Science Market Update

University of Arizona Granted $4.8M for Valley Fever Vaccine Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Valley Fever affects nearly 10,000 people in the United States each year, predominately in the Southwestern states of Arizona and California. This infection, caused by the fungus Coccidioide, affects different people in different ways: some get very ill while others are only mildly affected. However people are affected, there is no vaccine to cure the infection. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona, Tucson recently received a $4.8 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) to develop a vaccine for Valley Fever. 

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Tags: new research funding, AZ, UAZ, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Tucson, NIH funding, University of Arizona Tucson, 2017, Valley Fever

Arizona Researchers Receive $1.7M to Study Macular Degeneration

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Sight is something that a majority of the population will never have to worry about losing. However, many diseases threaten sight, like age-macular degeneration (AMD). This degenerative disease becomes more likely with older age, and causes a loss of central vision in the retina. In the United States more than 10 million people suffer from AMD, the majority of those aged 55 and older. 
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Tags: new research funding, AZ, UAZ, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Tucson, University of Arizona Tucson, 2017, macular degeneration

OHSU Receives $15M for Pediatric Cancer Research Database

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Sep 08, 2017

For life science researchers, having easy access to data and information is essential. They can use this data to research diseases and further personal research, benefiting other researchers and patients. Oregon Health and Science University in Portland recently received a five-year grant of $15 million from the National Institutes of Health to establish a first-of-its-kind database to contain pediatric cancer and rare disease research. (Image courtesy of I, Cacophony via Wikimedia Commons)

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Tags: Oregon Health and Science University, new research funding, Computational Biology, OHSU, Portland, Knight Cancer Institute, 2017

Rockefeller Receives $25M to Turn Discoveries into Therapies

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Feb 06, 2017

Rockefeller University received a $25 million gift from the Robertson Foundation that will be used to create the Robertson Therapeutic Development Fund. This fund will be used to help turn basic research discoveries into new medical therapies by providing support for dozens of Rockefeller projects over the next five years. Research grants ranging from $10,000 to $1 million will be awarded from the fund in order to provide Rockefeller scientists with the resources they need to take exceptionally promising research initiatives through the steps that lead to breakthrough medications, new diagnostic tests or other clinical innovations.

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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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Tags: Stem cell research, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Massachusetts, agriculture, new research funding, Massachusetts, agricultural, MA, Northeast Region, UMASS, new research grant, NSF funding, NSF grant, NSF award, Plant Biology, agricultural business, agribusiness

Thomas Jefferson Receives $3M for Research on Medicinal Cannabis

Posted by Emily Olson on Mon, Dec 12, 2016

A $3 million philanthropic gift was recently given to The Institute of Emerging Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University. The new funding will support its Center for Medical Cannabis Education and Research, where researchers will study the therapeutic potential of a wide range of cannabinoids. Thomas Jefferson is the first major health sciences university in the nation to establish such a center.

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Tags: Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University, new research funding, Northeast Region, New research center, TJU

University of South Florida to Participate in $150M Research Program

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Nov 21, 2016

University of South Florida Nursing’s professor, Maureen Groer, PhD recently received funding to extend her research on preterm infants and the microbiome of their digestive system. This research grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) is part of a $150 million program called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO). The focus of ECHO is to allow researchers to study the impact that environmental influences have on children by extending and expanding existing studies on mothers and their children. It will involve 50,000 children the across the United States.

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Tags: new research funding, environmental contaminants, Environment, Florida, Research Funding, Southern Region, new research grant, University of South Florida, USF

CU Boulder Research: $1.1M For Next-Generation Vaccine Development

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have received a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support development of next-generation vaccines. If the project is successful, these new vaccines will be able to defend against diseases with just one shot and won't need to be refrigerated. These improvements could have an immense impact on the difficult challenge of dispensing life-saving immunizations. 

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WashU Receives $10M for Research on Immune-Based Therapies

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Nov 02, 2016

The $10 million gift from Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky will advance cutting-edge research at the newly named Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs. Research at the center focuses on harnessing the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune disorders.

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Tags: Washington University, Missouri, Washington University in St. Louis, new research funding, cancer research, infectious diseases, Immune System, MO, Midwest Region, immune system research, Washington Univsersity St. Louis, cancer therapy

UCSF Investigators Receive 7 NIH Research Grants

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Seven UC San Francisco researchers have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health to fund innovative endeavors in biomedical research. The highly competitive awards include the Pioneer Award, the New Innovator Award and the Early Independence Award.

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