Posts Tagged ‘NIH’

Obesity and Breast Cancer Risk

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by admin 4 Comments

Obesity – a condition in which a person has an unhealthy amount of body fat – is often measured using […]

Not Just Moonshots

Posted on: November 3rd, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

The term “moonshot” was coined by Google X, the secret research division at Alphabet, to describe a technology with three attributes: groundbreaking; […]

Incentives for Researchers

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

As we highlighted five years ago, grant writing is the sine qua non for all serious academics that seek to advance their […]

ACRIN is an Acronym to Remember

Posted on: September 29th, 2017 by admin

The American College of Radiology Imaging Network – or ACRIN – is a non-profit organisation that conducts research on adults […]

Approval of “Living Drug” to Treat Cancer

Posted on: September 1st, 2017 by admin 4 Comments

In 2012 six-year-old Emily Whitehead was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and, since she did not respond to standard treatment, was near […]

A Crisis in Research Funding

Posted on: May 26th, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

A decade ago, when CapeRay was still being incubated within the University of Cape Town (UCT), we were successful in […]

March for Science

Posted on: April 28th, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

This past Saturday, 22 April 2017, hundreds of thousands of people participated in over 600 gatherings as part of the […]

Frontiers in Cancer Therapy

Posted on: March 17th, 2017 by admin

Today’s edition of Science includes a special section on cancer therapy with the revealing subtitle, “Stocking oncology’s medicine cabinet.” As the introductory editorial explains, […]

Cancer Moonshot Gathers Momentum

Posted on: September 9th, 2016 by admin

In January 2016 President Barack Obama (seen below left, © Reuters) announced an initiative – known as the Cancer Moonshot – that […]

Recognising International Innovation

Posted on: July 17th, 2015 by admin 2 Comments

When a new medical device catches our attention, more often than not it has been developed by an American company. Medical […]