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University of Wisconsin-Madison Researchers Win Funding for Innovative Bioresearch

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers won 2016 Shaw Scientist Awards. This program has supported early research efforts pursuing promising ideas in biochemistry, biological sciences and cancer research for over thirty years.  The award given by the Greater Milwaukee foundation includes a $200,000 grant for each recipient to be used as seed money for his or her respective projects. Feyza Engin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry, is researching type 1 diabetes. Srivatsan Raman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, is conducting research into the properties that allow proteins to change shape.

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Tags: Bioresearch funding, Diabetes, University of Wisconsin Madison, Protein Research, Type 1 Diabetes, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Dr. Srivatsan Raman, Dr. Feyza Engin

MSU Protein Research Yields New Structure to Combat Flu Epidemics

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Mon, Jul 02, 2012

Protein research at Michigan State University has lead to the development of a new protein structure which could neutralize flu viruses during an epidemic. The team of international researchers working on the project were lead by Tim Whitehead, assistant professor of materials science and chemical engineering at MSU (image courtesy of MSU).

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Tags: Michigan State University, Michigan, Protein Research

UC Davis Protein Research Sheds Light On Immune System

Posted by Sam Asher (Guest) on Tue, Jun 26, 2012

The University of California Davis Medical Center recently discovered a new function of the body’s immune system through research on the protein HD6, also known as alpha-defensin 6. The discovery of HD6’s unique virus fighting methods helps researchers better understand how the body retaliates against bowel disease. 

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Tags: University of California Davis, Immune System, Protein Research

NIH Funded Research at OSU Studies Protein's Role in Heart Damage

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Fri, Jun 15, 2012

A new NIH funded research project at Ohio State University has linked a certain protein in the heart to cardiac damage after chemotherapy. The study was lead by Govindasamy Ilangovan, Ohio State associate professor of internal medicine (photo courtesy of OSU), and received a total of $419,375 in funding from the NIH.

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Tags: Ohio State University, Protein Research, Funding, NIH

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