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Multiple Sclerosis Research now Accepting Nominations for Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS ...

Release Date: 
04/12/2018

The Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research recognizes an exceptional scientist or a team of scientists whose work in MS research has demonstrated outstanding innovation and originality.

This annual prize, made possible by the generosity of the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, is $100,000 to be used at the discretion of the recipient.

Nominees need not be current or past grantees of the National MS Society.

Read more about the nomination process, selection criteria and prior recipients. Deadline is Saturday, June 30, 2018.  

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Monitor detects dangerously low white blood cell levels

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04/02/2018

One of the major side effects of chemotherapy is a sharp drop in white blood cells, which leaves patients vulnerable to dangerous infections. MIT researchers have now developed a portable device that could be used to monitor patients’ white blood cell levels at home, without taking blood samples.

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Investors get a chance to connect with startups at upcoming CED conference

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02/15/2018

During the conference, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and Duke University will also host the 2018 Coulter Investment Forum, which showcases 19 life science companies from about a dozen universities. Duke companies Microelastic Ultrasound, which specializes in medical diagnostic devices, and ...

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Barancik Prize To Be Presented at ACTRIMS Forum 2018

Release Date: 
12/15/2017

Robin Franklin, PhD, a leading scientist at the University of Cambridge focusing on stimulating the brain's repair mechanisms, is the winner of the 2017 Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research.

The Barancik Prize seeks to recognize and encourage exceptional innovation and originality in scientific research relevant to multiple sclerosis, with emphasis on impact and potential of the research to lead to pathways for the treatment and cure for MS, and scientific accomplishments that merit recognition as a future leader in MS research. The international prize is made possible by the generosity of the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, and is administered through the National MS Society.

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How a $10 microchip turns 2-D ultrasound machines to 3-D imaging devices

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11/01/2017

Technology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3-D imaging abilities of their $250,000 counterparts -- for the cost of a $10 microchip.

The research is supported by Stanford's branch of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, which funds collaborative translational research projects at several universities, including Duke. A recent grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation and General Electric will fund clinical trials for the device's use to locate and identify bleeding and hemorrhages in patients with traumatic shock.

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The $10 Ultrasound Upgrade

Release Date: 
10/31/2017

Herickhoff and Dahl have since taken positions at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where they continue to develop the device. Their effort is supported by Stanford’s branch of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, which supports collaborative translational research projects at several universities, including Duke.

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'Double Decker' Antibody Technology Fights Cancer

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10/25/2017

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have created a new class of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), using a versatile “double decker” technology that ties antibodies and a drug together to produce highly potent pharmaceuticals for cancer therapy.

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Nanodiamonds show promise for aiding recovery from root canal

Release Date: 
10/23/2017

 

People who undergo root canals may soon have a tiny but powerful ally that could prevent infection after treatment.

The study was supported by the National Cancer Institute, the National Science Foundation, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, a Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Endowed Fellowship, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences and the National Research Foundation of Singapore.

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