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.
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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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Researchers at Duke University recently made a groundbreaking contribution to the life sciences research field: The Duke researchers found that using certain bone grafting material for spinal fusion only sometimes increases the risk for benign tumors, and it does not increase the risk for cancer. Benign tumors were more common in patients who received the bone promoter recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2, also known as BMP.
Officials from Duke University Hospital discussed upcoming renovation plans for Duke North at a meeting this month. The Duke University Health System has already opened the doors to its completed Medicine Pavilion. Now, Duke’s 30-year-old hospital will undergo renovations. Improvements will focus on a 16-bed cardiac critical care unit and 11 operating rooms. According to The Herald-Sun, officials expect the renovations to be completed by August 2015. Approximately $48.4 million will be spent on the project.
Researchers at Duke University received a $1.3 million donation this month from Charles and Daneen Stiefel of Raleigh, N.C. The funding will go to support research at Duke Medicine that aims to study several diseases that harmfully affect the immune system and increase the risk of infectious diseases and lymphoma.
Researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will both receive grant money to continue their breast cancer research. Ten programs at the two schools will receive $3.6 million from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the money will be used to study the causes of breast cancer and work towards developing vaccines.
Science researchers at Duke University recently conducted a study that found that patients with a high genetic risk of asthma were 36% more likely to develop severe life-long asthma than those who are not genetically at risk. The researchers said, however, that the research is still in its early stages and not yet ready as a reliable clinical test.