Many people might be unaware that genes can be turned on and off, just like a light switch. Researchers at Duke University know this, and they are among several institutions receiving NIH funding to discover the nature of the "light switch" that makes it all possible. Duke University, in collaboration with the Center for Genomic and Computational Biology is one of five centers sharing $28.3 million in grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute to study mechanisms for gene regulation. According to a university press release the Duke University team, led by Tim Reddy, will receive $5.9 million to characterize how human lung epithelial cells respond to anti-inflammatory drugs called glucocorticoids.Read More
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Autism, a group of neurodegenerative genetic disorders that cause learning and behavioral challenges, affects approximately 2 million Americans. Other neurodegenerative diseases like stroke and cerebral palsy also affect a large amount of people in the United States. Stroke and cerebral palsy can cause serious brain damage, while autism causes many lifelong behavioral and learning challenges.Read More
Anyone with arachnophobia will tell you how terrifying spiders are, especially some of the larger ones like tarantulas. One of the biggest fears people report is getting bitten by a poisonous spider. Even though tarantula venom is very weak and not deadly to humans, the thought of getting bitten can cause some people to tremble with fear.Read More
Are you looking to grow your lab product sales revenues for 2015?
Duke University spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year on life science research. Bolstered by NIH funding plus private support from foundations and individuals, Duke University is one of the foremost research institutions in the world. This makes for an ideal marketplace for lab suppliers and vendors to showcase products directly to managers, purchasers, and researchers at this top funded research university.Read More
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Duke University recently received $10 million in science research funding from the National Institutes of Health to create an Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group to conduct research lab investigations into the causes of antibacterial resistance. The new research grant was awarded in fiscal year 2014 to the department of internal medicine at Duke University Schools of Medicine and project leader Dr. Vance Fowler.
Are you looking for top funded lab sales marketplace? Duke University is a multi-million dollar player in the multi-billion dollar life science research marketplace. With $350 million NIH funding in 2013, and $45 million in NSF funding, plus private support from foundations and individuals, this is a large and growing market for lab supply companies looking to expand their reach. Duke’s funding compares favorably to that of Harvard University, which had $352 million from NIH funding and $55 million NSF funding respectively.
A new Eye Center Clinical Facility at Duke University is currently under construction. The new facility at Duke will house expanded clinical services designed to improve patient care and convenience. The 127,000 square-foot building is expected to be complete in mid 2015 and was made possible by a $12 million donation.
The Duke Translational Medicine Institute at Duke University was recently awarded a five-year grant worth over $47 million by the NIH. The life science funding will go towards bringing biomedical research advances to patients. According to the Duke University news page, the Duke Translational Medicine Institute is Duke’s academic base for its clinical and translational research community where training in clinical and translational research is provided.
In an article on our Science Market Update blog last week, we featured some life science funding news stories that we covered in our Life Science Company and Industry News Briefs blog the week before. We’d like to do the same this week because a number of last week’s funding news stories may be of interest to lab suppliers working to sell lab equipment at these well-funded research institutions. In the following paragraphs, we’ll give a brief summary of what schools received funding, how much funding they received, and what the topic of research is. We’ll also include links for further reading.
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