Science Market Update

UC San Diego Receives $50M Gift for Eye Disease Research

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Renowned communications pioneer Andrew J. Viterbi has given $50 million to the University of California San Diego in honor of his father, ophthalmologist Achille Viterbi. The gift will result in the founding of the Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology and the Viterbi Family Vision Research Center as well as establish six new endowed faculty chairs.

 

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Johns Hopkins Receives $5.1M NIH Grant to Develop Better STD Diagnostic Tool

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Half of all sexually active young people will acquire a sexually transmitted disease by the age of 25. According to the Center for Disease Ccontrol (CDC) there are 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STI) each year. There are more than 110 million Americans currently living with a STI. The direct medical cost to the U.S. healthcare system from these infections is nearly $16 billion every year. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University recently received a $5.1 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a faster and more accurate diagnostic tool for STIs. This device could radically change how sexually transmitted infections are tested and treated.

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UC Riverside Receives Nearly $2.5M to Fund Cancer, ALS Research

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Tue, Oct 09, 2018

University of California, Riverside Professor of Biomedical Sciences Maurizio Pellecchia has received two grants, totaling nearly $2.5 million, to continue research on developing drugs to fight cancer, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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$20M Gift to Establish New UCSF Center for Mood Disorders

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Fri, Oct 05, 2018

The Dolby family is a longtime supporter of UC San Francisco. In 2015, the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund gifted UCSF’s Department of Psychiatry $20 million to support research on mood disorders and treatment programs. Now Dagmar Dolby and her son David are donating another $20 million to the university to launch the UCSF Dolby Family Center for Mood Disorders. Faculty and clinics under this new center’s umbrella will be housed in either of two state-of-the-art buildings under construction on the Mission Bay Campus: the Child, Teen and Family Center, which will also house the Department of Psychiatry, and the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building.

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Indoor Farming Research Brings $5M USDA Grant to UGA

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Wed, Oct 03, 2018

In 1980 the U.S. population was 226.5 million; by 2015 it reached just over 321 million. By 2050 the U.S. population is projected to reach nearly 400 million. That’s roughly 80 million more mouths to feed. The USDA recently awarded the University of Georgia, Athens $5,000,000 to conduct research into making indoor farming a more feasible solution to this looming crisis. At present operating an indoor farm is comparatively costly. Up to 60% of the cost goes to energy and half of that is for lighting.

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Five University of South Florida Faculty Honored for Inventions

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Fri, Sep 28, 2018

Five University of South Florida (USF) Professors received 2018 Excellence in Innovation Awards from the university’s chapter of the National Academy of Inventors in September. USF Research News states that the faculty were recognized for inventing and patenting new technology, creating startup companies and securing research grants and outside investment funding as well as supporting student innovators in research projects. 

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Texas A&M Awarded $9 M in Cancer Research Funding from CPRIT

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Wed, Sep 26, 2018

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded more than $9 million in research grants to Texas A&M University. Of the $9,057,870 in funding from CPRIT, more than $7.7 million is for academic research and $1.35 million is for a prevention grant. Eight grants were awarded by CPRIT. The largest was $5,793,075 to the recently established Center for Advanced Microscopy and Image Informatics (CAMII) in the Institute of Biosciences and Technology, College of Medicine.  

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Texas Medical Center Receives $5.8M in Research Funding for Cancer Bioinformatics

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Mon, Sep 24, 2018

In the information age, cancer research is shifting from data generation to bioinformatics. This interdisciplinary field develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data. Bioinformatics combines computer science, statistics, mathematics, and engineering to analyze and interpret biological data.  The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) recently awarded W. Jim Zheng, Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) a five-year, $5.8 million grant to sort through information that could lead to cures for cancer.

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University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Researchers Given $4 million NIH grant

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Two USC stem cell researchers have received a combined $4 million from the National Institute of Health (NIH). Dr. Qi-Long Ying will oversee a $1.32 million grant focusing on how two specific proteins influence whether stem cells self-renew to produce additional stem cells or become more specialized cell types. A $2.82 million grant awarded to Dr. Neil Segil will explore why humans are unable to recover from hearing loss, while birds and reptiles can.  

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Plans for UCSF Parnassus Campus Include New Hospital and Central Research Laboratories

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The Parnassus Heights is the oldest and the largest of the University of California, San Francisco campuses. It houses basic science, clinical and translational research programs.  It is also home to UCSF’s Colleges of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy as well as its School of Nursing. After successfully developing the 60 acre Mission Bay campus, attention is now being directed toward the 107 acre Parnassus campus where half the buildings are at least 50 years old. The goal is to re-imagine the campus in a way that both fosters advances in the ever changing fields of health sciences and harnesses the power of new, data-driven, technology.

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