This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. Primary support for the subproject and the subproject's principal investigator may have been provided by other sources, including other NIH sources. The Total Cost listed for the subproject likely represents the estimated amount of Center infrastructure utilized by the subproject, not direct funding provided by the NCRR grant to the subproject or subproject staff. The overall goal of the Bioactive Nutrients activity is to investigate nutritional components that may have efficacy in human disease prevention and are highly cost-effective, non-invasive alternatives to the more conventional procedures or therapeutics utilized in post-diagnosis treatment. Given the significant health problems that are amenable to dietary intervention, and the potential for this course of action in Hawaii, our long-term goals are to use multidisciplinary, translational approaches to understand the molecular, cellular and organismal mechanisms behind nutrition-based disease prevention in humans, based on preliminary studies in other model systems. The Bioactive Nutrients activity fosters research projects by promising young investigators, one dealing with the effects of the dietary supplemental selenium on the development of acute and chronic asthma in a mouse model, and the other investigating the efficacy of components in bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) to reduce breast cancer growth in an animal model. Microscopy and other imaging methods are critical techniques in a broad range of biomedical research endeavors. Rapid expansion in the number of NCRR- and other extramurally supported programs at UHM, has resulted in far greater challenges in the coordination and prioritization of competing research-infrastructure needs and scientific goals. The overall goal of the Histology and Imaging Core Facility (http://www2.jabsom.hawaii.edu/histocore/index.html) is to consolidate a variety of microscopes and other imaging systems into a single core facility to maximize use of these resources, bring together diverse expertise and technology, and foster collaboration and exchange of methodologies and reagents.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Research Centers in Minority Institutions Award (G12)
Project #
2G12RR003061-26
Application #
8357171
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRR1-RI-B (02))
Project Start
2011-09-16
Project End
2012-07-31
Budget Start
2011-09-16
Budget End
2012-07-31
Support Year
26
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$103,612
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Hawaii
Department
Anatomy/Cell Biology
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
965088057
City
Honolulu
State
HI
Country
United States
Zip Code
96822
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