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Microgrant Fundraiser for Brain Cancer Research

Fundraiser Period: March 17, 2018 – June 2, 2018

Target: $10,000

Process: Whichever project receives more funding will get all funds raised for both projects


Key points

  • Goal: To measure gene mutations from body fluid for tailored treatment (diagnostics)              
  • Type of brain cancer: diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma
  • Experiments to perform: droplet digital PCR (ultra-sensitive PCR)

Key points

  • Goal: To train immune cells using gene therapy to specifically kill cancer cells (treatment)
  • Type of brain cancer: lower grade glioma                
  • Experiments to perform: RNA sequencing               

 Anyone should be able to initiate medical research that matters to them.


Getting to know MiRcore

MiRcore is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research organization with a vision of global, multilateral collaboration toward treating individuals based on their unique genetic profiles and environmental circumstances. We are certain that getting beyond the single-gene approach is critical to replacing current trial and error processes with systematic, personalized medicine. While systems biologists are now undertaking sophisticated mapping of genetic networks while taking into account environmental effects such as infection, exercise, sleep, and stress, there remains the challenge of increasing the signal-to-noise ratio when dealing with massive amounts of biological data.

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We support your research through our insight into microRNA (miRNA) function. The primary goal of these collaborative efforts is to produce research papers presenting readily testable hypotheses. Significant results will allow pursuit of grant applications and patents. Our efforts will be compensated following a fee-based schedule until mutual grants or subcontracts are in place. You can consult without hiring. We ask for co-authorship if our analyses significantly contribute to your research.

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Getting to know GIDAS

GIDAS (Pronounce Guide-Us; Genes In Diseases And Symptoms)


A network of school clubs fulfilling miRcore’s outreach component, which aims to connect the general public with scientists.

There are currently 18 organized High School GIDAS chapters throughout the United States, as well as in India and Canada.

There are another nine High School GIDAS chapters in progress in Michigan, Illinois, and California. 


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Joining MiRcore

miRcore is a 501(c)(3) research organization with a vision of democratizing medical research so that anyone can initiate medical research that matters to them. We value science, compassion, and efficiency. We will keep working to bring about personalized medicine as common practice.

Microgrant program

Once a year, we provide microgrants to innovative research on the year’s disease of focus. The winners will be voted on by 1) members and 2) donors.

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