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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.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Contact: Noe Baker
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
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
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.

Contact: Daniel Stolte
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
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
Taking great ideas from the lab to the fab
A 'valley of death' is well-known to entrepreneurs -- the lull between government funding for research and industry support for prototypes and products. To confront this problem, in 2013 the National Science Foundation created a new program called InTrans to extend the life of the most high-impact NSF-funded research and help great ideas transition from lab to practice.

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
National Psoriasis Foundation awards $1.05 million in research grants
Thirteen scientists received a total of $1.05 million in funding from the National Psoriasis Foundation for projects that aim to identify new treatments and a cure for psoriasis -- an autoimmune disease that appears on the skin, affecting 7.5 million Americans -- and psoriatic arthritis -- an inflammatory arthritis that affects the joints and tendons, occurring in up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis.
National Psoriasis Foundation

Contact: Noe Baker
National Psoriasis Foundation

Public Release: 15-Jul-2014
GW and Peking University awarded funding to understand common blood coagulation disorder
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and The Peking University Medical College in Beijing, China are pleased to announce the award of significant funding for an international co-operative project to understand the molecular mechanisms of a very common blood coagulation disorder affecting both Americans and Chinese.

Contact: Lisa Anderson
George Washington University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2014
WPI wins NIH grant to study components of a potentially potent, low-cost malaria treatment
With a three-year, $420,000 award from the National Institutes of Health, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, led by Pamela Weathers, PhD, will test a plant-based therapy it is developing that consists of dried leaves from the sweet wormwood plant, Artemisia annua. The therapy may prove to be a highly effective and low-cost treatment for malaria, one of the world's most prevalent and deadly infectious diseases.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael Cohen
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 14-Jul-2014
Pitt education researchers among first using 'continuous improvement research'
A team of researchers in the University of Pittsburgh's Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to partner with the LRDC's Institute for Learning and the Tennessee Department of Education in order to test and refine a training model that supports teachers transitioning into teaching the Common Core State Standards, a national initiative aimed at increasing the quality of education in English language arts and mathematics.

Contact: Adam Reger
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 14-Jul-2014
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation funds UM study of stress management in breast cancer treatment
The next step in that research, which will be funded by the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation for a two-year period, is to identify the cellular and molecular changes that could explain these effects, according to Dr. Michael Antoni, professor in the Department of Psychology at the UM College of Arts and Sciences, and co-leader of the Cancer Prevention Control and Survivorship program at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center The grant will support Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami.
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

Contact: Annette Gallagher
University of Miami

Public Release: 11-Jul-2014
New professorship in tissue engineering links molecular engineering, marine biology
The University of Chicago is creating a new professorship in tissue engineering to promote innovative work at the University's Institute for Molecular Engineering and the Marine Biological Laboratory, supported by a $3.5 million donation from the Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation.
Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation

Contact: Jeremy Manier
University of Chicago

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
A start-up at NJIT develops bleeding-control gel for brain surgery
Endomedix, a start-up company housed at the New Jersey Institute of Technology's business incubator, received a $1.4 million federal grant to develop a spray-on gel that surgeons will use to staunch bleeding during brain surgery.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Robert Florida
New Jersey Institute of Technology

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