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UCLA receives $4.2M from NIH to Study Placental Development

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Nov 24, 2015

During pregnancy, much of a fetus’ development is contingent on the condition and function of the placenta. It is responsible for the transmission of substances from mother to child that are critical to early development, including blood, oxygen and nutrients, without which the fetus could not exist. Sometimes, however, environmental effects can cause deficiencies in the placenta, which can lead to harmful side effects such as preterm birth or even death.

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UCI Researcher Granted $2.3 Million from NIH to Rejuvenate Brains

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, Jun 03, 2015

Brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, refers to the ability of the brain to react to the variety of changes that occur in the brain’s synapses or neural pathways over time. More specifically, plasticity involves changes that occur in the brain as a result of learning and experience, which is derived from emotions, behavior, thinking, and environment.  As a person reaches adulthood, the brain loses plasticity and becomes more rigid in its layout and function. Loss of plasticity also commonly occurs in those affected with traumatic brain injuries or disease.

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U of Arizona Receives $1M Donation for New Cancer Center Building

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Jun 01, 2015

Cancer researchers at University of Arizona are going to be conducting their breakthrough research in a brand new facility in 2015, thanks in part to a recent donation from a family of local doctors.

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6 University Research Teams Receive $7.5M for Neuroscience Studies

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, May 27, 2015

Six teams of researchers from leading univerisites are going to receive a set of three-year grants, totaling over $7.5 million, to create lab-grown brain cells in a process called neuronal maturation. 

The funding to the various universities was made possible by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation as part of its Allen Distinguished Investigator grants, and will ensure the continued development of important neuroscience research.

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UCI Receives $5M from NIAID to Advance New Blood Biotech

Posted by Robert Larkin on Fri, May 22, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, more than 2 million people a year in the U.S. acquire antibiotic-resistant blood infections which result in nearly 23,000 deaths. This is precisely why researchers at University of California, Irvine are going to receive a five-year, $5 million award from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), for the development of a new biotechnology that detects infections in the bloodstream.

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Harvard Receives $1.1M in NIH Funds for Cancer Therapy Research

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, May 11, 2015

Scientists at Harvard Medical have made a recent breakthrough in cancer therapy research with the help of three separate grants from the National Institutes of Health, totaling over $1,153,000.

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UC Berkeley Collects $5.8M from NIH for Pathogen Research

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, May 06, 2015

Each year in the United States, more than 2 million people develop antibiotic-resistant infections and at least 23,000 people die as a result, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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UC Davis gets $10M in NIH Grants for Schizophrenia Research Center

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, May 05, 2015

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that affects about 1% of Americans. Schizophrenia often causes paranoia, hearing voices other people don't hear, and believing other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. 

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