Sunday, March 3, 2013

Random News: MELATONIN and NIH GrantsInfo

RANDOM NEWS

*Melatonin which helps with sleep at 3mg, was tested at 20 mg to see if it could help to stop or delay cachexia.  It was not different then placebo.  Case closed. IT FAILED!

*IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 12000 DEATHS COULD BE PREVENTED WITH AN INSTITUTION OF AN AGGRESSIVE LUNG CANCER SCREENING IN THOSE WITH HISTORY OF 1 PACK/DAY FOR 30 YEARS OF MORE!

*We have shown that in the united states more than 3000 African women could be saved yearly if the Breast cancer paradox (low incidence, but high mortality) was corrected by the institution of a comprehensive prevention program.  Well, things are getting worse as recent studies continue to show a decrease of screening in world of corruption and politics.  At CPRIT, they want Commercialization.  The NIH is heavily political.  Just look at a recent submission response:

Thank you for your e-mail to GrantsInfo at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  We provide general information about NIH extramural medical and behavioral research, research training programs, and the grant application process.
I suggest you discuss potential funding of your project with the appropriate Scientific/Research staff linked in the announcement’s Section VII:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-260.html#_Section_VII._Agency
Regards from GrantsInfo
Web:   http://www.nih.gov
Linking you to NIH Funding

This is an automatic reply when you submit a project
no referral to some review board
they will keep you going here and there
leading nowhere because they have their political friends to award money to. another example, not here go somewhere else!

Dear Dr. Kankonde,

In the table shown below, you will find all currently active NIH funding opportunities related to support of tissue, specimen, and biospecimen banks.  It does not appear that there is any specific funding opportunity that will work for your purposes.  You can search further in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts by going to http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/search_guide.htm.  You might also try to connect and collaborate with scientists and pathologists who have mutual interests to find out if your proposed tissue bank might be supported through affiliation with a large research program (e.g., medical center, cancer center, program project, clinical trials network/consortium, special program of research excellence, epidemiology/population cohort, etc.)

Good luck with your efforts.

Comment: and it goes on and on, you get nowhere and after many attempts, you just give up (but at the CRBCM, we do never give up!)

It is a rough world, and they claim to help, but indeed they try to discourage any pursuit of new research and prevention with good old political tactics!
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