Science Market Update

University of Pennsylvania Crowd-Sources Map of Philadelphia AEDs

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Thu, Mar 08, 2012

Led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the six-week MyHeartMap Challenge is a trial science research project that uses crowd-sourcing to locate and gather information about automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in Philadelphia. The challenge runs from January 31 to March 13, during which time participants can use a free app on their iPhones or Android phones to take pictures and document the location of publicly accessible AEDs in Philadelphia.

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Tags: Pennsylvania, Northeast, University of Pennsylvania, cardiovascular research, heart disease, crowdsourcing, Philadelphia, BioResearch Product Faire Event, science research, innovative solution, BRPF, MyHeartMap Challenge

Penn Medicine Receives $16 Million in Science Research Funding

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jan 11, 2012

An anonymous gift of $16 million in science research funding to the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will fund the establishment of the Neuroscience of Behavior Initiative, which aims to strengthen Penn’s program in basic, translational, clinical and population research into the areas of addiction, depressive disorders and neurodegenerative disease. The gift is the single-largest donation for neuroscience research in the school’s history.

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Tags: Pennsylvania, Northeast, 2012 Research Funding, Neuroscience, Philadelphia, science research, Biomedical Research Funding, scientific sales, Penn Medicine, science research funding

Research Scientists Awarded National Medal of Science

Posted by BCI Staff on Fri, Dec 02, 2011

On October 21, President Obama presented the National Medal of Science awards to the 2011 recipients in a ceremony at the White House.  The award program is administered for the White House by the NSF to recognize individuals who have made outstanding lifetime contributions to science and engineering. 

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Tags: University of California San Diego, Pennsylvania, Utah, university of utah, University of Pennsylvania, California

U Pittsburgh Researchers Grow New Muscles with Stem Cell Matrix

Posted by BCI Staff on Wed, Oct 12, 2011

Researchers at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh (MIRM) have discovered a way of regenerating muscle. Using a tissue culture, the researchers have been able to grow new muscle from pig bladder cells.

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Tags: biomedical research, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Northeast

UPenn Researchers Discover Brain Signature of 'Mental Time Travel'

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Aug 16, 2011

       Almost everyone, young and old, has experienced a memory chain. Perhaps you are reminiscing upon your favorite foods, and all of a sudden you think of your grandmother's kitchen. One memory of food, vibrant and sensory, triggered another less prominent memory of your grandmother.

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Tags: Pennsylvania, Northeast, University of Pennsylvania, episodic memory

Women in Science Award for Medical Research received by Pitt MD

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, May 17, 2011

When the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) met in Washington DC for their annual meeting two weeks ago, they gave the 2011 Women in Science Award to Dr. Katherine L. Wisner of the University of Pittsburgh for her important work on perinatal mental health over the past 20+ years.   Dr. Wisner is one of over 200 faculty members of the Department of Psychiatry at Pitt and its affiliate hospital, the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). 

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Tags: University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Northeast, industry news

Philadelphia Science Center Secures $1M Research Funding for Startups

Posted by BCI Staff on Thu, Apr 28, 2011

[Photo courtesy of University City Science Center]

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Tags: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University, Research Funding, Northeast Region

Pitt Medical Institute Wins $13.3M Funding for Heart Pump Research

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Apr 05, 2011

Dr. Robert Kormos at the University of Pittsburgh's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine has secured $13.3 million in funding from the NIH's Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to carry out a 5-year heart device study in collaboration with researchers at the University of Michigan.  Both the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Michigan's Center for Circulatory Support are leaders in research on and implantation of artificial hearts (also known as mechanical circulatory support devices). 

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Tags: biomedical research, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Northeast Region

UPenn Scientists Seek Laboratory Products at the Upcoming Vendor Show

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Apr 05, 2011

One of the year’s best Pennsylvania laboratory science market events is approaching in less than 8 weeks.  This year the BioResearch Product Faire™ Vendor Show at the University of Pennsylvania is expected to attract over 400 university science researchers actively seeking new products and services for life science research. 

In 2010, this vendor show on campus at the University of Pennsylvania attracted over 500 academic researchers. 

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Tags: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northeast Region, marketing

Nanotechnology Science Research Building On The Horizon At Penn

Posted by BCI Staff on Sat, Mar 19, 2011

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Tags: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Northeast Region, new construction

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