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BIO5 Scientists Bring in Millions in NIH Funding to the University of Arizona

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Wed, Oct 17, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards the University of Arizona roughly 200 grants totaling about $100 million each year. In 2018 the numbers increased to 266 grants totaling $125,091,695. A large portion of this NIH research funding was awarded to the over 250 scientists included in the University's BIO5 Institute. Here are the top 10 BIO5 NIH grant recipients:

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Arizona's BIO5 Institute: Over $1.3M in Grants for Ovarian Cancer Research

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Ovarian cancer has a mortality rate of up to 70%. This is partly due to the fact that the disease is rarely detected in its early stages because the symptoms are vague and nonspecific. Currently, there is no accepted screening method for ovarian cancer. Due to the mortality rate, physicians often counsel women at high risk to have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a precaution. Jennifer Barton, director of University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute wants to change all this. With $863,000 from the United States Army and nearly $500,000 from the NIH in research funding, her plans for a falloposcope that will detect early-stage ovarian cancer is moving forward.

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University of Arizona Receives Historic $60M NIH Award

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Wed, Aug 15, 2018

The University of Arizona Health Sciences-Banner Health has received the largest National Institute of Health (NIH) grant award in the state’s history. The $60 million, five-year award will fund the university’s All of Us Research Program, which will include Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaskan Native participants and communities.

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New Science Building Nearing Completion at University of Arizona

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Construction of the new Bioscience Research Laboratories (BSRL) building at the University of Arizona, Tucson will soon be entering its final phase. This $107,5000,000 project began in December of 2015 and is expected to be completed in December of this year. The new four story, 100,000-square-foot biomedical building will be located along Cherry Ave, adjacent to the Keating BIO5 and the Medical Research Building. It will house imaging, the CLIA genetics core facility, informatics, and wet lab space.

(Image of the Bioscience Research Building courtesy of University of Arizona)

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$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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Tags: Alzheimer' Research, Bioresearch funding, University of Arizona Tucson, UA, University of Arizona Tucson Research, Biotechnology vendor show

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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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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Tags: Asthma research, University of Arizona Tucson, UA, UAZ, Research Funding, Biotech Event, biomedical research, BioResearch Product Faire™, NIH grant

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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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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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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