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UIC: New Treatment Option For Type 1 Diabetes Brings Research Funding

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Aug 15, 2016

The University of Illinois at Chicago received a two-year, $475,000 grant to study a new treatment for type 1 diabetes that might help protect the pancreas. This promising new treatment would involve using two protein molecules to reduce the damage caused by the body’s autoimmune response.  The research led by Dr. Bellur S. Prabhaker, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at UIC, could eventually free many diabetes patients from the rigors of daily insulin injections.  

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NICHD Funds University of Alabama's Zika Virus Study

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, May 06, 2016

Microcephaly has been linked to the Zika virus

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With Zika outbreaks in Mexico, Central America, and South America, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is attempting to stop the virus at our border. To assist with this effort, the institute is funding a study led by Dr. William Britt, Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). This study will take place in Brazil, where the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between 500,000 and 1.5 million people have been infected by Zika. The study will follow pregnant women in Brazil regardless of their Zika virus infection status and follow the infants suspected of having Zika from birth until 2 years of age.

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Stanford Miniaturizes Optogenetic Biotech in Mice

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Oct 05, 2015

According to the Optogenetics Resource Center at Stanford University, optogenetics involves using genetics and light to control events within specific cells, in this case – brain tissue. Until recently, technology available for optogenetics has been comparable bulky and unwieldy, a problem which the Stanford researchers had hoped to address.

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USC Gifted $10M for New Bioscience Center

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The University of Southern California is expanding yet again, thanks in part to a recent $10 million gift from USC Trustee Malcolm Currie and his wife, Barbara. The gift will help support the Keck School of Medicine of USC, as well as construction of the new USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.

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UCI Researchers Study “Seeds” of Huntington’s Disease

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Scientists at UC Irvine have created a new method to quickly and accurately track the progression of Huntington’s disease. Irvine researchers studied Huntington’s proteins present in spinal fluid to determine that they held a “seeding” property, which is essential to the disease’s progression.

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OHSU’s $7.2M West Nile Vaccine Goes to Clinical Trials

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Aug 03, 2015

West Nile Virus is a debilitating disease that is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Much like victims of malaria, and other mosquito-born pathogens, those affected by West Nile virus are at risk for serious illness or even death.

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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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Oregon State Researchers Develop New Polymer Dairy Thickener

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Microbiologists at Oregon State University have discovered and are licensing a new type of natural polymer dairy or food thickener called Ropy 352.

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UCSD Researchers Set to Launch First Trials of Autism Drug

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jun 30, 2015

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is soon going to be home to the first clinical trials of a new treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a condition that affects 1-2 percent of American children.

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UO Researchers Accidentally Illuminate New Biotech

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jun 16, 2015

A laboratory failure has led to the accidental creation of a new technology that could benefit agriculture, thanks to the smart thinking of researchers at the University of Oregon

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