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Public Release: 17-Apr-2015
Wayne State developing new approaches for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's
Wayne State University has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop new, affordable and comfortable approaches for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's, particularly in older African Americans.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

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

Public Release: 17-Apr-2015
INRS professors awarded 2 Google research grants
Professors Tiago Falk and Douglas O'Shaughnessy of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre have each received a Google research grant to pursue their innovative work in the field of speech processing. These grants will allow two Ph.D. candidates in telecommunications to take part in research for a year and give them the opportunity to collaborate with Google researchers and engineers.
Google Research Awards Program

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

Public Release: 16-Apr-2015
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015
Research grants awarded to projects targeting pancreatic cancer, one of nation's deadliest
The American Association for Cancer Research and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will award 10 grants through their joint 2015 Research Grants Program to outstanding scientists throughout the country, supporting their novel research in the field of pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, American Association for Cancer Research

Contact: Lauren Riley
lauren.riley@aacr.org
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 16-Apr-2015
The mechanics of life
Researchers are poised to find out how the tiny mechanical forces cells exert influence their differentiation.
Human Frontier Science Program

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 16-Apr-2015
UCI MIND redesignated as Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
UC Irvine's Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders has received a five-year, $11 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to renew its status as one of only 27 Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers in the nation -- and the only one in Orange County.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 16-Apr-2015
Fighting the next generation of cyberattacks
Computer scientists at the University of Utah are developing software to detect so-called algorithmic attacks, an emerging hacking threat that is nearly impossible to find with existing security technology.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Vince Horiuchi
vincent.horiuchi@utah.edu
801-585-7499
University of Utah

Public Release: 16-Apr-2015
UT Arlington center to build underground freight system with TxDOT funding
The University of Texas at Arlington has received a $1.2 million competitive research grant from the Texas Department of Transportation to investigate building underground freight transportation in certain urban environments with heavy truck traffic.
Texas Department of Transportation

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

Public Release: 15-Apr-2015
Cathleen Crudden receives 2015 Killam Research Fellowship
Professor Cathleen Crudden of Queen's University and ITbM, Nagoya University has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2015 Killam Research Fellowship.
Canada Council

Contact: Dr. Ayako Miyazaki
press@itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp
81-527-894-999
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University

Public Release: 15-Apr-2015
Canada, India fund 5 innovations to improve health in India, with focus on mothers and children
Canada and India today announced investments of CDN $2.5 million in five innovations in India aimed primarily at improving maternal, newborn and child health -- Canada's flagship development priority. Canadian government-funded Grand Challenges Canada and the Grand Challenges India initiative of the Government of India, made the joint announcement during the official visit to Canada of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Contact: Lode Roels
lode.roels@grandchallenges.ca
647-328-2021
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 15-Apr-2015
Smallpox vaccine virus helps UNL scientist understand immunity
Understanding a virus that helped wipe out smallpox in the last century could lead to better treatment of some viral diseases such as HIV and herpes.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Matthew Wiebe
mwiebe@unl.edu
402-472-4153
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 15-Apr-2015
Study will parse evolutionary shift between life in water and on land
University of Kansas researcher Andrew Short will analyze South American water scavenger beetles' transition between aquatic and terrestrial living -- and in the process learn more about the mechanics of evolution itself.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 15-Apr-2015
ASU team unlocks clues in unidentified human remains
Armed with a high-tech, chemistry-driven approach, ASU researchers will study how different isotopes in the human body behave during decomposition in different environments. The results will have real-life implications for law enforcement, medical examiners, the military and countless families looking for answers about loved ones.
Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice

Contact: Nikki Cassis
ncassis@asu.edu
602-710-7169
Arizona State University

Public Release: 15-Apr-2015
New UT Arlington technology could create more efficient energy, solve power shortages
A team of UT Arlington researchers has created a new power generator that can produce electricity up to 25 percent more efficiently than existing technology, reduce emissions and could alleviate power shortages in more remote areas of the globe.
VentureWell

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

Public Release: 15-Apr-2015
UC researcher receives grant of almost $1.6 million to study rare lung disease
A team of University of Cincinnati researchers will use a grant of almost $1.6 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the rare lung disease pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Cedric Ricks
cedric.ricks@uc.edu
513-558-4657
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 15-Apr-2015
Brunel tackles 'boring science' with grant for women engineers to teach robot lessons at school
Female students at Brunel University London will teach schoolchildren to program robots in a new bid to balance the gender divide in STEM subjects.

Contact: Keith Coles
keith.coles@brunel.ac.uk
01-895-266-599
Brunel University

Public Release: 14-Apr-2015
Virginia Tech assistant professor addresses philosophical questions of machines, research
How might machines carry out scientific research on their own? A Virginia Tech assistant professor of philosophy has a solution, and the National Science Foundation is funding the research through a CAREER award.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jean Elliott
elliottj@vt.edu
540-231-5915
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 14-Apr-2015
To fight nasty digestive bugs, scientists set out to build a better gut -- using stem cells
If you've ever been hit with an 'intestinal bugs,' you've felt the effects of infectious microbes on your digestive system. But what's really going on in gut infections? Scientists will work to find out, using stem cells to grow tiny 'guts in a dish' and studying how disease-causing bacteria and viruses affect the ecosystem in our guts. The approach could lead to new treatments, and aid research on a wide range of diseases.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 14-Apr-2015
Queen's researchers in £5 million program to improve bowel cancer survival
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have launched a revolutionary personalized treatment program to help improve bowel cancer survival rates.
Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council

Contact: Una Bradley
u.bradley@qub.ac.uk
44-289-097-5320
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 14-Apr-2015
$5 million in USDA food-safety grants to target bacteria
Three new grants from the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture will fund research focused on preventing foodborne illnesses.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Patricia Bailey
pjbailey@ucdavis.edu
530-752-9843
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 13-Apr-2015
Wake Forest Baptist researcher's team receives $8.5 million grant
A research program led by Dr. Carlos M. Ferrario, professor of surgery, nephrology and physiology-pharmacology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been awarded an $8.5 million grant by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Marguerite Beck
marbeck@wakehealth.edu
336-716-2415
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Public Release: 13-Apr-2015
Polymer coating could let medical sensors communicate with body
Research at The University of Akron to develop a polymer coating for medical sensors implanted in the body has attracted a $499,995 grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Roger Mezger
rmezger@uakron.edu
330-972-6482
University of Akron

Public Release: 13-Apr-2015
Unique UIC center will study alcohol's effect on genes
Funded by a five-year, $7 million federal grant, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine will create a new center, the first of its kind, to study the effect of long-term alcohol exposure on genes.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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

Public Release: 13-Apr-2015
IU to lead first-ever investigation into subtle cues' influence on women's success in STEM
The National Science Foundation has awarded Indiana University's Mary C. Murphy more than $2.2 million work to investigate the subtle, environmental signals that may discourage some women from entering or remaining in careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
317-278-0088
Indiana University

Public Release: 13-Apr-2015
NIH, South African Medical Research Council award $8 million in HIV, TB grants
NIH and the South African Medical Research Council are awarding 31 grants to US and South African scientists to support research targeting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and HIV-related co-morbidities and cancers. The awards, which total $8 million in first-year funding, are the first to be issued through the South Africa-US Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Kathy Stover
niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 10-Apr-2015
NASA chooses UT Arlington team to develop potential Mars mission technology
NASA has selected UT Arlington as one of four US institutions to develop improved methods for oxygen recovery and reuse aboard human spacecraft, a technology the agency says is crucial to 'enable our human journey to Mars and beyond.'
NASA

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

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