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  • Treating Babies Who Were Exposed to Opioids Before Birth
    on August 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet (3 of 4) talks about what pregnant women with opioid use disorder should know about and expect after the birth of their baby. This resource includes information about neonatal abstinence syndrome, baby’s needs after birth, and do’s and don’ts for understanding and responding to baby’s needs. Inventory#: SMA18-5071FS3 […]

  • Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy
    on August 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet (1 of 4) gives pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) helpful steps to ensure they have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. This resource includes things to know about OUD and pregnancy, and do's and don'ts to keep mother and baby healthy during pregnancy. Inventory#: SMA18-5071FS1 […]

  • Treating Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy
    on August 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet (2 of 4) addresses how treatment of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) can help women have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. This resource describes managing OUD with a treatment plan that includes medicines and counseling. Inventory#: SMA18-5071FS2 […]

  • Good Care for You and Your Baby While Receiving Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
    on August 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This fact sheet (4 of 4) addresses the care of women with opioid use disorder (OUD) and care of their babies after pregnancy. This resource includes information on managing OUD, caring for baby, and do’s and don’ts for creating a healthy environment at home. Inventory#: SMA18-5071FS4 […]

  • Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby Fact Sheets
    on August 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This series of four fact sheets emphasizes the importance of continuing a mother's treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout pregnancy. The series includes information on OUD and pregnancy, OUD treatment, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and considerations to address before hospital discharge. Inventory#: SMA18-5071 […]

  • A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department
    on June 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This brochure was developed by and for family members whose loved one attempted suicide. It provides information about what to expect in the emergency room, and how to take care of yourself and your family member following the attempt. It also offers resources to help you move forward. Inventory#: SMA18-4357ENG […]

  • Grant Award Recipient Handbook 2017-2018
    on June 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This handbook outlines key roles and responsibilities and explains procedures for post-award activities, changes, and the continuation application processes. It also includes helpful reference materials such as an acronym chart, a glossary, and helpful Web links. Inventory#: DFC2018 […]

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (Spanish)
    on June 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Equipa a los proveedores de atención médica, las comunidades y los gobiernos locales con materiales para desarrollar prácticas y políticas para ayudar a prevenir las sobredosis y las muertes relacionadas con los opioides. Aborda diferentes asuntos de interés para los proveedores de atención médica, personal de primeros auxilios, los proveedores de tratamientos y los que están recuperándose de sobredosis de opioides. Actualizada en el 2018. Inventory#: SMA18-4742SPANISH […]

  • A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department (Spanish)
    on June 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Provee una guía de recursos y sugerencias para los miembros de la familia que ayudan a una persona que ha tenido un intento de suicidio. Incluye información para dar al hospital, precauciones para tomar en la casa y preguntas sobre el seguimiento con un plan del tratamiento. Inventory#: SMA18-4358SPAN […]

  • A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department
    on June 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This brochure helps people recovering from a suicide attempt. It discusses how to find healing, hope, and help after emergency room treatment, including how to cope with future thoughts of suicide. The brochure also offers ways to connect with other suicide attempt survivors and lists free apps and other resources to help you move forward. Inventory#: SMA18-4355ENG […]

National Science Foundation

  • NSF announces new awards for Understanding the Rules of Life
    on September 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced 29 awards in support of Understanding the Rules of Life, one of the agency's "10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments." The awards, totaling $15 million, demonstrate NSF's commitment to address some of the greatest challenges in understanding the living world, in all of its complex levels of organization, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296660&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • What makes a mammal a mammal? Our spine, say scientists
    on September 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Mammals are unique in many ways. We're warm-blooded and agile in comparison with our reptilian relatives. But a new study, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by Harvard University researchers Stephanie Pierce and Katrina Jones, suggests we're unique in one more way -- the makeup of our spines. The researchers describe their finding in a paper published this week in the journal Science. "The spine is basically like a series of beads on a string, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296527&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Media invited to NSF for distinguished lecture with Boston University’s Michael Dietze
    on September 20, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Is nature predictable? If so, how can we better manage and conserve ecosystems? Near-term ecological forecasting is an emerging interdisciplinary research area that aims to improve researchers' ability to predict ecological processes on timescales that can be validated and updated. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences invites media and members of the public to a distinguished lecture series with Michael Dietze of Boston University. An ecologist ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296646&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF awards 6 Louis Stokes regional centers of excellence to broaden participation in STEM
    on September 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced awards for six Louis Stokes regional centers of excellence (LSRCEs) that will support recruitment and retention of minority undergraduate and graduate students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The centers will conduct broadening participation research and STEM implementation activities that lead to degree completion for minority students traditionally underrepresented in the STEM marketplace. The goal is ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296504&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF: Next steps against harassment
    on September 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    For more information, see NSF's press release. What NSF is doing: The National Science Foundation (NSF) will release a term and condition requiring awardee organizations to report findings of sexual harassment. It will be posted in the Federal Register Sept. 21, 2018 and go into effect Oct. 21, 2018. Why NSF is doing this: As the primary ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296671&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF announces new measures to protect research community from harassment
    on September 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has taken the next steps in its agency-wide effort to ensure the research and learning environments it supports are free from harassment, publishing a term and condition that requires awardee organizations to report findings and determinations of sexual harassment, as well as establishing a secure online portal for submitting harassment notifications. On Sept. 21, 2018, NSF will publish a term and condition for awards, to become effective 30 days ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296610&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Media call: NSF harassment policy next steps
    on September 18, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Media are invited to join a one-hour call to learn about actions the National Science Foundation (NSF) is taking within our authority to reduce or eliminate harassment from the U.S. scientific and engineering research community. The call will include updates on a new award term and condition and reporting requirements that NSF proposed in February 2018, and details on enhanced web resources and information to support the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296586&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • New NSF funding to build research infrastructure across the country
    on September 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $140 million to seven jurisdictions through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which builds research and development capacity in jurisdictions that demonstrate a commitment to research but have thus far lacked the levels of investment seen in other parts of the country. The new EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 awards will bolster science and engineering research ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296632&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Scientists launch project to help predict air quality, enhance crop yields
    on September 17, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Find related stories on NSF's geosciences risk and resilience interest area. Tracking how air moves at night near the Earth's surface could provide insights into how air pollution spreads and when it's best to apply pesticides. This week, a team of University of South Carolina (USC) and University of Illinois (U of I) researchers will launch a project to do just that. Funded by ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296438&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF, NIEHS award $30 million for new research on links among oceans, lakes and human health
    on September 14, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Summer 2018. The west coast of Florida. A red tide spreading along this Gulf of Mexico shoreline has killed millions of fish, threatened the health of human residents and affected tourism in the region. Nationwide, such harmful algae blooms cost an estimated $50 million each year. What led to the Florida "bloom" of harmful algae, and what short- and long-term effects might it have on people and other animals -- and on the gulf ecosystem? To study the effects of harmful algae ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296579&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

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  • Latest research hints at predicting autism risk for pregnant mothers
    on September 21, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Researchers are continuing to make remarkable progress with research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). […]

  • Possible molecular pathway for neurodegeneration in prion diseases
    on September 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    A new study has shed light on the mechanisms underlying the progression of prion diseases and identified a potential target for treatment. […]

  • The link between cognitive function and sexuality in older adults
    on September 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Researchers learn more about the relationship between sexual behavior, function, and cognition (people's ability to think and make decisions). […]

  • Octopuses given mood drug 'ecstasy' reveal genetic link to evolution of social behaviors in humans
    on September 20, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    By studying the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then testing its behavioral reaction to a popular mood-altering drug called MDMA or 'ecstasy,' scientists say they have found preliminary evidence of an evolutionary link between the social behaviors of the sea creature and humans, species separated by 500 million years on the evolutionary tree. […]

  • Gambling monkeys help scientists find brain area linked to high-risk behavior
    on September 20, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Monkeys who learned how to gamble have helped researchers pinpoint an area of the brain key to one's willingness to make risky decisions. […]

  • Drug overdose epidemic has been growing exponentially for decades
    on September 20, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Death rates from drug overdoses in the US have been on an exponential growth curve that began at least 15 years before the mid-1990s surge in opioid prescribing, suggesting that overdose death rates may continue along this same historical growth trajectory for years to come. These findings suggest that, to be successful, prevention efforts must extend beyond control of specific drugs to address deeper factors driving the epidemic. […]

  • Gut sense: Neural superhighway conveys messages from gut to brain in milliseconds
    on September 20, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Searching for a more direct connection between the gut and the brain, researchers were shocked to see that distance spanned by a single synapse, relaying the signal in less than 100 milliseconds, less than the blink of an eye. The finding has profound implications for the understanding of appetite and appetite suppressants, most of which target slow-acting hormones rather than fast-acting synapses. […]

  • A behavioral intervention for cancer patients that works
    on September 20, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    This is a story about something rare in health psychology: a treatment that has gone from scientific discovery, through development and testing, to dissemination and successful implementation nationwide. In a new study, researchers found that a program designed at The Ohio State University to reduce harmful stress in cancer patients can be taught to therapists from around the country and implemented at their sites, and effectively improves mood in their patients. […]

  • Investigational steroid mirrors prednisone's benefits while taming its side effects
    on September 20, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    A head-to-head trial comparing the decades-old steroid, prednisone, and a promising new steroid, vamorolone, finds both act on the same key set of genetic pathways involved in controlling inflammation, indicates a new study. However, the study suggests the new investigational steroid doesn't activate several additional pathways involved in prednisone's bevy of undesirable side effects. […]

  • Full, but still feasting: Mouse study reveals how urge to eat overpowers a signal to stop
    on September 20, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    A new study explores the mystery of what drives eating past the point of fullness, at the most basic level in the brain. It shows that two tiny clusters of cells battle for control of feeding behavior -- and the one that drives eating overpowers the one that says to stop. It also shows that the brain's own natural opioid system gets involved -- and that blocking it with the drug naloxone can stop over-eating. […]

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