UC Davis Health scientists are pursuing a new approach to repairing the birth defect that causes spina bifida. $5.66 million in research grant funding from The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) will allow a UCD research team to continue its work using stem cells and a biomaterial scaffold to fix the defect in the womb.Read More
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UC Davis Medical Center is home to one of only 49 National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer centers. The UC Davis Center is the only comprehensive cancer center in California’s Central Valley and inland northern California. It serves a region with a population of roughly 6 million people. The Center has $63 million in NHI and California Healthcare Institute funding.
The NCI, a division of the NIH, awards University of California, Davis roughly $200 million annually to conduct cancer research.
Here are the top 5 NCI grants this year:
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Dr. Jay F. Sarthy of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been awarded a $231,000 grant over the next four years from The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation as one of five scientists receiving the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award. The award will be used to study pediatric brain cancer with the ultimate goal being the development of new drugs to restore the ability of cells to package DNA correctly eliminating cancer. Under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Henikoff, a geneticist, and Dr. Jim Olson, a neuro-oncologist, Sarthy will try to develop new affordable methods of studying epigenetics and DNA packaging in pediatric cancer.Read More
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Colorado University Anschutz Medical Campus and its partner, Colorado Clinical and Transitional Sciences Institute (CCTSI), recently received a new five-year $46.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH).
“The general public may not know the CCTSI name,” Dr. Sokol, CCTSI director and professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine, stated in an article for CU Anschutz Today. “But they have probably benefited from the research that has come out of our institute over the past 10 years.”
Since its inception, Institute staff have conducted research that has led to a cure for hepatitis C; developed treatments for cystic fibrosis; boosted the rates of health screenings in underserved Colorado communities; and developed community-based approaches to teaching CPR.Read More
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A $3.8 million award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) gives researchers at the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center campus the opportunity to move into the manufacture of stem cell-created skin grafts.Read More
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Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have been awarded a five-year, $1.87 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate a novel method for tracking the progress of liver cancer treatment. Led by Professor T. Douglas Mast of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the research team will be using 3-D echo decorrelation imaging to track in real time the treatment of liver cancer by thermal ablation.Read More
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UC Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento ranked in the top 20 percent of national medical schools for research funding by the National Institute of Health (NIH). According to the 2017 report issued by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the school received $176 million to fund 356 grant proposals last year. This placed UC Davis at 26th in the nation for NIH funding.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center has been awarded a five-year, $46.5 million NIH grant to continue groundbreaking research programs at its Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CCTSI).Read More
Recent research at the University of Colorado, Boulder has focused on the effects that human gut microbes have on stress. One study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2017 found that mice injected with the bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae developed higher levels of an enzyme linked to serotonin production in the brain.Read More
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The University of Pittsburgh has opened a brand new, technologically advanced surgical center that will make use of recent discoveries in robotics and machine learning. The Collaborative Research Education and Technology Enhancement in Surgery Initiative (CREATES) aims to support Pittsburgh’s expanding hub of life science innovation, research and development. The $3-million dollar, 10,000 square foot project will bring scientists from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center together with researchers from Carnegie Mellon, and is looking to establish up to six partnerships with US-based robotic firms.Read More
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