Science Market Update

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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$100M Gift Makes New Medical Institute Possible at University of Chicago Medicine

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Thu, Aug 03, 2017

The University of Chicago is receiving $100 million from Craig Duchossois, his wife, and Janet Duchossois and The Duchossois Family Foundation. The funding will be used to establish a new life science institute that will focus on the development of a “new science of wellness.”  As the name indicates, The Duchossois Family Institute: Harnessing the Microbiome and Immunity for Human Health, will work to accelerate research and interventions based on how the human immune system, microbiome and genetics interact to maintain health.

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UChicago and Evelo Biosciences to Develop New Cancer Immunotherapy

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Researchers around the world are constantly studying ways to create new treatment methods to fight cancer. With so many different forms of cancer, using one treatment method is not always effective for everyone battling this disease. Recently, a team of scientists in Chicago teamed up to create a new treatment method. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the biotechnology company Evelo Biosciences have partnered to develop a new microbiome-based immunotherapy treatment method for fighting cancer. 

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Baltimore Researchers Identify Dangerous E. coli Strains

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Mar 02, 2016

Escherichia coli, most commonly referred to as E. coli, is a common form of bacteria found in the environment, foods, and the intestinal tracts of animals. E. coli is very diverse, with some strains being harmless while others can cause a wide range of illnesses, including urinary tract infections, diarrhea, and pneumonia. With hundreds of thousands of deaths caused by E. coli each year, scientists have been diligently working to better understand this bacteria. 

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Colorado: New Lab Technologies on display at BioResearch Product Faire™ Shows

Posted by Zoeie Maddock on Fri, Mar 14, 2014

If you are a life science professional or lab supply vendor looking to make new connections in the life science industry, then we have the venue to accommodate your search. Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is hosting five BioResearch Product Faire™ Events at various top tier universities in Colorado, including:

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Foothills Campus Researchers Address Bioterrorism with $13.5M Grant

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Tue, Dec 10, 2013

At home at Colorado State University Fort Collins Foothill Research Campus is the Infectious Disease Research Center, a location devoted to studying some of the most dangerous and infectious diseases known to mankind: tuberculous, the black plague and anthrax, to name a few. This center, composed of various laboratories and specific companies, works to make drug advances in the hopes of combating some of the most deadly bacteria. 

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U of Arizona Scientists Working to Understand Nerve Cell Connections

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Tue, Nov 12, 2013

University of Arizona, Tucson doctoral student Sara Parker, alongside her adviser Sourav Ghosh (assistant professor of cellular and molecular medicine), have shed light on an unknown mechanism responsible for establishing polarity in developing nerve cells. This research, receiving life science funding from the National Institute of Health and Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. (awarded to Sara Parker), is allowing these scientists to understand how nerve cells make connections in the body.

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$8.5M in Life Science Funding Awarded to UNC Chapel Hill

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Nov 01, 2013

“Despite the clinical success of antiretroviral therapy (ART), more people contract human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection daily than initiate ART,” states the NIH RePORTER abstract for a new study receiving funding from the NIH. “The difficulties of lifelong ART - particularly in the developing world - make the eradication of HIV imperative. But clearance of a retroviral infection for patients on ART is a herculean task. While much is known about HIV persistence despite ART, many puzzles remain. New tools to address latent infection must replace the paradigms and models used to develop ART.”

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USC Researcher Discovers Promising Treatment for HIV-Related Cancer

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Mon, Sep 02, 2013

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has been praised by scientists, researchers, and medical professionals alike since its inception in 1973 for its dedication toward a complete understanding of the most fundamental aspects of cancer, including cancer research, treatment, prevention, and education.

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UNC Chapel Hill Receives $8M Grant

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jul 31, 2013

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently gave the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $8 million to improve the health of mothers and infants in Malawi. UNC Project-Malawi was originally established to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Malawi, and now works in improving the problems associated with malaria, pediatrics, trauma, burns, cancer, family planning, emergency obstetrics, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. This story comes in the wake of a report that North Carolina triangle universities received $2 billion in funding last school year.

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