Science Market Update

University of South Florida to Participate in $150M Research Program

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Nov 21, 2016

University of South Florida Nursing’s professor, Maureen Groer, PhD recently received funding to extend her research on preterm infants and the microbiome of their digestive system. This research grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) is part of a $150 million program called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO). The focus of ECHO is to allow researchers to study the impact that environmental influences have on children by extending and expanding existing studies on mothers and their children. It will involve 50,000 children the across the United States.

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Tags: new research funding, environmental contaminants, Environment, Florida, Research Funding, Southern Region, new research grant, University of South Florida, USF

$8M Research Grant Awarded to UAB, Duke, & UW Collaborative Study

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Sep 28, 2016

The $8M grant, given by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, will support a project in which the research team will use bioengineered stem cells and tissue to create a functional heart patch. The patch will restore function and prevent heart failure that can be caused by a heart attack's damage.
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Tags: Stem Cells, heart disease, Duke University, University of Wisconsin Madison, Alabama, UAB, AL, Southern Region, University of Alabama at Birmingham, bioengineering

Emory Researchers Find Anti-Cancer Potential in Lichens and Rhubarb

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Nov 30, 2015

Cancer affects the majority of the population in one way or another, through knowing someone with cancer, being exposed to it in the media, or having it oneself. Cancer treatments and cures are some of the most well funded and highly researched areas in the life sciences. Researchers at the Winshop Cancer Institute at Emory University in Atlanta, GA recently discovered that an orange pigment, called parietin or physcion, that is found in lichens and rhubarb has potential to be used as an anti-cancer drug.

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Duke Scientists Use Zebrafish to Fight Deadly Brain Infections

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Nov 23, 2015

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USF Receives $2.7M for Preemie Gut Study

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Oct 13, 2015

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), at least 1 in 9 American children is born prematurely. In addition to obvious concerns about low birth weight and developmental disabilities, premature infants also may be at risk for inhibited development due to the interplay of certain microbes in the gastrointestinal system.

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Tags: Pediatrics, FL, Florida, Tampa, Research Funding, NIH funding, Southern Region, 2016, Nursing, BioResearch Product Faire™, University of South Florida, USF

UAB Scientists Uncover TNT in Fight Against TB

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Tuberculosis is a terrible disease that is characterized by a bad, sometimes bloody cough, and which could lead to other serious health problems, or even death.

Over 1.5 million people currently die from TB each year, and as many as one third of the world’s population is currently infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In an effort to combat this worldwide health concern, Michael Niederweis, Ph.D., and colleagues from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have made an important discovery. The scientists recently uncovered an important toxin called Tuberculosis Necrotizing Toxin (TNT) that resides within the pathogenic bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and aids in survival and proliferation.

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Tags: tuberculosis, Immunology, Alabama, Biology, 2015, disease research, life science research, UAlab, Birmingham, AL, Southern Region, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BioResearch Product Faire™

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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Tags: cancer research, FL, Florida, Tampa, NIH grant, Southern Region, cancer research grant, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire™, University of South Florida, USF

Emory University Gets $10 Million in Breast Cancer Research Funding

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Mar 05, 2013

Emory University recently received research funding for the Winship Cancer Institute totaling $10 million from the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation. The gifts will fund the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship and will be directed towards supporting the breast cancer program’s research goals in Georgia, such as funding clinical trials and recruitment. According to an Emory University news article, the Glenn Scholars program, which donates research money to Winship scientists whose breast cancer research has a high impact, will also benefit from the research funding.

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Duke University Chemist Wins Nobel Prize for Biomedical Research

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Oct 19, 2012

Duke University research scientist Robert Lefkowitz, 69, says he was fast asleep when the Nobel committee called to tell him he had won the prestigious prize, but he said he didn’t hear the phone ring because he was wearing ear plugs. His wife picked up the phone.

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UNC Research Scientists Develop Spray-On Skin Cell Therapy

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Thu, Sep 06, 2012

Research scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a “spray-on skin” treatment that speeds up recovery in wounds that don’t heal well on their own. The findings, published in the Lancet, showed that ulcers treated with the spray healed better than ulcers treated in other ways. According to WRAL.com, between one and two million Americans have a vein disease where leg wounds have difficulty healing. People with such wounds are at risk for infections and even amputation.

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Tags: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Southeast, 2012, Cell Research, Front Line event, NC, research scientists, Chapel Hill, UNC-Chapel Hill, Southern Region

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