Science Market Update

New UPenn Research Campus in Development along Schuylkill River

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Apr 21, 2014

The University of Pennsylvania is currently in the planning stages of constructing a new research campus along the Schuylkill River. The South Bank of the Schuylkill, pronounced ‘SKOO-kəl,’ is a vital component of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus development vision. The Penn Connects 2.0 strategy has added 3 million square feet of space to new UPenn research campuses since 2006.

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Tags: 2014, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, BioResearch Product Faire Event, PA, science research funding, new campus

New BioMedical Research Buildings, Programs, Funding at UC Riverside

Posted by BCI Staff on Fri, Jun 01, 2012

 UC Riverside, once considered by some as the poor cousin to more established UC's, is now a thriving beehive of growth and activity in the areas of biomedicine and life science research. UC Riverside has always been strong in agriculture, business, and engineering; but UC Riverside had lacked the prestige that comes with being a medical training center, until now.  With a new medical faculty, a new medical school, new buildings, and new research programs, UC Riverside is on its way to becoming a world class research institute in the medical science field; a title previously reserved for its rich cousin's in Southern and Northern California. 

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Tags: University of California Riverside, Medical Research, Stem cell research, Southwest, California, Funding, research laboratories, UC Riverside, science research funding

Riverside Stem Cell Research Consortium to Maximize Resources, Funding Opportunities

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Tue, May 08, 2012

The University of California at Riverside is part of the Inland Empire, the geographic area just south and east of the Greater Los Angeles metro area and Orange County. As a member of the UC System, Riverside enjoys the advantage of being a part of the strongest public university system in the United States. Now UCR is making other collaborative ties, this time not statewise but more locally: by teaming up with Loma Linda University and Cal State San Bernardino to pool stem cell laboratory resources. The new regional entity will be known as the Inland Empire Stem Cell Consortium, and it will allow all three schools to qualify for increased federal funding in addition to the other benefits of joining forces.

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Tags: University of California Riverside, Medical Research, Stem cell research, Southwest, California, Funding, research laboratories, UC Riverside, science research funding

$10M Prostate Cancer Research Grant to Fund Scientific Dream Team Led by Michigan

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Fri, Apr 06, 2012


There's been a lot of news coming out of Chicago this week from the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Two announcements concerning prostate cancer research are especially worth broadcasting. An Ann Arbor pathologist, Arul M. Chinnaiyan, of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, will be leading a "dream team" of specialists from 5 of the top cancer research institutes in the world in a $10M, 3-year research project titled “Precision Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer.” The funding comes from AACR partner, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), and the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Heading up the team with Dr. Chinnaiyan is Dr. Charles L. Sawyers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

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Tags: University of Michigan, Midwest, Bioresearch, cancer research, nanotechnology, genome research, genomic medicine, 2012, Ann Arbor, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Funding, Research Funding, Conference, MI, science event, scientific conference, science current event, scientific events, UMich, Cancer Center, science research funding

Science Research Finds Innovative Crowdfunding Resource at Petridish.org

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Fri, Mar 16, 2012


In the David and Goliath world of science research funding, young scientists who lack the experience and PI status to pull in funding from sources like the NIH and NSF now have a new resource at petridish.org.  The website, just launched in a beta version, allows scientists to appeal to ordinary folk for funding to support their research, with typically modest goals of $10,000 or less. The nine projects that debuted on petridish.org are almost all led by PhD candidates, post-docs, and staff researchers from top universities, and most are looking to travel to do data collection for life science projects.  These could be tomorrow's big names in science research, getting innovative about moving their research forward now. 

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Tags: 2012 Research Funding, crowdsourcing, biology research, Funding, Science Projects, science research, biotech solutions, innovative solution, scientist solutions, early career funding, science research funding

Penn Medicine Receives $16 Million in Science Research Funding

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jan 11, 2012

An anonymous gift of $16 million in science research funding to the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will fund the establishment of the Neuroscience of Behavior Initiative, which aims to strengthen Penn’s program in basic, translational, clinical and population research into the areas of addiction, depressive disorders and neurodegenerative disease. The gift is the single-largest donation for neuroscience research in the school’s history.

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Tags: Pennsylvania, Northeast, 2012 Research Funding, Neuroscience, Philadelphia, science research, Biomedical Research Funding, scientific sales, Penn Medicine, science research funding

Stony Brook Life Science Research Vaults into Big League with $150M Gift

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Tue, Dec 20, 2011

The recent news out of New York regarding SUNY Stony Brook's future could not be better: a private donation to the Long Island university of $150 million will not only secure the future of its science programs but will allow Stony Brook to move up in order of magnitude into the ranks of top life science research institutions nationwide.  The gift was made by the Simons Foundation, with the agreement by New York State that it will institute a new tuition structure for wealthier students and commit to a $35 million capital construction plan.  The gift will go towards insuring research excellence in the School of Medicine, hiring top research faculty, and recruiting the best graduate students.

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Tags: Northeast, New research facilities, New York, Stony Brook University, Funding, Biomedical Research Funding, science research funding

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