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After a decades-long search, scientists identify new genetic risk factors for multiple sclerosis

...om four large groups in the U.S, U.K. and Belgium, totaling more than 10,000 people. Both studies revealed an association between MS and a single SNP in the gene interleukin 7 receptor-alpha (IL7R-alpha). The genome-wide scan also found two SNPs in the gene for interleukin 2 receptor-alpha (IL2R-alpha) a...

The Cancer Genome Atlas awards funds for technology development

...f Health (NIH) today awarded eight two-year grants totaling $3.4 million to support the development of innovative technologies for exploring the genomic underpinnings of cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), both part of NIH, announced the TCG...

Virginia Tech researchers to study poplar tree as model biomass crop

...the Virginia Tech project and 10 others for awards totaling $8.3 million for biofuel research that may increase the availability and use of alternative fuels. Poplar is a model biomass crop, said Eric Beers, associate professor of horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the projects...

Rutgers, Penn researchers capture research dollars to improve prostate cancer diagnostic methods

...he effectiveness of treatment. Two recent grants totaling $492,000 from the National Institutes of Health, a $50,000 grant from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research and a $25,000 grant from the Charles and Johanna Busch Biomedical Foundation build on initial grants of $255,000 received last year fro...

Exploring the dark matter of the genome

...DNA there are "islands" of moderate-length repeats totaling only tens or hundreds of kilobases, made up of transposons or fragments of transposons. In other regions of heterochromatin, the transposons constitute the sea. Here the islands are single-copy genes, or lengths of DNA that code for RNAs other tha...

Energy and Agriculture Departments provide $8.3 million in funding for biofuels research

...lture have jointly selected 11 projects for awards totaling $8.3 million for biobased fuels research that will accelerate the development of alternative fuel resources. These research projects build upon DOEs strategic investments in genomics and biotechnology and strengthen our commitment to developing a rob...

UC Irvine awarded $3.9 million to upgrade stem cell research facilities, training

... embryonic stem cells were awarded research grants totaling $4 million, and three scientists with experience in the field were awarded grants totaling $7.4 million. In April 2006, UCI was awarded about $2 million to educate new stem cell researchers. ...

Salmon tracking program expands to California

...shed Enhancement Board has provided another grant, totaling $590,000, for the 2007 work, which will run from Astoria to Brookings encompassing all four of Oregon's offshore salmon regions. A portion of the grant will fund an expected 70-90 fishermen who will provide fins and other tissue samples to the OSU re...

K-State to collaborate on research to forecast ecological consequences of environmental changes

...the University of Kansas, recently received grants totaling $9.25 million from the National Science Foundation -- $6.75 million -- and the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation -- $2.5 million -- to study ecological change in the Kansas River Basin and establish a virtual ecological forecasting center in K...

Researcher receives $1.8M AIDS-related grant

...n Virginia Medical School (EVMS), received a grant totaling more than $1.8 million over five years to study the molecular mechanics of a brain disease that kills four percent of AIDS patients worldwide. Funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Johnson's research focuses on the ...

Researchers identify new genetic risk factors for type 2 diabetes

...cused sets of genetic markers in additional groups totaling more than 22,000 people from Finland, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. All told, the genomes of 32,554 people were tested for the study, making it one of the largest genome-wide association efforts conducted to date. "This ...

U of M-led study identifies new genetic risk factors for type 2 diabetes

...cused sets of genetic markers in additional groups totaling more than 22,000 people from Finland, Sweden, Poland, the United States and the United Kingdom. All told, more than 32,000 people were tested for the study, making it one of the largest genome-wide association and follow-up efforts conducted to date....

FSU pushing boundaries with environmentally friendly community

...vironmental Protection. FSUs portion of the award, totaling $722,000, adds to CAPS current efforts in sustainable energy analysis and development funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Office of Naval Research. "Its very exciting to have the opportunity to apply our expertise in renewable and sust...

UT Metroplex institutions to collaborate on biomedical research

...r, UT Arlington and UT Dallas have received grants totaling about $1.3 million to pursue collaborative projects, with the goal of stimulating efforts at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, computer science and mathematics. Each team includes faculty from UT Southwestern and eith...

San Diego stem cell consortium tops in state funding

... Scripps Research Institute has received 29 grants totaling $37,336,063 to conduct life-saving work in human e...d Friday, the SDCRM institutes received six grants totaling $16,479,588. "Our collaborative research at the Consortium will provide the foundation for discove...

CIRM awards $6M to Burnham Institute

...stitute for Medical Research (Burnham) with grants totaling more than $6 million. CIRM's comprehensive grant program is intended to support mature, ongoing studies on human embryonic stem cells (hESC) by scientists with a record of accomplishment in the field. The two grants awarded to Burnham were among 2...

UCLA scientists garner 7 grants to fund leading-edge embryonic stem cell research

...funding, received 231 applications for seed grants totaling $138.3 million from scientists at 36 non-profit institutions across the state. Dr. Owen Witte, a renowned scientist and director of the ISCBM, said he is pleased that so many UCLA scientists secured state funding for their research projects. T...

UCI awarded $3.5 million for stem cell research

...m 231 applications from 36 California institutions totaling more than $138.3 million. Grant funding is subject to review and modification by CIRM. The six UCI scientists: Vincent Procaccio, assistant professor of pediatrics, was awarded $623,500 to study the role of mitochondria in enabling human embryoni...

HHMI awards $19 million to Latin American, Canadian scientists

...arch scholars. Each will receive a five-year award totaling nearly $500,000. The competitive awards recognize the accomplishments and promise of biomedical researchers from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela. They also help build the research capacity of countries that have a strong tr...

UGA study identifies North American wild bird species that could transmit bird flu

...d the first $875,000 of a planned three-year grant totaling $2.6 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grant will be used for an ambitious project that will take a broad look at the possibility of human contact with avian influenza viruses. In the first phase of the project, the r...

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