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Hutch Researcher Receives $12.9M for Immune Studies

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Millions of people suffer from allergies nationwide, (up to 30% of Americans, according to the Center for Disease Control), but for most, a healthy immune system and a course of antihistamines is all that is needed for a little relief.

For others, however, diseases that complicate and degrade the immune system make every microbe and bacteria a potentially fatal nightmare. In recent years, people suffering from immune deficiencies have found some home in stem-cell transplants and other therapies, but their hope is tempered by inherent toxicities and associated side effects.

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Tags: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, immunotherapy, Stem cell research, WA, NIH funded Research Projects, Immune System, grants, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research Funding, Stem Cell, Seattle, Northwest Region, Hutch, Fred Hutch

Oregon State Researchers Develop New Polymer Dairy Thickener

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Microbiologists at Oregon State University have discovered and are licensing a new type of natural polymer dairy or food thickener called Ropy 352.

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Tags: Bioresearch, Oregon State University, food science, Microbiology, Oregon, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, OR, Corvallis, Northwest Region, ORSTU

UO Researchers Accidentally Illuminate New Biotech

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jun 16, 2015

A laboratory failure has led to the accidental creation of a new technology that could benefit agriculture, thanks to the smart thinking of researchers at the University of Oregon

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Tags: Bioresearch, Oregon Health and Science University, UOr, agriculture, University of Oregon, Oregon, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Front Line Event, Biotech current events, OR, Eugene, Northwest Region, life science research grants, Science Events

Researchers at Fred Hutch Identify Cancer-Spreading Molecule

Posted by Robert Larkin on Fri, Jun 05, 2015

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most rapidly spreading cancers known to man, which translates to seriously staggering death rates. According to the American Cancer Society, for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative survival rate is 20%, and the five-year rate is 6%, in part because more than 80% of patient tumors have spread beyond the pancreas by the time of diagnosis. In most cases, the cancer has already spread to the point where surgical removal is impossible. (Image: Test Molecule; Los Angeles Mission College)

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Tags: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, cancer research, Cancer, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Seattle, NIH funding, Northwest Region, Hutch, cancer research funding

OHSU Cancer Biology Research Gets Boost From Bioprinting Partnership

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Mon, Feb 04, 2013

The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland has just announced an important partnership with San Diego-based bioprinting technology company Organovo. Research into the biology of cancer, especially how it metastasizes, has been complicated in the past by the limitations of animal models and cell cultures, which really don't tell us enough about the workings of cancer within a human being. Organovo creates living, 3-D human tissue using their bioprinting device, the NovoGen MMX (below). The partnership between OHSU and Organovo will allow cancer research at Knight Institute labs to much more closely model the complex architecture of malignancy within the human body, using in vitro tissue. Ultimately this will lead to the development of more accurate therapeutics and pre-clinical trials.

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Tags: 2014, 2013, Oregon Health Sciences University, Oregon Health and Science University, Northwest, cancer research, Oregon, Cancer Treatment, bioprinting, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Funding, Front Line event, OR, OHSU, Portland, Northwest Region

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Expands into New Building.

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Wed, Apr 13, 2011

Doug Walker, the Board chair of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, recently announced that the center has acquired a new facility that will house new offices and laboratory space.

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Tags: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, Seattle, new construction, Northwest Region

WSU Bioscience Program Receives Funding to Expand into New Research Programs

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Apr 12, 2011

Over the past year Washington State's Professional Science Master's program has enjoyed incredible success. The program was launched last May in the School of Molecular Biosciences and was designed to train students in successful business practices and bioscience simultaneously. The program was the first of its kind in the state and was so successful that WSU plans to expand it into its several new research programs including bio-products, environmental sustainability and health informatics.

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Tags: Washington, Washington State University, Research Funding, Northwest Region

Stem Cell Research Funded at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Wed, Apr 06, 2011

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center $4.8 million in new stem cell research funding.  The four-year grant will go to research the effect of a patient's DNA on the outcome and success of a stem cell transplant.

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Tags: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, cancer research, Northwest Region

OHSU to receive National Institutes of Health research grants

Posted by BCI Staff on Thu, Mar 31, 2011

The latest list of grants for the National Institutes of Health shows Oregon Health and Science University receiving a substantial amount of new research grants.  OHSU received 415 of the NIH's 676 Oregon grants for a grand total of $184.2 million in research funding.
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Tags: CEEM, Oregon Health Sciences University, Oregon, Research Funding, Northwest Region

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