Science Market Update

Seattle Life Science Research on Exhibit in Global Health World Fair Event

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Mon, Jul 09, 2012

In 1962, the Seattle World's Fair was held in the northwestern capital city. The legacy of that event goes well beyond the iconic Seattle Space Needle (right) and is explored in a panoply of summer and fall educational and entertainment festivities celebrating the 50th Anniversary. One of the "Next50" happenings is an interactive exhibit to highlight the role of Washington State's life science research innovations in addressing global health challenges. If space exploration was the governing dream of the near future in the 1960's, our generation's overriding fascination may be with possibilties inherent in life science research discoveries and their applications for transforming the health of millions of people worldwide in order to lead fuller, longer lives.

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Tags: UW, University of Washington, Northwest, Lab-on-a-chip Technology, 2012, science event, Event, Front Line event, science current event, Seattle, bioscience event, Science research hub, scientist solutions, Exhibit space

7 Medical Schools Awarded $25M Funding by NIH for Genomics Research

Posted by BCI Staff on Fri, Sep 30, 2011

The NIH has just announced that the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) consortium of seven US medical research institutions has received an additional $25M in funding for Phase II of a series of projects to study how genetic information in patients' medical records can be used to improve their care.  As genome sequencing becomes increasingly affordable and more widely done, translational research is needed to show physicians how they might respond to indicators of genetic predisposition to disease in their treatment programs.  The eMERGE network was formed in 2007 "to develop, disseminate, and apply approaches to research that combine DNA biorepositories with electronic medical record (EMR) systems for large-scale, high-throughput genetic research," according to the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) branch of the NIH.

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Tags: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Northeast, Vanderbilt University, University of Washington, WA, Northwest, Translational Research, New York, MSSM, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Genomics, NY, NIH, Seattle, Biomedical Research Funding, Nashville TN, 2011

Stem Cell Research Funding at University of Washington Ranks High

Posted by BCI Staff on Thu, Apr 21, 2011

The stem cell research programs University of Washington have received $24.6 million in new stem cell research funding from the National Institutes of Health (FY 2010 and 2011 to date). UW ranks 6th in the nation for total stem cell funding in this period behind several leading research universities including Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, and UC San Francisco (to read more on UCSF stem cell research see our UCSF blog).

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Tags: Washington, University of Washington, Stem cell research, Seattle

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Expands into New Building.

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Wed, Apr 13, 2011

Doug Walker, the Board chair of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, recently announced that the center has acquired a new facility that will house new offices and laboratory space.

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Tags: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, Seattle, new construction, Northwest Region

UW Funded for Scientific Breakthrough Nanotechnology Research.

Posted by BCI Staff on Mon, Apr 04, 2011

The University of Washington has received a 1$ million, three year grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to fund research on tiny nanotech computer implants.

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Tags: Washington, University of Washington, Research Funding, Seattle, Northeast Region

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