Science Market Update

UGA and Emory Receiving $45 Million for Collaborative Research Projects

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The University of Georgia in Athens and Emory University in Atlanta are two powerhouse research institutions, both receiving millions of dollars in annual funding to support research projects. Not only are researchers at these 2 universities hard at work on their own projects, but researchers from both institutions are also hard at work on collaborative projects between the schools. 

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Duke Receives $5.9 Million for Genomics Bioresearch

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Many people might be unaware that genes can be turned on and off, just like a light switch. Researchers at Duke University know this, and they are among several institutions receiving NIH funding to discover the nature of the "light switch" that makes it all possible. Duke University, in collaboration with the Center for Genomic and Computational Biology is one of five centers sharing $28.3 million in grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute to study mechanisms for gene regulation. According to a university press release the Duke University team, led by Tim Reddy, will receive $5.9 million to characterize how human lung epithelial cells respond to anti-inflammatory drugs called glucocorticoids.

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UGA $98M Veterinary Medical Learning Center Preparing to Open in 2015

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

In March 2013, construction crews at the University of Georgia, Athens began working on the university's new Veterinary Medical Learning Center. Now, almost 2 years later, the facility is in the final stages of construction and is preparing to open in March 2015. 

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Georgetown Researchers Receive $1.2M for Neurodegenerative Disorder Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Jan 23, 2015

There are many well-known neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's that are caused by the loss of neurons which can lead to memory loss or the loss of nerve function. Neurodegenerative diseases can also occur from other diseases, such as HIV which can induce dementia. Researchers at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. have been studying different molecular mechanisms that contribute to Alzheimer's disease and HIV-induced dementia. 

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UCSD Biologists Demystify Cell Division

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

 Bioscientists know a great deal about cell division, but there is one great mystery that remains unsolved: what actually causes a cell to divide. This is especially relevant to cancer studies, where biologists want to know more about the rampant cell division that leads to cancer. A research team from the University of California, San Diego set out to solve this puzzle and found a rather unexpected answer.

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SCAP Grant Awards go to several California Bioresearchers

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, Jan 21, 2015


California is home to some serious unicellular research, and the National Institute of Health is taking notice. Bioresearch programs at California institutions accounted for a significant portion of the $7.9 million in grants which the NIH awarded to researchers studying single cells. The request for 2014 applications came from the NIH last December to fund programs related to many areas of cellular biology, including personalized treatment for diseases at a cellular level. The grants are supported by the NIH Common Fund’s Single Cell Analysis Program (SCAP) and represents a major boost for many of the 25 research teams that were chosen to receive funding.

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UCSF Makes Lemonade, Receives $1.35M for Pediatric Bioresearch

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jan 20, 2015

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade… and if you’ve got lemonade, make a lemonade stand. However, when Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation gives you millions in research funding, now you can help cure childhood cancer. Thanks to a little girl who once made lemonade to raise money for childhood cancer research, two UC San Francisco faculty members are among researchers being nationally acknowledged for their work in pediatric oncology.

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Duke Researchers Awarded $15M to Study New Treatments for Brain Disorders

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Autism, a group of neurodegenerative genetic disorders that cause learning and behavioral challenges, affects approximately 2 million Americans. Other neurodegenerative diseases like stroke and cerebral palsy also affect a large amount of people in the United States. Stroke and cerebral palsy can cause serious brain damage, while autism causes many lifelong behavioral and learning challenges. 

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USC Bioresearchers Hope to Halt Cancer Growth

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Jan 19, 2015

USC researchers Heinz-Josef Lenz and Min Yu are hoping to put a stop to cancer…literally. Though differing in methodology and the specific foci of their research, both Lenz and Yu are working towards halting cancer proliferation via their groundbreaking research at USC.

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TMC Researchers Test Mushroom Extract to Beat HPV

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Imagine knowing that you have a disease that could potentially lead to cancer (but not being able to know for sure whether or not you are going to get cancer). For people with Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States, this is a reality. HPV is a serious disease that can lead to certain types of cancers, such as cervical cancer, but even though there are vaccines for the disease, there is no known cure for those who already have HPV. Life science researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) in Houston have recently discovered that an extract from shiitake mushrooms could potentially lead to a cure for HPV. 

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