Science Market Update

UC Davis Receives $11.5M in Funding for Fragile X Research

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Currently, there are no FDA approved medications for treating fragile X syndrome. That may soon change, thanks to a $11.5 million NIH grant awarded to UC Davis Medical Center. The new funding will allow researchers to test a new drug that is designed to improve language learning for children with fragile X syndrome. UC Davis is one of only two medical centers approved for the drug trail in the nation. Since UC Davis Medical Center is home to the renowned MIND Institute, which hosts the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center, it is a logical choice for the treatment study.

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Tags: CA, California, Research Funding, Drug Development, research grant, UC Davis - Medical Center, Southwest Region, new research grant, UCD, drug evaluation, BioResearch Product Faire, Bioresearch Grant

Angelman Syndrome Treatment on Horizon Due to UC Davis Research Grants

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Nov 07, 2016

UC Davis Medical Center researchers have recently been awarded several grants to investigate promising treatments for Angleman Syndrome. Dr. David Segal, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has received over $1.2 million from the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) to develop a potential treatment. Joe Anderson, PhD, assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, received $500,000 from the same organization to pursue a different approach to developing a treatment for the genetic disorder. The university also received a $1.1 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) in July, which brings the total for Angelman Syndrome grant funding to nearly $3 million. This puts UC Davis at the forefront of research into the disorder.

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Tags: Biotechnology vendor show, Biotechnology Vendor Fair, UC Davis - Medical Center, research grants, UC Davis, Bioresearch Grant, angelman syndrome

UC Davis Inhales $2.3M in Grants for Pulmonary Bioresearch

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Oct 18, 2016

 (Article posted 2015 and updated in 2016)

Patients with a condition known as lung nodules may soon be breathing a bit more easily, thanks to research funding granted to the University of California, Davis  and a new diagnostic technology tested in a 2016 study at the Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University. Lung nodules are usually benign, small lesions often found in CT chest scans. While only 2% of these nodules end up being cancerous, they still require examination and monitoring to ensure the safety of the patient. 

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Tags: CA, Emory University, University of California Davis, cancer research, California, Cancer, UCDMC, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research Funding, Sacramento, Davis, UC Davis - Medical Center, research grants, lung cancer

UC Davis Receives Over $3M in Cancer Research Funding

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Oct 17, 2016

UC Davis Professor Kit Lam has been awarded two separate federal grants to further his cancer research. The first grant is from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. This 4-year, $2 million grant will fund research on the use of targeted nanotheraputics against oral cancer. The second grant is from the National Cancer Institute. This 3-year, $1.2 million research grant will be used to explore new technology for functional imaging in living cells.

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Tags: cancer research, California, Cancer, UCDMC, Research Funding, UC Davis - Medical Center, Southwest Region, research grants, UC Davis, UCD, cancer research grant

Researchers Invited to Attend UC Davis Medical Life Science Event

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Thu, May 12, 2016

(Original article from 2013 by Jennifer Niuwkerk. Updated information added by Jennifer Winstead.)

Are you a researcher, lab manager, post-doc or purchasing agent interested in networking with colleagues and learning about the latest lab equipment and services on the market at the Universtity of California, Davis Medical Center?

UPDATE: If so, make sure you don’t miss Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.’s Sacramento BioResearch Product Faire™ Event on June 7, 2016. Lab supply companies are eager to meet researchers at this event and discuss with you your research goals. If you are facing problems in the lab, the sales reps at our UC Davis Medical Center show may be able to recommend viable life science solutions.

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Tags: CA, Southwest, California, UCDMC, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Sacramento, UC Davis - Medical Center, researcher invite, life science events, meet researchers, 2016

UC Davis Researchers Find Promising Treatment for Huntington’s

Posted by Cat Girton on Thu, Apr 07, 2016

An estimated 30,000 people in the United States are afflicted with Huntington’s disease. Receiving a diagnosis of this genetic neurodegenerative disorder is unimaginably devastating. Sufferers slowly lose control of their movement and develop psychiatric problems over the course of 10-25 years, and often the disease is undetected until adulthood. Just this year, UC Davis researchers in Sacramento, California have discovered that human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) - cells with the ability to differentiate into bone cells, muscle cells, and other cell types - could be the key to developing an effective new therapy to treat Huntington’s. The promising findings are published in the journal Molecular Therapy

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Tags: Lab Product show, Stem cell research, Neuroscience, UC Davis - Medical Center, Huntington's Disease

UC Davis Researchers Focus on Biotech and Receive $4M Grants

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Two prominent researchers at UC Davis are under a microscope for their work in stem-cell biotechnology. The pair from University of California, Davis was awarded close to $4 million in funding to improve biotechnology intended for physicians studying stem cell treatments.

The two grant awards, of over $1.8 million each, were awarded to Laura Marcu and Kent Leach by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to continue developing technology that is used in stem cell treatments for vascular disease, bone and cartilage repair.

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Tags: CA, Stem cell research, California, 2015, UCDMC, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Biotechnology, Sacramento, Davis, UC Davis - Medical Center, UCD

Sugary Drinks may Cost you More Than You Think

Posted by David Larsen on Mon, Jan 05, 2015


Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging.

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Tags: California, 2015, San Diego, UCDMC, San Francisco, UCSD, UC San Diego, UCSF, Sacramento, UC San Francisco, UC Davis - Medical Center, Northern California BioResearch, San Francisco at Mission Bay, San Francisco Bay Area

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

Animal Science Researchers Receive $9.75M USDA Funding

Posted by BCI Staff on Fri, Apr 22, 2011


Cows get pneumonia, or bovine respiratory disease, and it kills more than a million of them each year, making BRD the leading cause of (accidental) death for beef and dairy cattle.  That translates to a loss of about $692 Million annually.  To combat this loss, the USDA has just invested $9.75 Million in a 5-year project to come up with genomic and management approaches to the BRD problem.

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Tags: CA, Bioresearch funding, animal research, Southwest, animal science, UCDMC, Research Funding, Davis, UC Davis - Medical Center, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event, 2011

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