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Wayne State receives $1.16 million HRSA grant to enhance statewide regional centers
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) The Michigan Area Health Education Center, a Wayne State University program that seeks to increase access to quality primary care providers in underserved communities, today announced that it has been awarded a one-year, $1.16 million grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration to promote and provide health care career preparation initiatives, clinical experiences and continuing education programs across Michigan.

Fun and games make for better learners
(Queen's University) Four minutes of physical activity can improve behavior in the classroom for primary school students, according to new research by Brendon Gurd. A brief, high-intensity interval exercise, or a 'FUNterval,' for Grade 2 and Grade 4 students reduced off-task behaviors like fidgeting or inattentiveness in the classroom.

Tests will track improved thinking in people with fragile X, down syndromes
(Rush University Medical Center) Leading researchers, funded through a new, five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, are collaborating to develop and evaluate tests designed to measure and track changes in the cognitive functioning of people who typically are difficult to assess accurately: those with an intellectual disability, formerly termed mental retardation.

Twin Cities to host national health conference on community-level prevention
(Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation) On Thursday, Nov. 6 and Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, experts and leaders from throughout the country who are promoting and working on such community-level prevention efforts are coming together in Minnetonka for the second annual national conference, Connecting to Transform Communities: Stakeholders in Health & Wellness. The event is being hosted by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and Allina Health at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest in Minnetonka.

Decoding the emergence of metastatic cancer stem cells
(Rice University) In the first study of its kind, Rice University researchers have mapped how information flows through the genetic circuits that cause cancer cells to become metastatic. The research reveals a common pattern in the decision-making that allows cancer cells to both migrate and form new tumors.

Countries can learn from Cyprus' 2013 economic crash, according to Imperial report
(Imperial College London) Countries can learn lessons from Cyprus' economic crash and subsequent bailout package in terms of preventing future financial crises, according to a report out today.

NIMH creates new unit to support its research domain criteria initiative
(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) A new effort by the National Institutes of Health will facilitate communication among scientists, clinicians, and the public to reframe mental health research, from diagnosis to treatment. The Research Domain Criteria unit was recently established by the National Institute of Mental Health, part of NIH, to support the development of the institute's RDoC initiative.

Himalayan Viagra fuels caterpillar fungus gold rush
(Washington University in St. Louis) Overwhelmed by speculators trying to cash-in on a prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have managed to do at the local level what world leaders often fail to do on a global scale -- implement a successful system for the sustainable harvest of a precious natural resource, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

Celebrating the work of the 2014 Nobel Laureates
(Wiley) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., would like to congratulate all of the 2014 Nobel laureates and is proud to have published work by nine of the laureates. To celebrate their achievements Wiley has made a selection of content from the 2014 winners free to access until the end of the year.

Nearly $1 million NSF grant will support UT Arlington doctoral students
(University of Texas at Arlington) A new grant from the National Science Foundation will help UT Arlington's Bridge to the Doctorate program increase diversity in science and engineering.

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