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Endosymbionts are little critters that actually live inside the cells of other organisms. A University of Montana researcher recently earned a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study these organisms – especially how they interact with their hosts and the environment – which could help improve health for a huge swath of the world’s population.

When future astronauts heading to Mars sit down to a hearty supper in their spaceship, they may dine on a nutritious, meat-like product made from a microbe that Montana State University scientists discovered in a Yellowstone National Park hot spring.

The four-year grant will enable MSU and its partners from across Montana to deliver quality medical, dental and behavioral health care to kids in rural and underserved areas while providing exceptional educational opportunities for MSU students.

In making the announcement, MSU President Waded Cruzado said “During the pandemic, Dr. Carter helped lead a group of MSU faculty, students and staff in significantly increasing Montana’s COVID-19 testing capacity during the pandemic. He oversaw the MSU research enterprise, the state’s largest, when it set records in expenditures in 2020, 2021 and set it on track to set another record this year.”

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July 13, 2022

Montana State University Billings’ Suzette Nynas, associate professor and department chair for the health and human performance department, was recently inducted into the Montana Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Researchers from Diaceutics and the Personalized Medicine Coalition has published a special report in JCO Precision Oncology  that provides an in-depth look at United States health systems’ efforts to deploy potentially paradigm-shifting targeted and immuno-oncology drugs to improve care for lung cancer patients.

Doctors have told health services to prepare for a new era of cancer screening after a study found a simple blood test could spot multiple cancer types in patients before they develop clear symptoms.

It’s been 60 years since President Kennedy delivered his iconic moonshot speech, marking a goal for America to launch a man into space to step foot on the moon, and bring him back to Earth. On Sept. 12, President Biden gave a speech at the Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, outlining the progress on his own self-described moonshot: ending cancer.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers early-stage funding opportunities to small businesses and researchers looking to commercialize innovative treatments or technologies to help people enjoy healthier lives as they age. The NIA Small Business Program is accepting applications for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding. Learn more about these open opportunities. The next deadline to apply is September 6, 2022. 

The federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs offer a lifeline to small medical technology companies that otherwise would not be able to secure the initial funding necessary for expensive research and development.

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