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Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
UT Arlington Public Works Institute to deliver traffic work zone safety classes
The University of Texas at Arlington's Public Works Institute in the Division of Enterprise Development received a $486,234 Texas Department of Transportation contract to train city and county work crews on working in traffic safety zones.
Texas Department of Transportation

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation selected to receive up to $63 million from UNITAID
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the UNITAID Executive Board to receive up to $63 million in funding to improve early infant diagnosis of HIV programs in nine African countries. This investment will pave the way for universal access to HIV testing and enable a ten-fold increase in HIV treatment, thus transforming the effort to end AIDS in children worldwide.
UNITAID

Contact: Johanna Harvey
jharvey@pedaids.org
202-280-1657
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
'Draw me a picture,' say scientists: Computer may respond
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Hawaii to take the first steps towards developing a computer that can take data and produce meaningful visualizations based on natural language requests, accompanied by common gestures like pointing.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
jgala@uic.edu
312-996-1583
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Grant funds national expansion of watershed modeling website for science curriculum
Stroud Water Research Center, in collaboration with the Concord Consortium and Millersville University of Pennsylvania, received a $2.9 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to dramatically expand Model My Watershed, part of the WikiWatershed suite of online tools. This application allows users to explore how land use affects stream ecology and hydrology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Beverly Payton
bpayton@stroudcenter.org
610-268-2153 x305
Stroud Water Research Center

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
UTSA engineers receive $1.08 million NIH grant to advance breast cancer research
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a $1.08 million grant to the University of Texas at San Antonio to combine computational modeling with biological information to advance our understanding of what may cause breast cells to become cancerous.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: KC Gonzalez
kc.gonzalez@utsa.edu
210-458-7555
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Study hints at antioxidant treatment for high blood pressure
High blood pressure affects more than 70 million Americans and is a major risk factor for stroke, heart failure and other renal and cardiovascular diseases. Funded by a $1.3 million National Institutes of Health grant, University of Houston College of Pharmacy researchers are examining the role of intrinsic antioxidant pathways in mitigating hypertension.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Research studies role native language plays in processing words in new languages
Research at the University of Kansas is exploring how a person's native language can influence the way the brain processes auditory words in a second language. Annie Tremblay, an assistant professor of linguistics, and a group of international collaborators received a three-year, $259,000 National Science Foundation Grant for the research.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Christine Metz Howard
cmetzhoward@ku.edu
785-864-8852
University of Kansas

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
American Physiological Society's Professional Skills Training Course
MARC travel awards announced for: APS Professional Skills Training Course
The FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the American Physiological Society's Professional Skills Training Course from Jan. 15-18, 2015 in Orlando, Fla.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kelly Husser
khusser@faseb.org
301-634-7109
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Zhang receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation
Engineers design metabolic pathways in cells to convert cheap raw materials into useful chemicals, biofuels and pharmaceuticals, but it's a delicate balance of systems for that to happen. Fuzhong Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering, will study these systems with a prestigious five-year, $605,000 Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie Flory
julie.flory@wustl.edu
314-935-5408
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
The La Caixa Foundation stands firm in its commitment to research
The 18 research centers accredited with the Severo Ochoa seal of excellence have convoked the third edition of the 'La Caixa' -- Severo Ochoa International Ph.D. Fellowships Programme. This initiative, funded by the La Caixa Foundation, will enable 46 students to be taken on to study their doctoral thesis projects for the next four years.
La Caixa Foundation

Contact: Laia Cendrós
laia.cendros@crg.eu
34-933-160-237-346-07611
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
DNDi receives US$10 million from USAID to develop new drugs for neglected filaria patients
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative has been awarded US$ 10 million by the United States Agency for International Development to develop new treatments for onchocerciasis, better known as river blindness, and lymphatic filariasis, better known as elephantitis -- the first-ever USAID grant for neglected tropical disease research and development.

Contact: Violaine Dallenbach
vdallenbach@dndi.org
41-794-241-474
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Archaeologists awarded Templeton, NEH grants for research at Cahokia Mounds
Archaeologists at Indiana University and the University of Illinois have been awarded two grants totaling $640,000 to continue and expand their research at Cahokia Mounds, site of the largest and possibly the most sophisticated pre-Columbian city north of Mexico.
National Endowment for the Humanities, John Templeton Society

Contact: Steve Hinnefeld
slhinnef@iu.edu
812-856-3488
Indiana University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Vulnerable young adults will have better access to mental health care
The University of Missouri School of Social Work, in partnership with the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Social Work, has received more than $1 million from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration to expand training to mental and behavioral health professionals throughout Missouri. The project is designed to improve access to services among high-need young adults ages 16-25 throughout the state and in East St. Louis, Ill.
US Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Jesslyn Chew
ChewJ@missouri.edu
573-882-8353
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Team led by Louisiana Tech University biomed professor receives NSF funding
National Science Foundation funding to develop and commercialize artificially manufactured cells and cell platforms for educational, research and industry application has been awarded to a team of scientists led by Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James E. Wyche III Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Dave Guerin
dguerin@latech.edu
318-257-4854
Louisiana Tech University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
COUNTDOWN research consortium calls 'time' on NTDs
The COUNTDOWN research consortium has been launched today following a £7 million grant allocation from the UK Department for International Development earlier in the year. As part of the push towards universal access to health services, there is international consensus that NTDs such as onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, schistosomiasis and trachoma, must be tackled more effectively and NTD control programs need more assistance.
UK Department for International Development

Contact: Clare Bebb
clare.bebb@lstmed.ac.uk
44-151-705-3135
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Scripps Florida scientists win grant to uncover ways to erase toxic PTSD memories
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $2.3 million from the Department of Health and Human Services of the National Institutes of Health to better understand how memories are stored in the hopes of eventually being able to treat post-traumatic stress disorder by erasing traumatic memories without altering other, more benign ones.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
215-862-2689
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Stanford faculty awarded seed grants for innovative energy research
Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded eight seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Stanford University/Precourt Institute for Energy, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center,TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
How is Michigan's new Healthy Michigan Plan working? New 5-year U-M study will find out
Since its launch in April, 481,863 Michiganders have signed up for a new Medicaid health insurance option offered by the state, called the Healthy Michigan Plan. Now, University of Michigan researchers will study how well the new plan works, and advise the state government on how well it's living up to what lawmakers intended.
Michigan Department of Community Health

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Scientists closing in on an new type of vaccine
When we acquire diarrhea on a vacation, it is often caused by a bacterial infection. Now a Danish research team is working on a new type of vaccine design targeting the disease causing bacterium -- if it works it may very well revolutionize not only the prevention of this disease, but also offer protection against other pathogens with a heavy disease burden such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The project is supported with a 2.93 million DKK Novo Pre-Seed grant (393.677 €) from Novo Seeds, which is part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation and Novo A/S as well as the University of Southern Denmark's internal Proof of Concept Board.
Novo Nordisk Foundation, University of Southern Denmark

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
birs@sdu.dk
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Air Force scientific research office funds Virginia Tech materials studies
The ability to control light in different scenarios has a variety of applications, such as creating all-optical computers that theoretically could be more efficient than electronic devices.

Contact: Rosaire Bushey
busheyr@vt.edu
540-231-5035
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Scientists to study causes of asthma in organisms without lungs
Scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London, will research the biology of human asthma by using a slime mould, an organism which has no lungs but could hold the key to new treatments.
The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research

Contact: Paul Teed
paul.teed@rhul.ac.uk
01-784-443-552
Royal Holloway, University of London

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Research aims to improve hip and knee replacement success
Washington State University researchers are working to improve materials used in hip and knee replacements so that they last longer and allow patients to quickly get back on their feet after surgery. Led by Susmita Bose, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, the researchers have received a five-year, $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to improve the way bone implants integrate into the body.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Susmita Bose
sbose@wsu.edu
509-335-7461
Washington State University

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
UTHealth awarded $7.3 million for health information technology research
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical Informatics has been awarded grants totaling $7.3 million to enhance health care and biomedical discovery through the use of health information technology.
NIH/National Library of Medicine, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
NSF funds Kent State study of human chromosome
A Kent State University scientist has received a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a study of the workings and dynamics of a structure inside the human chromosome.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cindy Weiss
lweiss4@kent.edu
330-672-0731
Kent State University

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Eight scientists awarded EMBO Installation Grants
EMBO announces the selection of eight scientists as recipients of the 2014 Installation Grants. The grants will help the scientists to relocate and set up laboratories in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.

Contact: Barry Whyte
barry.whyte@embo.org
EMBO

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