Navigation Links
Life Sciences Discovery Fund helps launch 3 programs to advance health research and development
Date:6/28/2011

SEATTLE, Washington, JUNE 27, 2011 The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) today announced awards to three multi-institutional teams to support development of improved therapies and key resources for medical researchers and health-care policymakers. LSDF will allocate up to $8 million among the three programs.

The programs will be led by University of Washington investigators in partnership with collaborators across the state. Dr. David Flum will work with health-care providers, insurers, and information technology experts to create databases of clinical practices, patient outcomes, and medical costs that can be used to assess the comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness of specific health-care strategies. This work builds upon an LSDF project grant that Dr. Flum received in 2007.

A second program, led by Dr. Michael Schwartz, will develop new human stem cell-based treatments for type 1 diabetes that avoid the problems of tumor formation and immune rejection that have previously limited the use of such therapies. The research team anticipates that their treatment approach can ultimately be applied to other diseases.

The third program, directed by Dr. John Slattery, will establish a system for collection and statewide distribution of human biological specimens required to answer important research questions and ultimately improve disease diagnosis and treatment. The specimens will be linked to biologically relevant data on the donors, and the program will be constructed to protect patient privacy and rights. This program will complement the cancer biospecimen resource that Dr. Peggy Porter of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is developing under an LSDF 2009 program grant.

The three awards were made in the 2010 program grant competition, which supports the launch of new collaborative initiatives that address major health problems and position organizations for future competitiveness and leadership.

Ac
'/>"/>

Contact: Alden Jones
aldenj2@uw.edu
206-732-6770
Life Sciences Discovery Fund
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. A major prize in the chemical sciences announced by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
2. Aerospace sciences meeting to be held Jan. 5-8 in Orlando
3. Natural and social sciences: ICSU embraces the need to work more closely together
4. Energy Biosciences Institue named "Deal of Distinction" by tech-transfer group
5. Elsevier partners with the Royal Netherlands Society for Agricultural Sciences
6. The Danisco Award 2008 goes to D.Sc. Barbara Ann Halkier from Faculty of Life Sciences, Copenhagen
7. Life Sciences Discovery Fund awards health research program grants
8. Springer expands its portfolio in plant sciences with Phytoparasitica
9. Mycotoxin Research joins Springers life sciences journals program
10. NTU seals global partnerships on environmental sciences R&D
11. The Earth Observatory of Singapore devoted to the study of earth sciences officially opens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE ), a leading supplier of ... third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Revenue for ... of 40% compared to $4.3 million in the same quarter ... was $4.1 million compared to $1.0 million in the third ... month period was primarily due to: i) a $1.0 million ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... group of 2,000 patients referred for evaluation of ... molecular diagnosis for 25 percent, including detection of ... mutations contributing to disease, according to a study ... being released to coincide with the American Society ... analyzes the exons or coding regions of thousands ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... German . ... in order to reproduce? And why are there two sexes ... latest issue of the research journal Molecular Human Reproduction ... Ramm from Bielefeld University Bielefeld has compiled this special issue ... a female to copulate with several males in quick succession ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Whole-exome sequencing shows potential as diagnostic tool 2Sperm wars 2
... Lee Lovering, Ph.D., School of Biosciences, University of ... Award for his seminal work on the structural ... and modify cell walls in bacteria. Natalie Strynadka, ... Lovering,s work: "his spectacular abilities in structural biology ...
... 2012) Aeras and the Infectious Disease Research Institute ... trial of IDRI,s novel tuberculosis vaccine candidate, ID93 + ... safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the vaccine candidate in ... by Johnson County Clin-Trials in Lenexa, Kansas, in close ...
... risks posed to people who work with tiny fibres used ... Research into the health risks posed by nanofibres ... has pinpointed the lengths at which these fibres are ... from a range of materials including carbon, are about 1,000 ...
Cached Biology News:The American Society for Microbiology honors Andrew Lovering 2As TB grows more difficult to control, vaccine candidate to prevent disease enters clinical testing 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... , A major pan-European survey ... delivery of care has revealed changing trends in many ... the provision of healthcare services across the continent. The ... European Gastroenterology (UEG), have been announced today and led ... the burden of GI disorders across Europe ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014 PureTech , ... tackling big healthcare problems, announced today the closing ... with participation from Invesco Perpetual, a $120 Billion ... to drive PureTech,s existing pipeline forward and to ... has the scientific creativity to really go for ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Earle ... LLC, announced today that Ellen Teplitzky, an experienced ... for the pharmaceutical industry, has joined the firm ... its legal services practice. NDA Partners provides ... witness and testimony, to top law firms and ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The Latin American hardware encryption display market report ... analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was valued ... reach $2,366.8 million by 2018, at a CAGR of ... TOC of the Latin American hardware encryption market report ... It also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 2Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 3Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 4Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 5PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 2PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 3PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 4PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 5PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 6NDA Partners Appoints Ellen Teplitzky, JD as Director of its Legal Services Practice 2The Latin American hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Latin American hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3
... authorizations of $570.6 million, a sequential increase of 20.6 ... - Cash flow from operations of $61.6 million, resulting in $146.3 million ... cash flow from operations year-to-date ... of $0.32 within guidance range, WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 23 PPD, Inc. ...
... Oct. 23 Valeritas, LLC, a medical,technology company ... delivery solutions, announced today that John Timberlake,Executive Vice ... awarded,the distinguished Executive of Year award by the ... patients with diabetes in New,Jersey. "John,s continued ...
... (OTC Bulletin Board: CSBR), a development stage,biotechnology company, ... of the Head and Neck Cancer Research Division ... as Chairman of the Board,replacing James Martell who ... was appointed to serve on the Company,s Board ...
Cached Biology Technology:PPD Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results; Announces Increase in Annual Cash Dividend From $0.12 to $0.40 Per Year 2PPD Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results; Announces Increase in Annual Cash Dividend From $0.12 to $0.40 Per Year 3PPD Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results; Announces Increase in Annual Cash Dividend From $0.12 to $0.40 Per Year 4PPD Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results; Announces Increase in Annual Cash Dividend From $0.12 to $0.40 Per Year 5PPD Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results; Announces Increase in Annual Cash Dividend From $0.12 to $0.40 Per Year 6John Timberlake, Valeritas' Executive Vice President and General Manager, Named Executive of the Year by the Diabetes Foundation 2John Timberlake, Valeritas' Executive Vice President and General Manager, Named Executive of the Year by the Diabetes Foundation 3Dr. David Sidransky Appointed Chairman of Champions Biotechnology, Inc. 2Dr. David Sidransky Appointed Chairman of Champions Biotechnology, Inc. 3Dr. David Sidransky Appointed Chairman of Champions Biotechnology, Inc. 4
... of modifications of Grace's medium were developed ... and 1970's. Many of these modifications were ... growth of cells derived from the cabbage ... known as TNM-FH. The medium when properly ...
... CLS number is a new ... match Cornings product number. If ... order under the old Sigma-Aldrich ... service for assistance. Mfr ...
... The LIC Duet™ T7•Tag ® ... lac operator, ribosome binding site (rbs), ... T7•Tag coding sequence. The T7•Tag is a ... useful for detection of the target protein ...
... number is a new product ... Cornings product number. If showing ... under the old Sigma-Aldrich number ... for assistance. Mfr Desig: ...
Biology Products: