Biotechnology May Offer Endangered Wildlife a Second Chance

  The Haute-Touche laboratory, founded in 2001 in France, has a mission to use biotechnology to conserve critically endangered species within the country. Headed by biologist, Yann Locatelli, The Haute-Touche laboratory is the only reserve authorized to carry out such experiments.   The number of endangered (and critically endangered) species continues to grow staggeringly year […]

Baltimore Biologist Looking To Modify Tobacco Plants To Produce Sex Hormones For Trans People

    Ryan Hammond, a Baltimore based artist and biologist, is working on a project that has the potential to change the landscape of medication for transgender people forever. Hammond is launching his first round of fundraising to help fund his development of transgenic tobacco plants. The plants would produce estrogen and testosterone for hormone treatments. The goal […]

Preparing For a Scientific Peer Review

As a member of the scientific field, you will undoubtedly find yourself writing papers to present the research you have been working on for months, or more likely, years. Before your research will make it anywhere, you will have to get your work to pass a scientific peer review. The scientific peer review system is […]

Rudimentary Organs Are Being Grown From Stem Cells

It’s common knowledge that stem cell research has been the source of huge controversy within our society. Scientists who support stem cell research have been attempting to show the world how important it is to do this research for years.  A few days ago, it came to light that two different teams of researchers have […]

Genetic Engineers Look to Produce Biofuels From Greenhouse Gas

Carbon-based pollution and the fuel economy are two problems that are intimately intertwined. Scientist are currently making headway in research that would provide integrated solutions to both, according to the Newscenter at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Essentially, researchers wish to see if it is possible to harvest industrial CO2 emissions and use them to […]

Foreign Applications for the NIH

The National Institutes of health is a part of the United States Department of Health & Human Services and it is the main U.S. Federal agency that not only performs, but also facilitates scientific and medical research.  The NIH seeks to fund projects that they believe will be the most beneficial for society at large […]

Grant Review Process for the NIH

An important component to grants with the NIH is their peer review process.  This system has been set into place to ensure that the projects that are funded are of the highest caliber and will yield the most rewarding results.  This careful review process contributes greatly to the overall excellence and success of the NIH […]

Grant Award Management

When a grant is awarded, there is a formalized partnership put in place between the agency and the recipient. By finalizing this partnership, the agency and recipient are accepting that they will comply with federal laws, regulations, and polies. This enables the overall scientific endeavor and the integrity behind it to be protected. It is […]

The Grant Process

Getting a grant from the National Institute of Health is not such a difficult process but a lengthy one. It requires time for the applicant to complete and then for the application to be processed. Once the application is submitted, it takes about nine months for the application to finish being reviewed. What goes on […]

Research Grants Through the NIH

  The National Institute of Health offers a wide variety of research grants for different purposes. Some commonly searched for grants include the NIH research project grant program, the NIH small grant program, NIH support for conferences and scientific meetings, and the NIH academic research enhancement award. Figuring out what grant is best to apply […]