Research scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, North Carolina State and Duke University recently conducted a study researching canine and human B-cell lymphoma by comparing the similarities and differences between the two species. The study is one of the first of its kind and was published on June 19, 2013 in the online journal Cancer Research.
“Pet dogs get cancer the same way humans do: at similar rates, and for unknown reasons,” said Kristy Richards, MD, PhD and corresponding author. “Like humans, dogs’ tumors are spontaneously occurring, rather than genetically created as they are in mice, so canine tumors may more accurately mimic the situation in human cancer patients. Dogs are good models to study, because it will also be possible to study shared risk factors, in the environment, for example, that might predispose both humans and dogs to get lymphoma. Our knowledge helps dogs and humans with lymphoma.”
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Duke University, one of the schools working on the study, has a wealthy market available for laboratory equipment sales. This funding makes it worthwhile to generate scientific product sales leads by attending North Carolina life science marketing events. In 2012, the NSF gave Duke University $46 million in research funding. The money was distributed among a number of life science programs, including population and community ecology, developmental systems, cellular dynamics and function, evolutionary processes, physiology and structural systems, bio informatics, macrosystem biology, systematics and biodiversity science, genetic mechanisms, neural systems, and ecosystem science.
Duke University was also awarded $355.6 million in research funding from the NIH in 2012. Some of the departments receiving funding included cell biology, biochemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, internal medicine and pharmacology. For a full list of life science departments receiving funding, broken down by department, number of prizes awarded and total funding, please visit the NIH website.
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s research funding is also very high and may be of interest to lab suppliers hoping to increase laboratory equipment sales and generate scientific product sales leads at North Carolina life science marketing events. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received $38.8 million in research funding from the NSF in 2012 and was ranked 11th by the NSF in 2010 for total R&D expenditures in the life sciences, having spent a total of $422 million.
In addition to being awarded NSF funding, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also received $367.8 million from the NIH in 2012. The NIH ranked the university 13th for direct plus indirect costs in the life sciences, excluding R&D expenditures and ARRA awards, in 2011, making the total $339.5 million.
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