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Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
UTSW researchers receive CPRIT funding to expand genetic screening program
Genetic screening services for rural and underserved populations will expand from six to 22 counties in North Texas under a $1.5 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Contact: Lori Sundeen Soderbergh
lori.soderbergh@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
New Alzheimer's association research grants fund multiple investigations of non-drug treatments
As millions of baby boomers are entering the age of greatest risk for Alzheimer's disease, many recent late-stage drug trials have produced negative results. While the majority of drug trials are funded by government and pharmaceutical companies, the Alzheimer's Association is filling a gap in research by funding several new studies of non-drug therapies.

Contact: Michael Campea
mcampea@alz.org
312-604-1659
Alzheimer's Association

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
Children's Hospital Los Angeles receives $1 million grant from Autism Speaks
Pat Levitt, PhD, Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has received a grant of nearly $1 million from Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. Funding will support research into the treatment of chronic constipation to improve behavioral symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder.

Contact: Ellin Kavanagh
ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu
323-361-1812
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
Butler researcher aims to broaden understanding of gamma knife radiosurgery for OCD
Supported by a $750,000 K23 Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health, Butler Hospital neuropsychologist Nicole McLaughlin, PhD, is conducting a first-of-its-kind study of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder undergoing gamma knife radiosurgery. Though this procedure has been used to treat OCD for decades, the mechanisms of action remain virtually unstudied.

Contact: Holly Brown-Ayers
hbrownayers@carene.org
401-455-6501
Women & Infants Hospital

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
US Navy awards $8 million to develop wave, tidal energy technology
The University of Washington was awarded an $8 million, four-year contract to develop marine renewable energy technologies appropriate for naval facilities.
US Navy

Contact: Hannah Hickey
hickeyh@gmail.com
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
Psychologists awarded £250,000 to delve inside the minds of contemporary dancers
The mental imagery and preparation used by performers to push the boundaries of contemporary dance is to be analysed in a study led by Plymouth University.
Leverhulme Trust

Contact: Alan Williams
alan.williams@plymouth.ac.uk
44-175-258-8004
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
UC San Diego named stem cell 'alpha clinic'
In a push to further speed clinical development of emerging stem cell therapies, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health System was named today one of three new 'alpha clinics' by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state's stem cell agency.
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
ASU grant aims to transform global energy landscape
Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a multimillion dollar grant awarded to Arizona State University from the Department of Energy. Under the grant, the university will develop an efficient and cost-effective carbon capture technology using an innovative electrochemical technique to separate carbon dioxide from other emissions originating from power plants.
Department of Energy

Contact: jenny green
jenny.green@asu.edu
480-965-1430
Arizona State University

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
University of Houston research offers hope for water-starved West
With more than more than 2.7 billion acre-feet of brackish groundwater, even West Texas isn't technically bone dry. But current desalination techniques are expensive, prompting intense interest in new methods to draw minerals and salt from brackish water. Shankar Chellam, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, is working on a more efficient, less expensive way to remove contaminants and salt from brackish surface water. The treatments would also apply to brackish underground aquifers.
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
Boston College professor to lead $19 million NIH mentoring network
Boston College Biologist David Burgess and other leaders in the field will develop the National Research Mentoring Network through a five-year, $19 million grant from the NIH to increase diversity within the ranks of the nation's biomedical workforce.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ed Hayward
ed.hayward@bc.edu
617-552-4826
Boston College

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
Department of Environmental Quality awards $1.6 million grant to continue water cleanup
For the past decade, professor Robert Nairn and his team of students at the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering have worked to begin cleaning mineral contamination from the waters at the Tar Creek Superfund site. The cost-effective, low-effort passive water treatment process designed by Nairn and his team is proving successful, and the Department of Environmental Quality recently awarded Nairn a $1.6 million grant to continue his work in northeast Oklahoma.
Department of Environmental Quality

Contact: Karen Kelly
kkelly@ou.edu
405-325-9037
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
NIH awards Detroit colleges $21.2 million to improve student diversity in biomed research
A consortium of Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, Wayne County Community College District and Wayne State University has been awarded $21.2 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health to implement a program encouraging more undergraduate students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in biomedical research.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
University researchers to test whether Ebola survivors' blood can provide new treatment
The University of Liverpool is part of an international research team that will assess whether the blood or plasma of Ebola survivors can be used to treat Ebola patients in West Africa.
European Union

Contact: Sarah Stamper
sarah.stamper@liv.ac.uk
01-517-943-044
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
Researcher looks to technology to improve the care of patients with pancreatic cysts
The American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation is pleased to announce that Richard S. Kwon, M.D., M.S., from the University of Michigan, is the recipient of the inaugural AGA-Covidien Research & Development Pilot Award in Technology. This award is supported by a generous grant from Covidien, a leading global provider of health-care products.
AGA Research Foundation, Covidien

Contact: Rachel Steigerwald
media@gastro.org
301-272-1603
American Gastroenterological Association

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
Tackling blindness, deafness through neuroengineering
The Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, a collaborative program between Harvard Medical School and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, has announced a new set of grants worth $3.6 million for five research projects. This is a further strengthening of the partnership between Harvard and Swiss scientists begun in 2010.
The Bertarelli Foundation

Contact: David J Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

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
jhuang2@unl.edu
402-472-2640
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
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
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
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
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
aurelia.grayson@autismspeaks.org
646-385-8531
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
lazarus@sfsu.edu
415-338-7108
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
anton.caputo@jsg.utexas.edu
512-232-9623
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 22-Oct-2014
Vaccination for nicotine addiction being developed with NIH grant
A Virginia Tech professor is working on a vaccine that could help smokers conquer their nicotine addiction, making many smoking-related diseases and deaths relics of the 21st century. Mike Zhang, a professor of biological systems engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was recently awarded $2.4 million by the National Institutes of Health to develop the vaccine and test it on mice.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Zeke Barlow
bzeke@vt.edu
540-231-5417
Virginia Tech

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
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
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
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
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
mallen@smu.edu
214-768-7664
Southern Methodist University

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