TGAC, with partner Institutes, has been awarded £150k from the Norwich Research Park Translational Fund for three data-driven projects to advance bioinformatics tools from concept to commercialization for research and clinical use. The products will help defy 'big data' analysis to aid the development of effective personalized treatments, contributing to the UK's economy and social welfare.
Caroline T. Schroeder, associate professor of religious and classical studies at University of the Pacific, has been awarded a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for an international project to digitize Coptic texts and make them easily available to scholars and others. The two-year $192,500 grant was among just six nationally awarded by the NEH Office of Digital Humanities.
The means to study glutamate are currently very limited but a new research team led by Dr. Don van Meyel, Director of the Centre for Translational Biology of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, has been awarded close to $1.5 million to develop a glutamate biosensor platform for brain diseases.
With Qualis Health, Oregon Rural Practice Research Network at Oregon Health & Science University, and Institute of Translational Health Sciences, MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at Group Health Research Institute is inviting small- and medium-sized primary-care practices in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho to participate in Healthy Hearts Northwest: Improving Practice Together, part of EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's 3-year grant initiative to transform health care delivery.
Associate Professor of Psychology in the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences Monica Webb Hooper received a grant from the Florida Department of Health James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program to determine how cognitive behavioral therapy impacts people's ability to quit smoking, and their feelings of stress and depression around these efforts.
The American Association for Cancer Research and Bayer HealthCare are pleased to announce a new partnership that will expand AACR's Basic Cancer Research Fellowship Program for 2015.
'We are very grateful for this new partnership with the Pennington Family Foundation,' said Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D., Director and CEO of LIBD. 'Our model at LIBD is driven by collaboration to bring as many resources as possible to bear on understanding and better treating psychiatric illness.'
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has successfully acquired funding for a new collaborative research center (CRC). The German Research Foundation (DFG) will finance the CRC 'Wave Phenomena: Analysis and Numerics' coordinated by KIT. Here, mathematicians in the areas of analysis and numerics cooperate to analytically understand, numerically simulate, and manipulate the propagation of waves. In addition, the DFG has approved the new CRC/Transregio 'Waves to Weather.' It addresses a new generation of weather forecasts.
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded nearly $2.2 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to advance an innovative approach to the treatment of obesity, a serious health problem that affects more than one-third of all Americans.
In the public consciousness, autism spectrum disorder only affects children. In truth, ASD is a lifelong condition. But how it affects older adults is a gaping unknown in autism research. Now, a new and significant grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers at San Diego State University understand how the disorder plays out across the lifespan.