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UCLA Receives $7.6M for Research on Tumor Eradicating Stem Cells

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Wed, Apr 06, 2016

A UCLA cancer research team has recently received a $7.6 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. This award will support research into genetically engineered white blood cells which can selectively target and kill tumor cells, while simultaneously activating other immune cells to do the same.

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UCLA Receives $1M Donation for Lung Disease Treatments

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jan 25, 2016

When vital organs in the body, such as the lungs, begin to fail, an organ transplant can be a solution to the problem. However, receiving a transplant may have its own complications, such as the body rejecting its new organ.

Now, thanks to a generous donation of $1 million dollars from Michael and Linda Keston, researchers from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine will be able to continue studying lung disease and the organ rejection commonly following a transplant. 

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Tags: CA, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, LAVS, UCLA, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase, new funding, 2016, Lung Disease, organ transplant, organ rejection

UCSF Granted $20M for HIV Research Institute

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jan 11, 2016

Since HIV/AIDS emerged as a global health problem in the 1980's, researchers have been diligently working to create new treatments and vaccines for the disease. Currently, there is no cure for the disease, and treatments can only suppress it. Because of its severity and broad reach, scientists around the world receive substantial funding each year to study this virus in order to gain a more thorough understanding and better combat it. Now, thanks to an award from the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), researchers at the University of California, San Francisco will be able to study the virus in a new $20 million institute, located on the Mission Bay campus, for the next five years.
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Tags: CA, University of California San Francisco, HIV, AIDS Research, Southwest, San Francisco, SFVS, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase, UCSF, UCSF Mission Bay, New research center, 2016

UCSD Receives $30M from NIH for 4D Nucleome Research

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Dec 07, 2015

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $30 million in grants for the development of the 4D Nucleome Program at University of California, San Diego. The $120 million NIH project comprises six separate initiatives, with three of the initiatives involving UCSD researchers.

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UCLA receives $4.2M from NIH to Study Placental Development

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Nov 24, 2015

During pregnancy, much of a fetus’ development is contingent on the condition and function of the placenta. It is responsible for the transmission of substances from mother to child that are critical to early development, including blood, oxygen and nutrients, without which the fetus could not exist. Sometimes, however, environmental effects can cause deficiencies in the placenta, which can lead to harmful side effects such as preterm birth or even death.

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UCSD Biologists find Harmony in Biofilm Communities

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Aug 18, 2015

A recent study conducted at University of California, San Diego has found that bacterial communities are more cooperative than was previously thought.

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UCLA Researchers I.D. Tumor-Fueling Mechanism

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Aug 04, 2015

Like any living organism, cancer cells rely on fuel in order to survive and grow. Unfortunately for many, the growth of cancer cells is extremely deleterious to human health. That is why a major facet of cancer research currently involves locating and preventing the mechanism for fueling cancer cells.

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Tags: CA, University of California Los Angeles, cancer research, California, Los Angeles, Cancer Treatment, 2015, LAVS, UCLA, Research Funding, Life Science, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase, Southwest Region, Prostate cancer

UCSD Gathers $7.6M for Ovarian Cancer Research

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jun 09, 2015

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), ovarian cancer accounts for approximately 3 percent of all cancers in women and is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States. Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other female reproductive system cancer, due in part to a lack of symptoms during early stages and a lack of effective screening tests. In 2014, for example, an estimated 22,000 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States, and approximately 14,000 died of the disease.

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Tags: CA, University of California San Diego, cancer research, California, Cancer Treatment, Cancer, 2015, San Diego, SDVS, UCSD, Research Funding, UC San Diego, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase, NIH grants, ovarian cancer

UCSF Bioresearch Unlocks NIH funding, New Understanding of Parkinson’s

Posted by Robert Larkin on Fri, May 08, 2015

In an effort to better understand the reason that deep-brain-stimulation (DBS) seems to work so well in Parkinson’s cases, researchers at University of California, San Francisco have recently conducted NIH-funded research, with illuminating results.

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Tags: CA, California, 2015, disease research, SFVS, Research Funding, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase, UC San Francisco Parnassus, NIH grants

UCSF Receives $100M for Medical Centers, Research and Students

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Already the nation’s leading university for medical research, UCSF continues to expand thanks to a generous and recent donation.

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Tags: CA, Life Science Funding, 2015, San Francisco, SFVS, Research Funding, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase, UC San Francisco, San Francisco at Mission Bay, new medical buildings

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