Science Market Update

Emory Research Lab Event: 2X Researchers Expected

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Feb 14, 2017

18th Annual
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Emory Scientist Receives $1.6 Million for Aging and Cancer Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Jan 26, 2016

As people get older, their bodies become more susceptible to certain diseases. Cancer, among others, is a disease that becomes more common as people age. David S. Yu, M.D., Ph.D from Emory University was recently awarded $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the gene SIRT2 and how it can be manipulated to control the effects of aging and prevent cancer. 

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Athens Scientist Granted $2.1M for Vitamin Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Dec 28, 2015

The vitamin B-12, which is vital to human nutrition, is a very complex coenzyme that is produced by many microorganisms. Along with having an impact on the development of the human nervous system and preventing certain diseases, B-12 is also needed by human pathogens, like salmonella, for intestinal infections.

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Tags: University of Georgia, Southern, UGA, Athens, GA, NIH funding, BioResearch Product Faire, B-12, Vitamin Research

Emory Researchers Find Anti-Cancer Potential in Lichens and Rhubarb

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Nov 30, 2015

Cancer affects the majority of the population in one way or another, through knowing someone with cancer, being exposed to it in the media, or having it oneself. Cancer treatments and cures are some of the most well funded and highly researched areas in the life sciences. Researchers at the Winshop Cancer Institute at Emory University in Atlanta, GA recently discovered that an orange pigment, called parietin or physcion, that is found in lichens and rhubarb has potential to be used as an anti-cancer drug.

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Tags: Emory University, Leukemia, cancer research, Southern, Cancer Treatment, Emory, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Atlanta, GA, Southern Region, 2016, Parietin, physcion

$3.24 Million Awarded to UGA for Life Science Graduate Programs

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Nov 02, 2015

The University of Georgia, Athens has a multitude of life science programs and centers that train both undergraduate and graduate students to become the world-class scientists. Some of these training programs include:

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Tags: University of Georgia Athens, Southern, UGA, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Athens, GA, new funding, 2016, Emerging disease, Disease ecology, Tropical disease

Emory Bioresearchers Learn Why Many HIV Vaccines Cause More Infections Than They Heal

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Since the Human Immunodeficiany Virus (HIV) emerged as a global health problem, researchers have been diligently working to discover new vaccines to treat the disease. However, many of the current treatments for HIV tend to cause more infections and further damage instead of working as a cure. 

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Tags: Emory University, HIV, vaccine research, Southern, 2015, Emory, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Atlanta, GA, AIDS vaccine research, Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Breakthroughs in Type 1 Diabetes at Emory University

Posted by David Larsen on Wed, Feb 11, 2015

When the level of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, rises after a meal, the pancreas responds by releasing insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin helps cells throughout the body absorb glucose from the bloodstream and use it for energy.

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UGA and Emory Receiving $45 Million for Collaborative Research Projects

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The University of Georgia in Athens and Emory University in Atlanta are two powerhouse research institutions, both receiving millions of dollars in annual funding to support research projects. Not only are researchers at these 2 universities hard at work on their own projects, but researchers from both institutions are also hard at work on collaborative projects between the schools. 

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UGA $98M Veterinary Medical Learning Center Preparing to Open in 2015

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

In March 2013, construction crews at the University of Georgia, Athens began working on the university's new Veterinary Medical Learning Center. Now, almost 2 years later, the facility is in the final stages of construction and is preparing to open in March 2015. 

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Tags: University of Georgia Athens, veterinary medicine, Southern, 2015, UGA, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Athens, GA, new Building

Emory Awarded $7.2M To Study Proteins Altered By Alzheimer's

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease that causes memory loss, thinking and behavioral problems that get worse over time. Currently, there are no known cures for Alzheimer's, but there are some treatments available that can slow the onset of symptoms. Because of this need for a cure, Alzheimer's disease is heavily studied by researchers across the nation, and millions of dollars are given to Alzheimer's researchers annually to work towards finding more treatments and a potential cure. Earlier this year, researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia received a $7.2 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help support their research of this disease. (Image on right courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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