Navigation Links
SRI International Receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Innovative Global Health Research
Date:5/13/2010

that fewer than 60 percent of children in affected areas receive the recommended dose.

To facilitate delivery of vitamin A to children who may not otherwise receive enough of it, SRI researchers will plan to engineer a probiotic bacterium that produces vitamin A for direct delivery to mucosal immune cells in the gastrointestinal tract. If successful, this therapy could restore protective mucosal immunity while simultaneously combating other consequences of vitamin A deficiency, including blindness and susceptibility to measles and malaria. The new therapy, which should reduce the duration of symptoms while also reducing the impact of future infections, could be developed for distribution during clinic visits for the treatment of diarrhea.

"Creative new approaches are urgently needed to combat many global health issues, including deadly diarrheal diseases," said Krishna Kodukula, Ph.D., executive director of SRI's Center for Advanced Drug Research.  "We are hopeful that our idea to use metabolically engineered probiotics will lead to a treatment that will also restore the body's immunity and combat the consequences of vitamin A deficiency. Approaches such as these may also be useful for the development of new remedies against other diarrheal diseases."

"The winners of these grants show the bold thinking we need to tackle some of the world's greatest health challenges," said Dr. Tachi Yamada, president of the Gates Foundation's Global Health Program.  "I'm excited about their ideas and look forward to seeing some of these exploratory projects turn into
'/>"/>

SOURCE SRI International
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related biology technology :

1. Tianjin International Joint Academy of Biotechnology and Medicine, Genzyme Enter into Strategic Partnership
2. Yongye International Announces First Quarter 2010 Results
3. Max Neeman International Signs Agreement for Data Management/EDC of Large Phase IV Trials from Multiple Sites
4. China Sky One Medical Attended Import and Export Fair to Enhance International Growth Opportunity
5. Yongye International Announces Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Results
6. Dyadic International to Present at Rodman & Renshaw 6th Annual Global Healthcare Conference
7. Yongye International to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
8. Yongye International, Inc. Begins Construction of New Production Facility
9. Microfluidics International Corporation to Report First Quarter 2010 Financial Results on May 11, 2010
10. Dyadic International Strengthens Management Team
11. PharmAthene CEO To Participate on Biosecurity Panel at the 2010 BIO International Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... ON , Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: ... totalling $2.1 million. The orders consist of three large odour ... Canada . "These orders are consistent with ... said Peter Bruijns , President and CEO. "After a ... market, we are now beginning to see sales growth. Our ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... NEW YORK , Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... report is available in its catalogue: ... Opportunities, 2019 http://www.reportlinker.com/p02350445/India-Solid-Waste-Management-Vehicles-Market-Forecast-and-Opportunities-2019.html ... municipal corporations are the main governing bodies responsible ... management in cities. On an average, around 135,000 ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 ... Global Polyacrylamide Industry” is a professional and ... The report provides basic Polyacrylamide information, including ... structure as well as industry overview. This ... domestic market as well as global industry ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... August 29, 2014 The global ... billion in 2019. It is expected to grow ... 2019, and was valued at $1.8 billion in ... Transparency Market Research. , For more information regarding ... . , The research report, titled “Companion Diagnostics ...
Breaking Biology Technology:India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 2India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 3India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 4India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 5India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 6India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 7India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 8International Polyacrylamide Industry & Copper Iodide Market Data Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2International Polyacrylamide Industry & Copper Iodide Market Data Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3Companion Diagnostics Market to Hit $5.6 Billion in 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Companion Diagnostics Market to Hit $5.6 Billion in 2019: Transparency Market Research 3
... Biotech and pharma,companies are increasingly relying on ... Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN). The,technique can provide ... drug,candidates for toxic effects, according to an article ... )., "Better screening technologies, noninvasive monitoring, and ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncothyreon Inc.,(Nasdaq: ONTY ) (TSX:ONY) ... and preclinical studies of PX-866 were presented at ... Research (AACR) in,San Diego, held April 12-16, 2008. ... plans for these product candidates. Oncothyreon,is currently conducting ...
... Anavex Life,Sciences Corp. ("ANAVEX") (OTCBB: AVXL) today announced ... of Clinical Development as the,company prepares to enter ... the next 12 months., Dr. Goundis has ... of,clinical trials, including leadership positions at Speedel AG ...
Cached Biology Technology:Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News Reports on Growing Use of Cell-Based Assays 2Data for Oncothyreon's PX-12 and PX-866 presented at AACR Annual Meeting 2Data for Oncothyreon's PX-12 and PX-866 presented at AACR Annual Meeting 3Data for Oncothyreon's PX-12 and PX-866 presented at AACR Annual Meeting 4Data for Oncothyreon's PX-12 and PX-866 presented at AACR Annual Meeting 5Anavex appoints Dr. Dimitri Goundis to lead Clinical Development 2Anavex appoints Dr. Dimitri Goundis to lead Clinical Development 3Anavex appoints Dr. Dimitri Goundis to lead Clinical Development 4
(Date:9/2/2014)... Air pollution regulations over the last decade in Taiyuan, ... there, accounting for a greater than 50% reduction in ... 2001 and 2010, according to researchers at the Columbia ... School of Public Health, the Shanxi Medical University, the ... and Shanghai Fudan University School of Public Health. , ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Bavaria, the Tithonian Konservat-Lagersttte of lithographic limestone is ... of emblematic fossils from that area (for example, ... found fossil insects in the French equivalent of ... species representing the oldest known water treader. , ... Bavarian outcrops, fewer fossils have been obtained from ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... others are done in by it. New research at ... so-called stress gap in mice with very similar genetic ... better understand the development of psychiatric disorders such as ... unique experiences as it goes through its life. And ... expression of genes, and as a result, affect an ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Clean air halves health costs in Chinese city 2Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley 2Discovery hints at why stress is more devastating for some 2Discovery hints at why stress is more devastating for some 3
... In April 2010, the US government adopted a new nuclear ... defense systems will reliably protect the continental United States in ... Bulletin of Atomic Scientists , published by SAGE, shows ... and would not be effective in real combat conditions. ...
... the human immune system,s assassin a protein called perforin ... funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) ... where they used powerful electron microscopes to study the mechanism ... research is published today (1800hrs, 31 October) in Nature ...
... have discovered a new member of a gene family that ... weight. The gene is the third member of the agouti ... One helps determine skin and hair color, and the other ... new gene, called agrp2, has been found exclusively in bony ...
Cached Biology News:US nuclear safety claim is a 'dangerous fantasy' 2US nuclear safety claim is a 'dangerous fantasy' 3Immune system assassin's tricks visualised for the first time 2Newly discovered gene enables fish to 'disappear' 2
Collected from animals of U.S. origin.Collected from animals of U.S. origin. *Can be used in cell growth studies and immunoassays. *Sterility tested, * Mycoplasma tested upon request, *Endoto...
...
Mouse monoclonal [Ley 37D/G6] to LKB1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 6794 SwissProtID: Q15831...
... Solid phase reagent ... purification; Easy & unique ... Compatible with detergents and ... & recover non-envelop viruses ...
Biology Products: