Science Market Update

Cincinnati Researcher Awarded $1.8M to Further Breast Cancer Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms cancer, with about 230,000 new cases in women and 2,300 new cases in men diagnosed each year. Many researchers around the world are dedicated to studying breast cancer, to find new treatment methods and gain better understandings of how this cancer is caused, how it grows, and how it can be stopped. Research ranges from trying to starve breast cancer tumors to studying how specific proteins are involved with the cancer. 

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OSU receives $24.8M to Expand Marine Science Center

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Scientists at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon will be stretching their legs a bit more in 2018, thanks to $24.8 million in recently approved state bonding. 

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Madison Study Suggests Vegetarianism Starves Breast Cancer Tumors

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Breast cancer is a complex problem that researchers all over the nation have been attempting to solve with varying methods. We saw five University of Cincinnati researchers last year who all won grants for contributions to the field, and spotlighted an Ohio State University team who worked on reversing breast tumor growth only a few months ago. A new study from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, suggests that our diet may be an understudied factor when it comes to fighting breast cancer tumor development.

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Hutch Researcher Receives $12.9M for Immune Studies

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Millions of people suffer from allergies nationwide, (up to 30% of Americans, according to the Center for Disease Control), but for most, a healthy immune system and a course of antihistamines is all that is needed for a little relief.

For others, however, diseases that complicate and degrade the immune system make every microbe and bacteria a potentially fatal nightmare. In recent years, people suffering from immune deficiencies have found some home in stem-cell transplants and other therapies, but their hope is tempered by inherent toxicities and associated side effects.

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UMichigan Researcher Finds Neurons Triggered by Sugar Stop Flies from Feeling Hungry

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Jul 21, 2015

When dieting or eating foods with artificial sweeteners, many people do not get the feeling of being full that they get when eating foods with real sugars. But how can we distinguish between between these two sweeteners, to feel full or not? 

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UMN Neurologist Treats Parkinson's With Electricity

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Parkinson’s disease and other tremor-causing dysfunctions can be debilitating. Researchers at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities have developed a treatment that in most cases completely restores motor activity to patients.

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Columbia Researcher Identifies New Gene Involved in Color Blindness

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Achromatopsia - a genetic visual disorder that effects about 1 out of every 33,000 Americans - leads to severe vision problems, generally beginning at a young age. People with this disorder are extremely sensitive to light, have trouble seeing during the day (when it is bright out) and cannot see any color.

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Madison Chemists Research How the Ocean Assists with Cloud Formation

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Clouds are formed when tiny drops of water collect around a central particle (nuclei) like dust or microbial life, but not all particles are able to absorb the necessary water to form a cloud, leaving many holes in the knowledge of cloud formation.

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University of Cincinnati Opens $6M Hybrid Operating Room

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jul 09, 2015

We often discuss research breakthroughs in heart health, like Ohio State’s gene therapy discovered earlier this year. To carry out such procedures requires state of the art equipment. It is with this mentality that the University of Cincinnati has opened an expanded, upgraded, “hybrid” operating room at their Medical Center.

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Rockefeller Researchers Make Advances with HIV Vaccine

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jul 07, 2015

In collaboration with researchers at The Scripps Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, and other institutions, scientists at Rockefeller University are working to harness the natural potential of the human immune system to develop a series of sequential vaccinations against the HIV virus. 

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