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Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
$1.25 million NIH grant to aid research on impact of heroin use
The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work is the recipient of a 5-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health to study the long-term use and health consequences of heroin use. Additionally, the grant provides resources to create the infrastructure that will support future research endeavors.
NIH/National Institute of Drug Abuse

Contact: Marisa Ramirez
University of Houston

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Mobile app makes ID of harmful plants, insects in Texas a snap
A free mobile app from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center helps ID harmful organisms in Texas.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Contact: Barbra Rodriguez
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
CPRIT awards UT Southwestern faculty $26 million in prevention, research, and recruitment grants
UT Southwestern faculty have received 19 grants totaling more than $26 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to expand cancer screenings, investigate the effectiveness and viability for cancer therapies and radiation.
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Russell Rian
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium
A candidate Ebola vaccine could be given to healthy volunteers in the UK, The Gambia and Mali as early as September, as part of an series of safety trials of potential vaccines aimed at preventing the disease that has killed more than 1,400 people in the current outbreak in West Africa.
Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, UK Department for International Development

Contact: Christopher Hardwick
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
EuropeanPioneers: 4.5 million Euros of EU funds for startups
Over the next two years, the EU funding program 'EuropeanPioneers' will support 25 startups and SMEs in the European Union with a total of 4.5 million Euros. The scheme targets businesses active in the fields of Smart City Services, Social Connected TV, Pervasive Gaming and E-Learning.

Contact: Katrin Berkler

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
Center for Leadership in Disability awarded $600,000 grant
Georgia State University's Center for Leadership in Disability has received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration to support implementation of the Autism Plan for Georgia, aimed at improving services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder.
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration

Contact: Maria Pinkelton
Georgia State University

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
CWRU astronomers win time on Hubble to study galaxy formation
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Youngstown State University will use the Hubble Space Telescope to take a close look at the outskirts of the spiral galaxy M101 and test current understanding of galaxy formation.
NASA, Space Telescope Science Institute

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
Pilot program aims to improve cancer screening, specialty care in community health centers
Three locations will each receive $100,000 in funding to launch pilot programs to improve colorectal cancer screening rates and follow-up care for patients served by community health centers.
Walgreens Way to Well Commitment

Contact: David Sampson
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $18 million grant
Outstanding basic research, a growing focus on translating discoveries into treatments, and a dedication to patient care have earned the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital an $18 million, five-year Cancer Center Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lucky Tran
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
NSF expands the National Innovation Network with 2 new I-Corps nodes
The National Science Foundation has awarded two major grants to further expand and support a national network of public-private partnerships to transition fundamental science and engineering discoveries to the marketplace under the Innovation Corps program.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Bates
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Researching fundamental rhythms of life
Casey Diekman, assistant professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology, is helping to gain greater insight into the biological clock that sets the pace for daily life.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tanya Klein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
ASTRO selects 2 California cancer patient support organizations to receive Survivor Circle grants
The American Society for Radiation Oncology has selected two California-based cancer patient support groups, Kids Konnected and the Breast and Gyn Health Project, to receive ASTRO's 2014 Survivor Circle grants.
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Contact: Michelle Kirkwood
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Hebew SeniorLife researcher receives $4.5 million grant to test videos for advance directives
A new NIH-funded project will assess whether videos can help nursing home residents, family members and staff have the difficult but important conversations about advanced directives for care.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jennifer Davis
Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Rice University computer scientists receive NSF grant to develop cloud-computing tools
A National Science Foundation grant of $1.2 million funds the development of new cloud computing resources by computer scientists at Rice University.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Virus, zebrafish enable scientists to map the living brain
A virus and a zebrafish are helping scientists map the living brain. 'You can kinda draw a diagram and see how cells within it are connected in a functioning brain,' said Dr. Albert Pan, neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. 'This will help us see how wiring is laid and how it functions.'
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Rice's OpenStax College will add 10 new titles by 2017
Rice University-based publisher OpenStax College today announced $9.5 million in philanthropic grants from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Rice alumni John and Ann Doerr and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to add 10 titles to its catalog of free, high-quality textbooks by 2017.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation, John and Ann Doerr, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2014
LSU health nursing awarded grant to improve access to education & advanced nursing care
The LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing was awarded a $700,000 Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship grant to increase access to advanced nursing education and patient care for disadvantaged, underserved and under-represented groups, as well as veterans. The Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services awarded the two-year grant.
Health Resources and Services Administration

Contact: Leslie Capo
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
UW-Madison chosen for federally funded cloud computing research
Cloud computing, which allows users of technology to tap into remote, shared infrastructure and services, is a major facet of today's world. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been chosen to be part of a National Science Foundation-funded project called CloudLab -- a joint effort of university and industry teams for the development of cloud infrastructure and fostering the high-level research that it supports.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jennifer A. Smith
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
University of Houston receives $3.3 million grant to promote women in STEM fields
The University of Houston has received a $3.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, as well as to ensure they have opportunities to move into leadership roles.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Grants will fund landmark aging research at Waterloo
A landmark study aimed at improving the food intake, health and quality of life of older adults in long-term care homes is among three projects at the University of Waterloo receiving close to $1.5 million in grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Pamela Smyth
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
New CloudLab will help researchers test new cloud architectures
A $10 million National Science Foundation grant to create CloudLab will be distributed to partner institutions in addition to University of Massachusetts Amherst, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Clemson University, Raytheon BBN Technologies and US Ignite. CloudLab will consist of 5,000 linked cores, or computers, that will be free for research and classroom use and should be up and running by spring 2015.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
$14.5 million grant awarded to continue anthrax studies
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation a five-year, $14.5 million grant to continue its research on anthrax and the bacteria's effects on humans. Studies will focus on three areas: parts of the anthrax bacteria that cause inflammation and human pathology of the disease, the anthrax vaccine that is administered to US military personnel, and testing human components that contribute to inflammation accompanying bacterial infections.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Shari Hawkins
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Hartford/VA Geriatric Social Work Scholars Program selects new cohort
The prestigious Hartford/Veteran's Affairs Scholars Program has selected three geriatric social work researchers for a two-year award that provides career development and mentorship for projects that will improve health outcomes not only for older veterans, but for all older adults.
The John A. Hartford Foundation

Contact: Todd Kluss
The Gerontological Society of America

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
San Antonio Life Sciences Institute awards $750,000 to innovators
The University of Texas at San Antonio and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and today announced the awarding of more than $750,000 in grants through the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute Innovation Challenge.
San Antonio Life Sciences Institute

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
UTSA researcher awarded $38K+ to evaluate energy efficiency options for historic homes
A team of UTSA researchers has been awarded a nearly $40,000 grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, an office of the National Park Service and US Department of the Interior. The grant will fund a one-year study of the energy efficiency and cost effectiveness of radiant barrier retrofits of historic homes in hot, humid climates.
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, US Department of the Interior, National Park Service

Contact: Jesus Chavez
University of Texas at San Antonio

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