Science Market Update

UMass: $150M Applied Life Sciences Institute & Ongoing Research

Posted by BCI Staff on Thu, Mar 29, 2018

First the ongoing UMass Amherst Research:

These are currently the top funded projects on the UMass Amherst projects:

Project Title

Administering   Group

Funding

USING FMRI TO MEASURE THE NEURAL-LEVEL SIGNALS UNDERLYING POPULATION-LEVEL RESPONSES

NIMH

$2,366,079

CHEMICAL DETECTION OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS GROWTH AND ANTIBIOTIC RESPONSE     DURING INFECTION

NIAID

$2,330,466

ENDOGENOUS HORMONES AND POSTMENOPAUSAL BREAST CANCER: ETIOLOGIC INSIGHTS AND IMPROVING RISK PREDICTION

NCI

$1,009,278

TARGETING MULTIPLE DISEASES THROUGH GAMMA SECRETASE

NCI

$951,325

DISRUPTION OF PARITY-INDUCED TUMOR SUPPRESSOR PATHWAYS BY XENOESTROGEN EXPOSURES

NIEHS

$710,729

STREAMLINE ASSESSMENT OF EARLY LETHAL PHENOTYPES IN THE MOUSE

NICHD

$664,796

RANDOMIZED LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION IN OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE PREGNANT HISPANIC WOMEN

NIDDK

$611,876

PREDICTORS OF EARLY MENOPAUSE

NICHD

$584,829

PHTHALATE METABOLITES AND BREAST CANCER RISK IN THE WOMEN'S HEALTH INITIATIVE

NIEHS

$551,850

DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF A METABOLOMIC PROFILE OF CHRONIC DISTRESS TO CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK

NIA

$531,453

 

$150 Million The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) 

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at University of Massachusetts, Amherst is now fully operational and open for use by UMass faculty researchers as well as its industry and academic partners.(for more details see earlier blog UMass, Amherst Opens $150 Million Institute for Applied Life Sciences)

(Image Courtesy of University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

The institute was first established through a $95 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC). An additional $55 million was later invested toward the construction and fit-out of the Life Sciences Laboratories building. This building is designed for interdisciplinary research, student training and large-equipment facilities. IALS also fosters spin-out companies and seeks to become a catalyst for a biotechnology hub in Western Massachusetts.

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Washington University, St. Louis Researchers Receive $3.9M to Turn Bactria to Biofuel Producers

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Though experts may disagree on when earth’s supply of fossil fuels will be exhausted, they do agree that it will happen eventually. After all, fossil fuels typically require millions of years of degradation to create. So the race for alternative biofuels is on.

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently awarded the Washington University, St. Louis (WUSTL) $3.9 in research funding to develop bacteria that manufactures renewable biofuels. WUSTL scientists are studying Rhodococcus opacus, a bacteria that grows on toxic compounds, using them as a source of food for the production of biofuels. The goal of this research project is to produce biofuels that can completely replace petroleum-based fuels.

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UMass, Amherst Opens $150 Million Institute for Applied Life Sciences

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Tue, Mar 21, 2017

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at University of Massachusetts, Amherst is now fully operational and open for use by UMass faculty researchers as well as its industry and academic partners.

(Image Courtesy of University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

The institute was first established in 2014 through a $95 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC). Mass invested an additional $55 million in toward the construction and fit-out of the Life Sciences Laboratories building. This building is designed for interdisciplinary research, student training and large-equipment facilities. IALS also fosters spin-out companies and seeks to become a catalyst for a biotechnology hub in Western Massachusetts.

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Tags: University of Massachusetts Amherst, life sciece markets, Life Science, Amherst, UMASS, life science labs, life science institute

Life Science Labs at WUSTL Benefit From Funding

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Mar 06, 2017

The National Institute of Health (NIH) awarded Washington University in St. Louis over $1.4 million in grant funding to support their School of Medicine’s Diabetic Research Center. This award was administered through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases  (NIDDK) as it has been for the last 38 years. The funding will help support the Diabetic Research Center (DRC) and their life science labs. The DRC's mission is to “support and enhance research in diabetes and related metabolic diseases” through Biomedical Research Core services as well as the Pilot and Feasibility Program.

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