Jennifer Barton Named Director of BIO5 Institute

After a national search, biomedical engineer Jennifer Kehlet Barton has been named director of the BIO5 Institute.

BIO5 is a universitywide institute that brings together researchers from across the five main bioscience disciplines – agriculture, bioengineering, biomedicine, pharmacy and basic science – to develop creative, bold solutions to humanity’s most pressing health and environmental challenges.Continue reading

C-Path and FARA announce collaborative Data Aggregation Project for Friedreich’s Ataxia

TUCSON, AZ, and DOWNINGTOWN, PA – December 4, 2017Critical Path Institute‘s (C-Path) Data Collaboration Center (DCC) and the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) have announced that they will work together to develop an aggregated database of clinical data for Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). Use of this database will promote collaborative research to support the understanding of natural history, potential biomarkers, and potential clinical endpoints for patients with FA, which will help researchers develop more efficient clinical trial protocols to test new therapies more quickly and effectively.Continue reading