Lab suppliers interested in meeting researchers with life science funding available to stock their labs in San Diego will want to take note of the latest life science funding news at the University of California, San Diego. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego received a $6 million grant from the NIH this year. The money will go towards the San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute and will fund the internal medicine department and the school of medicine.
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Three researchers at Columbia University recently received NIH awards ranging from $1.9 million to $4 million in life science funding over the next five years. The prizes, part of the Health High Risk-High Reward program, were awarded to researchers whose work suggests highly original approaches to major challenges in biomedical research. The winners are Rafael Yuste, Ozgur Sahin, and Christine Ann Denny.
“Cardiac surgery has been a spectacularly innovative field of medicine,” says the abstract of a Mount Sinai School of Medicine grant proposal on the NIH RePORTER. “The introduction of major innovations and ongoing incremental change have extended survival and improved quality of life for many patients suffering from cardiac disease. A rapid pace of innovation requires a rigorous infrastructure for clinical evaluation that provides timely assessments of the value of new treatments.”
“Despite the clinical success of antiretroviral therapy (ART), more people contract human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection daily than initiate ART,” states the NIH RePORTER abstract for a new study receiving funding from the NIH. “The difficulties of lifelong ART - particularly in the developing world - make the eradication of HIV imperative. But clearance of a retroviral infection for patients on ART is a herculean task. While much is known about HIV persistence despite ART, many puzzles remain. New tools to address latent infection must replace the paradigms and models used to develop ART.”
Researchers at Stony Brook University recently received $1.2 million in life science funding from the NIH for a Sphingolipids in Cancer Biology and Therapy project led by Yusuf Awni Hannun. According to Stony Brook University, Dr. Hanuun is a renowned molecular biologist and physician-researcher interested in the molecular mechanisms of cancer. In 2012, he was appointed director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center, and he also serves as the Joel Kenny Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine. The NIH RePORTER gives some background information on the project receiving NIH life science research funding:
The Duke Translational Medicine Institute at Duke University was recently awarded a five-year grant worth over $47 million by the NIH. The life science funding will go towards bringing biomedical research advances to patients. According to the Duke University news page, the Duke Translational Medicine Institute is Duke’s academic base for its clinical and translational research community where training in clinical and translational research is provided.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh recently received $10.4 million in life science funding from the NIH at the end of July this year. The administering center for the award at the NIH was the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and the life science funding will be given to the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute. More information on the Clinical and Translational Science Institute is available on the NIH RePORTER project abstract:
Researchers at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering recently received $3.5 million in life science funding from the NIH. The grant is called a Transformative Research Award. The NIH’s aim in creating this grant is to fund high-risk, high-reward research. According to News Medical, the NIH funded only 10 of these projects in 2013, one of which is Harvard University’s DNA-based microscopy method of viewing cells.