Alzheimer’s Association funds expansion of aging study in longest running birth cohort

The Alzheimer’s Association and University College London (UCL) are partnering to study brain aging and dementia in 500 individuals whose health and health-related behaviors have been documented since birth. A $7 million grant from the Alzheimer’s Association will allow researchers to more accurately detect the influence of both genetics and behaviors on dementia risk across…

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Integral Molecular to advance vaccine discovery with NIH contract for $5.5 million

PHILADELPHIA – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded Integral Molecular a contract (75N93019C00073) which will provide up to $5.5M over the next five years to define antibody responses to pathogenic viruses including Zika, Marburg and equine encephalitis viruses (EEV), aiding the discovery of vaccines and therapeutics against these currently untreatable…

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Can cells collected from bone marrow repair brain damage in babies with CHD?

Philadelphia, Pa. – (November 18, 2019) – An upcoming clinical trial at Children’s National Hospital will harness cardiopulmonary bypass as a delivery mechanism for a novel intervention designed to stimulate brain growth and repair in children who undergo cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease. The NIH has awarded Children’s National $2.5 million to test the…

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WPI engineers creating miniaturized, wireless oxygen sensor for sick infants

Worcester, Mass. – November 14, 2019 – Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are developing a sensor the size of a Band-Aid that will measure a baby’s blood oxygen levels, a vital indication of the lungs’ effectiveness and whether the baby’s tissue is receiving adequate oxygen supply. Unlike current systems used in hospitals, this miniaturized…

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