Navigation Links
Lu receives grant from Research to Prevent Blindness organization
Date:7/14/2010

Louisville, Ky. Qingxian Lu, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, has received the $60,000 William and Mary Greve Special Scholar Award from the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) organization. The funds will go toward Lu's research in retinitis pigmentosa, a group of genetic disorders that can lead to night blindness, loss of peripheral vision and total blindness.

Lu's research focuses specifically on a cellular receptor called MerTK, which may play a role in limiting the duration of immune response, leading to the development of retinal inflammation. Understanding this mechanism of action may lead to better prevention and treatment techniques in the future.

Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of inherited disorders caused by molecular defects in more than 100 different genes. Navajo Indians are the ethnic group most affected by it.

"The RPB Special Scholar Award will significantly accelerate our ongoing research programs and secure a continuous investigation of the cellular activity related to the development of the retinal autoimmunity that occurs in retinitis pigmentosa," Lu said.

The William and Mary Greve Special Scholar Award is aimed at supporting research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases. The award is part of RPB's Special Scholar Program designed to support outstanding young scientists who are conducting research of unusual significance and promise.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lauren Williams
lauren.williams@louisville.edu
502-852-7461
University of Louisville
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. NACDD Receives Two-Year Grant From Merck & Co., Inc. to Improve Diabetes Education
2. Dr Yaghouti of Global Laser Vision Receives Patient's Choice Award for 2009
3. UT researcher receives $2.4 million to research obesity, high-risk pregnancy
4. BestMassage.com Receives Award for Customer Trust
5. Corporate Wellness Firm Limeade Receives SAS 70 Type II Report
6. Oridion Receives Frost & Sullivan's 2010 Customer Value Enhancement Award
7. Special Olympics Georgia Receives Grant from The Home Depot Foundation
8. NOVAVAX, Inc. Receives NASDAQ Non-Compliance Letter
9. WuXi PharmaTech Receives AAALAC Accreditation for Suzhou Toxicology Facility
10. Verdan Receives Patent on Crystal Deodorant Spray
11. Thomas E. Mower Meets With Dalai Lama; Receives Prestigious Champion Award from Whole Child International
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Selling cigarettes ... or illegal tobacco and doesn,t harm sales in small ... problems were predicted by the tobacco industry when it ... in the world to introduce plain packaging for tobacco ... Ireland, New Zealand and the U.K. Researchers surveyed ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... August 29, 2014 Honey Gifts, premium ... company will now be selling purse-sized adult toys and ... way that they can be carried in a woman’s ... the purse-sized range at Honey Gifts is also leak-free ... life and rechargeable batteries are common characteristics of Honey ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Barbara, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 ... in Santa Barbara in the Santa Barbara News-Press Readers’ ... Evolutions won the Readers’ Choice poll as Best Medical ... 20, 2014 reads the following about Evolutions Medical Spa ... spa, but it is recognized as a top-notch, cutting-edge ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... COLUMBUS, Ohio (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 ... vice president of operations & business development. , Rees ... the vice president of business development. , A wholly ... (OPRS), Senior Independence provides older adults with options, including ... teams, in-home care (e.g., meal preparation) and therapeutic adult ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Last week, the Fed reported an increase in ... rose to 0.4% while manufacturing output progressed to 1.0%. ... boost since February this year. Capacity use has increased by ... – an increase that could be attributed to the boost ... which is a measure of slack across the industries. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging 2Health News:Honey Gifts Now Provides Purse Sized Adult Toys in Vancouver 2Health News:Evolutions Named Best Medical Spa in Santa Barbara by Santa Barbara News Press 2Health News:Evolutions Named Best Medical Spa in Santa Barbara by Santa Barbara News Press 3Health News:Senior Independence Promotes Rees to Vice President of Operations & Business Development 2Health News:LeaseQ Announces That Recent Industrial Production Report Spells Good Things For The Equipment Leasing Industry 2Health News:LeaseQ Announces That Recent Industrial Production Report Spells Good Things For The Equipment Leasing Industry 3
... Findings may explain link between breathing in dirty air ... -- Long-term exposure to the air pollution particles caused ... blood pressure, U.S. researchers say. , In the new ... Normative Aging Study, who were assessed every four years ...
... warmer than 75 degrees poses added risks , THURSDAY, March ... deaths in New York City go up with the temperature: ... 75 degrees Fahrenheit. , The findings, published online March ... death statistics in the city from 1990 through 2006. , ...
... ... ... ... ...
... replicate the human brain, or to develop nanotechnology that ... neurons and other types of cellular networks? Once ... other in ways that could propel extraordinary new research. ... an hour-long conversation recently led by neuroscientist Nicholas Spitzer. ...
... , ... ... ... ...
... Henry Ford Hospital study has shown a link between Vitamin ... lead researchers to better understand the development of the most ... researchers at Henry Ford and Wayne State University found elevated ... taken from 10 patients compared to normal skin tissue taken ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure 2Health News:Anthera Pharmaceuticals Completes Initial Public Offering 2Health News:Anthera Pharmaceuticals Completes Initial Public Offering 3Health News:Anthera Pharmaceuticals Completes Initial Public Offering 4Health News:Anthera Pharmaceuticals Completes Initial Public Offering 5Health News:Anthera Pharmaceuticals Completes Initial Public Offering 6Health News:Dermatologists Can Help Women Win the Fight Against Common Forms of Hair Loss 2Health News:Dermatologists Can Help Women Win the Fight Against Common Forms of Hair Loss 3Health News:Dermatologists Can Help Women Win the Fight Against Common Forms of Hair Loss 4Health News:Dermatologists Can Help Women Win the Fight Against Common Forms of Hair Loss 5Health News:Dermatologists Can Help Women Win the Fight Against Common Forms of Hair Loss 6Health News:Dermatologists Can Help Women Win the Fight Against Common Forms of Hair Loss 7Health News:Dermatologists Can Help Women Win the Fight Against Common Forms of Hair Loss 8Health News:Dermatologists Can Help Women Win the Fight Against Common Forms of Hair Loss 9
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 , Industry ... the inaugural Tweetchat taking place in real-time at ... organised by UBM Live , announces the ... a first of its kind global industry-wide Tweetchat ... supply chain, aimed to stimulate conversations on key ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014  Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.: ... Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI )? , Did you ... 2013 and July 16, 2014, inclusive? , Did you ... Do you want to discuss your rights? ... United States Attorney, Timothy J. MacFall , announces that a ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02343442/Germany-Aesthetic-Lasers-and-Energy-Devices-Market-Outlook-to-2020.html Germany Aesthetic Lasers and ... GlobalData,s new report, "Germany Aesthetic Lasers and ... market data on the Germany Aesthetic Lasers and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CPhI Worldwide to Host #CPhIChat Provoking Debate on the Future of Pharma 2CPhI Worldwide to Host #CPhIChat Provoking Debate on the Future of Pharma 3Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Lannett Company, Inc. 2Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Lannett Company, Inc. 3Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 2Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 3Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 4Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 5Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 6Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 7Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 8Germany Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 9
... scale accommodates standard to extra-wide wheelchairs (18" ... The low-profile, heavy-duty, anodized aluminum weighing platform ... high providing easy access for large patients. ... steel digital readout. The 6772 has the ...
This high-capacity stand-on scale provides extra sensitivity and support to patients who are unsteady on their feet. Advanced technology compensates for patient movement....
... 100 provides a new screening, diagnostic, treatment ... medical management of sleep-related breathing disorders. The ... unmet need for an ambulatory, reliable, patient ... to the great number of OSA sufferers, ...
... synthesized by the parathyroid glands [1,2] ... extracellular calcium concentrations. PTH prevents hypocalcemia ... calcium excretion by the kidney. Following ... is rapidly degraded into 4 fragments: ...
Medicine Products: