Science Market Update

University of California Strengthens Cancer Research with Creation of New 5-School Consortium

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Oct 23, 2017

In the state of California, more than 176,000 residents arediagnosed with cancer each year and more than $14 billion is spent to fight this disease in California alone. The University of California system has five of the top cancer centers in the country within theseacademic institutions. In September these five UC cancer centers announced that they were teaming up to form a cancer consortium to provide researchers and physicians in California more opportunities to further their work on cancer-related topics. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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$3.2M Granted to UGA for Vaccine Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Vaccine research is a field that is constantly growing and changing, from new vaccines being created to different vaccination methods being developed. With diseases changing and new diseases emerging, researchers around the world work tirelessly to create treatments. Researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia, Athens recently received a grant of $3.2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their work developing new vaccine platforms. (Image courtesy of John Keith via Wikimedia Commons)

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USC Researchers Use Proteins to Boost Immune System in Fighting HIV

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Oct 02, 2017

According to the World Health Organization, more than 36.7 million people around the world are infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Although there is not yet a cure for HIV, some treatments are able to slow the spread of the virus. Researchers around the world study the virus with the hope of one day creating a cure to attack the virus. A team of researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles are taking a different approach to fighting HIV - by creating a treatment that boosts the immune system instead of attacking the virus.

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Fred Hutch Researchers Receive $1M to Study Skeletal Muscles and Cancer Metastasis

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Sep 29, 2017

For cancer patients with tumors, there always a risk of the tumor spreading to a different organ, which makes fighting the cancer more difficult and risky. However, this spread of cancer very rarely occurs on skeletal muscles, which make up nearly 50% of body mass. Why don't these metastatic cancer cells move to and grow on these skeletal muscles? Researchers are still unclear. Now, with the help of a recent $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, a research team at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will focus on studying this elusive topic. (Image courtesy of CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

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University of Arizona Granted $4.8M for Valley Fever Vaccine Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Valley Fever affects nearly 10,000 people in the United States each year, predominately in the Southwestern states of Arizona and California. This infection, caused by the fungus Coccidioide, affects different people in different ways: some get very ill while others are only mildly affected. However people are affected, there is no vaccine to cure the infection. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona, Tucson recently received a $4.8 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) to develop a vaccine for Valley Fever. 

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$200M Given to UCI to Establish New College of Health Sciences

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Sep 27, 2017

The University of California, Irvine is a growing life science research institution that is continually growing its research facilities and capabilities. A recent gift of $200 million dollars is the latest funding helping UCI establish itself as a leading life science research institution. (Image of the UCI Science Plaza by By David Eppstein via Wikimedia Commons)

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Arizona Researchers Receive $1.7M to Study Macular Degeneration

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Sight is something that a majority of the population will never have to worry about losing. However, many diseases threaten sight, like age-macular degeneration (AMD). This degenerative disease becomes more likely with older age, and causes a loss of central vision in the retina. In the United States more than 10 million people suffer from AMD, the majority of those aged 55 and older. 
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Oregon State Acquires $1.6M Spectroscopy Instrument for Advanced Materials Research

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Sun, Sep 03, 2017

Oregon State University recently acquired a new, customized $1.6 million ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy system (AP-XPS).  The AP-XPS is the first instrument of its kind in the United States to incorporate an ambient-pressure scanning tunneling microscope, or AP-STM, which enables imaging of surfaces with atomic resolution. This high-tech research instrument will make the surface characterization laboratory at OSU’s College of Engineering a major resource for scientists throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Stony Brook University Establishes New Center for Nuclear Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Aug 28, 2017

There is so much that scientists have yet to learn about the universe, and understanding the matter that makes up the universe is a large task for scientists to undertake. Researchers at Stony Brook University will soon have new opportunities to increase their research thanks to a newly established research center. 

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Madison Researchers Increase Efficiency in Discovering Useful Fungal Molecules

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Aug 07, 2017

Fungi can be found throughout nature, from moldy food forgotten in the fridge to mushrooms growing in the forest. Scientists know that these diverse plethora of fungi contain useful molecules that can be used in creating new drugs, however extracting complex molecules from fungi is not an easy task and in the past has been a slow process.

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