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Focus on Brain Disorders: Research Across the Lifespan

Fogarty is celebrating a decade of its brain disorders program with a symposium highlighting progress in expanding research capacity in developing countries for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases, addiction and other conditions.
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Alzheimer's research in Colombia

Researchers are collaborating to study an heritable variant of early-onset Alzheimer's disease in remote, mountainous regions of Colombia.
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Protecting cognition in Brazil

In an impoverished area of northeastern Brazil researchers are studying children to determine how enteric and parasitic infections impact health.
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Bill Gates celebrates research collaborations at NIH

During a recent visit to the Bethesda campus global health philanthropist Bill Gates paid tribute to the numerous flourishing partnerships between his family foundation and the NIH.
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US losing biomedical research leadership

According to recent analysis, the U.S. is slowly reducing its biomedical research and development investments while other countries - particularly in Asia - are boosting theirs.
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Fogarty launches mHealth program

Fogarty has launched a new program to encourage further development of mobile technology and research into how it can be used to improve health, especially in low-resource countries.
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Global Health Matters is produced by the Office of Communications at the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center. For more information about Global Health Matters, please contact the editor, Cathy Kristiansen, at catherine.kristiansen@nih.gov or 301-496-2075. All text produced in this newsletter is in the public domain and may be reprinted. Please credit Fogarty International Center. Images must be cleared for use with the individual source, as indicated.

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