Navigation Links
$650 million commitment to Stanley Center at Broad Institute aims to galvanize mental illness research
Date:7/22/2014

in college. The first few years were difficult, but Jonathan overcame his illness with the help of lithium, a landmark drug first used to treat patients with mental illness in 1949. Now a successful attorney, Jonathan is also a founding board member of the Treatment Advocacy Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reforming laws that affect persons with a mental illness, and an advocate for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Although lithium helped give Jonathan a normal life, other patients who suffer from mental illness have not been as fortunate. Hoping to help these patients, Ted and Vada Stanley went on to found the Stanley Medical Research Institute in 1989, aimed at finding treatments that would be as effective for others as lithium has been for their son.

When Edward Scolnick met the Stanleys, he had had a stellar career, first in cancer research in the 1970s and then as one of the most respected scientists in the pharmaceutical industry. As president of Merck Research Laboratories, Scolnick led the development of the first drugs to effectively combat HIV; the first drugs to effectively treat high cholesterol, statins; the first vaccine against cervical cancer; and many other breakthroughs. Instead of retiring, Scolnick took on a new challenge – he moved to the Broad Institute to tackle mental illness because he had a deep personal interest in the field. Early in his career, Scolnick had helped launch a revolution in cancer research based on the discovery of the first cancer genes. He wanted to set psychiatric research on the same path.

Scolnick vividly remembers the moment he and the Stanleys joined forces. He told them, "If you want to get at the molecular pathogenesis of these disorders, you've got to crack the genetics. That's what has held this field back for so long."

The Stanleys had given many small grants to support psychiatric research through
'/>"/>

SOURCE Broad Institute
Copyright©2014 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Related biology technology :

1. Edico Genome Raises $10 Million in Series A Financing to Commercialize DRAGEN Chip to Overcome Sequencing Data Analysis Bottleneck
2. Avelas Biosciences Closes $6.85 Million in Series B Financing to Advance Real-Time Cancer Visualization Technology to Clinical Proof-of-Concept
3. Columbia Engineering wins $3 million ARPA-E grant to raise efficiency, lower cost of power grid
4. Mice Model Market worth $1,819.9 Million by 2018
5. Epizyme and Celgene Advance EPZ-5676 DOT1L Inhibitor Clinical Program to Benefit Cancer Patients with Acute Leukemias, Achieving $25 Million Clinical Proof of Concept Milestone
6. PCCI Collaborates With UTSW On Top National Research Grants Totaling Over $30 Million
7. BioLife Solutions Preliminary 2013 Revenue Grows to $9 Million
8. Star Scientific, Inc. Arranges a $15 Million Credit Facility
9. Lineagen Announces $3.5 Million Series C Round and Close of Series B Financing
10. Curoverse Raises $1.5 Million to Build Open Source Platform for Genomic and Biomedical Big Data
11. CNTS Awarded $40 Million Contract Supporting U.S. Military Through Global Public Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2015)... Mirego, leader in mobile strategies and solutions, is proud to ... for the all new Apple Watch. Made in ... these extensions will reinvent the way users receive and interact ... Available today in Canada ... that makes for an excellent buddy for business, health and ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 Seoul ... technology for various applications in the lighting market. ... successful installations of this technology in emerging markets ... for a wide range of applications such as ... and decorative lighting. , First launched in 2005 ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... Mount Dora, Florida (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 ... announced that it intends to conduct a groundbreaking ... can begin to be reversed in as little ... researchers—using the science of metabolic and nutritional medicine—will ... conditions that cripple and destroy our aging brain. ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... Six startups from Russia traveled ... as part of the U.S.-Russia Innovation Corridor (USRIC) ... biotechnology startups to participate in the program since ... the University of Maryland (UMD) signed a Memorandum ... universities in the biomedical industry in 2013. , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Familiprix, OMSignal and MediaMiser apps available today for Apple Watch 2Acrich Technology from Seoul Semiconductor Adopted in Installations Worldwide 2New Study Looks to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease 2New Study Looks to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease 3U.S.-Russian Innovation Corridor Program Connects Visiting Russian Startups to U.S. Experts 2U.S.-Russian Innovation Corridor Program Connects Visiting Russian Startups to U.S. Experts 3U.S.-Russian Innovation Corridor Program Connects Visiting Russian Startups to U.S. Experts 4
... whose MBA and undergraduate degree were minted at the ... Clear Software's North American operations, the company said on ... ,Cape Clear, headquartered in Massachusetts, provides "enterprise service bus" ... State of Wisconsin Department of Administraiton. , ,Though its ...
... are interested in bio and life science investments in ... Meanwhile the University of Wisconsin-Madison is introducing two new ... 30, 2005 Listen to this episode ... with companies in Madison ...
... Genzyme Corp. said on Wednesday it has agreed ... Wisconsin-Madison biotech spinoff, for $600 million in cash. , ,Bone ... more than $2 billion and almost 7,000 employees worldwide, plan ... companies recently reported healthy quarterly profits and revenues. Bone Care ...
Cached Biology Technology:Massachusetts firm to buy UW spinoff Bone Care for $600 million 2Massachusetts firm to buy UW spinoff Bone Care for $600 million 3
(Date:4/2/2015)... , April 2, 2015 ... tests DERMALOG by far outperforms the strongest competitors, ... maintaining high accuracy, the system is capable of ... the speed proves up to be ten times ... than its runner-up performance.      (Photo: ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... 2, 2015 Fingerprint Cards (FPC) ... FPC1025 from the distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), ... 2015 although the major part of the shipments will ... used by smartphone manufacturers in China ... in the communicated revenue guidance of + 1 000 MSEK ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 31, 2015  Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ... of Software Defined Network Architecture (ET Software DNA® 2.0) ... of approximately $20.4 million for the year ended December ... for the year ended December 31, 2013. ... had completed its multi-year transition away from its legacy ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 2DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 3Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 110 Million 2Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 2Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 3Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 4Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 5Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 6
... Sweden and the University of Glasgow, Scotland, has identified a ... gastrointestinal bacteria. In a study published as a letter to ... suggesting that the human genome may play a role in ... human gastrointestinal tract collectively known as the gut microbiota. ...
... a classic example of evolutionary adaptation, with beaks that vary ... While living birds have a beak to manipulate their food, ... discovery shows some fossil birds evolved teeth adapted for specialized ... a new species of early bird, Sulcavis geeorum , ...
... by senior author Morris J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD, the ... Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, Perelman School of ... metformin works in a different way than previously understood. ... liver hormone glucagon,s ability to generate an important signaling ...
Cached Biology News:International study suggests human genes influence gut microbial composition 2First fossil bird with teeth specialized for tough diet 2Most-used diabetes drug works in different way than previously thought 2