In March 2013, construction crews at the University of Georgia, Athens began working on the university's new Veterinary Medical Learning Center. Now, almost 2 years later, the facility is in the final stages of construction and is preparing to open in March 2015.Read More
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Autism, a group of neurodegenerative genetic disorders that cause learning and behavioral challenges, affects approximately 2 million Americans. Other neurodegenerative diseases like stroke and cerebral palsy also affect a large amount of people in the United States. Stroke and cerebral palsy can cause serious brain damage, while autism causes many lifelong behavioral and learning challenges.Read More
Alzheimer's is a devastating disease that causes memory loss, thinking and behavioral problems that get worse over time. Currently, there are no known cures for Alzheimer's, but there are some treatments available that can slow the onset of symptoms. Because of this need for a cure, Alzheimer's disease is heavily studied by researchers across the nation, and millions of dollars are given to Alzheimer's researchers annually to work towards finding more treatments and a potential cure. Earlier this year, researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia received a $7.2 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help support their research of this disease. (Image on right courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)Read More
Anyone with arachnophobia will tell you how terrifying spiders are, especially some of the larger ones like tarantulas. One of the biggest fears people report is getting bitten by a poisonous spider. Even though tarantula venom is very weak and not deadly to humans, the thought of getting bitten can cause some people to tremble with fear.Read More
Are you looking to grow your lab product sales revenues for 2015?
Duke University spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year on life science research. Bolstered by NIH funding plus private support from foundations and individuals, Duke University is one of the foremost research institutions in the world. This makes for an ideal marketplace for lab suppliers and vendors to showcase products directly to managers, purchasers, and researchers at this top funded research university.Read More
In 2010, the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico blew-out, leading to the largest off-shore oil spill in the United States, known as the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, or the BP Oil Spill. 4.9 million barrels of oil are estimated to have gushed into the Gulf waters during this time, causing an immense impact on the ecosystem in the Gulf. Now, 4 years after the spill, the Gulf of Mexico is still greatly impacted and affected by the oil left in the water. Researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens recently received $18.8 million to continue their study of the impacts of this oil spill on the ecosystem.Read More
Fragile X syndrome is a neurodegenerative, genetic disease that causes intellectual, behavioral, and learning challenges. According to the CDC, it is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and even though it affects both men and women, it occurs more commonly and more severely in men. There are many other diseases associated with Fragile X, such as autism and epilepsy. Currently, there are no cures for the syndrome, but there are treatments that can help people suffering from the disorder learn some important skills. Emory University researchers have recently received a $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue their study of Fragile X syndrome and its associated disorders.Read More
Glycans, also known as complex carbohydrates, are essential macromolecules involved in nearly all phsyiological and pathological processes. They cover every living cell in the human body and perform a wide variety of tasks including cellular communication, growth, the spread of many diseases, and are necessary for the organisim's survival. However, there are still many glycans with unknown functions due to a lack of research. With the help of a recently awarded grant from the National Institutes of Health to the University of Georgia Athens, there will soon be more research into the roles of complex carbohydrates.Read More
Duke University recently received $10 million in science research funding from the National Institutes of Health to create an Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group to conduct research lab investigations into the causes of antibacterial resistance. The new research grant was awarded in fiscal year 2014 to the department of internal medicine at Duke University Schools of Medicine and project leader Dr. Vance Fowler.
Are you looking for top funded lab sales marketplace? Duke University is a multi-million dollar player in the multi-billion dollar life science research marketplace. With $350 million NIH funding in 2013, and $45 million in NSF funding, plus private support from foundations and individuals, this is a large and growing market for lab supply companies looking to expand their reach. Duke’s funding compares favorably to that of Harvard University, which had $352 million from NIH funding and $55 million NSF funding respectively.