A recent study looked at funding rates for R01 grant applications, which are designed to support "health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH." In general, population-based projects were less likely to be funded than explorations of cellular mechanisms, the study found.
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Unlike most dairy cows in America, which are descended from just two bulls, this cow at Pennsylvania State University has a different ancestor: She is the daughter of a bull that lived decades ago, called University of Minnesota Cuthbert. The bull's frozen semen was preserved by the U.S. Agriculture Department.
A California Highway Patrol officer checks cars that fell when the upper deck of the San Francisco Bay Bridge collapsed onto the lower deck after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Typhoon Hagibis left overturned cars and mud-slicked streets in Hoyasu, Japan. Rescue crews are still combing through areas that flooded after extreme rain caused rivers to break through levees.
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Already, Health Canada has posted safety and efficacy data online for four newly approved drugs; it plans to release reports for another 13 drugs and three medical devices approved or rejected since March.
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