Navigation Links
Jefferson researchers receive $3.9 million in Challenge grants
Date:11/3/2009

(PHILADELPHIA) Four researchers from Thomas Jefferson University have received $3.9 million in Challenge grant funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The NIH has designated at least $200 million in 2009 - 2010 for this new initiative called the Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research. More than 800 Challenge grants across the country have been funded. This program supports research on "Challenge Topics" which address specific scientific and health research challenges in biomedical and behavioral research that will benefit from significant 2-year jumpstart funds. Challenge Areas, defined by the NIH, focus on specific knowledge gaps, scientific opportunities, new technologies, data generation, or research methods that would benefit from an influx of funds to quickly advance the area in significant ways. The research in these areas should have a high impact in biomedical or behavioral science and/or public health.

Flemming Forsberg, Ph.D., professor of Radiology, will receive $895,000 over two years to study a method of measuring portal venous pressure to aid in the diagnosis and management of portal hypertension, which is defined as elevated internal pressure in the hepatic portal vein.

"Increased pressure in the blood vessels of the liver can lead to significant complications, including internal bleeding and death," Dr. Forsberg said. "An accurate marker for portal hypertension would impact literally millions of Americans with liver disease."

Dr. Forsberg and his study team will study a novel ultrasound technique called subharmonic-aided pressure estimating (SHAPE), which is a noninvasive procedure used in the diagnosis and management of portal hypertension. The SHAPE algorithm will be tested first in canines, and then in 45 human patients that undergo a trans-jugular liver biopsy at Jefferson.

Laura N. Gitlin, Ph.D., director of the Jefferson Center for Applied Research on Aging and H
'/>"/>

Contact: Emily Shafer
emily.shafer@jefferson.edu
215-955-6300
Thomas Jefferson University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Jefferson specialists studying innovative surgery for effectively treating sleep apnea
2. Jefferson immunology researchers halt lethal rabies infection in brain
3. Jefferson radiation oncologists use real-time system to plant seeds against cancer
4. Jefferson researchers find personalized interventions key to improving colon cancer screening rates
5. Jefferson researchers uncover new evidence of prolactins possible role in breast cancer
6. MicroRNAs may be key to HIVs ability to hide, evade drugs, Jefferson scientists find
7. Jefferson scientists find protein may be key in developing deadly form of pancreatic cancer
8. Jefferson oncologists show focused radiation is effective as surgery against nerve tumor
9. Jefferson researchers find stem cells in degenerating spinal discs, potential for repair
10. Jefferson researchers show chemotherapy and radiation together extend lung cancer patients lives
11. Jefferson neuroscientists show anti-inflammation molecule helps fight MS-like disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/25/2014)... 26, 2014 Top 10 Best SEO ... the world. The site has recently compared many hosting ... HostMonster are among the most reliable Linux web hosting ... Top 10 Best SEO Hosting says, “The hosting suppliers ... companies who outperform their competitors on hosting features, uptime ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... The global HCIT outsourcing market is ... reach $50.4 billion by 2018 from $35 billion in ... pharmaceutical industry are driving the HCIT outsourcing market. These ... focus on core business, reduce operational and maintenance costs, ... reducing hiring and training costs), share risk, and quickly ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... The Wehrman Collaborative, LLC ... for disabled users by disabled users, has granted ... Mackin Educational Resources of Burnsville, Minnesota, for their ... to the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety of ... website. Both organizations have met WeCo’s ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... NC (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 Mesothelioma ... who continued to receive pemetrexed (Alimta), after his combination ... read the full story , just posted on the ... from Uji Tokushukai Medical Center in Japan suggests that ... mesothelioma patients who cannot tolerate higher doses ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered antibiotics ... are cause for concern. The use of ... for human consumption contribute to the development of ... background information from the study. Each year ... 2 million people and kill about 23,000, according ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Top 10 Best SEO Hosting Announces That GreenGeeks.com And HostMonster Are Among The Most Reliable Linux Web Hosting Companies In 2014 2Health News:Global HCIT Outsourcing Market to Grow at 7.6% CAGR to 2018 Says a Premium Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Global HCIT Outsourcing Market to Grow at 7.6% CAGR to 2018 Says a Premium Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Global HCIT Outsourcing Market to Grow at 7.6% CAGR to 2018 Says a Premium Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:IT-Accessibility Award Granted to Education and Health Care for Section 508/WCAG 2Health News:IT-Accessibility Award Granted to Education and Health Care for Section 508/WCAG 3Health News:New Report Illustrates Extended Mesothelioma Survival with “Maintenance Therapy”, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern 2
... infected with HIV in the UK rose last year to ... not know they are carrying the disease, a report said ... and nearly three-quarters of those were probably contracted in Africa., ... HIV sufferers had risen last year from an estimated 53,000 ...
... of anti-depressant medication and lifestyle change may be it is ... enjoy a splendid ride with a dolphin to help ease ... of biophilia that illustrates the dependence of human health on ... patients with mild to moderate depression were chosen for the ...
... Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition in the UK has said ... born with birth defects if folic acid were to be ... reducing commonly found neural tube defects like the spina bifida. ... be avoided if this simple precaution were to be taken. ...
... A new study reveals that antibiotics if taken limitlessly ... more than 10 times during childhood can increase the ... lymphatic system. , The study, conducted by Ellen ... Centre in Fremont, also found heavy use of non-steroidal ...
... its toll on Hong Kong teachers, with one in three ... ,Shouting at students in the class is affecting the ... said dry throats and husky and harsh voices were among ... developed voices like men., ,Researchers claim the problem ...
... Bacteria have been long regarded as something, only capable ... might soon change.// Thanks to the fervent efforts of ... UCSF who have created the first-ever bacterial photographs. ... at promoting the construction of simple biological machines is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Swimming With Dolphins Can Help Ease Depression 2Health News:Bacterial Photographs Created By Student Scientists! 2
(Date:10/25/2014)...  The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators ... Kentucky,s real-time, stop-sale pseudoephedrine ... Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) system automatically blocks unlawful ... helps flag meth offenders for law enforcement. Police ... "watch lists" that notify them via email when ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... , Oct. 24, 2014   Metanome, Inc. , ... metagenomic services and data analysis, was the genomic sequencing ... ) Phase I/II clinical trial of SER 109, an ... Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). Metanome ... Health,s R&D and clinical programs. Such genomic characterization has ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... October 24, 2014 ... has announced the addition of the  "Global ...  report to their offering.  ... Chinese Acne Medication Industry Report 2014 is ... current state of the global acne medication ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kentucky's NPLEx Technology Making Significant Progress 2Metanome Selected as Metagenomics Provider for Seres Health Clinical Trial 2Global and Chinese Acne Medication Industry Report 2014 2Global and Chinese Acne Medication Industry Report 2014 3
... , SAN DIEGO, Sept. 11 Calixa ... development and commercialization of novel antibiotics for the treatment ... in 20 posters at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial ... San Francisco on September 12 to 15, 2009. ...
... , , , ... preliminary schedule of events at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation,s (CRF) ... September 21st to Friday, September 25th, in San Francisco, CA. ... the world,s largest events for those performing cardiac diagnostics and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Calixa Therapeutics to Make Multiple Presentations on CXA-101 and CXA-101/tazobactam at the 49th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2Calixa Therapeutics to Make Multiple Presentations on CXA-101 and CXA-101/tazobactam at the 49th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 3Calixa Therapeutics to Make Multiple Presentations on CXA-101 and CXA-101/tazobactam at the 49th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 4InfraReDx to Showcase the LipiScan(TM) Coronary Imaging System at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's (CRF) Annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Scientific Meeting 2
... watt halogen light source with ... ,SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment ... the highest quality care available ... development of advanced surgical instruments ...
Linvatecs single CCD camera heads offer high resolution with the convenience of programmable buttons for sterile field control of the printer and VCR. Available in "V and "C mount in NTSC and PAL....
... camera system offers the latest technology ... controller. Equipped with many of the ... expensive camera controllers, including edge enhancement, ... The controller is compatible and interchangeable ...
... Camera Systems provide the advanced functionality ... need for advanced training. Programmable, easy ... the flexibility needed to accommodate the ... Compatible with both autoclavable and non-autoclavable ...
Medicine Products: