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UC Davis Receives $2.5 Million Cancer Research Grant

Posted by BCI Staff on Fri, May 18, 2018

Last Fall, UC Davis' Comprehensive Cancer Center  received its first National Cancer Institute (NCI) Moonshot Grant of $2.5 million to research two types of cancers in dogs that are very similar to cancer in humans. 

UC Davis boasts both a world renowned veterinary school and medical school. Researchers are equipped with the tools to examine the link between cancer in dogs and cancer in humans. UC Davis has a Comparative Oncology Program at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of very few in the nation.

The program allows for veterinarians and physicians to work together to find creative cancer solutions. Robert Canter, a surgical oncologist at the Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Robert Rehun, a veterinary oncologist, plan to conduct various research trials with the Moonshot Grant.

The trials will be focused on isolating dogs' natural killer cells. Killer cells are white blood cells that are particulary good at eliminating cells infected with viruses or cancer cells. Once the killer cells are isolated, researchers hope to connect the killer cells with human IL15. IL15 is a cytokine that might help activate the killer cells in human patients. 

This study is just one example of the many different projects that UC Davis facilitates to help advance cancer research. This past year, the Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center received $7.3 million in support. The Biomedical Technology Program at the Cancer Center alone has over 20 active projects and almost $24 million in funding.

 

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UC Davis Researchers Receive $1.5M to Study Immune Cells for Tumor Treatment

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Nov 06, 2017

White blood cells help the immune system protect the body from infections and diseases. Along with attacking infections, white blood cells also have the ability to bring other cells together to help in the fight. With these known abilities of white blood cells, life science researchers have been researching ways to amplify the abilities of these cells to target specific illnesses, such as tumors. 

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University of California Strengthens Cancer Research with Creation of New 5-School Consortium

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Oct 23, 2017

In the state of California, more than 176,000 residents arediagnosed with cancer each year and more than $14 billion is spent to fight this disease in California alone. The University of California system has five of the top cancer centers in the country within theseacademic institutions. In September these five UC cancer centers announced that they were teaming up to form a cancer consortium to provide researchers and physicians in California more opportunities to further their work on cancer-related topics. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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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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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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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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Total UC Davis Regenerative Medicine Funding Reaches $130 Million

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, May 10, 2016

The University of California, Davis Medical Center is one of the highest funded research institutions in California. The university recently received two new grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), totaling $3.2 million, which will be used to support two research projects focusing on treating cancer and other diseases.   

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Funding News: Donor Awards $38.5 Million to UC Davis Medical Center

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Mar 21, 2016

The University of California, Davis Medical Center is one of the best in the country. It is comprised of the UC Davis Cancer Center, a medical school, the MIND (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) Institute, the Eye Center, and other important research facilities. Recently, the medical center received a generous donation to aid their research.

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$5.4 Million Awarded to Davis Scientists for Alzheimer's Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease known to cause memory loss, thinking and behavioral problems that worsen over time. Currently Alzheimer's does not have any known cures, but Alzheimer's disease is heavily studied by researchers across the nation, and millions of dollars are given to Alzheimer's researchers annually to work towards better understanding the onset and function of the disease to lead to potential treatments and cures. 

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UC Davis gets $10M in NIH Grants for Schizophrenia Research Center

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, May 05, 2015

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that affects about 1% of Americans. Schizophrenia often causes paranoia, hearing voices other people don't hear, and believing other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. 

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