey Wu