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Apr 06

  RICHMOND, VA – April 6, 2017 – Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation (VBHRC/“the catalyst”) today announced that it is accepting applications/letters of intent (LOIs) for Round 7 of grants to fund the development, validation and application of new approaches to diagnosing, preventing and treating neurological conditions, including brain injuries, brain developmental disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, neuropsychiatric and behavioral disorders, as well as addiction and substance abuse. The awards, which range from $200,000 to $800,000, will accelerate translational research in the Commonwealth of Virginia through collaborations between industry and Virginia research universities. The deadline for consideration is June 8, 2017. Applications/LOIs and grant criteria can be downloaded from the VBHRC website (www.vbhrc.com).

Mar 27

  INVENTORS OF THE MONTH>>
Created by Jonathan Caldwell and Joseph Tolley, LyraScore is a system designed to enhance large ensemble music rehearsals, allowing for unique, licensed parts to be distributed electronically to all members of the ensemble, eliminating the need for paper part distribution and controlling access to licensed material. The capabilities of the system have wide-ranging implications in both music and non-music environments as well, in academic, business, and government settings.
[VTIP contact: mmiller@vtip.org]

Feb 27

  INVENTOR OF THE MONTH>>
Yizheng Zhu's next generation of microscopy can be used to quantify the complex field of a sample with low cost, simple implementation, high speed, and high sensitivity, enabling the quantification of a variety of parameters such as mass, volume, stiffness, scattering, and anisotropy, as well as their dynamics.
[VTIP contact: lchen@vtip.org]

Jan 31

  INVENTORS OF THE MONTH>>
While it will always be better to prevent heart attacks through a heart-healthy lifestyle and medications, thanks to the work of Robert Gourdie, Linda Jourdan, and Jingbo Jiang there may soon be a medicine to reduce recurrent heart attacks.
[VTIP Contact: gbrewer@vtip.org]

Jan 30

  INVENTORS AWARDED GRANT TO REFINE MALARIA DRUG>>
As long as parasites continue to mount resistance to malaria drugs, scientists will be faced with the task of developing new, improved pharmaceuticals. A research team from the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery has received a $431,126 two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to make improved versions of a promising compound called MMV008138, or 8138 for short.
[VTIP Contact: rwhitehead@vtip.org]

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