Science Market Update

Angelman Syndrome Treatment on Horizon Due to UC Davis Research Grants

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Nov 07, 2016

UC Davis Medical Center researchers have recently been awarded several grants to investigate promising treatments for Angleman Syndrome. Dr. David Segal, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has received over $1.2 million from the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) to develop a potential treatment. Joe Anderson, PhD, assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, received $500,000 from the same organization to pursue a different approach to developing a treatment for the genetic disorder. The university also received a $1.1 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) in July, which brings the total for Angelman Syndrome grant funding to nearly $3 million. This puts UC Davis at the forefront of research into the disorder.

(Image of UBE3A Protien courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) 

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Tags: Biotechnology vendor show, Biotechnology Vendor Fair, UC Davis - Medical Center, research grants, UC Davis, Bioresearch Grant, angelman syndrome

Texas Medical Center Researchers Find New Way of Treating Spina Bifida

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Oct 24, 2016

Researchers at Texas Medical Center’s McGovern School of Medicine piloted a revolutionary way of treating spina bifida patients in utero. The new method utilizes a patch made from human umbilical cord and the regenerative tissue does not cause scarring, which often leads to complications. Recent clinical trials preformed at TMC’s Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital showed improved outcomes for babies inflicted with the birth defect.       

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Tags: biomedical research, Texas Medical Center, tmc, Biotechnology Vendor Fair, laboratory equipment sales, spinal cord injury, McGovern Medical School, Huston, Texas, spina bifida

University of Arizona Study Finds Climate Change May Threaten Food Supply

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Oct 07, 2016

A study by University of Arizona ecologists explored how global warming could jeopardize our food supply. In their report, Alice Cang and John Wiens, professor at UA’s Department of Evolutionary Biology, conclude that grasses across the globe may be unable to keep pace with climate change. This will put some of the world's most critical food sources such as wheat, corn, and rice in danger.

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Tags: University of Arizona, Arizona, Biotechnology Vendor Fair, Ecology, biotech vendor show, Southwest Region, UA, Global Warming, Climate Change

Research at U Wisc-Madison May Make Botox Treatments Safer

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Over 6 million cosmetic surgery procedures are done each year using Botox, a form of the botulinum toxin. However, besides reducing wrinkles, botulinum toxins are used to treat over 20 medical conditions. These include severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms, chronic migraines, excessive sweating, leaky or over active bladders, facial spasms, and Cerebral Palsy. Botulinum toxins are also quite deadly. In fact, one gram--the equivalent to ¼ teaspoon of sugar--could kill over a million people.

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Tags: UW, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Madison, UWisc, UW Madison, Biotechnology Vendor Fair, Madison, BioResearch Fair, Bioreseach, 2016, wisconsin science trade fair, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Botox, botulinum

New Research Facility Brings the Future of Medicine to Columbia University

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Jul 06, 2016

New York's Columbia University is nearing the completion of an ambitious building project more than three years in the making. Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) will open its new state-of-the-art building this August. Work began on this 100,000 square-foot, fourteen-story glass tower in September of 2013 thanks in large part due to a financial gift from Dr. Roy Vagelos and his wife Diana. So it seems fitting that the building will be named the Vagelos Education Center.  

(Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commns & Beraldoleal)

 

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U of A Receives $1M in Research Funding to Help Stop Silent Killer of Women

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Jun 15, 2016

(Dr. Barton, researcher at the University of Arizona. Photo courtesy of U of A)

The National Cancer Institute is funding a million dollar study at the University of Arizona to help detect ovarian cancer sooner. It is hoped this project will lead to the first effective screening test for a disease that kills 14,000 women a year and often gives little to no warning of its presence until it’s too late.  

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Tags: University of Arizona, University of Arizona Tucson Research, Arizona, UAZ, Biotechnology Vendor Fair, Research Funding, Tucson, University of Arizona Tucson, UA, ovarian cancer, 2016, cancer reserach, Dr. Jennifer Barton, Optical imaging technology

Ohio State Researchers Link Stress to Memory Loss

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, May 25, 2016

 

A pioneering new study at Ohio State University found a link between chronic stress and short-term memory issues. In the study, mice were subjected to repeated visits from an aggressive, larger intruder mouse. Researchers found that the mice repeatedly exposed to the intruder had more difficulty recalling where the escape hole was in a maze they’d mastered prior to the stressful period, compared to mice that had not been stressed.

(Image Courtesty of Wikimedia Commons and Maria Rimmel)

 

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Tags: Ohio State University, Ohio State, Ohio State University life science research, brain research, Ohio State life science, Ohio State life science research, Biotechnology Vendor Fair, Ohio State University life science, Columbus, OH, OhStu, stress, 2016, Dr. Godbout, memory loss

UCSD’s Scripps Research Institute Receives Nearly a Million Dollars in Funding to Study Ocean’s Microbiome

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Mar 04, 2016

When thinking of the ocean, an image of a sunset on a sandy beach usually comes to mind. One certainly doesn’t imagine the hundreds of thousands of microbes that inhabit every square inch, or that at a microscopic level it is a very different image.

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Tags: Biotechnology Vendor Fair, UCSD science, UCSD research, UC San Diego, Ocean research, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

UCLA Vendor Show Provides New Products and Photo Fun

Posted by Jennifer Linard on Fri, Apr 13, 2012

The 29th Semiannual Los Angeles Biotechnology Vendor Showase™ Event (BVS) at UCLA on April 5th, 2012 was a success with close to 600 researchers looking at a wide variety of new products.  Attendees had the opportunity to investigate the latest technology, enjoy a free catered lunch, and take fun Science Ninja photos!

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Los Angeles Scientists Investigate New Technology at Upcoming Event

Posted by BCI Staff on Mon, Feb 20, 2012

 Los Angeles scientists will have the opportunity to investigate the latest technology in less than 8 weeks at one of the year’s best UCLA laboratory science marketing events.  This year the Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™  Event in Los Angeles is expected to attract over 600 university science researchers actively seeking new products and services for life science research.

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Tags: CA, University of California Los Angeles, vendor shows, Southwest, California, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA, Biotechnology Vendor Fair, Ucla Connection Opportunity, Biotechnology, California Research Conference, california research seminar, life science researcher event, Life Science Technology, laboratory sales

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