Science Market Update

$8M Research Grant Awarded to UAB, Duke, & UW Collaborative Study

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Sep 28, 2016

The $8M grant, given by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, will support a project in which the research team will use bioengineered stem cells and tissue to create a functional heart patch. The patch will restore function and prevent heart failure that can be caused by a heart attack's damage.
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Tags: Stem Cells, heart disease, Duke University, University of Wisconsin Madison, Alabama, UAB, AL, Southern Region, University of Alabama at Birmingham, bioengineering

Rutgers Scientists Find Link Between Antioxidant and Common Diseases

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Liver disease and heart disease are two common ailments Americans suffer from. One in ten Americans suffers from liver disease, and heart disease is the leading cause of death in the country. The prominence of these diseases makes them common topics for life science research. Researchers from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey recently found a connection between an antioxidant and liver and heart disease.  

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Tags: Northeast, heart disease, NJ, New Jersey, Rutgers University, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Rutgers, 2016, Liver disease, TRIM21, Antioxidents

WUSTL Receives $60M to Research the Genetics of Common Diseases

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Feb 19, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently launched a new network of institutions - called the Centers for Common Disease Genomics (CCDG) - which will study common conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and autism to see how genetics and DNA contribute to the risk of these diseases. The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis is one of four institutions involved in this network and will be receiving $60 million over the next four years to study genomics and common diseases.    

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Tags: Washington University St. Louis, Midwest, Missouri, WashU, heart disease, Diabetes, Autism, BioResearch Product Faire Event, MO, St Louis, NIH funding, 2016, Centers for Common Disease Genomics, stroke, CCDG

Stanford Scientists Develop New Diagnostic for Genetic Heart Disease

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Oct 19, 2015

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Tags: CA, heart disease, California, genetic research, Genetics, Southwest Region, BRPF, laboratory market, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire™, Stanford, Stanford University

$5.5 Million Awarded to MN Institutions for Heart Disease and Cancer Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Apr 14, 2015

The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics provides annual funding to researchers at the University of Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic, and the state of Minnesota dedicated to bioscience research. Since its founding in 2003, the Minnesota Partnership has worked to strengthen Minnesota's bioresearch fields and help elevate the state as a respected research center. (Image courtesy of Bsstu via Wikimedia Commons). 

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Tags: Midwest, heart disease, cancer research, Rochester, Mayo Clinic, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, MN, UMinn, RMN, Twin Cities

San Antonio Lab Research Team Gets $1.86M Award to Probe Secrets of Mediterranean Diet

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, Mar 27, 2013


Everyone wants to live healthier, if only to avoid the distress and danger of having serious problems like diabetes and blocked arteries. Unfortunately that's not always enough to get Americans to eat better, even when they know what's at stake. Last month a much publicized study in the New England Journal of Medicine confirmed that a "Mediterranean diet" is a clear winner for heart health, but try wrestling a steak away from a Texan with the lure of olive oil, nuts, and fruit instead. That's why University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) research scientist Reto Asmis is studying the biochemical basis of the Mediterranean diet with the aim of producing a food supplement that does what the healthy diet does without a wholesale change in our eating behavior.

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Tags: 2014, 2013, cardiovascular research, heart disease, food science, Mediterranean Diet, University of Texas, Translational Research, Texas, Southwest, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, UTxSA, University of Texas Health Science Center, BioResearch Product Faire Event, San Antonio, TX

Washington University Research Grant for $2M to Study Heart Failure

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Fri, Aug 03, 2012

Washington University in St Louis (WUSTL) has just received a $2M research grant that will go towards combating a disorder which afflicts, often fatally, nearly 5.8 million Americans each year: heart failure. Heart failure is one of the leading causes of death in the US and although many promising drugs have been introduced over the years, we have yet to find a definitive treatment for the variety of cases that doctors encounter. This $2M NIH award wil go to a team of WUSTL scientists for basic research that will contribute to our understanding of heart disease and ideally lead to more effective treatment. The end goal of this research project is the design and construction of artificial tissue models of the heart, which will allow scientists to more quickly and efficiently test new drugs. 

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Tags: Bioscience research, Midwest, biomedical sciences, biomedical research, Bioresearch, Washington University, Missouri, WUSTL, heart disease, 2012, Biochemistry, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research, NIH, MO, St Louis, BRPF, basic research funding

Bioscience Researchers From the Mayo Clinic Head to Mt. Everest

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Apr 03, 2012

Bioscience researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota are taking a trip all the way to Mt. Everest to study the effects of high altitude on the bodies of climbers.

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Tags: Midwest, Bioresearch, heart disease, 2012, Rochester, Mayo Clinic, BioResearch Product Faire Event, MN

University of Pennsylvania Crowd-Sources Map of Philadelphia AEDs

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Thu, Mar 08, 2012

Led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the six-week MyHeartMap Challenge is a trial science research project that uses crowd-sourcing to locate and gather information about automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in Philadelphia. The challenge runs from January 31 to March 13, during which time participants can use a free app on their iPhones or Android phones to take pictures and document the location of publicly accessible AEDs in Philadelphia.

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Tags: Pennsylvania, Northeast, University of Pennsylvania, cardiovascular research, heart disease, crowdsourcing, Philadelphia, BioResearch Product Faire Event, science research, innovative solution, BRPF, MyHeartMap Challenge

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