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Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Scientists to study hereditary breast cancer to find BRCA1 treatment
People with a BRCA1 gene mutation are at much higher risk for breast cancer, but no treatments exist to specifically target this problem. Researchers will use structural biology tools to better understand this difficult-to-treat hereditary cancer.
Virginia Commonwealth Health Research Board

Contact: Paula Brewer Byron
paulabyron@vt.edu
540-526-2027
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
New research to tackle treatment for lung disease
Research into improving treatment for patients with one of the UK's most common respiratory diseases has received a 810,000 funding boost.
National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

Contact: Philippa Walker
philippa.walker@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-8086
University of Bristol

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
OU physicist receives $1 million Keck Foundation grant
A University of Oklahoma physicist has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop a quantum enhanced plasmonic sensor. The emerging field of physics known as quantum plasmonics will enable technology for sensing applications and lead to earlier detection of diseases, detection of pathogens that were previously 'invisible,' and advanced warning of dangerous pollutants or chemicals in the atmosphere.
W.M. Keck Foundation

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
UT Arlington geophysicist awarded federal funds to study rock dynamics
W. Ashley Griffith, an assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, said the new research could give the Army information on how to address hardened and deeply buried targets, but the results could also easily be applied to improving civil engineering methods. The new grant also relates to Griffith's ongoing research using the latest technology to explore the science of earthquakes and a phenomenon in rocks known as 'rate-strengthening.'
Army Research Office

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
GW researcher receives grant to answer the how and why of autism during development
Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and physiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received a $739K grant from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative to study the link between autism and disrupted brain development.
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-270-4841
George Washington University

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
UTHealth Dr. Bhavani Iyer awarded low vision grant
Bhavani Iyer, O.D., a low vision specialist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, has been awarded a grant to help Harris County residents whose vision problems cannot be corrected with eyeglasses, medication or surgery.

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Albert Einstein College of Medicine receives grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fund drug discovery project targeting Parkinson's
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have received a grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research to translate a basic science finding into a treatment for Parkinson's disease. This drug discovery project will test chemical compounds on a newly identified target with the goal of developing a drug that acts on an underlying cause of the disease.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Contact: Kim Newman
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Rutgers University-Newark wins $3.5 million federal grant to boost minorities in STEM
Rutgers University-Newark has received a $3.5 million grant to continue its efforts in leading a statewide program to increase minority representation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jade McClain
jade.mcclain@rutgers.edu
Rutgers University

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Biomedical engineer looks at new applications for novel lupus drug
Expanding on his work with a new drug that successfully treated lupus in mice, a biomedical engineer at the University of Houston has received a $250,000 grant to expand his research to a new version of the drug in an effort to treat a wider range of autoimmune diseases. The drug that Chandra Mohan and his collaborators at a biopharmaceutical firm are focused on targets B cells, key cells in the immune system that lead to the development of lupus.
Pharmacyclics

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Studying impacts of indoor air pollution on tribal communities
The study, which starts in September, aims to provide information on the effectiveness of various emissions mitigation methods and to improve understanding of multipollutant emissions from burning various types of biomass indoors.
US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Department of Defense awards $2.6 million grant to SMU STEM program for minority students
The US Department of Defense recently awarded the STEMPREP Project at Southern Methodist University a $2.6 million grant to support its goal of increasing the number of minorities in STEM fields. STEMPREP recruits bright, science-minded minority middle school students for the two-summer classroom phase of the STEMPREP project, then provides high school students with summer opportunities at research labs.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Nancy George
ngeorge@smu.edu
214-768-7674
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Oklahoma University awarded Mellon Foundation grant for development of digital Latin library
The University of Oklahoma has been awarded a $572,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the development of a digital library of Latin texts of all eras. The Digital Latin Library -- a Linked Open Data resource -- represents a significant collaborative effort to advance access to these texts. The Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association), the Medieval Academy of America and the Renaissance Society of America endorsed this project.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Contact: Jana Smith
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
UT Arlington big data team wins $600,000 NSF grant to build gene expression database
Heng Huang, an associate professor of computer and science engineering at UT Arlington, and professor Chris Ding, also of the UT Arlington Computer Science and Engineering department, will develop an interactive database of gene expressions of the fruit fly.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
Scientists to investigate effects of climate change on Chesapeake Bay
A Virginia Tech researcher will examine the effects of climate change on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. A multi-university team will answer the ongoing questions of how the impacts of man-made stressors such as agricultural use and burgeoning populations work in concert with a warming planet on water systems.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Zeke Barlow
bzeke@vt.edue
540-231-5417
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
Search for more accurate system reliability and failure prediction in auto industry
A team of researchers from Wayne State University recently received a $350,000 award from the National Science Foundation for the project, 'Failure Prediction and Reliability Analysis of Ultra-High Strength Steel Autobody Manufacturing Systems by Utilizing Material Microstructure Properties.' The research is the first attempt to incorporate material microstructure and micro-damage information into a reliability study that fundamentally improves the accuracy of failure and reliability prediction.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
VCU receives grant to study molecular marks left by childhood adverse experiences
Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $3 million grant to study how adverse experiences such as severe illnesses, neglect and maltreatment during childhood leave molecular marks in DNA that predict health risks later in life.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Peters
petersem@vcu.edu
804-828-0563
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014
Catching grease to cut grill pollution
A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students have designed a tray that when placed under the grates of a backyard grill reduces by 70 percent the level of a harmful pollutant produced during cooking.
Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014
Syracuse University chemist to use NSF grant to study materials chemistry, nanoscience
Mathew M. Maye, associate professor of chemistry, has been awarded a three-year, $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The award supports his ongoing work with metal stainless alloy nanostructures, the results of which may impact gas storage, heterogeneous catalysis, and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. 

National Science Foundation

Contact: Rob Enslin
315-443-3403
Syracuse University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014
Studying estrogens made by the brain may offer new insights in learning and memory
New studies being launched by neurobiologist Luke Remage-Healey at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will investigate how estrogens produced in the brains of young birds enhance their ability to learn songs during a critical window during development. This period has a parallel to universal language development in human children.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014
University wins national contract for new health research dissemination center
The University of Southampton has been awarded a national contract worth 5.1m to share new research findings with clinicians, patients and managers in health and social care.

Contact: Steven Williams
s.williams@soton.ac.uk
0238-059-2128
University of Southampton

Public Release: 18-Jul-2014
National Psoriasis Foundation awards 13 psoriasis research fellowships
Twelve residents and medical students each received a one-year, $50,000 National Psoriasis Foundation fellowship to study psoriasis. The fellowships aim to increase the number of scientists studying and treating psoriatic disease by encouraging promising doctors to dedicate their careers to the study of psoriasis as physician researchers.
Amgen.

Contact: Noe Baker
nbaker@psoriasis.org
503-546-8413
National Psoriasis Foundation

Public Release: 18-Jul-2014
MCG/VA psychology training program gets federal funding for fifth consecutive time
A psychology residency training program that's a joint effort of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University and the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has received federal funding for the fifth consecutive grant cycle.
Health Resources and Services Administration

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 17-Jul-2014
Huntsman Cancer Institute receives NIH grant to establish national clinical trials site
A team of physician-researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has received nearly $3.6 million over the next five years in a cooperative agreement with the National Institutes of Health to establish a Network Lead Academic Participating Site.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Linda Aagard
801-587-7639
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 17-Jul-2014
How does language capacity recover right after a stroke?
An interdisciplinary team of University of Arizona researchers has received a $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language in the first few months after a stroke. The findings are expected to guide health care practitioners and speech pathologists in developing treatments that help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible.
NIH

Contact: Daniel Stolte
stolte@email.arizona.edu
520-626-4402
University of Arizona

Public Release: 17-Jul-2014
$2.5 million grant will establish patient-centered outcomes research training program at Einstein and Montefiore
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center have received a $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to establish a training program to improve the practice of healthcare in real-world settings. The program, in an emerging area called patient-centered outcomes research, will prepare established and junior investigators to initiate and lead research in this area.

Contact: Kim Newman
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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