Science Market Update

New Protein Study and New Funding at WSU

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Researchers from the Washington State University School of Pharmacy have recently uncovered a previously unknown function of a protein called Activating Transcription Factor 5 (ATF5).

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UCI Researchers Study “Seeds” of Huntington’s Disease

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Scientists at UC Irvine have created a new method to quickly and accurately track the progression of Huntington’s disease. Irvine researchers studied Huntington’s proteins present in spinal fluid to determine that they held a “seeding” property, which is essential to the disease’s progression.

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Tags: CA, Bioresearch, University of California Irvine, California, 2015, disease research, Neuroscience, Research Funding, Neurology, Irvine, Southwest Region, UCI, UC Irvine, Huntington's Disease, BioResearch Product Faire™

Discovering the Truth of Lazy Eye at UW

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Bioresearch can help the development of treatment for several eye diseases; for instance, the University of Illinois tackled macular degeneration and the University of Wisconsin developed solar contact lenses to treat the eye disease presbyopia. Now the University of Wisconsin, Madison is studying new solutions to the disease amblyopia, more commonly known as “lazy eye.”

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Military Backed Research Leads to Visionary UO Patent

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, Aug 26, 2015

For millions of people worldwide, conditions such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa can cause progressive and irreversible vision loss, brought on by a loss of function in the eye’s photoreceptor cells. In an effort to turn back the clock on this process, a researcher from the University of Oregon is implementing a novel technology. 

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Tags: UOr, Vision Sciences Research, University of Oregon, Oregon, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Front Line Event, Biomaterials, Research Funding, OR, Eugene, Northwest Region, Materials Research

WSU Researchers Illuminate new Options For Organics

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Organic fruits and vegetables are gaining ground in the food industry as a healthy alternative to produce that may have been grown with harmful pesticides and other chemicals. Unfortunately, however, this lack of chemical additives sometimes leaves organic produce susceptible to food-borne pathogens and microbes, which can cause illness in humans.

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Tags: Washington, food science, WA, WSU, Washington State University, 2015, biotech, Northwest Region, Pullman, BioResearch Product Faire™

Growing a Brain at Ohio State

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Growing human organs outside of the body is more reality than science fiction these days. We have seen researchers reproduce a human heart from bicep muscle cells at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and grow stomachs and intestines in the labs of the University of Cincinnati. Now The Ohio State University is taking on the challenge of recreating the human brain.

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UCSD Biologists find Harmony in Biofilm Communities

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Aug 18, 2015

A recent study conducted at University of California, San Diego has found that bacterial communities are more cooperative than was previously thought.

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Illinois Researchers Engineer Artificial Ribosome

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Ribosomes, found within cells, are vital to the production of proteins and enzymes. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Illinois and Northwestern University recently created the first ribosome engineered in a lab. This newly engineered ribosome, named Ribo-T, was found to work almost as well as natural ribosomes found within organisms, leading scientists to see potential uses for new drugs and biomaterials. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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WSU Researchers receive $1.8M Leg up From NIH

Posted by Robert Larkin on Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Researchers from Washington State University are getting a leg up from the National Institutes of Health to continue their work with artificial hip and knee replacements.

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Tags: Washington, WA, WSU, Nanoscience, Washington State University, 2015, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Reearch, Engineering, Research Funding, NIH funding, Northwest Region, Pullman, NIH grants, Nanomaterials, BioResearch Product Faire™

Urbana-Champaign Duo Saves Bats With Yeast

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Innocuous as they seem, fungi can seriously threaten many forms of life. We saw this May how a fungus can destroy soybean crop, and how a UIUC geneticist developed a method to overcome it. Now, another life science researcher from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is taking up arms against a fungus that threatens the entire North American bat population.

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Tags: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, 2015, UIUrbana, BioResearch Product Faire Event, IL