Navigation Links
The Olive Branch Fund Announces Funding Award to Harvard Researcher
Date:6/29/2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Olive Branch Fund: A Thisbe and Noah Scott Legacy, an organization dedicated to combating pediatric motor neuron diseases, today announced its first funding award to Kevin Eggan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University.  The award will support Dr. Eggan's ongoing research investigating the neuromuscular system and the diseases that affect it.  Dr. Eggan is a leading researcher in motor neuron disease. He received the MacArthur Fellowship in 2006 and received the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering from President George Bush in 2008.

"This initial grant to Dr. Eggan is an incredibly exciting milestone for us as we begin to invest the funds we have raised to support the mission of The Olive Branch Fund and to advance groundbreaking research in the fight against motor neuron disease.  We are pleased this award will support Dr. Eggan's important research while also providing clues into the mechanisms of Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome," said Laurian Scott, Co-Founder of The Olive Branch Fund.  Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome is a rare, progressive, neurodegenerative motor neuron disorder that specifically includes palsies (paralysis) of the cranial nerves, and is sometimes referred to as "bulbar palsy."  Throughout the past century, few cases of Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere have been reported in the literature, but those numbers are growing.

The Olive Branch Fund: A Thisbe and Noah Scott Legacy was formed in 2008 to promote research, awareness, and support for families of all pediatric motor neuron diseases in memory of Laurian and John Scott's two children, Noah, who passed away at 19 months, and Thisbe, who passed away just before her third birthday.  Six cities nationwide, including Nashville, Memphis, Richmond, and Phoenix, have held fundraisers for The Olive Branch Fund, raising over $500,000.  These fundraisers are titled "A Mighty Voice" and aid The Olive Branch Fund in carrying out its mission worldwide.

The Olive Branch Fund: A Thisbe and Noah Scott Legacy is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  For more information, please visit www.theolivebranchfund.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Olive Branch Fund
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. New antioxidant compounds have been identified in foods such as olive oil, honey and nuts
2. New antioxidant compounds have been identified in foods such as olive oil, honey and nuts
3. Powered by olive stones? Turning waste stones into fuel
4. Rcadia COR Analyzer System Safely Rules Out Coronary Artery Disease in Main Coronary Arteries and Branch Vessels
5. Edwin Rivera-Martinez, Former Chief of the FDA’s International Compliance Branch, Joins PAREXEL Consulting Strategic Compliance Team
6. Pharma ChemOutsourcing Unveils 100 Pharma & Biotech Speaker Faculty for 2009 Conference September 14-16 in Long Branch, NJ
7. Stunning Attendance for ChemOutsourcing Show on September 8-9 in Long Branch, NJ
8. Verenium Announces Signing of Lease for New Office and Lab Space
9. Celladon Corporation Announces Publication of Advanced Heart Failure Clinical Trial Results With MYDICAR® Enzyme Replacement Therapy in the Journal Circulation
10. Scotland Announces Goal to Double Life Sciences Contribution to Scottish Economy by 2020 at BIO
11. PharmacoFore, Inc. Announces Appointment of Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Intellectual Property
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... with the addition of its newest module, US Hemostats & Sealants. , SmartTRAK’s ... hemostats, absorbable hemostats, fibrin sealants, synthetic sealants and biologic sealants used in surgical ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... in its endogenous context, enabling overexpression experiments and avoiding the use of exogenous ... RNA guides is transformative for performing systematic gain-of-function studies. , This complement ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  VMS BioMarketing, a leading provider of patient support ... Nurse Educator (CNE) network, which will launch this week. The ... health care professionals to enhance the patient care experience by ... other health care professionals to help women who have been ... ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Singh Biotechnology today ... designation to SBT-100, its novel anti-STAT3 (Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3) ... able to cross the cell membrane and bind intracellular STAT3 and inhibit its ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/11/2017)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:   NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... of independent Directors Mr. Robin D. Richards and ... furthering the company,s corporate governance and expertise. ... Gino Pereira , Chief Executive Officer ... guidance and benefiting from their considerable expertise as we move ...
(Date:4/4/2017)... , April 4, 2017   EyeLock LLC ... announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ... broadly covers the linking of an iris image with ... transaction) and represents the company,s 45 th issued ... patent is very timely given the multi-modal biometric capabilities ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... 29, 2017  higi, the health IT company that ... North America , today announced a Series B ... of EveryMove. The new investment and acquisition accelerates higi,s ... to transform population health activities through the collection and ... higi collects and secures data today on behalf ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):