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Well Living Lab Announces 3-year Research Plan to Study Effects of Indoor Surroundings on Health and Well-being

Press Release

ROCHESTER, Minn., February 21, 2018 /3BL Media/  – The Well Living Lab today announced an extensive three-year scientific research plan to identify how indoor environments effect five significant facets of people’s lives: health, performance, stress and resiliency, sleep and comfort. Studies will examine these factors for homes, workplaces and independent living communities.

Walking Forward Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Lung Cancer Screening Research

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., February 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Avera Health is pleased to announce that the Walking Forward Program, based in Rapid City, has been awarded a grant for over $1.6 million from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to increase lung cancer screening rates for high-risk smokers living in western South Dakota.

The award, which will be distributed over the course of three years (2018-2020), will fund Walking Forward’s research dedicated to increasing awareness of lung cancer prevention and access to advanced lung cancer screening technology.

Smithfield Bioscience and University of Virginia Announce Regenerative Medicine Research Partnership

Press Release

SMITHFIELD, Va., February 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. and the University of Virginia School of Engineering & Applied Science announced today a research partnership to explore and advance regenerative medicine technologies leveraging porcine bioproducts. The research is part of a collaborative project between UVA and Smithfield Bioscience, a strategic business platform within Smithfield Foods that is focused on supporting a range of biotechnology solutions in areas of human therapeutics, tissue fabrication and regenerative medicine.

Booz Allen & Kaggle’s Annual Data Science Competition Puts Artificial Intelligence to Work Accelerating Life-Saving Medical Research

Blog

Somewhere, buried in one of tens of millions of cell samples, could lie the next great breakthrough in disease prevention or cure. But one of the great barriers to finding it could be the need for human eyes to evaluate a corresponding mountain of cell images, one by one. In an era when terabytes of data can be analyzed in just a few days, the opportunity to enhance automation of biomedical analysis could help researchers achieve breakthroughs faster in the treatment of almost every disease—from cancer, diabetes and rare disorders to the common cold.

An Amgen Scholars Journey From Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México to the University of Tokyo

"I think that one of the best ways to learn is by conducting scientific research. It makes you aware that scientific knowledge is dynamic and constantly advancing, always challenging current knowledge."
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Julia Carrasco Zanini Sánchez

Mexico City, Mexico

Host University: The University of Tokyo

Home University: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Bachelor's Degree in Basic Biomedical Research

Expected Graduation: 2018

 

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Policy Pursuits Take Two Amgen Scholars Beyond the Lab

Blog

When Cameron Clarke was first assigned a policy brief as an Amgen Scholar at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2016, it was the start of something big: a career in public health policy. In the year that followed, he would use the policy brief writing skills again and again as an intern on Capitol Hill, and then with several local government organizations on issues ranging from opioid addiction and minority health inequities to environmental policy.

How to Avoid Scary Situations in Food Processing

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By Donna Schaffner 

The food manufacturing industry is subject to regulations and scrutiny that few other industries are: social pressure is ever-present, as news of infection or disease outbreak caused by food-borne pathogens strikes an uneasy nerve in consumers. Manufacturers can be subject to tremendous backlash if they do not take the proper steps to ensure their manufacturing facilities are appropriately equipped to prevent and mitigate the risk of food contamination.

Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada Announce Largest Federally Supported Multi-sector Investment in National School Food Program

More than $3.1 million to be invested in children’s nutrition
Press Release

VANCOUVER, BC, November 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada announce the largest federally supported multi-sector investment in a national school food program. More than $3.1 million will be invested in children’s nutrition over the next three years. An investment of $1.03 million provided by Whole Kids Foundation served as a catalyst for additional NGO grants and earned matching funds from the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

Subaru Loves to Care Wrap Up

Multimedia with summary

To wrap up #SubaruLovestoCare, our June initiative where Subaru retailers deliver blankets to provide comfort and warmth to those fighting against cancer, we delivered blankets to the MD Anderson Cancer Center at 

Curefest 2017: Taking Aim at Childhood Cancer

Article

Childhood cancer receives less than 5 percent of the national funding that goes toward cancer research and treatment. To help make it a national priority, Aflac once again joined Curefest for Childhood Cancer at its annual event near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Since 2011, thousands of people from more than 40 states have convened at Curefest to speak as one voice against childhood cancer.

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