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Research and Innovation to Improve Human Health

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) translates life science research into products that improve human health. This vision is achieved in collaboration with industry partners. Furthermore, IALS trains an entrepreneurial workforce skilled in the discovery, development, and manufacture of medical devices, biomolecules, and delivery vehicles for the life sciences.

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Spencer Receives $2.64M NIH Grant for Preschooler Sleep Study

Neuroscientist Rebecca Spencer, psychology and brain sciences and CPHM, received a five-year, $2.64 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore, in a series of laboratory and preschool-based studies, whether mid-day napping benefits learning in young children and helps them cope with emotions. Stating that improving early education can enhance child development and school readiness, factors that are known to have lifelong effects on physical and mental health.

Discovery

Comprising 250 faculty from 7 colleges and 29 departments, conduct research and engage in hands-on education.

Innovation

  • $150 million in new facilities
  • Industry Collaboratories
  • Prototype development and testing
  • Life Science & Advanced Manufacturing Service Providers

Partners

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center