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Grants

Public Release: 19-Jan-2018
Can stem cell exosome therapy reduce fatal heart disease in diabetes?
Removal of dead or dying heart muscle cells after a heart attack is crucial. Researchers have preliminary data that diabetes impairs this removal, and this impairment may be the reason diabetes increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, including heart failure. With aid of a new grant, investigators will study whether mesenchymal stem cells or their exosomes can boost dead cell removal and reduce damaging inflammation after heart attacks in animal models of diabetes.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeff Hansen
jeffhans@uab.edu
205-209-2355
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Awards

Public Release: 19-Jan-2018
MIT Portugal is developing a compression sleeve for breast cancer patients
The project developed by the MIT Portugal Ph.D. Student at the University of Minho Carlos Gonçalves, was considered the most innovative of the nine projects incubated during 10 weeks by Startup Nano, a pioneer incubation and acceleration program for nanotechnology innovation promoted by Startup Braga in a partnership with the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and the Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials (CeNTI) both located in Braga.

Contact: Mariana Carmo
mariana.carmo@mitportugal.org
003-519-667-33528
MIT Portugal Program

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Books

Public Release: 17-Jan-2018
The Golden Forest
Marine biologists author a children's book that explores connections between diverse life in California kelp and on sandy beaches.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

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