Science Market Update

University of Massachusetts: $4M Grant for Plant Stem Cell Research

Posted by Emily Olson on Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Dr. Madelaine Bartlett, a biologist at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, recently received a four-year $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The new research funding will allow Barlett and colleagues from UMass and other institutions to study the genes that regulate plant stem cell biology and their effect on fruit size and yield.

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Research Grant to UMass to Help Uncover How the Brain Works

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Thu, Jun 02, 2016

(Image of brain by functional MRI via Wikimedia Commons)

Cognitive neurologist, Rosie Cowell of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst received a nearly $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The funding will be used to develop and test her theory of how fine-grained visual perception interacts with the area of the brain critical to memory.

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Understanding Bacterial Growth Research at UMass

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Mon, May 23, 2016

Bacteria research has become an increasingly important focus for researchers in the biomedical community as of late. From studying antibiotic resistant superbugs at UCSD to investigating bacterial diversity at Rutgers University, researchers are using these microscopic organisms to provide insight into diseases that plague our society.

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Harvard Researchers Use Zebrafish to Observe Origin of Cancer Cells

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Cancer Research UK released a staggering statistic in 2014: 46% of people who have cancer are diagnosed during stages 3 or 4; these late stage diagnoses greatly reduce the chances of survival, as treatment success drops once cancer has progressed to such an advanced stage. 

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Harvard and Merck Partner for $20M Cancer Therapeutics Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common form of leukemia affecting the blood and bone marrow, and has been responsible for 1.8% of cancer deaths in 2016. Because it is so prevalent, many research teams around the world study this disease in search of new treatment methods. One of these research teams, from Harvard University, has joined up with the pharmaceutical company Merck in a $20 million collaboration to develop new therapeutics for leukemia.

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UMass Researchers & Ebola: A New Treatment Strategy

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Mon, Apr 11, 2016

A multi-institute research team, including scientists from MassBiologics at the University of Massachusetts, may have found the key to successfully treating and vaccinating against one of this decade's most famously lethal diseases: Ebola

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UMass Harvests $1.5M from USDA for Food Science Bioresearch

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, May 12, 2015

Researchers at University of Massachusetts, Amherst are reaping the rewards of breakthrough food science research, in the form of USDA grants totaling over $1.5 million.

As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality and safety of food products in the United States, researchers at UMass, Amherst have received three-year grants to continue work on innovative projects.  Read More

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Harvard Receives $1.1M in NIH Funds for Cancer Therapy Research

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, May 11, 2015

Scientists at Harvard Medical have made a recent breakthrough in cancer therapy research with the help of three separate grants from the National Institutes of Health, totaling over $1,153,000.

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UMass Researchers Hook nearly $1M for Research on the Hookworm Genome

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Apr 07, 2015

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts are taking on a parasite that continues to wreak havoc in tropical climates and developing countries.

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Harvard Receives $.5M from NIH to Study Therapy for Vision Loss

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Apr 06, 2015

People with progressive blindness conditions, such as retinitis pigmentosa, may see renewed hope for keeping their vision longer thanks to scientists at Harvard Medical School.

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