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Stem cell research momentum in Cleveland

The National Center for Regenerative Medicine based at Case Western Reserve University held its annual conference earlier this week in Cleveland. Local NBC affiliate WKYC covered “MSC 2011: Innovations in Cell-Based Regenerative Therapies” during a recent newscast, emphasizing the economic impact of a growing cluster of stem cell-related researchers and companies.

August 26, 2011

OSU takes translational research to the cloud

As cloud computing becomes the next big consumer IT trend, it’s also on the verge of revolutionizing the way research is done. Using the Internet-enabled cloud model as inspiration, biomedical informatics scientists at The Ohio State University have created the Translational Research Informatics and Data (TRIAD) management grid, a system which is helping researchers around […]

August 23, 2011

Cleveland HeartLab completes $18.4-million financing round

Cleveland HeartLab Inc., a leading specialty clinical laboratory and disease management company, today announced the completion of an $18.4-million Series B financing round. The funds will support CHL’s continued rapid growth, further accelerating market adoption of its advanced approach to assessing cardiovascular disease risk using biomarkers of inflammation. This approach includes the company’s CardioMPO test […]

August 22, 2011

FDA releases ‘Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science’

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released its “Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science,” calling for a sweeping modernization of the science used in developing and evaluating products critical to the nation’s health, economy, and security. “As new discoveries yield increasingly complex products, this strategic plan ensures that our experts are equipped to make science-based […]

August 19, 2011

Cincinnati-based foundation awards over $650K for Rett Syndrome research

The International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) announced today that it is awarding over $650,000 to support eight cutting-edge projects that aim to accelerate translational research to develop treatments for Rett syndrome. Based in Cincinnati, IRSF is the world’s largest private source of funding for biomedical and clinical Rett syndrome research. Since 1998, IRSF has cumulatively […]

August 19, 2011

NEOMED researcher receives NIH’s MERIT Award

John Young-Ling Chiang, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular pathology at Northeast Ohio Medical University, has received the highly selective Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award from the NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), for his research projects on bile acid metabolism and nuclear receptors. “MERIT Awards are […]

August 18, 2011

New ALS research model developed by Nationwide Children’s researchers

For decades, scientists have studied a laboratory mouse model that develops signs of the paralyzing disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as they age. In a new study appearing in Nature Biotechnology, investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed a new model of ALS, one that mimics sporadic ALS, which represents about 90 percent of all […]

August 16, 2011

Ohio organization inventing new ways to spur invention

How many of you knew that in North Canton there was an organization dedicated to spurring invention, innovation and entrepreneurship? From managing to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Alexandria, Virginia, to coordinating Camp Invention for hundreds of elementary schools throughout the U.S., that’s exactly what Invent Now does. In 1990 they launched the Collegiate […]

August 12, 2011

Ohio Bioscience Resource Directory has the industry covered

Unlike Cliff Clavin on Cheers, the myriad facts and descriptions available on the Ohio Bioscience Resource Directory are valuable, relevant, and only provided by request. First launched in 2003 by BioOhio, and then re-launched in 2009 with the help of GCIC, the directory holds more than 2,500 organization profiles, including biomedical companies, research institutions, suppliers, and […]

August 11, 2011

Battelle adds world-renowned leader in toxicology and immunology

Battelle has hired a world-renowned leader in toxicology and immunology, further strengthening the R&D organization’s reputation for excellence in drug discovery and development. Michael Holsapple joins Battelle as senior research leader in the latest step in his distinguished 36-year career as an award-winning toxicologist. As a key figure in Battelle’s revolutionary Multi-Scale Toxicology Initiative (MSTI), […]

August 9, 2011