Navigation Links
San Antonio Life Sciences Institute awards $25,000 for stem cell research
Date:7/30/2014

The San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI), a joint venture between The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has selected the winners of the Postdoc Initiative Pilot Program. The winners, Emily Boice from UTSA and Lei Huang from the Health Science Center, will receive $25,000 for their project titled, "Novel engineered ferritins for tracking and protecting neural stem cells in post-ischemic environment."

Boice and Huang's research is focused on finding a treatment for stroke through stem cell therapy. After a stroke, the brain has a deficient blood supply, and areas surrounding it are filled with toxic iron. This toxicity is damaging to engrafted stem cells and prevents stem cell-induced healing. Boice and Huang are working on an innovative way to protect stem cells in the post-stroke, hostile environment and allow for them to be tracked by MRI machines.

Since stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability worldwide, their research into this field could not only change the landscape of the disease in Texas but also the world.

The SALSI Postdoc Initiative program sought to bring together innovative postdoctoral research fellows from UTSA and the Health Science Center to collaborate on the development of new solutions that will ultimately advance research directions in targeted disease areas that impact the south Texas region. The initiative aims to benefit both postdoctoral fellows and their faculty mentors by introducing new technologies, expanding the research focus, and yielding data for innovative research proposals.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Kids and insect scientists to meet in San Antonio
2. 2013 AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award goes to Andrew Tsin of the University of Texas at San Antonio
3. BGI and START initiate collaboration to advance unique San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project
4. Pioneer in next generation sequencing receives 2014 HudsonAlpha Life Sciences Prize
5. BioForce Nanosciences, Inc. Unveils New Molecular Printer.
6. Ten Members of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Appointed to Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB)
7. Elsevier announces the launch of a new journal: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
8. Junior group leaders in life sciences establish JUGGLE platform for scientific exchange
9. New species of small mammal discovered by scientists from California Academy of Sciences
10. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS, joins SocialCite pilot
11. National Academy of Sciences elects Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies scientist
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
San Antonio Life Sciences Institute awards $25,000 for stem cell research
(Date:4/26/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... the  "Global Multi-modal Biometrics Market 2016-2020"  report to ... ) , The analysts forecast the ... CAGR of 15.49% during the period 2016-2020.  ... number of sectors such as the healthcare, BFSI, ...
(Date:4/14/2016)... 14, 2016 BioCatch ™, ... today announced the appointment of Eyal Goldwerger ... Goldwerger,s leadership appointment comes at a time ... the deployment of its platform at several of the ... which discerns unique cognitive and physiological factors, is a ...
(Date:3/29/2016)... 29, 2016 LegacyXChange, Inc. (OTC: ... and SelectaDNA/CSI Protect are pleased to announce our successful ... a variety of writing instruments, ensuring athletes signatures against ... collectibles from athletes on LegacyXChange will be assured of ... DNA. Bill Bollander , CEO states, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... After several promising treatments in Panama ... City of Knowledge in Panama, a 6 year-old Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy patient received ... year following FDA approval of a second application for a single patient, investigational ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 ... ... Base Set features a variety of fracture-specific plating options designed to address fractures ... provide industry-leading fracture fixation solutions. , The Acumed Ankle Plating System 3 is ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Lady had been battling arthritis since ... ligament in her left knee. Lady’s owner Hannah sought the help of Dr Jeff ... surgeon, to repair her cruciate ligament and help with the pain of Lady’s arthritis. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... identity. The new Media Cybernetics corporate branding reflects a results-driven revitalization for a ... image analysis. The re-branding components include a crisp, refreshed logo and a new ...
Breaking Biology Technology: