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Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Research aims to use wider engagement to improve prisoner-community relations
A research project from Plymouth University is designed to raise awareness of prisoner resettlement journeys, while developing a dialogue with the wider community in an effort to improve prisoner-community relations.
Independent Social Research Foundation

Contact: Alan Williams
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
Can you hear me now? CSU research could help miners stay safe
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant to a team led by Colorado State University's Sudeep Pasricha for developing a communications system for miners.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Anne Ju Manning
Colorado State University

Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
CPRIT awards $9.6 million for UTSW projects
Six new cancer research projects involving treatment, prevention, outreach, and genetics recently received a total of $9.6 million in support from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Lori Sudeen Soderbergh
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
Neuroscientists receive NSF grant to study evolution of brain to support technological learning
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University has received a three-year, $970,704 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how the human brain has evolved to support technological learning.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Natasha De Veauuse Brown, MPH
Georgia State University

Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
Temple researchers explore effects of tobacco smoke, opiates on HIV patient tissue damage
Thanks to new funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University will explore the effects of the combination of tobacco smoke and opiates on the tissue damage that occurs in many patients infected with HIV.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Jeremy Walter
Temple University Health System

Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
Could physical activity be good for alcohol and substance use disorders?
A team of researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has received funding of £154,000 from the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit program, to carry out a systematic review of research to see if and how physical activity and exercise could help those with alcohol and substance use disorders.
NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Program

Contact: Andrew Gould
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 24-Aug-2016
UI researcher gets $1 million grant to study MS diets
Terry Wahls, M.D., creator of the Wahls Protocol, has received a $1 million grant to compare her protocol against the Swank Diet, an MS diet developed in 1950.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Contact: Molly Rossiter
University of Iowa Health Care

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
Diet and back pain: What's the link?
As part of a collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, researchers are exploring the link between diet, obesity-linked type 2 diabetes, and intervertebral disc degeneration.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mary Martialay
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
Vanderbilt receives major grant to enhance pulmonary fibrosis research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received an $11 million program project renewal grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the genetics and underlying biological mechanisms that lead to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Craig Boerner
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
Scientists to study how rice adapts in salty soil under $4 million NSF grant
A team of scientists will study the response of rice, a food staple for half the world's population, in saline soil conditions under a four-year, $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Plant Genome Research Program.
National Science Foundation

Contact: James Devitt
New York University

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
BUH awards BRI $8 million to lead new asthma and allergic diseases cooperative research center
The NIH recently awarded BRI $8 million to lead a cooperative research center in Seattle to study the immune system's responses to allergens in the lungs. One in four people in the United States grapple with allergies and asthma. For years, BRI has had its sights set on helping these patients breathe easier. And our efforts just got a huge and welcome boost. Findings from the research will be applied to develop new treatments and therapies.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Kay Branz
Benaroya Research Institute

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
NSF awards $110 million to bring advanced cyberinfrastructure to nation's researchers
Today, the National Science Foundation announced a $110 million award to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions to expand activities undertaken through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). A virtual organization that has become the cornerstone of the nation's cyberinfrastructure ecosystem, XSEDE accelerates open scientific discovery and broadens participation in advanced computing by lowering the barriers for researchers, engineers and scholars to use and access computing resources.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
New NIH-funded study to identify risks for vulnerability to drug addiction
A new study aims to better understand what makes some individuals particularly vulnerable to developing drug addiction. A team of researchers from across the country will look at how genes that influence brain function cause risk for addictions. J. David Jentsch, Empire Innovation Professor of psychology at Binghamton University, is part of the team of investigators awarded a new grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to conduct the research.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: J. David Jentsch
Binghamton University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
UA biomedical engineer sheds light on the mysteries of vision
University of Arizona biomedical engineer Erika Eggers examines how eyes adapt to light and retinal signaling pathways that may lead to blindness in people with diabetes, with $2.8 million from the National Science Foundation and National Eye Institute.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Jill Goetz
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
Syracuse, Cal State Fullerton awarded grant to enhance diversity in astrophysics
The five-year project is called 'Catching a New Wave: The CSUF-Syracuse Partnership for Inclusion of Underrepresented Groups in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy.' Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the project aims to increase the representation of Hispanic and Latino/a students, populations traditionally underrepresented in the study and teaching of astronomy and physics. Starting this fall, 'Catching a New Wave' will fund multiple three-year fellowships, enabling qualified CSUF students to transfer into Syracuse's Ph.D. program in physics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Rob Enslin
Syracuse University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
PPPL and Princeton help lead center for study of runaway electrons
Article describes new center to explore and mitigate runaway electrons that pose challenge to ITER.
US Department of Energy

Contact: John Greenwald
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
Clemson awarded USDA-NIFA grant in computational genomics to train students from underrepresented groups
Clemson University's Institute of Translational Genomics -- which continues to gain prominence for stretching the limits of computational research in agriculture and health -- will soon be expanding its reach even further with the addition of a three-year fellowship program designed to recruit and develop future leaders in the burgeoning field of agriculturally oriented computational science.
National Institutes of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Jim Melvin
Clemson University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
UTSA, UT Health Science Center receive nearly $4.6 million grant for cancer research
The Center for Innovative Drug Discovery, a joint venture between The University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been awarded a $4,598,728 grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas to support its research in designing better, more effective cancer drugs through small molecule drug discovery.
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Joanna Carver
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
Dartmouth-led research on how attention works in the brain receives NSF award
A collaborative research project on the neural basis of attention, to be led by Peter Ulric Tse, professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth, has been awarded $6 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
National Science Foundation

Contact: Amy D. Olson
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
Fragments of cell powerhouse trigger immune response that leads to kidney damage, failure after trauma
Following major trauma like a car crash, debris from the powerhouses of damaged cells appear to make their way to an immune system outpost in the kidneys, setting in motion events that can permanently damage or destroy the organs.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
Louisiana Tech University professor receives NSF grant to advance brain research
The National Science Foundation has awarded a team led by Dr. Leonidas Iasemidis, the Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair and professor of biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, a $6 million grant over four years to investigate the origins and impacts of brain seizures associated with epilepsy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Dave Guerin
Louisiana Tech University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
PNNL helping make hydropower cheaper, more fish-friendly
Helping fish migrate past dams could cost a fraction of conventional fish ladders with the help of PNNL's upcoming study of Whooshh Innovations' so-called Salmon Cannon.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Franny White
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
Research-based online tool empowers Peace Corps work in Africa
Researchers with the University of Kansas will tailor resources from the Community Tool Box to fit the needs of volunteers working in Africa to combat HIV/AIDS and advance overall public health.
The Peace Corps

Contact: Brendan Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
Methamphetamine and skin wounds: NYIT researcher wins NIH grant to study immune response
NYIT researcher Luis Martinez, Ph.D. has won a $431,700 National Institutes of Health grant to investigate, in mice, methamphetamine's effects on the underlying biological mechanisms that cause inflammation and impair wound healing.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Elaine Iandoli
New York Institute of Technology

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
NSF funds new integrative approaches to study the brain
The National Science Foundation has awarded 18 grants to multidisciplinary teams from across the United States to conduct frontier research focused on neural and cognitive systems. Each award provides a research team with up to $1 million over two to four years.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Bates
National Science Foundation

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