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UC Davis Receives $11.5M in Funding for Fragile X Research

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Currently, there are no FDA approved medications for treating fragile X syndrome. That may soon change, thanks to a $11.5 million NIH grant awarded to UC Davis Medical Center. The new funding will allow researchers to test a new drug that is designed to improve language learning for children with fragile X syndrome. UC Davis is one of only two medical centers approved for the drug trail in the nation. Since UC Davis Medical Center is home to the renowned MIND Institute, which hosts the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center, it is a logical choice for the treatment study.

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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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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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University of Minnesota Receives $8.2M in New Funding for Cancer Research

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The University of Minnesota has been awarded a five-year $8.2 million grant from the The National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop a cell migration simulator that will predict how cancer cells move throughout the body.

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Texas A&M Gains Research Funding to Study Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is the leading cause of disability among U.S. military personnel and veterans. What’s more, 50% of people with TBI develop spontaneous seizures. If the seizures become recurrent then the condition qualifies as Post-Traumatic Epilepsy, PTE. Now thanks to a 3 year, $750,000 research grant from the Department of Defense and the Army, researchers at Texas A&M will conduct a study on TBI to uncover the molecular and epigenetic mechanism of PTE.

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Tags: Epilepsy, Texas A&M University, Texas, Research Funding, TX, research grant, Southwest Region, new research grant

Stony Brook Awarded $6 M NIH Research Grant for New Anti-fungal Treatment

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Jul 01, 2016

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Anti-fungal research at New York's Stony Brook University earned $6 million in grants from the National Institute of Health.  Dr. Maurizio del Poeta’s breakthrough in attacking deadly fungus came from a recent research project that yielded an unexpected result that might lead to a vaccine.  He and his team were searching for a gene that would metabolize a fungal sphingolipid.  Instead, the gene he mutated caused mice that were exposed to it to become resistant to fungal infections.  In an article on the Stony Brook University’s news site, Dr. Poeta said , “We think that this discovery will open the road to a new vaccination strategy against fungi.”

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UCLA Receives more $ with $15M Life Science Grant

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Aug 11, 2014

Part of a new $37.5 million life science grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been made available to researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles. The research funding will be shared with fellow science researchers at the University of Pennsylvania to build and test wireless implantable devices that can detect memory deficits caused by injury and try to restore normal function. The purpose of these devices is to help improve brain function for service members, veterans and others after traumatic brain injury or disease.

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$10.3M in Science Research Funding Awarded to USC by NIH

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Jul 08, 2014

Researchers at the University of Southern California recently received $10.3 million in life science funding to help support the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The project leader is Dr. Thomas Buchanan of the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, and the funding organization within the National Institutes of Health is the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The new science research funding will help researchers and doctors improve medical treatment for patients in urban areas.

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New Research Grant Worth $5.6M Awarded to USC

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jun 04, 2014

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.

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Tags: 2014, CA, University of Southern California, new research funding, USC, Los Angeles, BioResearch Product Faire Event, new research grant

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