Science Market Update

UCI Receives $5M from NIAID to Advance New Blood Biotech

Posted by Robert Larkin on Fri, May 22, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, more than 2 million people a year in the U.S. acquire antibiotic-resistant blood infections which result in nearly 23,000 deaths. This is precisely why researchers at University of California, Irvine are going to receive a five-year, $5 million award from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), for the development of a new biotechnology that detects infections in the bloodstream.

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Help SoCal Researchers Meet their Research Goals with your Products

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Fri, Sep 05, 2014

Are you a laboratory supplier who is looking to expand your presence in the Southern California area and increase your influence at the top California Universities?

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Irvine Scientists Use Salmon to Cure Paralysis

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Roughly 2 percent of Americans have some form of paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury, according to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. It is impossible to restore function and movement lost in this sort of paralysis…or at least, it has been up until now. A bioresearch team at the University of California, Irvine has discovered the perfect concoction to cure such paralysis using, of all things, a protein transplant from salmon.

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$1.6M in New Research Funding Raised for Cancer Research at UC Irvine

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jul 02, 2014

The University of California, Irvine recently hosted a gala that raised $1.6 million in science research funding for the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of UC Irvine Health. More than 500 people were in attendance at the event, which was held at Disney’s Grand California Hotel and Spa.

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Graduate Research Lab Scientists Rank 9th for NSF Awards at UC Irvine

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, May 13, 2014

Research lab scientists at the University of California, Irvine receive millions of dollars in life science research funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation every year, often dwarfing the research budgets of lesser known schools. Did you know that graduate students at the University of California, Irvine receive a remarkable number of life science research grants as well?

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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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UCI Researcher Uncovers New Information on Food-Borne Illness

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Fri, Nov 15, 2013

The botulism toxin is one of the most dangerous toxins known to us, with as little as one microgram having enough spores to be fatal to a human adult. These neurotoxins are produced from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum and cause important communications between muscles and nerve cells to be corrupted. This bacterium causes the botulism illness by inducing paralysis and, in extreme cases, respiratory arrest by blocking these vital nerve functions. 

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California Life Science Events Information Resource

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Tue, Aug 27, 2013

Are you a lab supplier who is looking to increase your presence or expand your influence at the top California Universities? Take advantage of these upcoming life science trade shows that will provide you with an effective way to network with leading California researchers:

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$25M Crowdsourcing Challenge + $50M in Research Grants for Pet Pill

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Tue, Jan 15, 2013

Dr. Gary Michelson is a retired Los Angeles surgeon who made a lot of money ($1.35B) from a spinal surgical invention in 2005. Since then he's devoted himself and his considerable resources to philanthropy. One of his most passionate causes is reducing the rate of euthanasia for unwanted pets by promoting spaying and neutering, along with shelter adoption, training, and good vet care through the Los Angeles group Found Animals. Not content with the usual invasive practice of sterilizing pets, he also created the Michelson Prize and Grants to challenge research scientists to come up with a cheap, safe, and effective one-dose pill for cats and dogs to induce permanent infertility. The winner of the Michelson Prize in Reproductive Biology will take home $25M and the satisfaction of knowing that fewer pets will be put down because of overpopulation.

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Irvine Regenerative Science Labs Capture $12M in Stem Cell Research Grants

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, Sep 19, 2012

In a recent round of new funding from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), two UC Irvine stem cell research labs and their collaborators at other California universities and private labs have been awarded some $37M, of which approximately $12M will go directly to UCI. The two funded projects involve translational research to develop eventual clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease, in the one study, and retinitis pigmentosa in the other. The new awards bring Irvine's total CIRM funding over the years to $96.25 million, most carried out at the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center (right) which opened its cutting-edge facility on campus 2 years ago.

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