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2018 Gund-Harrington Scholar Award
Grant Program Seeks to Hasten the Development of Vision-Restoring Therapies..
The Gund-Harrington Initiative for Fighting Blindness announces the call for proposals for the 2018 Gund-Harrington Scholar Award. The Gund-Harrington Scholar Award supports innovative research efforts that could prevent, treat or cure blindness resulting from inherited retinal degenerative diseases. The Gund-Harrington Scholar Award is part of the Gund-Harrington Initiative for Fighting Blindness and sponsored by Foundation Fighting Blindness and Harrington Discovery Institute.
The competition is open to investigators at accredited academic medical centers, research institutions and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Applicants must have a PhD or MD degree (or equivalent) and demonstrate exceptional promise.
Letters of Intent are now being accepted through midnight on October 25, 2017.
Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons
The discovery, in a study of hunter-gatherers in Africa, eventually may help scientists learn how modern diets have affected health..
Among the Hadza of western Tanzania, a few hundred people still live in small groups as hunter-gatherers, reliant solely on the wild environment for food. Smits et al. found that the microbiota of these people reflects the seasonal availability of different types of food (see the Perspective by Peddada). Between seasons, striking differences were observed in their gut microbial communities, with some taxa apparently disappearing, only to reappear when the seasons turned. Further comparison of the Hadza microbiota with that of diverse urbanized peoples revealed distinctly different patterns of microbial community composition..