Navigation Links
Forsyth receives highly competitive challenge grants

Boston-- Four Forsyth scientists have received grants from the latest round of National Institutes of Health stimulus funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, Forsyth has received 13 ARRA grants totally nearly $6.4 million. The recent round of funding includes three highly competitive 'Challenge Grants'. The NIH received 22,000 submissions in the Challenge Grant competition ― only about 500 were funded.

"The ARRA stimulus funds are critically important to an independent research institute such as Forsyth," said Dr. Philip Stashenko, President and CEO of Forsyth. "These funds enable Forsyth's science to progress during these challenging economic times while offering employment opportunities for the research community." Added Stashenko, "It is also a strong testament to Forsyth's scientific excellence that our team has received challenge grant funding because these grant submissions had such a low success rate."

Dr. Yi-Ping Li was awarded $919,338 for his project entitled: "Novel RNAi Inhibits Both Inflammation and Bone Resporption in Oral Diseases." This project addresses the specific challenge: "Translational application of gene silence strategies to oral and craniofacial disorders." This research has the potential to save billions of dollars and accelerate the development of a novel therapy to reduce the severity of inflammation-induced tissue and bone loss that is common in oral diseases.

Two other Forsyth investigators were named as co-investigators on challenge grants. These include Dr. Bruce Paster for a project with Northeastern University and Dr. Floyd Dewhirst for work with the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Another major ARRA funded grant was recently received by Dr. Daniel Smith, for recruitment of two new scientists to Forsyth's Center for Discovery at the Host-Biofilm Interface. This award is for a total of $1,840,766 over two years. This grant will enable Forsyth to rapidly launch its new recruitment campaign.


Contact: Jennifer Kelly
Forsyth Institute

Related biology news :

1. Forsyth scientists suggest linkages between obesity and oral bacterial infection
2. Forsyth scientist receives major grant to support rapid, accurate, affordable test for tuberculosis
3. Forsyth scientists trigger cancer-like response from embryonic stem cells
4. UCSF scientist receives Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
5. University of Washington receives $25 million to create Northwest Genomics Center
6. Delaware State U. receives $5 million NASA grant for optics research
7. PyroHands: NC State receives grant to develop next generation firefighter gloves
8. Louisiana Tech University receives grant to advance women in engineering, science
9. WPI receives $1.3 million in federal awards for ongoing research in the life sciences
10. Synthetic Biology Project receives 2 National Science Foundation grants
11. NiKem Research receives certification for GLP Bioanalysis
Post Your Comments:
(Date:3/30/2017)... 30, 2017 Trends, opportunities and forecast in ... by technology (fingerprint, AFIS, iris recognition, facial recognition, hand ... by end use industry (government and law enforcement, commercial ... banking, and others), and by region ( North ... Asia Pacific , and the Rest of ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... 2017 The report "Video Surveillance ... Servers, Storage Devices), Software (Video Analytics, VMS), and Service ... Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market was ... projected to reach USD 75.64 Billion by 2022, at ... base year considered for the study is 2016 and ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... The Controller General of Immigration from Maldives Mr. Mohamed ... received the prestigious international IAIR Award for the most innovative high security ... ... Maldives Immigration Controller General, ... picture on the right) have received the IAIR award for the "Most ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... The ... context, enabling overexpression experiments and avoiding the use of exogenous expression plasmids. The ... transformative for performing systematic gain-of-function studies. , This complement to loss-of-function studies, ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Proscia ... be hosting a Webinar titled, “Pathology is going digital. Is your lab ready?” ... pathology adoption best practices and how Proscia improves lab economics and realizes an ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Disappearing forests and increased emissions are the main causes of ... year. Especially those living in larger cities are affected by air pollution related diseases. ... most pollution-affected countries globally - decided to take action. , “I knew I had ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... , ... San Diego-based team building and cooking events company, Lajollacooks4u, has unveiled ... bold new look is part of a transformation to increase awareness, appeal to new ... , It will also expand its service offering from its signature gourmet cooking classes ...
Breaking Biology Technology: