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Funding Update: NSF Grants Awarded to CUNY, University of Puget Sound, and More

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Recent NSF Awards in Proteomics and Protein Research

Title: Commercialization of Immobilized Metal Affinity Chromatography Resins Based on Nanomaterials
Principal Investigator: Michele Vittadello
Sponsor: CUNY Medgar Evers College
Start/End Date: Jan. 1, 2014 – June 30, 2014
Amount Awarded to Date: $50,000

Funds a customer discovery and business development effort to commercialize a new type of immobilized metal affinity chromatography resins based on graphene oxide nanosheets.


Title: Comparative Transcriptomic and Proteomic Analysis of Phytochrome Responses in Tomato
Principal Investigator: Andreas Madlung
Sponsor: University of Puget Sound
Start/End Date: Feb. 1, 2014 – Jan. 31, 2019
Amount Awarded to Date: $625,623

Funds study of transcriptomic and proteomic changes in tomato seedlings and phytochrome mutants during early development with the aim of better understanding light-mediated responses during seedling development.


Title: Delving Deeper into the Proteome
Principal Investigator: Frank Jahnke
Sponsor: Sonata Biosciences
Start/End Date: Jan. 1,2014 – June 30, 2014
Amount Awarded to Date: $150,000

Funds proof-of-concept work on a new methods for removing abundant proteins from human fluid samples including blood to improve proteomic analysis.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.