research http://kvpr.org en Air District Questions Asthma-Air Pollution Link http://kvpr.org/post/air-district-questions-asthma-air-pollution-link-0 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New research this week questions the connection between air pollution and asthma.</span></p><p>In 2011, a study by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District established a link between asthma-related ER visits and levels of PM2.5, or fine particulate matter in valley air.&nbsp; But after a follow-up to that study, the Air District now reports that for a number of years, asthma-related ER visits increased even as PM2.5 levels dropped.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:28:41 +0000 Kerry Klein 34457 at http://kvpr.org Air District Questions Asthma-Air Pollution Link Fresno State Breaks Ground On New Research Center http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-state-breaks-ground-new-research-center <p>Fresno State officials broke ground today on a $24 million agricultural and engineering research center.</p><p>The 30,000 square-foot facility will host labs and foster collaboration among students and faculty in the university’s agricultural, engineering and science and math colleges.</p><p>The Jordan Research Center aimed at solving agricultural challenges will be located on the corner of Barstow and Woodrow avenues.</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:00:31 +0000 Diana Aguilera 34188 at http://kvpr.org Fresno State Breaks Ground On New Research Center Valley fever vaccine effort lacks federal funding http://kvpr.org/post/valley-fever-vaccine-effort-lacks-federal-funding <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Times New Roman">The federal government is the single biggest source for the primary research that leads to new vaccines.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Times New Roman">But, like the pharmaceutical industry, it currently is not supporting a valley fever vaccine. Other diseases that affect far fewer people receive much more federal support.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 22:17:00 +0000 YESENIA AMARO AND TRACY WOOD - Reporting on Health Collaborative 5107 at http://kvpr.org Valley fever vaccine effort lacks federal funding Valley fever vaccine stalls after early promise http://kvpr.org/post/valley-fever-vaccine-stalls-after-early-promise <p></p><p>Just eight years ago, a vaccine to stop valley fever seemed within reach.</p><p>Ambitious scientists at five universities had brought in millions of dollars since 1997 from private donations and government funding to develop a way to beat the fungus before it ever had a chance to lodge in a person’s lungs and wreak havoc on his or her organs.</p><p>In 2004, they announced they had selected a pathway to pursue a vaccine.</p> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 21:58:58 +0000 YESENIA AMARO AND TRACY WOOD - Reporting on Health Collaborative 5105 at http://kvpr.org Valley fever vaccine stalls after early promise Scientists took different routes to find valley fever vaccine http://kvpr.org/post/scientists-took-different-routes-find-valley-fever-vaccine <p></p><p>Five scientists were chosen by a committee affiliated with California State University, Bakersfield, in 1997 to pursue vaccine research.</p><p><strong>Dr. John Galgiani</strong>, 66, professor at the University of Arizona and director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence</p><ul><li>Developed a vaccine that has been tested in mice and monkeys.</li><li>Currently working to improve the vaccine to make it cheaper to make.</li><li>Also working on Nikkomycin Z, a possible valley fever cure.</li></ul><p></p> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 21:00:05 +0000 YESENIA AMARO AND TRACY WOOD - Reporting on Health Collaborative 5106 at http://kvpr.org Scientists took different routes to find valley fever vaccine