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National Biomedical Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Center to Host Workshop

Aug. 11 - The National Biomedical Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will host a workshop on Friday, August 21 at the Milwaukee Public Museum and Saturday, August 22 at the National Biomedical EPR Center in the Department of Biophysics.

Dr. Volkman Receives $600,000 NIH Grant for Robotic Equipment to Enhance Drug Discovery

Mar. 24 - Brian Volkman, PhD, (Biochemistry) received a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of the Director to fund the purchase of a new robotic accessory to enhance MCW’s drug discovery efforts using nuclear magnetic resonance. Wauwatosa Now

MCW receives federal funding to upgrade nuclear magnetic resonance facility for drug discovery

Mar. 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of the Director to fund the purchase of a new robotic accessory to enhance MCW’s drug discovery efforts using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).

Drs. Volkman and Grayson Identify Protein Linked to Post-Viral Infection Asthma

Feb. 23 - Brian Volkman, PhD and Dr. Mitchell Grayson co-authored a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that identified a protein that is linked to the development of post-viral infection asthma. The discovery is the first step in generating a novel type of asthma therapy designed to prevent development of post-viral asthma in young children. Medical Xpress

Protein linked to development of asthma

Feb. 20 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have linked a specific protein to the development of post-viral infection asthma, which is the first step in generating a novel type of asthma therapy designed to prevent development of post-viral asthma in young children.

New genetically modified plants have better drought tolerance

Feb.11 - A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR); and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has designed genetically-modified plants that can reduce water loss during times of drought, thus helping the plants survive.

Biochemistry faculty member “house concerts”

Feb. 6 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a story about the growing popularity of “house concerts,” in which people host live music shows in their homes for friends and music aficionados. Rebekah Gundry Dawson, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry, owns “The Barn at LaGrange,” and hosts concerts throughout the summer. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Baker Receives $1.8 Million NASA Grant to Study Space Radiation Risks for Heart Disease

Dec. 8 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article details research by John Baker, PhD on the long-term risks of heart disease faced by astronauts due to radiation exposure. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Turaga Discusses Case of Patient with Rare 19-Pound Abdominal Tumor

Dec. 8 - USA Today quotes Dr. Kiran Turaga regarding the treatment of a patient with a 19-pound abdominal tumor. Dr. Turaga reports that the patient had a rare form of Liposarcoma. USA Today and The Northwestern

NASA funds research into heart disease risks from space radiation

Dec. 5 - NASA has awarded John Baker, PhD, professor of cardiothoracic surgery and biochemistry at MCW, a five-year, $1.8 million grant to research the impact of cosmic radiation on astronauts’ cardiovascular health. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW student to investigate the causes of insulin-dependent diabetes

Dec. 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a 4-year, $180,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to investigate the pancreatic immune response involved in the development of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus during a viral infection.

Business startups to watch

Nov. 4 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel named Protein Foundry one of ten startups with great potential in southeast Wisconsin. Protein Foundry was founded by Brian Volkman, PhD, professor of biochemistry; and Michael Dwinell, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics. Milwaukee Journal

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