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Seeking Early-Stage Academic Research for Tomorrow’s New Medicine

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Do you have an idea that you think could become the next breakthrough medicine?  If so, we want to hear from you!

Today kicks off our third annual Discovery Fast Track Challenge – a program designed to accelerate the translation of early-stage research into game-changing new medicines. The challenge is open to academic scientists in the US, Canada, and Europe who want to see if the biological targets or pathways they are researching could direct future drug development in areas where it is needed most.

Learn How Business Transforms Community Health at the Health & Wellness Forum 2015!

Experts will convene in Washington, D.C. on April 7 to explore how the private sector can impact local health initiatives. Don't miss your opportunity to attend!
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See the full agenda and register to attend here.

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CVS Health Foundation Announces Grant Awards to Reduce Youth Tobacco Use

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Grants awarded on Kick Butts Day in partnership with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids "Making the Next Generation Tobacco-Free" grant program

Four grants totaling more than $250,000 kick off the 5-year, $5 million collaboration

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Grants awarded on Kick Butts Day in partnership with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids "Making the Next Generation Tobacco-Free" grant program

Four grants totaling more than $250,000 kick off the 5-year, $5 million collaboration

Type 1 Diabetes - In Search of a Cure

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Since Novo Nordisk was founded more than 90 years ago, the company has been committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes. Nothing would change the life of a child with type 1 diabetes more than a cure for this lifelong serious condition, but is a cure just a dream – or a potential reality?

How The Internet Of Things Could Power Preventive Treatment Of Chronic Diseases

by Sophie-Charlotte Moatti, Mobile veteran, monetization expert, Facebook entrepreneur, Stanford MBA, @scmoatti
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This blog post is part of a series on the future of health and technology produced by the editors of HuffPost ImpactX in conjunction with the world premiere of the trailer for documentary 'Detected,' produced by Ironbound Films, in partnership with Cisco. The trailer will debut on March 16 at the SXSW Music and Film Festival in Austin, TX. For more information about 'Detected,' click here. To see all the other posts in the series, click here.

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This blog post is part of a series on the future of health and technology produced by the editors of HuffPost ImpactX in conjunction with the world premiere of the trailer for documentary 'Detected,' produced by Ironbound Films, in partnership with Cisco. The trailer will debut on March 16 at the SXSW Music and Film Festival in Austin, TX. For more information about 'Detected,' click here. To see all the other posts in the series, click here.

Watch and Vote for Video Showing Novo Nordisk’s Approach to Diabetes Care in Low-Income Markets

Novo Nordisk is participating in this year’s Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Film Festival with video showing the challenges of living with type 2 diabetes in Ghana
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Watch and vote for video showing Novo Nordisk’s approach to diabetes care in low-income markets

Novo Nordisk is participating in this year’s Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Film Festival with its video ‘Comfort and the empty shop’ that shows the challenges of living with type 2 diabetes in Accra, Ghana and the difference that the company's Base of the Pyramid programme is making for patients.

Medical Journal Describes 2 Consecutive SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patients Bridged to Dual Heart-Kidney Transplants

Substantial blood flow through each ventricle by the SynCardia Heart helps bridge patients with heart failure and marginal renal function to dual heart-kidney transplants, according to peer-review report.
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The first single-center report, “Combined Heart-Kidney Transplantation After Total Artificial Heart Insertion,” in Transplantation Proceedings discusses doctors’ experience with implanting the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart into two consecutive patients as bridges to dual heart and kidney transplants.

From Denmark to Mozambique: Health on Two Wheels

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Company bikes, which help employees get around on Novo Nordisk’s sites, are getting a second life to support the work of SOS Children’s Village in Mozambique. Here, volunteers use the bikes to attend vulnerable families and to deliver medicine and food.

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Company bikes, which help employees get around on Novo Nordisk’s sites, are getting a second life to support the work of SOS Children’s Village in Mozambique. Here, volunteers use the bikes to attend vulnerable families and to deliver medicine and food.

Younger of 2 Brothers on the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Gets a Donor Heart Transplant

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Brothers Stan and Dominique Larkin both received the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart to save them from life-threatening genetic heart disease. One is home with his donor heart; the other is home with his SynCardia Heart waiting for his donor heart.

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Brothers Stan and Dominique Larkin both received the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart to save them from life-threatening genetic heart disease. One is home with his donor heart; the other is home with his SynCardia Heart waiting for his donor heart.

Sandoz Announces Training Program for Midwives in Ethiopia, to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Mortality

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  • Approximately 400 mothers and newborns die in Ethiopia each day1,2 partly due to health workers’ limited knowledge in the area of obstetrics
  • Enhancing medical knowledge and skills of health workers helps reduce maternal and newborn mortality
  • Sandoz is committed to increasing access to high-quality, affordable medicines, as well as healthcare services and education for mothers and children
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  • Approximately 400 mothers and newborns die in Ethiopia each day1,2 partly due to health workers’ limited knowledge in the area of obstetrics
  • Enhancing medical knowledge and skills of health workers helps reduce maternal and newborn mortality
  • Sandoz is committed to increasing access to high-quality, affordable medicines, as well as healthcare services and education for mothers and children

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