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Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
UNL researcher wins federal grant for groundbreaking solar energy project
Jinsong Huang, associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, wins $1.2 million, four-year, award from US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to refine solar cells that feature perovskite.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jinsong Huang
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
UT Arlington researcher earns NSF grant to protect financial institutions
A University of Texas Arlington associate professor has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to identify insider risk and develop proper protection strategies for information systems within a financial institution.
National Science Foudation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
UH researcher wins $1.5 million federal solar energy award
A University of Houston researcher is trying a novel approach to create high efficiency, low cost solar cells in an effort to bring the cost down to that of traditional electricity sources. Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Applied Research Hub at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH, received a $1,499,994 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to produce high efficiency, inexpensive thin film photovoltaics.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
Autism Speaks commits $2.3 million to research on gut-brain connection
Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, has selected two major research projects -- one focused on intestinal bacteria, the other on chronic constipation -- to advance understanding of autism's gut-brain connection. Funding for the studies, each spanning three years, will total more than $2.3 million.
Autism Speaks

Contact: Aurelia Grayson
Autism Speaks

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
SF State awarded $17 million by NIH to enhance workforce diversity in biomedical research
SF State has been awarded $17.04 million to address issues of workforce diversity in biomedical research, the National Institutes of Health announced. The effort is called SF BUILD, which stands for Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity. Professors in biology, chemistry/biochemistry, psychology and other fields at SF State working on the project seek to upend presuppositions about members of minority communities -- that they may not have the aptitude or background to excel in the sciences.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Anthony Lazarus
San Francisco State University

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
UT Austin leads $58 million effort to study potential new energy source
A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded nearly $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico that hold enormous potential to increase the world's energy supply.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Anton Caputo
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
UT Arlington researcher's device could detect vapors in environment or a person's breath
A University of Texas at Arlington researcher has received a three-year, $400,369 National Science Foundation grant to build a handheld device that could analyze a person's breath to reveal whether certain dangerous gasses are present that need more immediate medical attention.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Einstein and Montefiore receive $2.4 million from NYS DOH
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center in collaboration with Developmental Disabilities Health Alliance of New York and Community Resource Center for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc., have received a $2.4 million grant to integrate medical and mental healthcare for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The grant was provided by the New York State Balancing Incentive Program Innovation Fund.
New York State Balancing Incentive Program Innovation Fund

Contact: Kim Newman
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
Study will teach algebra via student-authored stories that draw on their own interests
A new study funded by the National Academy of Education will teach algebra via student-authored stories that draw on their interests, says teaching expert Candace Walkington, Southern Methodist University. Tapping students' rich algebraic ways of reasoning during out-of-school activities -- such as sports, social networking and video games -- generates personalized connections, Walkington says. Approximately 200 pre-Algebra students in Dallas will participate. Walkington's earlier studies found students learned math more effectively working problems customized to their interests.
National Academy of Education

Contact: Margaret Allen
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
David and Barbara Roux make $10 million gift to the Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory announced today that technology investor David Roux and his wife Barbara have gifted $10 million to support research and find cures for genetically based diseases. The center will be based at the Laboratory's locations in both Maine and Connecticut.

Contact: Joyce Peterson
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
New $13.8 million project aims to boost banana production in Uganda and Tanzania
Millions of smallholder banana farmers in Tanzania and Uganda are set to benefit from a new $13.8 million project to develop and distribute higher-yielding, disease-resistant hybrid banana varieties. The effort is being funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. Rony Swennen, a professor at KU Leuven and head of banana breeding at IITA, is leading the project.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Rony Swennen
KU Leuven

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
OHSU, partners Kineta, UW, VGTI Florida awarded NIH contract to develop vaccine adjuvants
Oregon Health & Science University's Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute has been awarded a $10 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Todd Murphy
Oregon Health & Science University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
UTA engineer uses advanced sensing, crowdsourcing to predict urban water flow, city needs
A University of Texas Arlington water resources engineer has been awarded a four-year, $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to improve sustainability of large urban areas from extreme weather, urbanization and climate change.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Grant funds 'smart city' power grid lab at WSU
Addressing the critical national need for a reliable and secure electric power grid, Washington State University researchers are building the most comprehensive 'smart city' laboratory in the U.S. to test smart grid technologies. Scientists have received a $500,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to build a city of the future in Washington State University's engineering buildings complete with simulated windmills, solar panels, fuel cells, power substations and smart meters.
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Contact: Chen-Ching Liu
Washington State University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Partnership with national laboratory brings latest diagnostic tests to university
A Kansas State University veterinary medicine team is partnering with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to bring the latest diagnostic tools to the university and provide opportunities for students.
Kansas National Bio and Agro-defense Facility Transition Fund

Contact: Raymond "Bob" Rowland
Kansas State University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Packard Foundation names UChicago's Jacob Bean as a 2014 fellow
The University of Chicago's Jacob bean has received a 2014 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Bean is one of 18 early-career scientists and engineers nationwide to receive the fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Contact: Steve Koppes
University of Chicago

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Preventing woody shrubs from swallowing grasslands a burning issue
A team from four universities including Virginia Tech will use a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant to look at governmental policies and social attitudes on the use of fire to reduce the vulnerability of grasslands to the invasion of woody plants.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lynn Davis
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Van Andel Research Institute funds $7.5M to continue stand up to cancer epigenetics dream team
Van Andel Research Institute is providing $7.5 million to continue the work of the inaugural Stand Up To Cancer Epigentics Dream Team. The VARI-SU2C Epigenetics Dream Team will focus on epigenetic mechanisms in cells, which help control whether genes are turned on or off without changing the DNA sequence itself and clinical trials evaluating the response of patients to epigenetic therapy alone, or to sensitize patients to subsequent chemotherapy.
Van Andel Research Institute

Contact: Jane Rubinstein
Entertainment Industry Foundation

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Grant awarded for development of therapy for Sanfilippo disease
There is no therapy or treatment for Sanfilippo disease. Phoenix Nest will partner with LA BioMed to investigate the development of a therapy for treating the devastating inherited disorder.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Laura Mecoy
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)

Public Release: 17-Oct-2014
Using social media to better understand, prevent, and treat substance use
More than $11 million over three years will be used to support research exploring the use of social media to advance the scientific understanding, prevention, and treatment of substance use and addiction. The awards are funded through the Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH, an NIH consortium involving NIAAA, NIDA and NCI.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: NIDA Press Office
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Assurex Health and CAMH awarded $6 million grant from Genome Canada
Clinical studies in peer-reviewed journals in the United States have demonstrated the clinical validity, utility and economic benefit of genetic testing in making decisions about treatment for patients with major depression, compared with treatment as usual. A $6 million grant from Genome Canada will launch a three-year study into the benefits of genetic testing to guide medication decisions with patients with depression or schizophrenia, as well as examine clinical outcomes and cost benefits.
Genome Canada

Contact: Sarah DeDeimar
Assurex Health

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
UH Cancer Center receives $3.5 million NCORP grant for cancer care, research in Hawaii
The National Cancer Institute awarded the University of Hawai`i Cancer Center and The Queen's Medical Center a grant of more than $3.8 million over five years to conduct cancer clinical trials in the state for minority and underserved populations. Queen's was chosen to lead and perform the cancer care delivery research component of the grant.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Stacy Wong
University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
EPA grant will help localities conserve headwater wetlands
Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science have received a three-year, $392,773 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to identify the streams and wetlands most vulnerable to sea-level rise, and to develop tools to help local governments and citizens conserve these important ecosystems.
EPA Wetland Program Development Grant

Contact: David Malmquist
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Why are some people with autism hypersensitive to sound?
The University of California, Riverside has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the mechanisms of auditory hypersensitivity -- an increased sensitivity to sound through a negative emotional response -- in Fragile X syndrome (FXS). The five-year $8.7 million grant is awarded to UC Riverside and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. FXS is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability and the most common cause of autism.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
IU-led team of biologists earns 1 of 12 biodiversity grants awarded by NSF
Indiana University biologists who specialize in the ecology and evolution of microbes have been named one of 12 teams in the nation to receive funding from the National Science Foundation's Dimensions of Biodiversity Program.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Steve Chaplin
Indiana University

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