Navigation Links
BrightFocus Foundation announces 55 new grantees in Alzheimer's and vision research
Date:7/10/2014

Clarksburg, MDBrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization funding cutting-edge, innovative research on Alzheimer's disease and the vision diseases of glaucoma and macular degeneration, today announced the recipients of new research grant awards, offered to 55 scientists in 19 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and five foreign countries. See http://www.brightfocus.org/Grants2014.

With these latest grants, BrightFocus has now provided more than $8.7 million in research funding in 2014.

The research projects funded this year reflect a range of study interests and new technologies, with many scientists trying to unlock the clues to earlier detection and treatment of these diseases, before irreversible harm is done.

Demographic pressures bring a new urgency to the search for cures. Members of the large Baby Boom generation are now at the age where they are increasingly caring for elderly parents with these diseases, or facing an increased risk of acquiring one or more of these diseases themselves.

"The financial and emotional costs of these conditions to our country, and around the world, will be enormous," said BrightFocus President and CEO Stacy Pagos Haller. "We believe that finding a way to slow, prevent, and treat brain and eye diseases must be a national priority."

BrightFocus occupies a unique position in the world of research, identifying the most promising, early-stage research opportunities and offering "seed money" that helps new projects get off the ground. The Foundation has provided $140.3 million in research funding to date, awarding nearly $35 million for research on diseases of mind and sight in the last four years alone.

"With the continued strain and uncertainties facing federal funding for research, it is vital that nonprofits like BrightFocus help to
'/>"/>

Contact: Alice L. Kirkman
akirkman@brightfocus.org
240-778-5563
BrightFocus Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. BrightFocus Foundation announces $7.2 million in grants for Alzheimers and vision disease research
2. Kessler Foundation implements Ekso Bionics first commercial robotic exoskeleton
3. Renowned geneticist R. Rodney Howell receives ACMG Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
4. John A. Kaufman named 2012 Dotter Lecturer by Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation
5. Genzyme/ACMG Foundation Genetics Training Award in Clinical Biochemical Genetics announced
6. 2012 ACMG Foundation/Signature Genomic Laboratories Travel Award winner announced
7. ASBMB wins National Science Foundation grant to enhance K-12 science education
8. UF receives $1 million from Keck Foundation to study mechanisms of inherited disease
9. Merkin Family Foundation to fund next generation of Broad Institute scientists
10. Michael J. Fox Foundation grant to Dr. Samuel Young will provide Parkinsons drug development tools
11. New York Stem Cell Foundation scientist grows bone from human embryonic stem cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/16/2014)... interaction between viruses, bacteria, and their environment is ... collaboration between Matthew Sullivan, associate professor in the ... Biology and Steven Hallam from the University of ... are drivers of nutrient and energy cycles that ... is changing, so are the environments these bacteria ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Schizophrenia is associated with increased rates and intensity of ... that the relationship between schizophrenia and smoking stems, in ... to self-medicate symptoms and cognitive impairment associated with the ... issue of Biological Psychiatry , sheds light on ... nicotine receptors in the brain was lower in schizophrenia ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Proteins are responsible for practically all vital functions ... reactions, forward signals, transport particular substances and control ... that proteins do not function independently of each ... you examine the protein networks, you find many ... Falter-Braun from TUM,s Chair of Plant Systems Biology. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones 2New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones 3Smoking and schizophrenia linked by alterations in brain nicotine signals 2Good networkers make prime targets 2
... The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation,s Discovery Campaign, ... invasive medicine into new areas of discovery, announced ... a manufacturer of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and medical ... and is a "Visionary" level supporter. ...
... In the waters off the North Carolina coast, historically-significant ... seafloor, a testament to a relatively unknown chapter in ... shipwrecks are not only important for their cultural value, ... fishes, invertebrates and algal species. Additionally, due to their ...
... by two teams of Army scientists and collaborators has identified ... virus infection. The findings, published online today in separate studies ... for combating one of the world,s most deadly viruses. ... high as 90 percent in humans. The virus is of ...
Cached Biology News:Single protein, key to ebola virus infection, could aid in drug design 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... Md. , Sept. 16, 2014   ... biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug ... and diseases, announced today the completion of the Company,s ... which highlighted its irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ... constipation-predominant IBS (C-IBS). In the keynote ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... , Sept. 16, 2014  Ascendis Pharma ... TransCon technology to address significant unmet medical needs, ... Phase 2 pediatric study to evaluate once-weekly TransCon ... or GHD.  The full interim results will be ... GRS and IGF Society, being held October 15-18, ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... NYHeat drives classical phase transitionsthink solid, liquid, ... when the temperature drops. If phase transitions ... quantum mechanics reigns, subtle fluctuations can dramatically ... the U.S. Department of Energy,s Brookhaven National ... this frigid landscape of absolute zero to ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... University have developed a technique for controlling the surface ... opening the door to a new generation of reconfigurable ... on the fact that the oxide "skin" of the ... acts as a surfactant, lowering the surface tension between ... used a liquid metal alloy of gallium and indium. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Synthetic Biologics' Statin-Class Candidate for Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome Detailed at Company's Investor Day 2Synthetic Biologics' Statin-Class Candidate for Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome Detailed at Company's Investor Day 3Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Interim Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 2Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Interim Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 3Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Interim Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 4Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero 2Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero 3Researchers control surface tension to manipulate liquid metals 2
... MINRAD,International, Inc. (Amex: BUF ) today announced that ... aggregate of $40.0 million of senior,secured convertible notes with ... The notes pay an 8% coupon, have a 3 ... The aggregate net,proceeds of the notes, after deducting the ...
... Biotech and pharma companies,are increasingly utilizing novel ... early in the development cycle to avoid ... and,Biotechnology News (GEN) ( http://www.genengnews.com/ ). By ... early, pharma also has the opportunity to ...
... Scientific,Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) announced today that ... issued its ruling in an,arbitration between the Company ... pursuant to the 2005 settlement agreement between,the companies, ... various U.S. and European patents held by Medinol. ...
Cached Biology Technology:MINRAD International, Inc. Announces $40.0 Million Private Placement 2MINRAD International, Inc. Announces $40.0 Million Private Placement 3Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN) Reports on Early ADMET Use 2WIPO Panel Rules Boston Scientific Liberte(R) and TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Stents Do Not Infringe Medinol Patents 2WIPO Panel Rules Boston Scientific Liberte(R) and TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Stents Do Not Infringe Medinol Patents 3
... Cloning Kits are designed to speed up the ... PCR products, regardless of sequence or type of ... including those that are difficult to clone by ... unstable or code for potentially detrimental proteins can ...
... Blunt-Ended PCR Cloning Kit, 40 reactions. ... cloning of all PCR products with ... cloning approaches by offering consistently better ... 25-fold more positive clones.Amplicons generated by ...
Antibodies were affinity purified using epitopes specific to XLF immobilized on solid support....
... Clone/PAD: ZMD.460. Immunogen: Synthetic peptide ... human C35 protein (chromosome 17 open reading ... Specific for the C35 protein. On ... at ~15 kDa band. Reactivity: Human ...
Biology Products: