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November / December 2012

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NIH holds cookstove workshop

NIH hosted a training workshop on cookstoves for trainee scientists from the U.S. and developing countries, aiming to reduce indoor air pollution caused globally by household cooking and heating fires.
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FDA evolves to meet global regulatory challenges

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evolving to meet the regulatory challenges caused by surging international trade, ensuring product safety both at home and abroad.
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US-Iran scientific partnerships hold promise

Scientific engagement between Iran and the United States is flourishing. Attendees at a recent meeting in Tehran identified a number of promising areas for collaboration.
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Focus on the National Eye Institute

The National Eye Institute (NEI) at NIH is battling visual impairment and eye disease globally, as well as in the U.S., through training and mentoring to meet global health challenges and support vision research in the future.

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Vision research leads to new theories on brain plasticity

Children and young adults treated through Project Prakash see for the first time, giving scientists a unique opportunity to study how the brain learns to process color, shape and movement.
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Fogarty Fellow Profile: Researching inherited childhood glaucoma in Nigeria

A profile on former Fogarty Fellow Dr. Oluwatoyin F. Fafowora, who is studying the genetic basis for juvenile-onset glaucoma, which is prevalent in West Africa.
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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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