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Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
Looking ahead: Whole eye transplant under development
The concept of a whole eye transplant seems futuristic, if not impossible. But with a $1 million grant from the US Department of Defense, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine hope to someday make implantation of an entire, functional eye a reality.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
Mown grass smell sends SOS for help in resisting insect attacks, researchers say
The smell of cut grass in recent years has been identified as the plant's way of signalling distress, but new research says the aroma also summons beneficial insects to the rescue.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Kathleen Phillips
ka-phillips@tamu.edu
979-845-2872
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards 200 NARSAD Young Investigator grants
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced the award of NARSAD Young Investigator Grants valued at more than $12.7 million to 200 of the world's most promising young scientists. Recipients of the $30,000+/year, two-year grants for groundbreaking neurobiological research will seek to identify causes, improve treatments and develop prevention strategies for psychiatric disorders that affect one in four people.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Contact: Nadine Woloshin
nwoloshin@rubenstein.com
212-843-8041
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
AHRQ grant awarded to study the impact of health IT on patient safety at Montefiore and Einstein and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Brigham and Women's Hospital have received a $300,000 grant from The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study the impact of health Information Technology on patient safety.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Contact: Helene Guss
hguss@montefiore.org
718-920-4712
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
Rutgers receives $2 million grant to prepare biomedical students for roles in industry
Rutgers' School of Engineering and Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are joint recipients of a $2 million 2014 BEST grant from the National Institutes of Health. Once upon a time, students seeking advanced degrees in the biomedical sciences generally expected to find careers in academia, and their mentors expected them to do so. No longer. Fewer than half of those students now end up in academia. So the National Institutes of Health created the BEST grant, aimed at preparing students for potential careers in industry and other non-academic areas.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rob Forman
robert.forman@rutgers.edu
973-972-7276
Rutgers University

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
Project launched to study evolutionary history of fungi
The University of California, Riverside is one of 11 collaborating institutions that are funded a total of $2.5 million by the National Science Foundation for a project focused on studying zygomycetes -- ancient lineages of fungi that include plant symbionts, animal and human pathogens and decomposers of a wide variety of organic compounds. Jason Stajich, an associate professor of plant pathology and microbiology, is principal investigator of the project called the 'Zygomycete Genealogy of Life.'
National Science Foundation

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
Pitt engineers receive grants to enhance additive manufacturing
Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering are proposing to develop enhanced modeling and simulation technology and new qualification standards that will further the adoption of additive manufacturing by industry.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Paul Kovach
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child'
Grand Challenges Canada announces 22 grants to innovators in Canada and the developing world to address maternal, newborn and child health. MNCH, a centerpiece of Canada's international assistance efforts, will be the focus of events and talks throughout this month's UN General Assembly in New York.
Grand Challenges Canada

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Terry Collins Assoc

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
OU biologist awarded NSF grant to study spinal cord circuits controlling limb movements
A University of Oklahoma biology professor will study multifunctional and specialized spinal cord nerve cells that control leg movements with a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $680,000 for the four-year project.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
OU biologist awarded NSF CAREER grant for research of the electric fish
A University of Oklahoma biology professor will study the unique bioelectric signaling system of the electric fish, an analysis that could eventually benefit people's health. The OU researcher is working to understand how these fish manage the energy required to produce the signals used to map the world around them. Electric fish generate electric signals at a rate of 500-600 discharges a second throughout their lives. The energetic demands required for the electric fish are extreme, but necessary for survival.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
University of Delaware receives $3.3 million NSF grant to diversify academic workforce
The University of Delaware has been awarded $3.3 million from the National Science Foundation to develop a program that will serve as a national model for diversifying and strengthening the academic workforce.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Donna O'Brien
dobrien@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
GW researcher receives grant to study brain swelling following bleeding in the brain
Shahram Majidi, M.D., a second-year resident in the Department of Neurology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received at $154,000 grant from the American Heart Association to study the presence of diffuse brain swelling and injury in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.
American Heart Association

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
LA BioMed receives NIH grant to study vaccine for hospital-acquired infections
NIH awarded grant to LA BioMed to aid in the research and development of a vaccine to protect patients from the healthcare-related infections, Candida and MRSA.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Laura Mecoy
Lmecoy@labiomed.org
310-546-5860
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
ASU institute receives single-largest investment in human origins research
A $4.9 million, three-year grant from the John Templeton Foundation to Arizona State University's Institute of Human Origins will fund a multifaceted, transdisciplinary collaborative research project that seeks to increase our understanding of the process of 'how we became human.'
The John Templeton Foundation

Contact: William Kimbel
wkimbel.iho@asu.edu
480-727-6582
Arizona State University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Mellon Foundation awards grant for major project in the humanities and sciences
Penn State's Institute for the Arts and Humanities has received a $260,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a two-year project, 'The Boundaries of the Human in the Age of the Life Sciences.'
Mellon Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Kessler Foundation receives first-round grant from International Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Alliance
Kessler Foundation is the recipient of one of the first grants awarded by the International Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Alliance. Nancy Chiaravalloti, Ph.D., director of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience & Traumatic Brain Injury Research, is principal investigator of the study, which will look at the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation in individuals with progressive multiple sclerosis. The Foundation received one of 22 research grants awarded by the Alliance to investigators in nine countries.
International Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Alliance

Contact: Carolann Murphy
cmurphy@kesslerfoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
NSF computing network grant will bolster research at UT Arlington
The National Science Foundation Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure will give The University of Texas at Arlington $500,000 to improve networking capacity to support research into high energy physics and numerous other fields.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Capturing ancient Maya sites from both a rat's and a 'bat's eye view'
A trip to the Guatemalan jungle usually nets a few souvenirs: Photographs of Maya ruins, bragging rights about encounters with venomous snakes, perhaps a bug bite or two. In addition, the UC San Diego team has received a Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities grant to fund aerial sensing of the Maya jungle. Calit2 is the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology -- home base to QI.
California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology

Contact: Tiffany Fox
tfox@ucsd.edu
858-246-0353
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Diversity could lead to ethical behaviors among scientists
A group of Michigan State University researchers will use a five-year, $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how demographic and disciplinary diversity affects scientists' ethical behaviors.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kristen Parker
kristen.parker@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8942
Michigan State University

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Researchers studying improving physician opioid prescribing
Boston University School of Medicine researcher Dr. Jeffrey Samet and Dr. Carlos Del Rio from Emory University were recently awarded a five year, $5 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse for their project titled: Improving Physician Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain in HIV-infected Persons.
NIH/National Institute of Drug Abuse

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Wistar and Penn Medicine collaborate on $12.1 million SPORE grant in melanoma
The Wistar Institute's Meenhard Herlyn, D.V.M., D.Sc., is the principal investigator on a $12.1 million Special Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant, a prestigious National Cancer Institute collaborative grant that brings together researchers at Wistar and the University of Pennsylvania to develop new melanoma therapies. The goal of this SPORE is to translate fundamental laboratory discoveries into new therapeutics that will benefit patients of melanoma and other skin cancers.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Greg Lester
glester@wistar.org
215-898-3943
The Wistar Institute

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
UT Arlington receives $800,000 NSF grant to better prepare new science, math teachers
A University of Texas Arlington education professor with a passion for supporting upcoming middle and high school science and mathematics teachers is getting major federal assistance for her efforts.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
NSF awards $15 million in second set of coastal sustainability grants
More than half the world's human population lived in coastal areas in the year 2000; that number is expected to rise to 75 percent by 2025.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
Project to turn world on to DC power
The University of Pittsburgh's Bopaya Bidanda, John Camillus, and Gregory Reed think that it might be time to redirect our attention to direct current. Equipped with a recent $800,000 grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation for 'Leveraging DC Power and the Business of HumanityŽ to Transform the Pittsburgh Region,' the three professors are approaching the promise of DC power from two distinct perspectives.
Henry L. Hillman Foundation

Contact: Joe Miksch
jmiksch@pitt.edu
412-624-4356
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
Grant to help commercialize silicon surgical blades
A UC Davis engineering professor has received a grant of $200,000 from the National Science Foundation 'Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research-Technology Translation' program to move his silicon-based blades towards commercial development as surgical and shaving tools.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

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