Science Market Update

Construction of New $160M Cancer Research Building Underway at OHSU

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jun 27, 2016

(Image courtesy of Cacophony via Wikimedia Commons)

The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University, a world-leader in cancer research, recently accomplished raising $1 billion in funding to help support the groundbreaking life science research being conducted at the center.

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Tags: new research building, Oregon Health and Science University, Northwest, cancer research, OR, OHSU, Portland, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, Western, Knight Cancer Institute

Portland Scientists Awarded $3M for Tuberculosis Vaccine Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Tuberculosis is the number one cause of death by infectious disease around the world. In 2014, this contagious bacterial infection was responsible for 1.5 million deaths worldwide. Although the disease is treatable and curable, it still persists as a global health problem that scientists continue to study, to develop new and improved treatments. 

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently granted scientists from the Oregon Health and Science University $3 million to research potential vaccines for tuberculosis

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Tags: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, tuberculosis, Oregon Health and Science University, Northwest, OR, OHSU, Portland, new funding, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, MAIT cells

OHSU Sets Sights on $3.3M in NIH Funding for New Biotech

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, May 26, 2015

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute are taking a strike at the leading causes of blindness, thanks to over $3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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Tags: Bioresearch, Oregon Health and Science University, Northwest, Oregon, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Biotechnology, OR, Portland, NIH funding, research grants, NIH grants

AIDS Vaccine Research at OHSU Funded by $25M from Gates Foundation Grant

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Sep 08, 2014

Once a stigmatized disease, AIDS is now a primary focus for many researchers seeking to address deadly health problems and potentially save the lives of millions of men, women and children. AIDS killed 1.5 million people worldwide last year, a staggering number that has drawn the attention of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Addressing this disease is a priority for the Gates Foundation, as is evidenced by all the work they have done to select and fund promising research. Fortunately, scientists all over the world are searching for innovative solutions to curing this disease. The Gates Foundation has found one likely contender for a vaccine that may also work as a cure in the work of a science researcher at Oregon Health and Science University.

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Tags: 2014, Oregon Health and Science University, Northwest, Life Science Funding, BioResearch Product Faire Event, OR, OHSU, Portland, new funding, AIDS vaccine research

Advanced Research Facilities Support Scientists at U. Arizona

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Lab suppliers working to find markets where life science professionals keep their well funded research labs and advanced research facilities stocked with life science products may want to take a closer look at the University of Arizona, Tucson. This nationally renowned research university is home to over 57 shared research facilities and a wealth of research funding. The University of Arizona, Tucson website states, “This extensive offering provides faculty, scientists and students with access to not only to the latest instrumentation, but also to experienced staff with expertise in designing and conducting experiments and analyzing data.”

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Tags: 2014, University of Arizona, Northwest, Arizona, AZ, UAZ, Research Funding, Tucson, research labs, research facilities, BioResearch Frontline Event

$3.1M in Life Science Funding for U. Oregon Zebrafish Database

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Researchers at the University of Oregon, Eugene recently received $3.1 million in life science funding from the National Institutes of Health to fund a zebrafish model organism database. Dr. Monte Westerfield, the project leader, is a professor of biology at the University of Oregon. His research interests include understanding the mechanisms that regulate the differentiation of neurons as well as understanding the molecular genetics of ear and eye and development. The NIH Project Information page provides more details on the goals of the study receiving this latest round of life science funding:

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Tags: 2014, UOr, Northwest, University of Oregon, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research Funding, OR, Eugene, new grant, new funding

$2.7 Million Given to WSU for Basic Biological Research and Training

Posted by Anita Zhang on Wed, Jul 09, 2014

Washington State University has been awarded two grants respectively from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation to improve its basic research and training.

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Tags: 2014, WA, Northwest, WSU, Washington State University, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Pullman

$10 Million Added to OHSU for Supporting Cancer Researchers

Posted by Anita Zhang on Wed, Jun 25, 2014

This month the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) received a $10 million gift from Columbia Sportswear President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Boyle to recruit and support the next generation of cancer researchers.

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Tags: 2014, Oregon Health and Science University, Northwest, BioResearch Product Faire Event, OR, OHSU, Portland

Cancer Database at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Helps Identify Omega-3 Fatty Acids as A Cause of Prostate Cancer

Posted by Anita Zhang on Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have discovered that high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids increase risk of prostate cancers. The latest investigations indicate that high concentrations of EPA, DPA, and DHA, which are metabolically related to fatty acids and derived from fatty fish and fish-oil supplements, are associated with a 71% increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer and an overall 43% increase in risk for all prostate cancers.

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Tags: 2014, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, WA, Northwest, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Seattle, Hutch

$900M in New Funding Raised Through Campaign at WSU Pullman

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Washington State University, Pullman is nearing its $1 billion goal to raise new funding for research and operations through The Campaign for Washington State University. So far, the campaign has raised $900 million.

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Tags: 2014, WA, Northwest, WSU, Washington State University, BioResearch Product Faire Event, new Building, new funding, Pullman

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