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Research for a Healthier Tomorrow

Dissemination Pieces

Cancer

Program Development Support for Vera Tarakanova

Awarded in 2008 and completed in 2011, this study generated new knowledge on virus-induced cancers, publishing in Virology and the Journal of Virology.

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MCW Cancer Center Co-Recruitment

Awarded in 2006 and completed in 2012, this project helped the MCW Cancer Center build a critical mass of cancer researchers collaborating to advance cancer treatment and prevention.

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Neuroscience

Technology Development and Animal Models for the Analysis Photoreceptor Turnover

Awarded in 2009 and completed in 2011, this AHW project developed new animal models and technology to aid in innovative studies of human blinding diseases and the retina's rods and cones.

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Genetics

Genetic Analysis Initiative for Individualized Medicine

Funded by Research and Education in 2005 and led by Howard Jacob, PhD, the AHW project Genetic Analysis Initiative for Individualized Medicine developed the infrastructure necessary for individualized medicine by bringing DNA chip technology to MCW, generating preliminary data for grant applications, and identifying genes for several phenotypes.

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The Role of Induced Regulatory T-Cells in Dominant Immunologic Tolerance

Awarded in 2008 and completed in 2010, the AHW research project, The Role of Induced Regulatory T-Cells in Dominant Immunologic Tolerance, Calvin Williams, PhD, examined the mechanisms by which Regulatory T cells (Treg )control immune responses.

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The Role of IL-1 in Type 1 Diabetes

Awarded in 2007 and completed in 2010, this study applied new genomic approaches to combat diabetes in affected children and their siblings at-risk for developing the disease.

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Finding Novel Genes Involved in Glucose Regulation

Awarded in 2009 and completed in 2011, this study identified a new gene that may be involved with Type 2 diabetes.

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Clinical and Translational Research

Clinical Correlates of Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Awarded in 2009 and led by Christopher Butson, PhD, this study characterized neuropsychological outcomes in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) who were receiving deep brain stimulation in the subthalamic nucleus.

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Estrogen Receptor Down-Regulators as Novel Therapeutics in the Treatment of Prolactinomas

Awarded in 2008 and completed in 2011, this study generated new knowledge on the role estrogen receptors play in the development of the most common pituitary gland tumors, called prolactinomas.

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Functional MRI Abnormalities in Late Life Depression and Mild Cognitive Impairment

Awarded in 2009 and completed in 2012, this study used functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to find differences in brain function in individuals with late-life depression and mild cognitive impairment.

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