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Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Bacteria resistant materials -- 2m to get the 'inside' story
Researchers who discovered a group of new materials capable of repelling bacteria have each won a prestigious research award worth a combined 2m to find out why.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Lindsay Brooke
lindsay.brooke@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15751
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Prestigious Crohn's and Colitis Canada grants fund promising Canadian research
Crohn's and Colitis Canada funds progressive and innovative projects that bring together the finest scientific minds to find new approaches and treatments for Crohn's and colitis, known collectively as inflammatory bowel disease. Their highly competitive granting process assigns funding applications to an independent peer review panel of scientific experts and lay reviewers, evaluating applications on scientific merit, relevancy and potential impact for Crohn's and colitis patients.
Crohn's and Colitis Canada

Contact: Kari Larson
klarson@crohnsandcolitis.ca
800-387-1479 x252
Crohn's and Colitis Canada

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
New network unites university health care research
Four major health institutions, including Penn State College of Medicine, have jointly received nearly $7 million to develop and expand a health data research network.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
vmi1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Continuing the quest for better stroke therapies
Helping people recover from the debilitating effects of a stroke is an immensely complex challenge that requires deep knowledge of neurophysiology as well as effective therapy. Advancing such knowledge to improve therapeutic options and outcomes has been the primary focus of research by Sergei Adamovich, associate professor of biomedical engineering, since he joined the NJIT faculty more than a decade ago.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Bacardis make gift to significantly advance Mayo Clinic's regenerative medicine research
Imagine a future in which a new lung is grown for a patient in need, using the patient's own cellular material, or a day when an injection of replacement cells will enable a patient to self-heal damage in the brain, nerves or other tissues.

Contact: Kevin Punsky
punsky.kevin@mayo.edu
904-953-0746
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine receive NIH grant
The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine jointly announced today that they have received a five-year $10.7 million grant award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases. The grant represents a new direction for the research by studying chlamydial and gonorrheal diseases as the outcome of complex interactions between the host genetics, the urogenital polymicrobial microbiome, and the pathogen's unique genetics.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Contact: Christopher Hardwick
chardwick@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-5260
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Scientists to study hereditary breast cancer to find BRCA1 treatment
People with a BRCA1 gene mutation are at much higher risk for breast cancer, but no treatments exist to specifically target this problem. Researchers will use structural biology tools to better understand this difficult-to-treat hereditary cancer.
Virginia Commonwealth Health Research Board

Contact: Paula Brewer Byron
paulabyron@vt.edu
540-526-2027
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
23andMe scientists receive approximately $1.4 million in funding from National Institutes of Health
23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, has received from the National Institutes of Health a grant totaling $1,367,504 for a two-year project to support the further development of 23andMe's web-based database and research engine for genetic discovery.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Catherine Afarian
cafarian@23andme.com
23andMe Inc.

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
New research to tackle treatment for lung disease
Research into improving treatment for patients with one of the UK's most common respiratory diseases has received a 810,000 funding boost.
National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

Contact: Philippa Walker
philippa.walker@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-8086
University of Bristol

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
OU physicist receives $1 million Keck Foundation grant
A University of Oklahoma physicist has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop a quantum enhanced plasmonic sensor. The emerging field of physics known as quantum plasmonics will enable technology for sensing applications and lead to earlier detection of diseases, detection of pathogens that were previously 'invisible,' and advanced warning of dangerous pollutants or chemicals in the atmosphere.
W.M. Keck Foundation

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
UT Arlington geophysicist awarded federal funds to study rock dynamics
W. Ashley Griffith, an assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, said the new research could give the Army information on how to address hardened and deeply buried targets, but the results could also easily be applied to improving civil engineering methods. The new grant also relates to Griffith's ongoing research using the latest technology to explore the science of earthquakes and a phenomenon in rocks known as 'rate-strengthening.'
Army Research Office

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
GW researcher receives grant to answer the how and why of autism during development
Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and physiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received a $739K grant from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative to study the link between autism and disrupted brain development.
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-270-4841
George Washington University

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
UTHealth Dr. Bhavani Iyer awarded low vision grant
Bhavani Iyer, O.D., a low vision specialist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, has been awarded a grant to help Harris County residents whose vision problems cannot be corrected with eyeglasses, medication or surgery.

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Albert Einstein College of Medicine receives grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fund drug discovery project targeting Parkinson's
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have received a grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research to translate a basic science finding into a treatment for Parkinson's disease. This drug discovery project will test chemical compounds on a newly identified target with the goal of developing a drug that acts on an underlying cause of the disease.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Contact: Kim Newman
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Rutgers University-Newark wins $3.5 million federal grant to boost minorities in STEM
Rutgers University-Newark has received a $3.5 million grant to continue its efforts in leading a statewide program to increase minority representation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jade McClain
jade.mcclain@rutgers.edu
Rutgers University

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Biomedical engineer looks at new applications for novel lupus drug
Expanding on his work with a new drug that successfully treated lupus in mice, a biomedical engineer at the University of Houston has received a $250,000 grant to expand his research to a new version of the drug in an effort to treat a wider range of autoimmune diseases. The drug that Chandra Mohan and his collaborators at a biopharmaceutical firm are focused on targets B cells, key cells in the immune system that lead to the development of lupus.
Pharmacyclics

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

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Studying impacts of indoor air pollution on tribal communities
The study, which starts in September, aims to provide information on the effectiveness of various emissions mitigation methods and to improve understanding of multipollutant emissions from burning various types of biomass indoors.
US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Department of Defense awards $2.6 million grant to SMU STEM program for minority students
The US Department of Defense recently awarded the STEMPREP Project at Southern Methodist University a $2.6 million grant to support its goal of increasing the number of minorities in STEM fields. STEMPREP recruits bright, science-minded minority middle school students for the two-summer classroom phase of the STEMPREP project, then provides high school students with summer opportunities at research labs.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Nancy George
ngeorge@smu.edu
214-768-7674
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Oklahoma University awarded Mellon Foundation grant for development of digital Latin library
The University of Oklahoma has been awarded a $572,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the development of a digital library of Latin texts of all eras. The Digital Latin Library -- a Linked Open Data resource -- represents a significant collaborative effort to advance access to these texts. The Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association), the Medieval Academy of America and the Renaissance Society of America endorsed this project.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Contact: Jana Smith
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
UT Arlington big data team wins $600,000 NSF grant to build gene expression database
Heng Huang, an associate professor of computer and science engineering at UT Arlington, and professor Chris Ding, also of the UT Arlington Computer Science and Engineering department, will develop an interactive database of gene expressions of the fruit fly.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
Scientists to investigate effects of climate change on Chesapeake Bay
A Virginia Tech researcher will examine the effects of climate change on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. A multi-university team will answer the ongoing questions of how the impacts of man-made stressors such as agricultural use and burgeoning populations work in concert with a warming planet on water systems.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
Search for more accurate system reliability and failure prediction in auto industry
A team of researchers from Wayne State University recently received a $350,000 award from the National Science Foundation for the project, 'Failure Prediction and Reliability Analysis of Ultra-High Strength Steel Autobody Manufacturing Systems by Utilizing Material Microstructure Properties.' The research is the first attempt to incorporate material microstructure and micro-damage information into a reliability study that fundamentally improves the accuracy of failure and reliability prediction.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
VCU receives grant to study molecular marks left by childhood adverse experiences
Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $3 million grant to study how adverse experiences such as severe illnesses, neglect and maltreatment during childhood leave molecular marks in DNA that predict health risks later in life.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Peters
petersem@vcu.edu
804-828-0563
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014
Catching grease to cut grill pollution
A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students have designed a tray that when placed under the grates of a backyard grill reduces by 70 percent the level of a harmful pollutant produced during cooking.
Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014
Syracuse University chemist to use NSF grant to study materials chemistry, nanoscience
Mathew M. Maye, associate professor of chemistry, has been awarded a three-year, $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The award supports his ongoing work with metal stainless alloy nanostructures, the results of which may impact gas storage, heterogeneous catalysis, and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. 

National Science Foundation

Contact: Rob Enslin
315-443-3403
Syracuse University

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