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Office of Research, Health Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
The Office of Research, Health Sciences (OORHS) nurtures research activities in the health sciences by providing support for the specialized needs of biomedical researchers and promoting the University's research capabilities. This site provides an up-to-date listing of funding opportunities.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Grants Net gives a free searchable database of biomedical funding option from non-profit organisation and federal agencies for those who are vulnerable in the era of competitive funding such as graduate and postdoctoral students and junior faculty members. They have close to five hundred programs with detailed information, listed in their directory. Access to the directory requires registration, which involves filling out a detailed form. This site is updated twice monthly.

Newswise maintains a comprehensive database of news releases from top institutions engaged in scientific, medical and business research. The friendly interface allows you to flexibly search, browse or download any article or abstract.

Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (MAPC) is a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, and resource for people with Parkinson’s and their families. The Center is committed to providing excellence in diagnosis, treatment, research and education for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders.  They offer support groups, educational classes, research studies, assistance programs, conferences, recreational programs and other services. The website also includes basic information about Parkinson's Disease including symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatments, and links to additional resources.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Website
World Federation of Neurology
This Web site attempts to link researchers and clinicians worldwide with the goal of finding an effective treatment and cure for ALS. Although this site contains a lot of useful information, the layout is somewhat confusing. Visitors may have to spend extra time to find what they are searching for. The search engine is very useful here.