Researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center have created a new vaccine development technique using a solution previously thought too damaging to be useful in vaccine production. Mark Slifka, Ph.D., and colleagues have successfully utilized hydrogen peroxide as a virus inactivator in the generation of three distinct vaccines. Vaccines for West Nile, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, and vaccinia viruses have been created using this new technique, which supports the researchers’ claims that this could truly be a new platform technology … Read More
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The American Heart Association has announced its summer deadlines for a wide range of funding opportunities relating to cardiovascular disease and stroke. All proposals and applications will be due either July 17th or 18th, 2012. Don’t forget that earlier this year, the Association enacted new policies regarding membership and application fees. Find the full program descriptions below.
Back in January we announced that Louis Picker, M.D., and his research team had received $8 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to further develop a promising HIV vaccine candidate. OHSU researchers have secured an additional $1 million from the Gates Foundation through their Grand Challenges Explorations funding program. Research will be led by assistant scientist Jonah Sacha, Ph.D., at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute on OHSU’s West Campus. Sacha and his colleagues will attempt … Read More
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation seeks early basic science postdoctoral fellows and physician-scientists to apply for its three-year Cancer Research Fellowship. Depending on level of experience, either $50,000 or $60,000 per year plus $2,000 in lab expenses will be awarded. Applications must be received no later than August 15, 2012. Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent in order to be eligible to apply: MD, PhD, DDS, … Read More