Science Market Update

Oregon State Researchers Develop New Polymer Dairy Thickener

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Microbiologists at Oregon State University have discovered and are licensing a new type of natural polymer dairy or food thickener called Ropy 352.

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UIUC Nanoparticles Evade Immune System

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Though we love the protection it gives us from unwanted bacteria and viruses, our immune system can be too belligerent for its own good. Such is too often the case in biotechnology, when researchers develop a new treatment for disease, only to find out that the human immune system will attack and destroy it before any treatment occurs. Now a team at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has developed a surprisingly cost-effective method for sneaking past aggressive antibodies.

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UCSD Researchers Set to Launch First Trials of Autism Drug

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jun 30, 2015

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is soon going to be home to the first clinical trials of a new treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a condition that affects 1-2 percent of American children.

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UChicago Researchers Use Spectroscopy to Understand How Virus Cause Their Own Death

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed a new spectroscopy method that has the potential to help scientists better understand certain molecular processes, ultimately helping them create future treatments for different viruses.

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Ann Arbor Research Team Pinpoints MicroRNA With Flourescence

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Though it is not studied very heavily, microRNA plays a crucial role in several of life’s functions. We saw in a previous Science Market Update post how a strand of microRNA can decide whether or not embryonic tissue develops with defects, and how an Ohio State University research team used this information to develop methods of preventing such defects. Now a group of researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor has developed a novel way to pinpoint the previously elusive particles of microRNA.

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Stony Brook's Research Facilities to Expand in 2016

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Jun 24, 2015

The start of the 2016 academic year will see growth in the research facilities at Stony Brook University campus in New York, as a new research building is completing construction and scheduled to open. 

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$10M Donated to Ohio State to Establish New Center for Brain Health

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jun 22, 2015

With the assistance of a recent $10 million contribution to Ohio State University, donors Stan and Joan Ross are helping to establish the Stanley D. and Joan H. Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance. Once open, this center will coincide with the Brain and Spine Hospital currently being constructed at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center that is slated to open in 2016. (Image courtesy of Nheyob via Wikimedia Commons). 

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Tags: Midwest, Ohio State University, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Columbus, OH, OhStu, New research center, Wexner Medical Center, Brain Health and Performance

WUSTL Team Blocks Brain Tumor Regeneration

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Destroying a tumor is sometimes only the beginning when it comes to fighting cancer. We’ve seen a UCLA team eradicate tumor remnants in the bloodstream and a Cincinnati researcher who developed a method to prevent breast cancer tumors from leaving behind stem cells from which they could regenerate. Now a team at Washington University in St. Louis has discovered a way to shut down the stem cells in the tumors of brain cancer.

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UO Researchers Accidentally Illuminate New Biotech

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jun 16, 2015

A laboratory failure has led to the accidental creation of a new technology that could benefit agriculture, thanks to the smart thinking of researchers at the University of Oregon

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Madison Researchers Study Estrogen's Role in Cervical Cancer

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Cervical cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths for women worldwide, with more than 500,000 new cases per year. In the United States, however, early screening and HPV vaccine have resulted in a decline in U.S. rates to approximately 12,000 cases annually.

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