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UC Davis Receives $2.5 Million Cancer Research Grant

Posted by BCI Staff on Fri, May 18, 2018

Last Fall, UC Davis' Comprehensive Cancer Center  received its first National Cancer Institute (NCI) Moonshot Grant of $2.5 million to research two types of cancers in dogs that are very similar to cancer in humans. 

UC Davis boasts both a world renowned veterinary school and medical school. Researchers are equipped with the tools to examine the link between cancer in dogs and cancer in humans. UC Davis has a Comparative Oncology Program at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of very few in the nation.

The program allows for veterinarians and physicians to work together to find creative cancer solutions. Robert Canter, a surgical oncologist at the Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Robert Rehun, a veterinary oncologist, plan to conduct various research trials with the Moonshot Grant.

The trials will be focused on isolating dogs' natural killer cells. Killer cells are white blood cells that are particulary good at eliminating cells infected with viruses or cancer cells. Once the killer cells are isolated, researchers hope to connect the killer cells with human IL15. IL15 is a cytokine that might help activate the killer cells in human patients. 

This study is just one example of the many different projects that UC Davis facilitates to help advance cancer research. This past year, the Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center received $7.3 million in support. The Biomedical Technology Program at the Cancer Center alone has over 20 active projects and almost $24 million in funding.

 

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U Cincinnati’s Center for Environmental Genetics Receives $8M in NIH Research Funding

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Fri, May 11, 2018

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently awarded the Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG) at the University of Cincinnati $8 Million in research funding. This award will be disbursed annually in $1.6 Million increments over the next five years, which will take CEG into it’s 30th year of continual NIEHS funding.

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Proctor & Gamble to Give $10 Million to Cincinnati Cancer Center

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Proctor & Gamble will give to give $10 Million to support research and outcomes at Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC), a collaboration of the University of Cincinnati (UC), UC Health, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The gift will fund recruitment and research enhancements that will assist with the center’s pursuit of achieving the designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center from the National Center Institute.

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UC Berkeley Participating in $65.5M Brain Cell Atlas Project

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley are one of many groups benefiting from funding from the BRAIN Initiative, founded by President Obama in 2013. The Berkeley research team, in partnership with a team from the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, have received $65.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to catalog all the cells of a mouse brain with the goal of using this catalog to later classify all cells in the human brain. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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Houston Researchers Receive $10M Commitment for Neurological Reseach

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Jan 24, 2018

The  Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston is a leading research institution continuously making breakthroughs in the field of neurological research on topics such as autism, Alzheimer's and epilepsy. Now, thanks to Charif Souki, co-founder of Tellurian, the NRI will have an additional $10 million to further their life science research. (Image courtesy of Zereshk via Wikimedia Commons)

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Florida: USF New Medical College

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Jan 16, 2018

The University of South Florida is a leading research institution in Tampa that conducts cutting-edge research into all life science fields and steadily publishes research breakthroughs. The campus is currently in the process of expanding to provide even more space and resources to life scientists. Construction on the new school of medicine campus has begun, and is expected to be completed in 2019.

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UChicago's $270 Million Makeover Includes New ER with Level I Trauma Center

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Mon, Jan 08, 2018

With trauma patients just a few minutes delay in treatment can make the difference between life and death. However South Chicago has been without a trauma center since 1991. This means trauma patients have to be transported nearly 10 miles away to receive the specialized services they need. The $270 million makeover happening at the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus seeks to resolve that issue. The new $39 million adult emergency department that opened at U Chicago Medicine in December will become an integrated trauma care facility within the next few months.

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Texas Researchers Receive $5.7M to Further Cancer Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Thu, Dec 14, 2017

 The state of Texas is striving to increase cancer research capabilities and opportunities with the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). One method that CPRIT uses to increase cancer research opportunities throughout the state is through the institutes core facility support awards, which provide more funding and opportunities for researchers from different Texas institutions. Recently, researchers from Texas A&M University received a $5.7 million grant from CPRIT to expand cancer research at the university through this additional core facility funding. (Image courtesy of Aggie0083 via Wikimedia Commons)

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Two New Medical Buildings Under Construction at University of Cincinnati

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Tue, Dec 12, 2017

University of Cincinnati’s Medical Campus Master Plan entered its second phase with the start of construction on two new buildings. The Health Sciences Building will become the new home of the University’s College of Allied Health. The other new building will house the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. The construction is part of a $480 million project aimed to keep the university on the cutting edge of education, medical care, and research.

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USC Receives $19M for BRAIN Initiative Study

Posted by Laura Braden on Thu, Nov 30, 2017

In 2013, president Barack Obama initiated a public-private partnership - the BRAIN Initiative - to provide more funding and opportunities for institutions and organizations to study the human brain. This project is led by the National Institutes of Health and includes a new five-year collaborative project, the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network consortium that is aiming to identify all cells in a mouse brain to create a catalog of these cells.

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