Navigation Links
UCR researcher awarded $2.1M stem cell grant to study Alzheimer's disease
Date:12/14/2007

RIVERSIDE, Calif. UC Riversides Douglas Ethell, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences who studies how brain cells die in disorders such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons, has been awarded a $2,120,833, five-year grant by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), Californias stem cell research initiative.

The grant, called a New Faculty Award by CIRM, will fund Ethells research on human embryonic stem cells for treating Alzheimers disease, the most common cause of dementia in the elderly.

Approved Dec. 12 by the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC), the governing board of CIRM, the grant is designed to encourage and foster the next generation of clinical and scientific leaders in stem cell research.

Stem cell technology is the future of medicine, and CIRM is ensuring that California continues to play a leading role in developing this important technology, Ethell said. This new investigator grant is a tremendous boost to my research as it will allow me to recruit talented students, postdoctoral researchers and technicians to work on stem cells in my lab. Moreover, the comprehensive nature of CIRMs funding commitment will allow me to spend less time writing grants and more time doing research.

Alzheimers disease affects more than five million people in the United States. It has been estimated that the number of Alzheimers disease patients in the country will grow to 13 million by 2050. Currently, there is no effective treatment or cure for the disease.

In recent years it has become clear that the immune system can protect and maybe even reverse some of the effects of Alzheimers disease, Ethell said. Our research has shown that Alzheimers responsive T cells can have beneficial effects in mouse models of the disease. This grant will allow us to take
'/>"/>

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside  
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
2. Children of depressed moms do better when dad is involved, SLU researcher finds
3. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
4. Mayo Clinic researchers discover new diagnostic test for detecting infection in prosthetic joints
5. Bipolar disorder relapses halved by Melbourne researchers
6. Cell that triggers symptoms in allergy attacks can also limit damage, Stanford researchers find
7. High and mighty: first common height gene identified by researchers behind obesity gene finding
8. Researchers estimate about 9 percent of US children age 8 to 15 meet criteria for having ADHD
9. Majority of 2.4 Million U.S. Children With ADHD Not Diagnosed or Consistently Treated, According to New Gold Standard Study by Cincinnati Childrens Researchers
10. Researchers develop long-lasting growth hormone
11. UVa researcher awarded $3.6 million grant to fight drug-resistant bacteria
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
UCR researcher awarded $2.1M stem cell grant to study Alzheimer's disease
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... , ... The popular television program VOICES IN AMERICA, hosted by legendary star ... devoting an entire short segment to the subject of diabetes. Diabetes is a debilitating ... daily basis, but recent advancements in medical science may prove to be a significant ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , ... August 28, 2015 , ... An online provider ... to make the purchase of CPAP equipment more affordable by offering shipping at no ... types of CPAP products and orders of any size. My Cpap Store is located ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... With the goal of furthering music education programs ... to the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, IL on May 30th, 2015. Backed once ... music education in the underfunded school districts of Mendon and its neighboring town of ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... ... The 6th Annual Survivor in the City, Chicago silent auction and ... to its cadre of widespread support—an official letter of support and gratitude from the ... community and the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Neurosurgery, the Brain Aneurysm ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... “ Frequentz ” was featured ... latest and coolest applications on the market for iOS, Android, and Windows. Joe Toohey, ... viewers how this software allows businesses to track product movement from beginning to end. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:My Cpap Store Now Offering Delivery Special 0 Cost to You 2Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Interviews Country-Rock Duo Highway Run at the 2015 "Music With A Mission" Benefit Concert 2Health News:Chicago Mayor Pens Official Support of Annual Survivor in the City Event Benefitting Brain Aneurysm Foundation 2Health News:Chicago Mayor Pens Official Support of Annual Survivor in the City Event Benefitting Brain Aneurysm Foundation 3Health News:Track Product Movement from Beginning to End with Frequentz 2
... Reporter , THURSDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have succeeded ... of an old one in rats. The researchers, reporting ... day to replicate the feat in humans, giving hope to the ... (COPD) and perhaps even lung cancer. But that could take ...
... trial of a novel radioactive compound readily and safely ... volunteers on brain scans and opens the doors to ... their own radioactive compounds. The results, reported by a ... Nuclear Medicine, could lead to better ways to ...
... study done by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical ... mean a hospital stay there is another option for ... cases, allows the patient to return home the same day. ... States visit the emergency department (ED) because they are experiencing ...
... 2010) A team of researchers led by NewYork-Presbyterian ... predict post-stroke recovery of language by measuring the initial ... important implications for stroke survivors and their families, as ... are reported online in the journal Stroke . ...
... a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information ... a pilot project to evaluate the process by which ... VIVO instances. The pilot project, carried out by the ... a Scopus Custom Data dataset and will serve as ...
... College London, is to be the first ever recipient of ... contributions he has made to the field of movement disorders ... his delivery of the inaugural Lord Brain Memorial Lecture; "Brainwashed ... School on June 24, 2010. The Lord Brain Memorial ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientists Fashion New Lung for Rats 2Health News:Scientists Fashion New Lung for Rats 3Health News:Novel radiotracer shines new light on the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients 2Health News:Cardiac MRI in the ER cuts costs, hospital admissions for chest pain patients 2Health News:Cardiac MRI in the ER cuts costs, hospital admissions for chest pain patients 3Health News:New metric predicts language recovery following stroke 2Health News:VIVO utilizing Scopus custom data 2Health News:Lord Brain Memorial Lecture is launched in recognizing outstanding contribution to neuroscience 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... WARRENVILLE, Ill. , Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO ), is ... the previously announced acquisition of Patterson Medical by ... Medical will retain its name for a transition ... distributor of rehabilitation and sports medicine products.  With ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... 2015 The scientific team of a ... of the leading academics in the field of aging Prof. ... in life extension for model animals - 10 fold for ... and age-related diseases, primarily, around the stability and stress resistance ... published as "Stability analysis of a model gene network links ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... PITTSBURGH , Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... that its shareholders have approved Mylan,s proposed acquisition ... TASE) and the related issuance of Mylan ordinary ... meeting of shareholders held today. The transaction received ... extraordinary general meeting. In addition, the transaction received ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Patterson Medical Positioned for Continued Growth as a Newly Independent Company 2Patterson Medical Positioned for Continued Growth as a Newly Independent Company 3Gero: Physics Meets Biology to Help Defeat Aging 2Gero: Physics Meets Biology to Help Defeat Aging 3Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 2Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 3Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 4Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 5Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 6Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 7Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 8Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 9
... HILLS ESTATES, Calif., Sept. 2 The Second ... by The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI), will ... Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego, CA. ... agenda with nationally recognized experts from healthcare provider ...
... BRAUNFELS, Texas, Sept. 2 The SCOOTER ... and services, has announced the creation of a new ... related services to complement its traditional power mobility business. ... be based in New Braunfels, Texas, and operate out ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Second Annual Medical Device Connectivity Conference & Exhibition to Focus on Connecting Medical Devices to People, Workflow and Information Systems 2The SCOOTER Store Creates Home Care Equipment Division 2The SCOOTER Store Creates Home Care Equipment Division 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: