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BRAIN Initiative

21st Century Cures Act, and has sent the bill to President Obama who is expected to sign it into law. This bill is an effort from both sides of the aisle to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of medical treatments and cures to the American people.

A massive undertaking, the Cures Act provides more than $4.8 billion over the next decade to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the Precision Medicine Initiative; the BRAIN Initiative; the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot initiative; and an initiative in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on regenerative medicine using adult stem cells.

“The Cures Act makes important investments that will save lives,” Obama said in a statement. “This bill will make a big difference, and I look forward to signing it as soon as it reaches my desk.”

Look for more information on this important piece of research legislation in the weeks to come.

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Outstanding New environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01)

The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award is intended to identify the most talented Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the Environmental Health Sciences and assist them in launching an innovative research program focused on the understanding of environmental exposure effects on people’s health. Research projects proposed in response to this FOA will be expected to have a defined impact on the environmental health sciences and be responsive to both the mission of the NIH and, specifically, to the mission of the NIEHS and the NIEHS 2012-2017 Strategic plan. Environmental agents which are considered of primary interest for NIEHS include:  industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants and other inhaled toxicants, particulates or fibers, fungal, and bacterial or biologically derived toxins.

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