Science Market Update

UCD Eye Center Building Project Provides New Research Laboratory Space

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Thu, May 03, 2012

The rapid growth of the UC Davis Health System has spurred plans for a new eye center to accommodate the expanding needs of patients and the university.

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Tags: University Funding, New research facilities, California, CA, construction, University of California Davis

Davis M.I.N.D. Institute Makes Headlines with Autism Research Study Results

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, Apr 11, 2012

If you watch the evening news in Northern California, it's not unusual to hear the results of studies being done at Sacramento's UC Davis Medical Center campus, especially if those results are raising eyebrows. But an autism study out of the M.I.N.D. Institute at UCDMC has gone national recently, appearing on dozens of media outlets, as well as in Monday's issue of the journal Pediatrics.  The news? Research study results showing a corellation between a mother's obesity during pregnancy and increased risk for autism in her child. More specifically, women with metabolic diseases like obesity, diabetes, and hypertension were 1.6 times more likely to have children with autism spectrum disorders than healthy women.

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Tags: University of California, California, Southwest, Autism, University of California Davis, Sacramento Campus, BRPF, Diabetes, BioResearch Product Faire Event

UC Davis Cancer Center Gets "Comprehensive" Award for Cancer Research

Posted by BCI Staff on Fri, Mar 23, 2012

The UC Davis Cancer Center was recently recognized as a "comprehensive" center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This is the most prestigious honor that a cancer center can receive and designates the renamed, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of the top cancer research institutions in the country.

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Tags: Biomedical Research Funding, cancer research, California, Southwest, University of California Davis, Sacramento Campus, BRPF, biomedical sciences, UC Davis Cancer Center, Cancer Center, BioResearch Product Faire Event

Lab Equipment Suppliers Generate Leads at Sacramento Bioresearch Product Event

Posted by BCI Staff on Mon, Feb 13, 2012

On January 25th of this year we held our 9th semiannual Sacramento BioResearch Product Faire event on the medical campus of the University of California Davis, in Sacramento. The UC Davis Health System includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Medical Center with its state-of-the-art teaching hospital.  Also part of the Sacramento biomedical hub where we hold our events are the UC Davis Children's Hospital and the Shriner's Hospital for Children of Northern California.

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Tags: Event, California, Southwest, Sales, University of California Davis, Laboratory Equipment Supplier, Sacramento Campus, sales leads

Tomorrow's Brilliant Laboratory Scientists Rock iGEM Synthetic Biology Competition

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Nov 08, 2011

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Tags: Event, MIT, cell biology, Nevada, University of California Davis, synthetic biology

UC Davis Wins Wedge of $110M Research Funding for Knockout Mouse Genomic Resource

Posted by BCI Staff on Wed, Oct 19, 2011

The NIH recently awarded more than $110M in research funding for the second phase of the Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP), a phenotyping project involving an international consortium of researchers (the IKMC) who will generate about 5,000 strains of knockout mice that will undergo a large battery of clinical phenotype tests to reveal how traits are affected by deleting a given gene in an individual mouse. 

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Tags: California, Southwest, Stem cell research, Genomics, University of California Davis, Mice

New Stem Cell Therapy Used by UC Davis Neurosurgeons in Clinical Trial

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Sep 13, 2011

(Photo of Dr. Kim courtesy of UC Davis)

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Tags: Stem Cell, California, University of California Davis, Neuroscience, Sacramento Campus

Molecular Biology Research $3M DoD Grant at UC Davis

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Apr 26, 2011

Fragile X Syndrome is the leading cause of inherited mental illness,  ranging from learning disabilities to more severe cognitive or intellectual disabilities, including autism.  Connecticut pharmaceutical company Marinus, Inc. has developed the synthetic neurosteroid Ganaxolone for the treatment of Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), epilepsy, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Now researchers at UC Davis have been awarded a $3 Million molecular biology research grant by the Department of Defense to study the effects of the drug on FXS specifically.

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Tags: California, Research Funding, University of California Davis, Davis, Southwest Region

Vendor Fair Provides Answers for UC Davis Health Science Researchers

Posted by BCI Staff on Wed, Apr 20, 2011

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Tags: California, Research Funding, University of California Davis, Davis, Southwest Region, BioResearch Product Faire Event

UC Davis Biomedical Research and Growing Stem Cell Program

Posted by BCI Staff on Wed, Mar 23, 2011

The UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering was founded in 2001 with three faculty members.  It now has a faculty of 27 (with 5 more planned) and ranks impressively in the latest NSF Report on R&D Expenditures by major institutions.  According to Dept. Chair Athanasiou, UCD BME ranks:

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Tags: California, Stem cell research, University of California Davis, Davis, Sacramento, Southwest Region

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