A research scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles recently received a $5.1 million life science grant for stem cell research from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. California’s state stem cell agency awarded the new research funding to UCLA’s Dr. John Chute so that he may further his investigations into creating new stem cell therapies in the medical field.
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The University of Southern California recently received a new research grant worth $5.6 million from the National Institutes of Health for the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. The administering organization was the National Cancer Institute, and the project leader is Dr. Stephen Gruber, a Professor of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine and the H. Leslie Hoffman and Elaine S. Hoffman Chair in Cancer Research.
The University of Southern California received $50 million in bioscience funding earlier this year from retired orthopedic spinal surgeon, Gary K. Michelson, to fund the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. The new research building will be used by USC research lab scientists and engineers to produce groundbreaking research in health and similar sciences. One of the center’s aims is to turn biological sciences “into a quantitative and predictive science” and bring about new therapies and cures for diseases.
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Two UCLA Researchers recently received major multimillion dollar stem cell grants to help bring the benefits of new stem cell research to patients. These grants will fund two groundbreaking clinical trials set to begin in the beginning of 2014.
UCLA researchers have developed an innovative approach to diagnosing cancer. This research has excellent commercial applications and is already in the process of being translated into a novel technology by a Los Angeles start up. The new technique allows researchers to very accurately diagnose cancers by observing the physical characteristics of cells in bodily fluids.
University of California life science researchers at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have recently developed a novel and innovative cancer therapy approach that uses nanotechnology to fight brain cancer. This new technology uses nanotechnology structures called “nanodiamonds” to deliver chemotherapy agents directly to the cancerous areas in brain cancer patients.