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.
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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.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently gave the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $8 million to improve the health of mothers and infants in Malawi. UNC Project-Malawi was originally established to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Malawi, and now works in improving the problems associated with malaria, pediatrics, trauma, burns, cancer, family planning, emergency obstetrics, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. This story comes in the wake of a report that North Carolina triangle universities received $2 billion in funding last school year.
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.
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Research scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, North Carolina State and Duke University recently conducted a study researching canine and human B-cell lymphoma by comparing the similarities and differences between the two species. The study is one of the first of its kind and was published on June 19, 2013 in the online journal Cancer Research.
In light of Duke University’s recent $2 million award for antibacterial resistance research and the latest NIH and NSF funding statistics, lab suppliers marketing life science solutions and hoping to generate scientific product sales leads may be interested in North Carolina life science marketing events. The $2 million award has the potential to reach up to $62 million by 2019, and the research funding was given by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a part of the NIH.
A great deal of new biotech funding in North Carolina is calling national attention to the state's status as a life science research hub. Lab suppliers marketing life science solutions and university lab products will find high quality biotech sales leads at life science marketing events in North Carolina, given the state’s wealth of research funding available. The Republic recently reported that David Murdock, leader of Dole Food Company, Inc., is creating a permanent fund for a center known as the North Carolina Research Campus. The $50 million gift will be used for the campus’s health, agriculture and food research projects.
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