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New NIH-Established Collaborative Center Will Focus on Environmental Health

New NIH-Established Collaborative Center Will Focus on Environmental Health

The Center for Translational Environmental Health Search has recently been established and named by the National Institutes of Health as the newest National Center of Excellence in Environmental Health Science, with a mission to improve the understanding of environmental influences on human health by integrating basic, biomedical, and engineering research, and promoting translation of these advances from the bench, to ...

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UT Dallas Scientists Awarded NIH Grant For Undergraduate Research on Carbon Nanotubes Health Risk

UT Dallas Scientists Awarded NIH Grant For Undergraduate Research on Carbon Nanotubes Health Risk

Scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas have received a federal grant to investigate how carbon nanotubes — tiny carbon nano tech structures used to manufacture of many everyday products — might pose a risk human health. Dr. Paul Pantano, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Rockford Draper, professor of molecular and cell biology, at UT Dallas, recently received ...

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New Tinnitus Treatment Device Developed By Dallas-Based MicroTranspoonder To Be Tested In NIH Clinical Trial

New Tinnitus Treatment Device Developed By Dallas-Based MicroTranspoonder To Be Tested In NIH Clinical Trial

The National Institute of Deafness and other Communicable Disorders ( NIDCD) recently granted funding for a clinical trial that will seek to find a therapeutic cure for Tinnitus, which causes a persistent buzzing sound in the ear. The grant (U44DC010084) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will support new research, which is being conducted with the help of a ...

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UTHSCSA, San Antonio Public Health Organizations To Benefit From NIH Grant Supporting Regional Health Research

UTHSCSA, San Antonio Public Health Organizations To Benefit From NIH Grant Supporting Regional Health Research

Texas-based research into the life sciences continues to garner major support in the way of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with many top researchers holding key board positions in a number of the organization’s influential research offshoots. Now, the NIH is poised to grant $22.7 million in new funding to the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and ...

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Houston Researchers and National Institutes of Health Reveal Potential Drug Targets for Bladder Cancer

Houston Researchers and National Institutes of Health Reveal Potential Drug Targets for Bladder Cancer

A collaboration among various researchers at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) produced new evidence that bladder cancer (urothelial carcinoma) is molecularly similar to some subtypes of breast, head, neck, and lung cancers. By uncovering important ...

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Promising Multiple Sclerosis Study Involving NIH, Myelin Repair Foundation Seeks To Repurpose Hypertension Drug To Stimulate Repair In MS

Promising Multiple Sclerosis Study Involving NIH, Myelin Repair Foundation Seeks To Repurpose Hypertension Drug To Stimulate Repair In MS

Quite often, the development of novel therapies for one disease indication later gives rise to its application for other diseases as well. In the case of Multiple Sclerosis treatment, the non-profit Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF) may have identified a proven drug for hypertension that could be used to stimulate repair and protect the brain in MS patients. The discovery will be further ...

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NIH Study For Secondary-Progressive MS Underway On Experimental Drug Rituximab

NIH Study For Secondary-Progressive MS Underway On Experimental Drug Rituximab

There are currently no effective treatments for people with secondary-progressive MS who do not experience relapses or who do not have “active” lesions on MRI, however researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland are evaluating the safety and effectiveness of Rituximab (trade names Rituxan and MabThera) – a new experimental drug for treating MS. In this study, Rituximab be delivered ...

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UT Southwestern Part of NIH-Funded Nanotechnology Therapy Study To Treat Prostate Cancer

UT Southwestern Part of NIH-Funded Nanotechnology Therapy Study To Treat Prostate Cancer

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas is joining with researchers from Penn State to focus on a new form of nanotechnology-based means of diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. The new study, which is being funded by the National Institutes of Health, will take place over the next five years, thanks to the NIH’s $1.58 million dollar grant. ...

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UT Southwestern, PCCI Awarded $30 Million In Funding From NIH, NSF For New CTSA Initiative

UT Southwestern, PCCI Awarded $30 Million In Funding From NIH, NSF For New CTSA Initiative

Dallas-based PCCI, a non-profit research and development corporation that offers real-time predictive and surveillance analytics for the healthcare industry through cutting-edge software solutions, recently announced three key collaborations with UT Southwestern. Funding is coming from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will exceed $30 million. The new funding is part of an ...

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NIH To Consolidate Brain Biospecimens With “One-Stop” Biorepository of Brain Tissue

NIH To Consolidate Brain Biospecimens With “One-Stop” Biorepository of Brain Tissue

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking to foster expedited research on brain disorders through a new biospecimens biorepository that will offer a “one-stop” shop for brain tissue used for research. The new NIH NeuroBioBank initiative, which was announced in December, will be a user-friendly web-based resource that will consolidate five leading brain banks toward a tissue-sharing network for the ...

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Alcoholic Hepatitis Study To Begin In Earnest At UT Southwestern & Three Other Sites Nationally, Thanks To $10M NIH Grant

Alcoholic Hepatitis Study To Begin In Earnest At UT Southwestern & Three Other Sites Nationally, Thanks To $10M NIH Grant

In a bid to further research new methods of treating alcoholic hepatitis, UT Southwestern Medical Center will function as the local arm of a national, multi center study being funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). UT Southwestern is one of only four national institutions chosen by the NIH, and will share a five-year, $10 million grant that will seek to compare new ...

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Stroke Treatment Testing To Get Major NIH-Funded Boost Through StrokeNet Program; UTHealth To Participate

Stroke Treatment Testing To Get Major NIH-Funded Boost Through StrokeNet Program; UTHealth To Participate

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is part of a nationwide effort by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a network of regional stroke centers across the country. UTHealth is one of only 25 regional centers participating in the new “NIH StrokeNet” program, and the only one representing the state of Texas. Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, M.D., president ...

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Texas A&M’s Dr. Thomas Ioerger To Collaborate on NIH Funded M. Tuberculosis Gene Study

Texas A&M’s Dr. Thomas Ioerger To Collaborate on NIH Funded M. Tuberculosis Gene Study

Dr. Thomas R. Ioerger, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, will participate in a collaborative, National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study with five other professors from Weill Cornell Medical College who will parse the genetic unknowns of M. tuberculosis. The $13 million dollar project, formally entitled, Decoding the roles of critical genes of ...

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NIH Deposits First Batch Of Genome Sequence Data For Alzheimer’s Disease

NIH Deposits First Batch Of Genome Sequence Data For Alzheimer’s Disease

The National Institutes of Health‘s Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) has announced that researchers can now freely access the project’s first batch of genome sequence data. The ADSP is one of the first projects undertaken under an intensified NIH national program of research to prevent or effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease. The ADSP’s first release tranche includes data from 410 individuals ...

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UT Dallas’ Dr. Robert Gregg Receives $2.3 Million Grant From NIH To Research Robotic Limbs

UT Dallas’ Dr. Robert Gregg Receives $2.3 Million Grant From NIH To Research Robotic Limbs

UT Dallas recently announced that an assistant professor in the university’s department of mechanical engineering and bioengineering has received new funding from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Robert Gregg, who joined the school’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science just this fall, has received a $2.3 million grant from the NIH in order to advance his own research exploring the combination of ...

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Texas Biomed, UTHSCSA Collaborate On NIH-Funded Study To Identify Genetic Mutations Leading to Drug Resistance In Schistosomiasis Treatment

Texas Biomed, UTHSCSA Collaborate On NIH-Funded Study To Identify Genetic Mutations Leading to Drug Resistance In Schistosomiasis Treatment

Researchers from both the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are collaborating along with an international group of scientists in a wide-ranging study on drug resistance to the treatment of Schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease that afflicts over 187 million people in South America, Africa, and Asia. The study, which was led by Texas ...

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UT Arlington Researchers Awarded NIH Grant to Explore Stimulating Neural Activity with Light

UT Arlington Researchers Awarded NIH Grant to Explore Stimulating Neural Activity with Light

A professor at UT Arlington will be receiving a research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on improved means to implement genetic-based therapies against a sight-deteriorating condition called retinitis pigments. Dr. Samarendra Mohanty, who teaches physics at UT Arlington, will be awarded a total of $384,269 for two years from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders ...

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NIH-Funded Texas Biomed Study Links Brain Aging To Genes

NIH-Funded Texas Biomed Study Links Brain Aging To Genes

According to the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio and Yale University, a decline in brain function in normal aging is influenced by genes. John Blangero, Ph.D., a Texas Biomed geneticist and the senior author of the current article, notes, “Identification of genes associated with brain aging should improve our understanding of the biological processes that govern normal age-related ...

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Houston Methodist Receives $3.5 Million NIH Grant For Study of New Therapeutic Method of Atrial Fibrillation

Houston Methodist Receives $3.5 Million NIH Grant For Study of New Therapeutic Method of Atrial Fibrillation

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a grant of $3.5 million for a study on a new therapeutic method for atrial fibrillation. The grant for the study led by Miguel Valderrabano, a cardiologist at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, will last over 5 years. Atrial fibrillation causes an irregular and rapid heartbeat in the upper heart chambers, ...

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NIH Translational Science Center Director To Join Texas A&M Leaders at Texas Medical Center-Hosted 16th Annual Mavis P. Kelsey Lecture Series

NIH Translational Science Center Director To Join Texas A&M Leaders at Texas Medical Center-Hosted 16th Annual Mavis P. Kelsey Lecture Series

Hundreds of scientists from across the country will join Texas A&M leaders at the Texas Medical Center in Houston to take part in the 16th annual Mavis P. Kelsey Lecture Series, which this year will feature internationally prominent researcher Christopher P. Austin, M.D. Dr. Austin currently serves as inaugural director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of ...

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UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, South Texas Partners Awarded $23 Million in Grant Funding

UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, South Texas Partners Awarded $23 Million in Grant Funding

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently delivered a $22.7 million grant to the UT Health Science Center (HSC) at San Antonio to expedite the process of transforming clinical research discoveries from laboratory concepts into practical applications. The UT Health Science Center competed against 28 other institutions for the CTSA award. The Clinical ...

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BCM Part of $25 Million in NIH Grants Supporting Development of clinGen Genomic Variants Database

BCM Part of $25 Million in NIH Grants Supporting Development of clinGen Genomic Variants Database

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently granted more than $25 million over four years to three research groups — one of which is associated with Baylor College of Medicine — focusing on developing a new database with millions of genetic data related to human disease. The database is called “the Clinical Genome Resource (clinGen),” and includes genomic variants related to ...

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NIH expands network of VTEUs; BCM Part of Expansion

NIH expands network of VTEUs; BCM Part of Expansion

Vaccinations are helpful in preventing infectious diseases and in decreasing the morbidity and mortality rates in the community. The role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been pivotal in this regard by funding research and conducting clinical trials to test the efficacy and potency of different vaccinations before administering them to the general population. The National Institutes of Health ...

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MD Anderson-led Aerosol Product That May Prevent Asthma Attacks Receives NIH New Innovator Grant

MD Anderson-led Aerosol Product That May Prevent Asthma Attacks Receives NIH New Innovator Grant

An experiment on an aerosol product that showed the ability to preemptively stimulate an instant immune response to suppress viral respiratory infections before they can trigger an asthma attack has just received generous funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Associate professor of Pulmonary Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Scott Evans, received the ...

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