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Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Wayne State to lead Detroit site in new national heart failure study
The Wayne State University School of Medicine and Detroit Receiving Hospital of the Detroit Medical Center will serve as a site for a national study that will develop new guidelines for patients released from the emergency room after treatment for suspected acute heart failure symptoms.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Avian flu: $1.35 million grant to fund effort to better predict deadly outbreaks
An international research team led by Lukas Tamm of the University of Virginia School of Medicine will receive $1.35 million from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization to better understand how the influenza virus passes from birds to humans. This could lead to the creation of a new tool to predict the risk of outbreaks of potentially deadly avian flu.
Human Frontier Science Program Organization

Contact: Josh Barney
University of Virginia Health System

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds grant to explore new model of MS pathology
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has awarded a grant to a Wayne State University School of Medicine professor to explore a new model of MS pathology. The three-year, $663,959 study is titled, 'Neurodegeneration associated with metabolic stress in oligodendrocytes.'
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Drexel's microscale 'Transformers' are joining forces to break through blocked arteries
Swarms of microscopic, magnetic, robotic beads could be scrubbing in next to the world's top vascular surgeons--all taking aim at blocked arteries. These microrobots, which look and move like corkscrew-shaped bacteria, are being developed by mechanical engineers at Drexel University as a part of a surgical toolkit being assembled by the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technologies

Contact: Britt Faulstick
Drexel University

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Institute for Biomedical Sciences researcher gets $1.6 million to develop anti-inflammatory drug
Dr. Jian-Dong Li, a professor and director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Inflammation and Immunity, has received a five-year, $1.6 million federal grant to develop novel anti-inflammatory therapeutics against middle-ear infections.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Contact: LaTina Emerson
Georgia State University

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
EU open source software project receives green light
An open source software project involving the University of Southampton to extend the capacity of computational mathematics and interactive computing environments has received over seven million euros in EU funding.
European Union

Contact: Steven Williams
University of Southampton

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Kessler Foundation awarded $3 million from the N.J. Commission on Brain Injury Research
Kessler Foundation received $3 million in grants from the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research. Studies include investigating a treatment for emotional processing deficits and recovery from balance dysfunction after TBI. Researchers will also study a noninvasive therapy to treat social and emotional complications, the effects of retrieval practice training to facilitate better learning and how utilizing a robotic exoskeleton for walking therapy improves mobility; all three studies will involve adolescents with TBI.
New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research

Contact: Lauren Scrivo
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Pitt leads trial to reduce antibiotic overuse at post-acute and long-term care facilities
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine will be leading a $1.5 million national trial to examine methods to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in post-acute and long-term care facilities.
US Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Allison Hydzik
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
A win-win-win-win
With $1.5 million in NSF funding, a group of researchers will study the effects of a novel way of eradicating schistosomiasis.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation announces new Physician-Scientist Training Awards
To help increase the number of physician-scientists, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has created the new Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award, which provides physicians who have earned an M.D. degree and completed clinical specialty fellowship training the opportunity to gain the research experience they need to become leaders in translational and clinical research. Damon Runyon announced that three scientists with novel approaches to fighting cancer have been named the 2015 recipients of the award.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Contact: Yung S. Lie, Ph.D.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
ERC Advanced Grant: University of Southern Denmark sets out to explore deep ocean trenches
A team led by Professor Ronnie N. Glud from University of Southern Denmark has received an ERC Advanced Grant of 3,185,000 E to carry out a series of ambitious explorations of the deepest parts of the oceans. Previous expeditions led by Professor Glud have revealed surprisingly high levels of biological activity at nearly 11 km deep. Now the aim is to investigate how life can exist at these depths and how its activity affects the biogeochemical functioning of the oceans and the Earth.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Macy Foundation President's Grant supports refugee health education at Georgetown
The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has awarded a President's Grant to Georgetown family medicine physician Ranit Mishori, M.D., M.H.S., F.A.A.F.P., to create a comprehensive curriculum to educate health professions students, residents and clinicians about the health needs of immigrants, migrants, torture survivors, asylum seekers and refugees.
The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Contact: Karen Teber
Georgetown University Medical Center

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
FAU receives $2.1 million to study effectiveness of schizophrenia medication
In patients with severe illnesses such as schizophrenia, the risk for relapse and re-hospitalization is substantially increased following hospitalizations. There is great interest from clinicians, policy-makers, and health care administrators on the effect of new medications in containing health care costs. This multi-center, longitudinal study will investigate an injectable long-acting antipsychotic medication and its impact on hospital readmission rates in the high-cost population of patients with schizophrenia who use hospital services.
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc.

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Moffitt Cancer Center receives $3.6 million grant to study e-cigarettes
Moffitt Cancer Center received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, over the next five years.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kimberly Polacek
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Fred Hutch researcher gets $4.1 million from DoD to study metastatic breast cancer
Cyrus Ghajar, Ph.D., a metastatic breast cancer researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has received a $4.1 million Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program 'Era of Hope' Scholar Award. He is investigating two different paths for dealing with these dormant disseminated tumor cells: keeping them asleep and inactive, or destroying them altogether.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Kristen Woodward
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
SLU's vaccine center awarded $2.9 million to study new TB vaccine
Daniel Hoft, M.D., Ph.D., director of the division of infectious diseases at Saint Louis University has received funding from the Gates Foundation to research a potential vaccine against tuberculosis.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Nancy Solomon
Saint Louis University

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Sandia's Z machine receives funding aimed at fusion energy
To hasten the day of low-cost, high-yield fusion reactions for energy purposes, a $3.8 million ARPA-E grant to Sandia National Labs and the U of Rochester will help smooth laser beams to increase output of a promising Sandia fusion technique called MagLIF.
DOE/Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy

Contact: Neal Singer
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Singapore researchers confirm gene p73's role in tumor growth
A team of researchers at National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and Singapore General Hospital has determined dual functionality gene p73, in both the promotion and suppression in tumor growth. The NCCS team also receives a S$2.5 million grant to aid the research in the next five years.
National Research Foundation

Contact: Edwin Yong

Public Release: 26-Jun-2015
$7 million awarded to study early influences on cognitive, physical health by midlife
University of California, Riverside psychologist Chandra A. Reynolds has been awarded a $7 million, five-year grant by the National Institute on Aging to study how early childhood influences versus recent influences affect cognitive and physical health by middle age.
National Institute on Aging

Contact: Bettye Miller
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Glasses that shine green light into the eyes could be the answer to insomnia
A pilot study led by a University at Buffalo researcher will use a pair of glasses that shine light into the wearer's eyes to solve insomnia among lung cancer patients.
Oncology Nursing Society

Contact: Marcene Robinson
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
University of Kentucky researcher to develop artificial blood for mosquitoes
A University of Kentucky professor's laboratory continues to advance research on controlling one of the world's most notorious species of pests, the mosquito.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Katie Pratt
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
QUT professor awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship
A QUT project to help Australia thrive in the Big Data Era has been awarded $2.4 million in a prestigious round of research funding.

Contact: Rob Kidd
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
LSU receives $18.5 million NIH grant to build biomedical research pipeline
LSU has received an $18.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Healthto support an Institutional Development Award, or IDeA, Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, or INBRE. The IDeA program builds research capacities in states that historically have had low levels of NIH funding by supporting basic, clinical and translational research; faculty development; and infrastructure improvements.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ginger Guttner
Louisiana State University

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
NIFA grant aims to assure food safety in urban gardens of Detroit
A team of researchers led by Wayne State University has recently launched an initiative to determine the prevalence of contaminants in urban agriculture soil in Detroit, establish linkages among the contaminants and identify the agricultural risk factors for the contamination. The team was recently awarded more than $293,000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture for the project, 'An integrated approach to ensuring food safety and sustainability in urban agriculture in the greater Detroit area.'
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
UAlberta partnership could be a 'game-changer' for cancer patients
A multimillion dollar research partnership announced at the University of Alberta is giving a 'dream team' of researchers the opportunity to potentially transform cancer treatment and better patient outcomes. The team, led by Khaled Barakat, includes world-renowned leaders in oncology, virology, immunology, chemistry, dentistry and pharmaceutical sciences, and intends to use small molecules aimed at specific targeted binding sites to jumpstart the body's T cells to fight off cancer.
Alberta Cancer Foundation, Li Ka Shing Institute of Applied Virology

Contact: Sandra Pysklywyc
University of Alberta

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