Science Market Update

CBD Funding Lights Up Research Programs at Top Universities

Posted by Dianna Matyola on Tue, Apr 09, 2019

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has been a topic of interest namely for its reputation of reducing chronic pain, inflammation, and discomfort. CBD is derived from a marijuana plant with at least 112 other unique chemical compounds, referred to as cannabinoids. Along with CBD, the other most commonly known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, well known for its psychoactive properties that leave consumers with a “high” feeling. CBD, however, doesn’t produce these same “high” affects, so its addictive risk substantially decreases, therefore increasing its appeal in the medical field. #CBD #cannbidiol #research #funding 

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Tags: University of Pittsburgh, Thomas Jefferson University, UCSD research, UC Berkeley, BioResearch Product Faire™, cbd, UCLA Events, cannabidiol, CU Anschutz

UC Berkeley Researchers Receive $12.3 Million For Agriculture Research

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, May 14, 2018

Biotech scientists at the University of California, Berkeley received $12.3 million from the Department of Energy's Biological and Environmental Research Program. The researchers aim to develop an in-depth understanding of drought tolerance in field-grown sorghum.

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Tags: agriculture, UC Berkeley, Northern California BioResearch

Online Game from UCB Lets Public Help Advance Alzheimer’s Research

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Oct 28, 2016

The Human Computation Institute, in collaboration with UC Berkeley and other institutions, has developed a new game called Stall Catchers that will allow the public to directly contribute to research for a cure to Alzheimer's disease. In the online game, participants will view movies of real blood vessels in mouse brains and search for any clogged capillaries, or stalls. Capillary stalls, where blood is no longer flowing, are thought to be a key cause of Alzheimer's disease.

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Tags: CA, University of California Berkeley, California, University of California, Alzheimer's Research, Southwest Region, UC Berkeley, Northern California BioResearch, Alzheimer's Disease

Berkeley Researchers Team Up for $7.5M Immunotherapy Initiative

Posted by Laura Braden on Thu, Apr 21, 2016

The University of California, Berkeley is a leading research institution, producing promising research in all divsions of the life sciences. To help further research in immunotherapy and cancer, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have recently teamed up with the Berkeley-based biotech company, Aduro Biotech Inc., for a $7.5 million immunotherapy initiative. This Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Research Initiative (IVRI) will provide three years of funding to infectious disease researchers studying new techniques for combating both infections and cancer.  

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Tags: CA, University of California Berkeley, immunotherapy, cancer research, vaccine research, Southwest, researchers, UC Berkeley, new funding, UCBerk, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, Aduro Biotech

UC Berkeley Collects $5.8M from NIH for Pathogen Research

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, May 06, 2015

Each year in the United States, more than 2 million people develop antibiotic-resistant infections and at least 23,000 people die as a result, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Tags: CA, infectious diseases, California, 2015, Berkeley, BioResearch Product Faire Event, NIH funding, UC Berkeley, UCBerk, NIH grants, best lab supply tradeshows, best science tradeshows

Berkeley Researchers Identify Birds Associated with Lyme Disease

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley have been doing a lot of bird watching lately to help understand the spread of infectious disease. In a recent study they found that Lyme disease, which many believe is spread by rodents and small mammals, is in fact regularly transmitted by several species of birds as well.

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Tags: CA, Bioresearch, Lyme Disease, Southwest, California, 2015, Berkeley, disease research, BioResearch Product Faire Event, UC Berkeley, UCBerk

Arsenic Being Considered as a Cancer Fighting Tool

Posted by David Larsen on Sat, Dec 06, 2014


The Environmental Protection Agency limits the amount of arsenic in U.S. public drinking water to 10 parts per billion (ppb). Water that comes from privately owned wells may contain higher levels of arsenic, especially in areas where the groundwater flows over arsenic-rich bedrock. In a recent study done by UC Berkeley, arsenic was found to potentially show benefits as a cancer fighting agent.

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Tags: CA, water, cancer research, Southwest, 2015, Berkeley, BioResearch Product Faire Event, UC Berkeley, UCBerk

Breakthroughs in Life Sciences with CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Tool

Posted by David Larsen on Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Emmanuelle Charpentier, Ph.D., and Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D., have been awarded the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for their work in developing the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tool. Dr. Charpentier is the head of the Regulation in Infection Biology department at the Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research) in Braunschweig, Germany, and also a co-founder and advisor to Swiss drug developer CRISPR Therapeutics.

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Tags: CA, genome research, Southwest, genetic engineering, 2015, Berkeley, BioResearch Product Faire Event, UC Berkeley, UCBerk

UC Berkeley Bioengineers Receive Grant for Brain Tumor Research

Posted by Emily Olson on Mon, May 12, 2014

The $500,000 Keck Fund research award was given earlier this year to bioengineering professors Kumar and Murthy for their project, Single Tumor Cell Proteomics for Diagnosis and Prognosis. 

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Tags: 2014, University of California Berkeley, proteomics, cancer research, BioResearch Product Faire Event, UC Berkeley, UCBerk

Recent NIH Post Doc Salary Increases

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Apr 01, 2014

Remember life as a starving student?  How about grad school? How about  your post doctoral fellowship?

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Tags: 2014, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Life Science Event, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase, UC Riverside, UC San Francisco, UC Davis - Medical Center, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, post doc, salary, UC Los Angeles

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