Navigation Links
UF receives $1 million from Keck Foundation to study mechanisms of inherited disease
Date:4/13/2012

teins are translated within these regions adds another layer to the basic biological process," said Swanson, who will help lead the new study. "The discovery leads to a whole new way of looking at disease."

Keck funding will help researchers determine how this repeat-associated non-ATG translation, or RAN translation, works, if it is a key to neurological disease and whether other repetitive sequences in the genome are translated into proteins.

"This prestigious award is significant news for the university," said UF medical Dean Michael L. Good, M.D. "It is very exciting that an influential organization such as the W.M. Keck Foundation recognizes the strength of the research program at the College of Medicine, particularly the cutting-edge expertise of Dr. Ranum and Dr. Swanson and their colleagues."

The Keck Foundation's history is to invest in scientific pursuits that have great promise, but that are outside-the-box and viewed by some as risky, Ranum said.

"We are grateful for this opportunity and excited about what we will learn," she said.

Based in Los Angeles, the foundation was established in 1954 by the late W.M. Keck, founder of the Superior Oil Company. The foundation's grant making is focused primarily on pioneering efforts in the areas of medical research, science and engineering. The Keck Foundation is known for funding high-risk, high-return projects. Keck awards fall outside the mission of public funding agencies and support transformative ideas that are investments in the future.

The Center for NeuroGenetics is located within UF's College of Medicine and affiliated with the department of molecular genetics and microbiology, the McKnight Brain Institute and the Genetics Institute. In addition to Ranum and Swanson, the research team includes Tao Zu, Ph.D., John Cleary, Ph.D., and Tammy Reid, M.Sc.


'/>"/>

Contact: Karen Dooley
dooleyk@ufl.edu
352-273-5865
University of Florida
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Wistar Institute researcher receives New Innovator award from NIH
2. L-1 Identity Solutions Receives $5.9 Million Drivers License Contract Expansion from the State of Mississippi
3. Kount Receives Patent for Device Fingerprinting
4. American College of Medical Genetics receives $13.5M NIH contract
5. Penn State receives new NASA astrobiology grant
6. Global Viral Forecasting Initiative receives $11M to implement pandemic early warning system
7. Vidaza receives positve opinion from European CHMP
8. Case Western Reserve receives Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging award
9. Montana State partnership receives $66.9M for carbon sequestration
10. Oklahoma EPSCoR receives $20 million for biofuels research
11. UC Riverside rice geneticist receives high honor from US Department of Agriculture
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... pledge of $1 million from the Cornelia Cogswell Rossi ... Biometry Center. , The newly established Connie ... to develop a greater breadth and depth of knowledge ... the pace of research to improve human health. , ... for the Laboratory and its external partners, supporting research ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... POTSDAM, N.Y. , July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of spoof mitigation and liveness detection solutions for ... FIDO Alliance, an industry consortium revolutionizing online authentication ... COO Mark Cornett , "The decision to ... help make biometric authentication pervasive in use. We ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Americans make better decisions about what they eat, the ... significant changes to the Nutrition Facts label found on ... in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the ... the suggested updates and the fight that has ... points out that while the Nutrition Facts label has ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Rossi Foundation pledges $1M for JAX neurobehavioral research center 2NexID Biometrics Joins the FIDO Alliance 2
... Thailands Western Forest Complex a 6,900 square ... reserves can potentially support some 2,000 tigers, making ... big cats, according to a new study by Thailands ... the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society. The study, ...
... -- world leader and,patent-holder in camera-enabled gesture interfaces ... AirPoint System, and announced the,first installation for Fortune ... unit that allows users to control interactive,multi-media content ... simple hand,motions above the unit. No interface device ...
... 2007 - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ... Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences to sustain the ... the decline of shorebird populations throughout the Western ... by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN), ...
Cached Biology News:Study says 2000 tigers possible in Thailand 2GestureTek/Imagination Launch AirPoint, World's First Hand-Tracking Unit, for Shell Group. 2GestureTek/Imagination Launch AirPoint, World's First Hand-Tracking Unit, for Shell Group. 3Manomet Center awarded major NFWF grant to foster shorebird conservation 2Manomet Center awarded major NFWF grant to foster shorebird conservation 3
(Date:7/31/2014)... The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) has established ... magazine, Kidney Cancer News. , Bill Bro, KCA CEO, ... maintained by an international news organization. When we began using ... , This month’s program highlights news of an enzyme that ... a recent study. Kidney Cancer News also presents a report ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... and PARIS , July 30, 2014 ... SAN and NYSE: SNY) today announced that the Companies ... (FDA) rare pediatric disease priority review voucher in connection ...  The priority review voucher entitles the holder to designate ... expedited 6-month review from the filing date instead of ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014  The Chicago Bears are excited to ... Dermatology (Academy) in an effort to raise awareness of ... host free SPOT me™ skin cancer screenings at a ... Field. SPOT me™ is an educational campaign designed ... and risks of skin cancer, and encourages people to ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... announced the launch of blended sales training programs for ... proven sales training programs used by thousands of salespeople ... Horizons' blended sales training program can be customized to ... industry. , The blended sales training program ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 2Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 3Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 4Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 5Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Plan to Use Priority Review Voucher For Alirocumab U.S. FDA Submission 6Chicago Bears Join the American Academy of Dermatology in Fight against Skin Cancer 2Chicago Bears Join the American Academy of Dermatology in Fight against Skin Cancer 3Chicago Bears Join the American Academy of Dermatology in Fight against Skin Cancer 4Sales Horizons Launches New Blended Sales Training Programs to Companies Engaged in Complex B2B Sales 2Sales Horizons Launches New Blended Sales Training Programs to Companies Engaged in Complex B2B Sales 3
... of Eli Lilly,and Company employees in nearly 50 nations ... community needs in celebration of Lilly,s,first-ever Global Day of ... place on one day., Beginning at sunrise in ... donating time and energy to improve the health and,well-being ...
... 14 Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical ... the American Red Cross to assist the victims,of ... part of the global community, we were saddened ... Sichuan province," said Jeffrey M. Yordon,chief executive officer, ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Vasogen Inc.,(NASDAQ: VSGND ; TSX:VAS) today ... present a Company overview at the Rodman & ... at 12:30 p.m. local time (6:30,a.m. ET) on ... of the presentation can be accessed through Vasogen,s,website ...
Cached Biology Technology:Lilly Employees from Nearly 50 Nations Participate in Company's First-Ever Global Day of Service 2Vasogen to Webcast Presentation at the Rodman & Renshaw 5th Annual Global Healthcare Conference 2Vasogen to Webcast Presentation at the Rodman & Renshaw 5th Annual Global Healthcare Conference 3
... monoclonal [EP282Y] to Asparagine synthetase ... tested applications). ... to residues in the C-terminus ... Entrez GeneID: ...
Anti-gamma Glutamyl Transferase (gammaGT) Host: mouse monoclonal Species Reactivity: human Applications: WB, IP, FC Storage: 4C...
Anti-DDDDK-Tag (Enterokinase Cleavage Site), Agarose Conjugate Research Focus: tag Storage: 4C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
Anti-ACTH Immunogen: Porcine ACTH conjugated to BSA. Available Date: 38566...
Biology Products: