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July 30, 2019


Is the Future of Biomedical Research Bleak in the U.S.?

Biomedical Science is a branch of medicine that involves studying living things and finding disease cure. It is a delicate study of the stages of living organisms from atomic to the population level. Thus, it is a process of evolution which needs an attentive eye to observe it. Where Does Biomedical Research Stand Today? Biomedical science is a booming research field.

An Easy Guide to Understanding NIH Grant Application Format

It is quite common for applicants to feel nervous about writing an impressionable grant application in the correct format. The application form with its several fields, such as data entry, attachments, checkboxes, etc., can appear fairly daunting to grantees, especially to the scientists applying for the first time. Many federal funding agencies use online grant application forms with a clear

NIH Grant Policies

In this article, you will learn about NIH grant policies in a way that makes the process of administration of federal funds easy to understand. This piece of writing will discuss policy implementation and oversight in the area of applied science. As is evident in the global scientific corridors, the United States of America has been reigning supreme for decades

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment | A Cure or an Addiction

The Opioid Epidemic across the World: Introduction With more than 27 million people suffering from substance use disorders, the opioid crisis is a global health problem. In 2016, for example, 275 million people admitted to taking drugs (34 million used opioids, while 19 million took opiates). Note that although the terms opiates and opioids are often used interchangeably, there's a

New Study Links High Level of Estrogen in Womb to Autism

A new study has discovered a connection between high levels of the sex hormone estrogen in the womb, and the possibility of it causing autism. The new research suggests that an increase in the prenatal sex steroid hormones are amongst the possible causes of autism. This isn’t the first time this has been suggested

The Ethics of Grant Writing

Science is a ladder that leads to success. It is a firm, solid support system – like a ladder – that opens realms of medical possibilities and discoveries.  Each rung of the ladder adds strength, value, and support to the journey. The ladder of science, its rung, rails, locks, and steps are built on a foundation called ethics. Ethics are

Are You Considering Applying for P (Project) Grants? Here is What You Need to Know

The huge variety of National Institute of Health (NIH) funding programs and grants can at best be confusing and outright bewildering on the average. If you are pursuing a certain grant as a new/ junior investigator and are struggling for an independent career or just starting out as an individual seeking federal funding for projects related to social, behavioral, biomedical,

What are R13 and R15 Grants and How to Get One

The R13 grant is a Research Conference Grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that finances high-level scientific conferences, in the form of symposiums, meetings, seminars, workshops, etc. that are compatible with the NIH’s mission and the general public. The R15 grant is NIH’s Research Enhancement Award that promotes research at educational institutions that train researchers and scientists but