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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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WSU Researcher Receives $2M for Prostate Cancer Trials

Posted by Robert Larkin on Fri, May 29, 2015

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men, with about 200,000 men diagnosed yearly and an approximately 10% death rate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Furthermore, prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death among men of all races and Hispanic origin populations.

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OHSU Sets Sights on $3.3M in NIH Funding for New Biotech

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, May 26, 2015

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute are taking a strike at the leading causes of blindness, thanks to over $3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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UCSD Takes a Deeper Look at Autism with $7.8M+ in fMRI Bioresearch

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, May 18, 2015

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are now working with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to predict language development in kids with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).

Instances of autism have been rapidly increasing in the United States over the past few decades, with recent rates of affliction reported as high as 1 in 68 children. For many children affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), difficulties with language development are an unfortunate reality. 

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Berkeley Researchers Identify Birds Associated with Lyme Disease

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley have been doing a lot of bird watching lately to help understand the spread of infectious disease. In a recent study they found that Lyme disease, which many believe is spread by rodents and small mammals, is in fact regularly transmitted by several species of birds as well.

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Madison Bioresearcher Awarded $2.3 Million to Study Ovarian Cancer Movement

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Apr 17, 2015

With the support of a recently awarded $2.3 million NIH New Innovator Award, Pamela Kreeger from the University of Wisconsin, Madison will continue her research into what causes ovarian cancer in women to spread. Pamela Kreeger was one of 50 researchers to receive the prestigious New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health in 2014. 

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Colo. State Researchers are Attached to Leprosy Research

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Many people may consider leprosy to be a defunct disease from the middle ages, but for some, it is a contemporary and terrifying condition that can result in nerve and skin damage, and even the loss of fingers or toes.

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Duke Receives $5.9 Million for Genomics Bioresearch

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Many people might be unaware that genes can be turned on and off, just like a light switch. Researchers at Duke University know this, and they are among several institutions receiving NIH funding to discover the nature of the "light switch" that makes it all possible. Duke University, in collaboration with the Center for Genomic and Computational Biology is one of five centers sharing $28.3 million in grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute to study mechanisms for gene regulation. According to a university press release the Duke University team, led by Tim Reddy, will receive $5.9 million to characterize how human lung epithelial cells respond to anti-inflammatory drugs called glucocorticoids.

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SCAP Grant Awards go to several California Bioresearchers

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, Jan 21, 2015

 

California is home to some serious unicellular research, and the National Institute of Health is taking notice. Bioresearch programs at California institutions accounted for a significant portion of the $7.9 million in grants which the NIH awarded to researchers studying single cells. The request for 2014 applications came from the NIH last December to fund programs related to many areas of cellular biology, including personalized treatment for diseases at a cellular level. The grants are supported by the NIH Common Fund’s Single Cell Analysis Program (SCAP) and represents a major boost for many of the 25 research teams that were chosen to receive funding.

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USC Bioresearchers Hope to Halt Cancer Growth

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Jan 19, 2015

USC researchers Heinz-Josef Lenz and Min Yu are hoping to put a stop to cancer…literally. Though differing in methodology and the specific foci of their research, both Lenz and Yu are working towards halting cancer proliferation via their groundbreaking research at USC.

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