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New Publication by CTBR Member Akira Kawamura Reveal Promise of Probiotics in Plants

Immune-boosting botanicals are used throughout the world to prevent/alleviate infectious diseases, but the mechanism of their therapeutic action has remained unclear. 
Kawamura and co-workers found that some immune-boosting herbs do not produce immunostimulatory factors; instead, they enrich probiotics (beneficial bacteria with immune-boosting effects). The finding suggests...

CTBR Member Finds Cancer Fighting Potential of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

CTBR member David Foster with first author Onica LeGendre (Hunter College) and Paul Breslin (School of Environmental and Biological Sciences) found that oleocanthal kills cancerous cells in the laboratory by rupturing vesicles that store the cell’s waste. 
The paper is published in Molecular and Cellular Oncology (DOI:10.1080/23723556.2015.1006077)....

CTBR Members Move into the New Belfer Research Building.

Nine of the twelve Hunter faculty moving into the new Belfer Research Building are CTBR members!
The Belfer Research Building, located on 413 East 69th Street, marks a continuation of the long standing public-private partnership between Hunter College and Weill Cornell Medical College....

CTBR Member Glenn Schafe Discovers New Medicinal Properties of Curcumin

From Hunter College Press Room: 

The scientific journal Neuropsychopharmacology has published an important paper by Glenn E. Schafe, professor of psychology,...

Dr. Maria Figueiredo-Pereira to Speak at Neuroscience 2014

From the Hunter College Biology Department:

Dr. Maria Figueiredo-Pereira, CTBR member and biology professor, will be speaking on the subject of ubiquitin-proteasome pathways at the Annual Meeting for the Society for Neuroscience. The title of the symposium is The Latest on the Ubiquitin Pathway and...

CTBR Selects Topic for 28th Annual International Symposium

The CTBR will host its 28th annual international symposium in April 2015. This year’s topic will be Health Equity in Urban Populations. Stay tuned to our site for more information on the symposium’s program, registration, and other event details.

Update January 2015:

Our event page is now up. Visit ctbr.hunter.cuny....

Request For CTSC Seed Funding Applications 2015

DO YOU HAVE A GREAT RESEARCH IDEA?
DO YOU NEED FUNDING?
REQUEST FOR CTSC SEED FUNDING APPLICATIONS: AWARD DETAILS & APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

PILOT AWARD
$50,000 (direct costs) per year/ two years [June 1,...

CTSC Pilot Project Awarded to Dr. Figueiredo-Pereira and Dr. John Babich

Dr. Maria Figueiredo-Pereira, CTBR full member and biology professor, will serve as Co-PI on a CTSC pilot project focused on testing imaging neuroinflammation in rodents using microPET technology. Dr. Figueiredo-Pereira will work with PI Dr. John Babich (Weill Cornell Medical College) on the 2-year project...

RTRN Small Grants Program 2015

A long-term strategic goal of the RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN) is to improve minority health and to reduce ethnic and geographic disparities in health. To achieve this goal, RTRN promotes synergy and coordinates the considerable multidisciplinary talents of basic, clinical and community researchers to gain new knowledge about the social, economic, behavioral, cultural,...

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