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Johns Hopkins Researcher Receives $7.7M From NIH for Parkinson's Research

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Wed, Nov 14, 2018

Nearly one million American’s live with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The direct and indirect costs of Parkinson’s, including treatment, social security payments and lost income, total nearly $25 billion per year in the United States. Medications alone average $2,500 per year per patient. Currently, there is no definitive test for PD and, while there are treatments, there is no cure. With the help of over $7.7 million in NIH funding, the Director of the Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Center at Johns Hopkins, Ted Dawson M.D., Ph.D. hopes to change that.

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3 UC San Diego Research Programs Receive Grants Totaling Over $28M

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Mon, Nov 12, 2018

Multi-million-dollar grants have been awarded to three research programs at the University of California San Diego. Funding covers research on the impact of aerosol on the atmosphere, development of software tools that run on supercomputers and the study of acute kidney failure and acute kidney injuries.

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UC Riverside Scientist Awarded $2.3M Help to Fight the Bite

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Fri, Nov 02, 2018

A University of California Riverside assistant professor of entomology has received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop new ways to combat mosquitoes, one of the world’s most lethal disease carriers. 

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U Georgia Receives $2.3M to Study Stress’s Effect on Children’s Immune System

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Tue, Oct 30, 2018

According to the Mayo Clinic, stress can cause a number of health issues including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.  A new University of Georgia, Athens (UGA) study is being funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to show how stress affects children’s immune system. This $2.3 million, Director’s New Innovator Award, will allow researchers to correlate acute stress with how children’s immune systems respond to vaccination.  

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UC San Diego Receives $50M Gift for Eye Disease Research

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Renowned communications pioneer Andrew J. Viterbi has given $50 million to the University of California San Diego in honor of his father, ophthalmologist Achille Viterbi. The gift will result in the founding of the Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology and the Viterbi Family Vision Research Center as well as establish six new endowed faculty chairs.

 

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Johns Hopkins Receives $5.1M NIH Grant to Develop Better STD Diagnostic Tool

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Half of all sexually active young people will acquire a sexually transmitted disease by the age of 25. According to the Center for Disease Ccontrol (CDC) there are 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STI) each year. There are more than 110 million Americans currently living with a STI. The direct medical cost to the U.S. healthcare system from these infections is nearly $16 billion every year. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University recently received a $5.1 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a faster and more accurate diagnostic tool for STIs. This device could radically change how sexually transmitted infections are tested and treated.

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UC Riverside Receives Nearly $2.5M to Fund Cancer, ALS Research

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Tue, Oct 09, 2018

University of California, Riverside Professor of Biomedical Sciences Maurizio Pellecchia has received two grants, totaling nearly $2.5 million, to continue research on developing drugs to fight cancer, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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Indoor Farming Research Brings $5M USDA Grant to UGA

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Wed, Oct 03, 2018

In 1980 the U.S. population was 226.5 million; by 2015 it reached just over 321 million. By 2050 the U.S. population is projected to reach nearly 400 million. That’s roughly 80 million more mouths to feed. The USDA recently awarded the University of Georgia, Athens $5,000,000 to conduct research into making indoor farming a more feasible solution to this looming crisis. At present operating an indoor farm is comparatively costly. Up to 60% of the cost goes to energy and half of that is for lighting.

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University of Wisconsin Faculty Awarded Over $2M to support 11 Research Projects

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Tue, Aug 28, 2018

More than $2 million in grants were awarded to 11 University of Wisconsin faculty members for a wide range of research projects on the Madison campus. Ten of the projects, with an average award of $194,000, were selected by the university’s Data Science Initiative. The 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Award, which provides $500,000 over five years, supports the advancement of biomedical science on campus.

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U of Michigan Cancer Center gets $150 million gift

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Wed, Jul 11, 2018

A $150 million gift to the University of Michigan will boost Michigan Medicine’s cancer research efforts, enabling the school to attract researchers from around the world as well as develop the next generation of researchers. The gift from alum Richard Roger and his wife, Susan, is one of the largest in the university’s history. In recognition of their many years of giving and service, the Comprehensive Cancer Center was renamed the Rogel Cancer Center by the U-M Regents in March.

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