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UPenn: An Expanding Laboratory Research Market

  
  
  
  
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Research funding at the University of Pennsylvania will increase in 2014 thanks to the grants from the NIH and several other organizations.

Urbana Researcher Contradicts on Cause of Heart Disease

  
  
  
  
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Low-density Lipoprotein (LDL) has been considered to be the major cause of heart disease. However, Professor Fred Kummerow from the University of Illinois recently drew a different conclusion on this issue based on his six-decades research.

Cincinnati Bioresearch Discovers Detoxifying Junk Food

  
  
  
  
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Occasionally the most interesting discoveries are made simply by investigating a chance observation. Take for instance our earlier MSU blog about venom-resistant mice, whose analgesic usefulness was only realized after noticing that they didn’t seem to mind being stung by scorpions. Now at the University of Cincinnati, scientists have discovered a previously unknown property of a junk food ingredient that actually helps remove toxins from the body.

UCSF is Teaming Up With Two Asian Global Companies

  
  
  
  
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The University of California, San Francisco has been actively working on partnerships with several large Asian organizations to accelerate validation and commercialization of promising new technologies for health and disease solutions in 2014.

Fred Hutchinson Research Market gets $20M From Amazon's CEO Family

  
  
  
  
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The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center received a donation of $20 million from Mike Bezons, a family member of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezons this April to support development of novel cancer immunotherapies. This donation is the largest single contribution in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center’s history.

UPitt Will Receive $2 Million From the NIH for Human Cancer

  
  
  
  
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Patrick Moore, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Molecular Virology Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), will receive more than a $2 million new grant from the NIH to continue research into the human cancer virus that causes most Merkel cell carcinomas, a rare but deadly skin cancer. This new grant will fund the research through March 2019.

Optimizing Photosynthesis at Urbana-Champaign

  
  
  
  
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It’s no big surprise that as the world’s population increases, worldwide food production will need a fairly big boost in order to keep up with the growing number of mouths to feed. A study by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimates that we will need to produce approximately 70 percent more food by the year 2050, at which point the world will be home to about 2.3 billion more people than today. Working to boost agricultural yield is thus a critical field of study, as the photosynthesis optimization team at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign knows quite well.

Recent NIH Post Doc Salary Increases

  
  
  
  
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Remember life as a starving student?  How about grad school? How about  your post doctoral fellowship?

Penn Research Funding Dollars and Lab Sales Opportunities

  
  
  
  
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UPenn is a top research marketplace with significant funding from federal and private sources. In addtion to the main campus, UPENN is developing property on the Schulkill River to expand its research facilities and programs.

Mayo Clinic Finds Genetic Instigator of IBS

  
  
  
  
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Around 20 percent of the United States suffers from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disorder that causes several uncomfortable symptoms centered on the large intestine. As of yet, there is no treatment for IBS itself, just methods to alleviate the symptoms. However, new and conclusive evidence from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota points to a gene responsible for IBS in some patients.

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