Navigation Links
UAB wins $5.7M neurofibromatosis grant
Date:10/3/2007

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. A team of UAB geneticists, doctors and biostatisticians has received $5.7 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to study and test new treatments for neurofibromatosis, or NF.

UAB is the lead research center in a nine-institution group called the NF Consortium. The coalition formed more than two years ago to design and manage multiple clinical trials held across the nation looking at new and more effective therapeutic options for adults and children diagnosed with NF.

The $5.7 million award will be shared among the NF Consortium members, with UABs research team serving as the operations center and distribution point for the government funds.

Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the UAB Department of Genetics and an internationally recognized expert in neurofibromatosis type 1, said the goal of the consortium is to streamline and improve the way clinical trials are performed for this disease, and to break down past barriers to discovering and testing cutting-edge NF treatments.

We expect results from the NF Consortium studies to provide a wider range of therapeutic options for patients with the goal of reducing the rates of tumor growth, and improving quality of life, Korf said.

By monitoring not only the clinical outcomes, but the effects of therapies on molecular targets, it will be possible to better understand NF as a disease, he said.

The other eight participating institutions are Childrens Hospital Boston, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Childrens National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Chicago, the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md.

Often diagnosed in childhood, NF is a hereditary condition that causes tumors to grow on nerve tissue that affects many bodily systems. As the tumors grow, they can press on vital area
'/>"/>

Contact: Troy Goodman
tdgoodman@uab.edu
205-934-8938
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Potential treatments for neurofibromatosis
2. Researcher gets NSF grant to create mutant maize lines
3. $6.5 Million Grant for Microarray Center at Yale School of Medicine
4. MSU researchers receive $4 million grant to uncover gene functions
5. Virulizin granted orphan drug status in Europe
6. New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network
7. Asian immigrants in NYC not receiving HIV education at religious institutions
8. Federal grant funds research on novel HIV therapy
9. Boston University biomedical engineers win major grant for pursuit of the $1,000 Genome
10. Scientists win grants to develop $1,000 genome sequencing technology
11. First Quantum Grant to fund stem cell repair of damage from stroke
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/17/2015)... June 17, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... today announced that Xiaomi, one of the world,s ... ClearPad ® family of capacitive touchscreen ... circuits (DDICs) for its latest smartphones, the Xiaomi ... for full in-cell display solutions and DDICs in ...
(Date:6/16/2015)... -- Fingerprint Cards (FPC) raises the revenue guidance ... to at least 340 MSEK to that it will amount ... market growth and orders received the revenue guidance for 2015 ... 2015 will exceed 1,500 MSEK to an updated guidance that ... Due to receipt of orders of touch fingerprint sensors ...
(Date:6/11/2015)... RESTON, Va. , June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... authentication technology, announced today that its IdentityX Mobile ... FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance is an industry ... with open standards for simpler, stronger authentication.  In ... services must pass a rigorous series of tests ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics Touchscreen and Display Driver IC Solutions Power Xiaomi's Latest Flagship Smartphones 2Synaptics Touchscreen and Display Driver IC Solutions Power Xiaomi's Latest Flagship Smartphones 3Fingerprint Cards Raises the Revenue Guidance for Q2 2015 and for the Full Year 2015 2Fingerprint Cards Raises the Revenue Guidance for Q2 2015 and for the Full Year 2015 3Daon's IdentityX Mobile Authentication Platform One of First Products to be Certified by FIDO Alliance 2
... "ear" for flying in the dark because of a ... physical environment by listening to echoes. But an Ohio ... it, too. , John Zook's studies of bat flight ... maintain altitude and catch insects in midair. His preliminary ...
... has found that the numbers of men ?especially students ... 2000, almost certainly due to growing awareness that changes ... anonymity. , The fall in applications, leading to a ... from the Newcastle Fertility Centre at LIFE to call ...
... MIT and one from the University of California at ... issue of Science dedicated to the brain that the ... brain development are dead. , The cerebral cortex is ... distinctly separate areas that process particular aspects of sensation, ...
Cached Biology News:Bats use touch receptors on wings to fly, catch prey, study finds 2Bats use touch receptors on wings to fly, catch prey, study finds 3UK sperm donor crisis 2UK sperm donor crisis 3MIT researcher presents new view of how the cortex forms 2
(Date:6/26/2015)... , June 26, 2015  SeraCare Life Sciences, ... manufacturers, today announced that it has signed a ... National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National ... positive controls for cancer assays.  The CRADA will ... accurately quantitate control DNA biosynthetics spiked into a ...
(Date:6/26/2015)... ... June 26, 2015 , ... Charm ... Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) awarded a five year contract to ... and grains utilizing Charm’s ROSA DONQ-FAST5 Test. This 5 minute quantitative test extracts ...
(Date:6/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2015 , ... ... today announced that its SimplePrep™ technologies have been integrated into a sample prep ... Space Station (ISS) as a part of the NASA’s WetLab-2 Project. , On ...
(Date:6/26/2015)... 2015 The report "Biolubricants Market ... Metalworking fluids, Chainsaw oils, Mold Release Agents), End Use ... Global trends and Forecasts to 2020" published by MarketsandMarkets, ... by 2020 at a CAGR of 6.27% between 2015 ... Tables and   66 Figures spread through 170 Pages ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SeraCare Life Sciences Signs CRADA with NCI to Advance Cancer Diagnostics 2SeraCare Life Sciences Signs CRADA with NCI to Advance Cancer Diagnostics 3USDA-GIPSA (FGIS) Awards 5 Year Contract for Vomitoxin Tests to Charm Sciences 2Claremont BioSolutions’ SimplePrep™ Products Deployed in NASA Wetlab-2 Project Slated for June 28th Flight to International Space Station aboard SpaceX CRS-7 2Claremont BioSolutions’ SimplePrep™ Products Deployed in NASA Wetlab-2 Project Slated for June 28th Flight to International Space Station aboard SpaceX CRS-7 3Biolubricants Market Worth $2,972.13 Million by 2020 2Biolubricants Market Worth $2,972.13 Million by 2020 3
... - These are not your parents' generation of corporate ... rarely heard to cross the lips of gray-haired, gray-suited ... problem is that Wisconsin doesn't yet have it. , ... of business, civic, academic and arts groups met to ...
... General Electric Co.'s GE Healthcare division rose 17 ... in total orders, the company reported Friday. , ,GE Healthcare ... -- reported revenue of $3.6 billion for the second quarter, ... period a year ago. , ,Profits for GE Healthcare rose ...
... private colleges and universities in Wisconsin will work toward ... Jenzabar, Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. , ,Jenzabar ... Association of Independent Colleges and Universities to use ... EX ERP System, Jenzabar's Internet Campus Solution and Jenzabar's ...
Cached Biology Technology:Tech leaders call for more creativity 2
PPOX Immunogen: PPOX (AAH02357, 378 a.a. ~ 478 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles *Available for distribution in the US only...
Rabbit polyclonal to Raf1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 5894 SwissProtID: P04049...
KRIT1 Immunogen: KRIT1 (NP_004903, 637 a.a. ~ 737 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles *Available for distribution in the US only...
Sheep polyclonal to hCG beta core fragment ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length native protein (purified) from human urine. Entrez GeneID: 1082 Swiss Protein ID...
Biology Products: