Science Market Update

Fred Hutch: $50.5M for HIV Research This Year

Posted by Dianna Matyola on Wed, Jul 24, 2019

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has a history of medical breakthroughs in cancer research, and this time, researchers at the facility are taking the lead in developing solutions to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Thanks to enormous funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH), one powerful team of researchers from Fred Hutch in particular, along with researchers from the University of Washington and several other institutions, are running studies throughout the United States, Africa, Latin America, China, and Europe. Specifically investigating the relationship between the virus and its transmission processes, Fred Hutch researchers formed the group known as defeatHIV, in hopes of discovering whether or not the immune system can build a prevention of infection if exposed through a vaccine or otherwise.

 

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Researcher at UWisc Wins “Transformative Research Award” NIH Grant

Posted by Dianna Matyola on Tue, Jul 23, 2019

A University of Wisconsin researcher is among one of the winners of the 2018 “Transformative Research Award,” a NIH-funded grant supporting creative scientific projects that could potentially result in a quantum leap of progress in the biosciences. A researcher from the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin is one of the recipients of the award for his project, in collaboration with two other researchers, from the University of California – San Diego and the Sloan Kettering Institute. Their project was selected, along with ten other projects, to receive the award.

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Vanderbilt: Over $30 Million in Funding from NIH

Posted by Ashley Adams on Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Launched in 2016, the Precision Medicine Initiative aims to transform our understanding of the factors that contribute to health and disease. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provided Vanderbilt University a $31.8M grant to be used for the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) program with a projected project end date of December 2022. Dr. Joshua Denny, MD, MS, is a Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine as well as principal investigator (PI) of the Data and Research Center of the PMI “All of Us” Research program at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Dr. Denny is actively collecting biological samples from volunteers and as of January 25th, 2019 had 100,000 participants complete in-person visits. The NIH goal is to have at least one million volunteers from around the United States participate in the project in hopes of changing the “one-size-fits-all-approach” that most medical treatments are currently designed around. This large pool of data will hopefully allow medical professionals to take into account individual differences in people’s genes, environments and lifestyles to provide more personalized treatment(s). Advances in precision medicine are already transforming the way we treat diseases and various forms of cancer. New treatments are being optimized for each particular person and patients now routinely undergo molecular testing as part of patient care. The “All of Us” Research program will continue collecting data across the nation until 2022 and massive funding is being dispersed to keep the project moving forward.

According to the National Science Foundation, Vanderbilt’s School of Medicine received over $700 million in Research & Development expenditures in 2017 ranking it the 31st best-funded university in the nation. Research is one of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s core missions and they pride themselves on a uniquely collaborative culture where research in biomedicine and healthcare is touched upon by every school within the university.

 

 

Vanderbilt University Funding Facts:

  • 2017 Total R&D : $712,036,000
  • 2017 Life Science R&D Expenditures: $542,857,000
  • 2018 NIH Funding: $102,275,777

 

Later this fall Biotechnology Calendar looks forward to hosting its 1st annual BioResearch Product Faire™ event at Vanderbilt where Professors, Graduate Students, Post Doctoral Candidates, Research Scientists, Grant Holders, Principal Investigators, Lab Managers and Pharmacists can network and learn about the latest science innovations. The event will take place Thursday October 3rd, 2019.

 

 

 

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If you are a lab supplier, attending the event will introduce your products and services to hundreds of researchers actively seeking the newest and latest technologies to aid their life science research.  We hope you will join us at the upcoming Vanderbilt BioResearch Product Faire™ event. 

 

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University of Illinois at Chicago: Reaching for NCI designation by 2021

Posted by Dianna Matyola on Wed, Apr 24, 2019

The University of Illinois Cancer Center, the only public-university based cancer center in Chicago, is pursuing designations from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a branch of the National Institutes of Health. The prestigious designation would mean increased financial support from the NIH, resulting in more opportunities for researchers as well as an economic benefit for the entire community.

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Northwestern Receives $9.39M From Cherished Faculty Members

Posted by Dianna Matyola on Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Two Northwestern University faculty members, David Cugell and Christina Enroth-Cugell, donated a portion of their estate to the university that they loved and spent most of their lives at. The pair are known for their dedication to the students and for their inspiring work in the sciences.

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U. Michigan: $1.5 Billion in Total R&D Helps Researchers Investigate Freshwater Algal Blooms

Posted by Dianna Matyola on Wed, Apr 17, 2019

Federal funding was recently provided to the University of Michigan in an effort to understand and prevent the occurrence of harmful algal blooms that fatefully impact freshwater globally. The $5.2 million federal grant supporting this algal bloom research project is part of the $1.5 billion in total annual research and development funding received by the university

While the major effects of these destructive algal blooms are not well understood they came under greater investigation when in 2014, the town of Toldeo, Michigan’s local water supply was contaminated as a result of an algal bloom in Lake Erie. The intention of project researchers is to increase and expand understanding of the toxins and chemical compounds associated with algal blooms and how they effect public health.

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Tags: water, Biochemistry, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, public health, National Science Foundation, BioResearch Product Faire™, top funded, global health

UMass Amherst Investigates Breast Cancer Treatments

Posted by Dianna Matyola on Tue, Apr 16, 2019

The University of Massachusetts is investigating better ways to improve risk assessments and take more effective preventative measures for breast cancer. These projects are funded by the NIH and have already been supported with more than $13.5 million. Researchers in the fields of chemical engineering, biology, veterinary and animal science, public health, health sciences, and epidemiology are all part of the effort.

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Tags: breast cancer research, University of Massachusetts Amherst, bioengineering, Cancer Science, University of Massachusetts research

UCSF: Top Recipient of Funding from NIH Above All Other Public Research Universities

Posted by Dianna Matyola on Fri, Apr 12, 2019

The University of California at San Francisco has received, for the 12th consecutive year, the most funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) of all public research universities in the United States.

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Thomas Jefferson University Brightens the Future With Vaccine Research

Posted by Dianna Matyola on Wed, Apr 10, 2019

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University are working hard to develop vaccines in an effort to fight some of the world’s toughest viruses and cancers. Back in 2017, Thomas Jefferson University was awarded a $30 million five-year contract over a five-year period to research safe vaccination solutions. Since then, university researchers have been developing strategies to find life changing answers to these global issues.

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CBD Funding Lights Up Research Programs at Top Universities

Posted by Dianna Matyola on Tue, Apr 09, 2019

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has been a topic of interest namely for its reputation of reducing chronic pain, inflammation, and discomfort. CBD is derived from a marijuana plant with at least 112 other unique chemical compounds, referred to as cannabinoids. Along with CBD, the other most commonly known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, well known for its psychoactive properties that leave consumers with a “high” feeling. CBD, however, doesn’t produce these same “high” affects, so its addictive risk substantially decreases, therefore increasing its appeal in the medical field. #CBD #cannbidiol #research #funding 

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Tags: University of Pittsburgh, Thomas Jefferson University, UCSD research, UC Berkeley, BioResearch Product Faire™, cbd, UCLA Events, cannabidiol, CU Anschutz

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