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WU Research: $34M to Build Better Maps of the Brain

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Despite recent advances in neuroimaging, the medical community still lacks a comprehensive map of the brain and how it changes with age. Such maps would make it possible for doctors to distinguish between what is normal aging and what is atypical, which would make it possible to link atypical changes to neurological diseases and various mental health issues. Thanks to a $34 million NIH grant, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will lead a project to make such maps of the brain a reality.

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USC Receives $21.7M Research Grant to Study Epilepsy

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Oct 19, 2016

The Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the University of Southern California recently received a $21.7 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health to study epilepsy. Epilepsy is currently incurable, and the research team supported by the recent NIH grant will work toward finding a cure and developing treatments to prevent the condition. 

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University of Arizona Receives $7M in Research Funding for Asthma Study

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Sep 26, 2016

The National Institute of Health awarded a five year, $7 million grant to Dr. Monica Kraft at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.  The funding will support a research study titled, “Dysfunction of Innate Immunity in Asthma,” which will seek to improve our understanding of mediators that help control lung inflammation. This in turn may lead to improved therapies for reducing severe asthma attacks.

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USC Receives $3.3M to Improve Treatment of a Common Birth Defect

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Sep 23, 2016

The $3.3M research grant, given to a team of researchers at the University of Southern California, will support a project that will lead to improved treatment of craniosynostosis. Craniosynostosis is a birth defect that occurs in roughly one out of every 2,500 live births and in severe cases can lead to developmental delays, hearing loss, blindness, and even death. 

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$13M Grant for Ebola Virus Research at Washington University

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Sep 21, 2016

A team of researchers led by Gaya Amarasinghe, associate professor of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine, was recently awarded a $13 million NIH grant to study the replication process of the Ebola virus. 

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Stony Brook University Receives $2.3M for Autism Research

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Sep 14, 2016

The National Institute of Mental Health recently awarded a $2.3M Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) grant to Dr. Matthew D. Lerner, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. The grant will provide funding for Dr. Lerner's project, “Optimizing Prediction of Social Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders,” a study which aims to help youth with autism overcome social challenges.

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USC Receives $12M to Study Genetic Variants in Breast Cancer

Posted by Laura Braden on Thu, Aug 11, 2016

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lives, making it the second most common cancer for American women. However, breast cancer does not affect all women equally. Past studies have shown that women of African descent with breast cancer die at a higher rate than white women. Researchers at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine have received a grant of $12 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the disparities in breast cancer in women.

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Columbia University's Irving Institute Receives $58.4M Research Grant

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Aug 01, 2016

Since it's founding in 2006, the Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the Columbia University Medical Center, in partnership with the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, has provided more than 2,000 scientists with new opportunities of conducting clinical and translational research leading to quicker developments and deliveries of treatments. Recently, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) awarded the Irving Institute a grant of $58.4 million over the next five years to help the Institute further the translational research being conducted.

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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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USF Granted $2.8M for “Chemo Brain” Study

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Nearly 14.5 million cancer survivors currently reside in the United States, with more than 25 percent reportedly suffering from a cognitive impairment dubbed “chemo brain”, according to the American Cancer Society.

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