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in an unprecedented effort to highlight the critical importance of biomedical research, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) joined with more than 200 organizations representing a broad spectrum of research interests and diseases to " Rally for Medical Research " in our nation's capital. This historic event, which united research advocates(More)
Improving the translation of basic research into the clinic is fast becoming a priority not just in the US but also in Europe. In the US, one of the biggest initiatives to enhance translational research is sponsored by the NIH through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs). The first CTSAs were awarded to 12 institutions in October last year,(More)
A phase III clinical trial to test the effectiveness of the HIV microbicide Ushercell was recently stopped because interim analysis indicated that the rate of infection with HIV in women using the microbicide was higher than the rate of infection in those using the placebo. Ushercell, which was being developed by the nonprofit reproductive health(More)
Research into the pathogenesis, prevention, and control of infectious and parasitic diseases remains a global priority, as these scourges continue to be a substantial cause of mortality and morbidity. The plethora of molecular tools that are now readily available has facilitated a genome-wide approach to studying the pathogenesis of such diseases, with(More)