Science Market Update

$10.3M in Alzheimer's Research Funding Awarded to University of Arizona

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Nov 25, 2016

The National Institute of Aging has awarded a five year, $10.3 million grant to the University of Arizona, Tucson to fund research on why women are more susceptible to developing Alzheimer's Disease than men are. Lead researcher Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton will be collaborating with other UA investigators, as well as with researchers at the University of Southern California with specialties including; neuroimaging and informatics, pharmacology, gerontology, and neuroradiology. 

(Image of brain affected byAlzheimer's courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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University of Arizona Study Finds Climate Change May Threaten Food Supply

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Oct 07, 2016

A study by University of Arizona ecologists explored how global warming could jeopardize our food supply. In their report, Alice Cang and John Wiens, professor at UA’s Department of Evolutionary Biology, conclude that grasses across the globe may be unable to keep pace with climate change. This will put some of the world's most critical food sources such as wheat, corn, and rice in danger.

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Tags: University of Arizona, Arizona, Biotechnology Vendor Fair, Ecology, biotech vendor show, Southwest Region, UA, Global Warming, Climate Change

University of Arizona Receives $7M in Research Funding for Asthma Study

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Sep 26, 2016

The National Institute of Health awarded a five year, $7 million grant to Dr. Monica Kraft at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.  The funding will support a research study titled, “Dysfunction of Innate Immunity in Asthma,” which will seek to improve our understanding of mediators that help control lung inflammation. This in turn may lead to improved therapies for reducing severe asthma attacks.

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UAZ Recieves Grant to Improve Bone Marrow Transplant Survival Rate

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Aug 08, 2016

(Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Finding matching donors for patients who need bone marrow transplants can be challenging. For ethnic minorities the chances of finding an unrelated donor who is a match through the national donor registry is less than 35 percent. However, thanks to a three year, $600,000 grant from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society researchers and physicians at the University of Arizona-Tucson are hoping to improve the odds of survival for those patients. This new research funding will be used to support ongoing biomedical research at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center into improving haploidentical bone marrow transplantations (haplo-BMT) as well as launching clinical trials at the UA Cancer Center.

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Tags: Biomedical Reearch, University of Arizona Tucson, UA, research grants, BioResearch Fair, Bone marrow transplants

U of A Receives $1M in Research Funding to Help Stop Silent Killer of Women

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Jun 15, 2016

(Dr. Barton, researcher at the University of Arizona. Photo courtesy of U of A)

The National Cancer Institute is funding a million dollar study at the University of Arizona to help detect ovarian cancer sooner. It is hoped this project will lead to the first effective screening test for a disease that kills 14,000 women a year and often gives little to no warning of its presence until it’s too late.  

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Tags: University of Arizona, University of Arizona Tucson Research, Arizona, UAZ, Biotechnology Vendor Fair, Research Funding, Tucson, University of Arizona Tucson, UA, ovarian cancer, 2016, cancer reserach, Dr. Jennifer Barton, Optical imaging technology

Genomics Research at Univ of Arizona Sequences Complex Banana Genome

Posted by Sam Asher on Fri, Aug 10, 2012

The summer of 2012 is set to go down as one of the driest and worst years for US farmers, but it's proving to be an excellent season for fruit science, especially at the University of Arizona, Tucson. In June we saw the sequencing of the tomato genome (technically a fruit), which was a breakthrough in genetics research. The Arizona Genomics Institute has now cracked another complex code: the genome of the banana.

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Tags: University of Arizona, DNA Sequencing, genomic research, DNA Research, genome research, banana, University of Arizona Tucson Research, Southwest, 2012, biology research, Arizona, AZ, Genetics, Front Line event, genomics research, Tucson, UA

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