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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Novel liver fibrosis test for early detection and classification

    SBC: IMMUNOTOPE, INC.            Topic: NIAAA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this application is to develop and validate a potential biomarker based assay to determine if it can be used as a noninvasive test to detect the stage of hepatic fibrosis and to predict fibrosis progression in HIV/HCV co-infected patients. Significant fibrosis and cirrhosis are premalignant conditions that greatly increase the risk of the de ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Distributed REMD Simulation for Probing Alzheimer Molecular Mechanisms

    SBC: PARABON COMPUTATION, INC.            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE:

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Nomethiazoles Harnessing GABA and NO mimetic activity for Alzheimer's therapy

    SBC: sGC Pharma Inc.            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alzheimer's disease (AD) occurs in one out of eight Americans of age 65 and affects 43% of the elderly over 85. Current FDA-approved drugs only provide symptomatic relief of AD. There is a pressing need to discover newdisease-modifying medications. AD is multifactorial in origin and progression. A drug attenuating several underlying factors is a preferred ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. A Novel Insulin Pathway Agonist for Alzheimer's Disease

    SBC: MEDCHEM PARTNERS LLC            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Even though the association of -amyloid peptide (A ) deposition and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) underpins the major hypothesis for disease progression and possibly causation and several drugs addressing the formation or removal of -amyloid plaques have entered clinical trials, no effective therapy exists to date for AD. This reality calls for new targets th ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  5. A noninvasive optical imaging of retinal amyloid beta deposits in AD patients

    SBC: NEUROVISION IMAGING, LLC            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive and invariably fatal degenerative dementia and the most common form of dementia that currently affects over 5 million Americans. The quality of life and economic costs are significant with estimated U.S. health care payments of over 200 billion in 2012, plus unpaid care by over 15 million Americans that is valued ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. A Diarylheptanoid Scaffold to Treat Taopathies

    SBC: ALS BIOPHARMA, LLC            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION: We identified the Myrica cerifera (Southern Bayberry) extract using a systematic screen as a potent reducer of the structural protein tau, which accumulates in a group of diseases called the tauopathies . The most prevalent tauopathy is Alzheimer's disease, for which there is renewed interest in the identification of tau- based therapeutic approaches to treat this devastating d ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Inhibition of retinoic acid metabolism for reversal of cognitive deficits in AD

    SBC: Dermaxon LLC            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects more than five million people in the USA. Currently there is no cure for AD. Available medicines are aimed only at temporarily reducing symptoms and slowing down the progression of the disease. While many new compounds have been developed to treat AD, they ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Osteochondral tissue repair in an ovine model using a 3D woven poly (e-caprolacto

    SBC: Cytex Therapeutics, Inc.            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Standard microfracture is a first-line, widely used and cost-effective surgical technique for repairing damaged articular cartilage, but, it is limited by decreased long-term efficacy and limited applicability in largerlesions. This leads to a burgeoning economic burden associated with primary and follow-up treatment costs, estimated at more than 40 billion dol ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Controlling mechanical signal transduction to treat osteoarthritis

    SBC: Cytex Therapeutics, Inc.            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Controlling mechanical signal transduction to treat osteoarthritis Abstract The TRPV4 calcium (Ca++) permeable ion channel has been shown to be expressed and functional in chondrocytes, the cells responsible for the maintenance of cartilage in weight-bearing joints. Trauma of joints with subsequent damage of cartilage, as well as chronically increased joint loa ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Development of Noninvasive System for Detection of Sleep Apnea in Animals

    SBC: NEOGENE BIOSCIENCES, LLC            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long term goal of this project is to develop and commercialize noninvasive equipment, called the sleep and respiratory track (SARTrak) system, for high throughput detection of sleep apnea in animals. The specific goal for the Phase I application is to design and evaluate a basic model of the SARTrak system with eight chambers (one chamber per animal), i.e. ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Health and Human Services

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