The win was coming: Maguire

first_imgAfter going down to the Cowboys in Townsville, the Bunnies brushed off a late converted try from the Panthers to march up field and allow for Reynolds to slot the match-winning one-pointer.NRL.com reports a collective team effort satisfied Maguire the most, who said the combinations were beginning to show out on the field after six rounds of the Telstra Premiership.”The boys have been working pretty hard over the last few weeks where we haven’t really had too many rewards but it was nice to see them work through that game,” Maguire said post-game.”We put pressure on ourselves sometimes but stuck strong throughout and our preparation helped us get through periods like that.”The Bunnies were led strongly by halves pairing Adam Reynolds and Cody Walker with the field-goal at the death earning high praise from the premiership-winning coach.”Adam’s finish there… he’s done a lot of work around that area to make sure when those times come, he comes up with the right play,” Maguire said.”He does a bit [of practice], obviously like any kicker but there are a lot of players who do a lot of work.”I thought John Sutton was excellent today, he really put his hand up there with 20 minutes to go, he couldn’t move but then he come up with a strong run and then Kyle Turner got on the back of it.”From there Adam was able to kick that field goal so it was very pleasing for those individuals in our team.”I’ve seen them over the last three weeks starting to build really well and building some really good combinations together so it’s another step forward for us.”Defensively they were very strong throughout the game but there are areas there where we can still look at.”Meanwhile, Rabbitohs skipper Sam Burgess said the halves’ control throughout the second half went a long way to the Bunnies getting over the line late in the contest. “I thought we played well tonight and made some great choices with better last-play finishes compared to the last few weeks,” Burgess said. “I’m pleased for Adam to get that field goal, like Madge said he puts a lot of practice in and people don’t see that so it’s nice to see him get one out on the field tonight.”On a horror night for outside backs, Maguire defended Braidon Burns’ efforts against the right-boot of Nathan Cleary after the rookie winger spilled the ball on four occasions in an unhappy return to Pepper Stadium.”He’s got a fair kick on him, Nathan,” Maguire said.”They (Panthers) obviously peppered that side and I thought earlier in the game we probably didn’t have enough kick pressure so we allowed him to have better kick-time. “Robbie [Farah] came out and probably started to put more pressure on and it changed the game from that point of view.”I’m sure Braidon will do a bit of practice at training and maybe Greg [Inglis] will be able to help him out.”Maguire’s side will now face the Bulldogs next week in the annual Good Friday fixture and face a confident Canterbury outfit after Des Hasler’s men notched up their second win on the trot with a 22-12 victory over the Knights on Friday afternoon.last_img read more

NIH refocuses research into chronic fatigue syndrome

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Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Countrycenter_img In the wake of mounting criticism that researchers pay scant attention to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced that it is increasing efforts to figure out what causes the baffling illness and to find treatments for it.NIH Director Francis Collins told Science that some investigators have long shied away from studying ME/CFS because it has been a “tumultuous” research arena, with high-profile leads that imploded and a vocal advocacy community. The attitude among many researchers has been “maybe this is an unsolvable problem, let’s just work on something else,” Collins says. “I’m happy to say we’re countering that attitude rather strongly here.”NIH has not committed new funding to ME/CFS research, but its Clinical Center plans to launch a study of people shortly after they develop related symptoms from a probable but as yet unidentified infection. (Symptoms of the disease range from neurological and cognitive problems to immune and sleep abnormalities.) NIH also is moving oversight of ME/CFS research from the Office of Research on Women’s Health to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Disease advocate Robert Miller, whom Collins called this morning before making the announcement, applauds both the decision and the patient population for its effective lobbying. “For the patient population this is huge,” says Miller, a former coal miner who lives in Reno, Nevada, and developed the disease in 1982 after a bout with the flu. “One of the really key things is that we’re basically being moved out of Siberia,” says Miller, referring to the shift from the poorly funded women’s health branch to NINDS.NIH currently spends only $5 million on the disease, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates affects more than 1 million Americans. Its “renewed research focus” comes in the wake of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report released in February that said “remarkably little research funding” had gone toward understanding causation, pathophysiology, and treatment of ME/CFS. Collins says the IOM report—which also called for renaming ME/CFS “systemic exertion intolerance disease,” a moniker that has received little traction—is only one factor behind the new NIH agenda. “I’ve been troubled about the lack of answers we have for this condition since I became NIH director,” says Collins, who took the job in 2009.Miller says “it would be nice if they had put a dollar amount” on NIH’s new research push, but he says he was convinced by Collins’s assurance that the purse strings will loosen. “In the past, they said, ‘There’s not enough science to put more money into it,’” he says. “They’re not doing that now.”Collins says NINDS Director Walter Koroshetz is “determined to move pretty fast on this,” including soon issuing a new request for proposals to extramural researchers. “Give us a chance to prove we’re serious, because we are,” Collins says.last_img read more