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Public Release: 25-May-2016
Clemson scientist receives grant to study widespread, life-threatening parasite
Clemson University research scientist Zhicheng Dou has received a $64,786 grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to study a microscopic parasite that can cause blindness, birth defects and other severe health consequences.
Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc.

Contact: Jim Melvin
jsmelvi@clemson.edu
864-656-2268
Clemson University

Public Release: 25-May-2016
DARPA $6.4 million contract supports research to enhance resilience after malaria infection
Researchers at Emory University, the University of Georgia, and Georgia Tech will study the mechanisms of resilience after malaria infection, via a $6.4 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Army Research Laboratory. The team hopes to find better strategies to prevent and treat malaria. The project is part of DARPA's THoR (Technologies for Host Resilience) program.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, US Army Research Laboratory

Contact: Holly Korschun
hkorsch@emory.edu
404-727-3990
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 25-May-2016
Cleveland researchers developing GPS for rectal cancer surgery
A researcher at Case Western Reserve University is mining magnetic resonance images and surgical data to provide surgeons with guidance as to which patients require rectal cancer surgery after chemoradiation and how much tissue to remove.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 25-May-2016
New NIH-EPA research centers to study environmental health disparities
The National Institutes of Health has partnered with the US Environmental Protection Agency to fund five new research centers to improve health in communities overburdened by pollution and other environmental factors that contribute to health disparities. Within each center, scientists will partner with community organizations to study these concerns and develop culturally appropriate ways to reduce exposure to harmful environmental conditions.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Contact: Virginia Guidry
virginia.guidry@nih.gov
919-541-1993
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Public Release: 25-May-2016
Wayne State aims to improve imaging and chemical sensing of disease biomarkers
With the help of a $341,694 grant from the National Science Foundation, 'Establishing the Crystallochemical Principles Governing Energy-Transfer Processes in Upconversion Nanocrystals,' a Wayne State University researcher aims to improve upconversion nanocrystals' composition and atomic structure to expand the library of bright and multicolor upconverters, while also generating fundamental understanding of light-matter interactions at the nanoscale.
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: 25-May-2016
NIH awards $11.6 million to Vanderbilt, Miami and Meharry for Precision Medicine Center
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Miami and Meharry Medical College were recently awarded a five-year, $11.6 million grant to launch a new center that will enable research using precision medicine to eradicate health disparities, specifically those among African-Americans and Latinos.

Contact: Craig Boerner
craig.boerner@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-4747
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 25-May-2016
Captain T cell succeeds at OneStart competition
Berlin researchers win at the OneStart life sciences & healthcare accelerator with their project 'Captain T Cell'. They developed a new platform for the identification and isolation of T cell receptors which are in great need for future personalized cancer treatments.

Contact: Vera Glaßer
vera.glasser@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-2120
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 25-May-2016
69th World Health Assembly
Canada announces major contribution for Stop TB Partnership's TB REACH initiative
The Government of Canada today announced a renewed investment of CA$ 85 million for the Stop TB Partnership's TB REACH initiative over the next five years.

Contact: Ravini Senanayake
ravinis@unops.org
41-794-755-534
Stop TB Partnership, UNOPS

Public Release: 24-May-2016
On target: University of Oklahoma researchers aim for Zika vaccine
With new NIH funding, researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center hunt for targets that will betray Zika virus to the human immune system, paving the way for a new vaccine to defeat the virus. They believe the same technology that led to the development and successful testing of a vaccine for West Nile virus may work equally well against Zika, which is part of the same family of viruses.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Theresa Green
theresa-green@ouhsc.edu
405-833-9824
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 24-May-2016
Searching for Spanish reformer José de Gálvez -- minister, mastermind, madman
María Bárbara Zepeda Cortés will spend 10 months searching 'The Gálvez Papers' for Spanish reformer José de Gálvez. Lehigh University history professor Zepeda Cortés won a prestigious long-term fellowship to study at The History professor María Bárbara Zepeda Cortés awarded 10-month fellowship to study at The Huntington Library in California, home of largest Gálvez archive in the US.
The Huntington Library

Contact: Lori Friedman
lof214@lehigh.edu
610-758-3224
Lehigh University

Public Release: 24-May-2016
NSF grant will help decipher cells' electric properties
A Michigan State University researcher will use a National Science Foundation grant to decipher the secrets of electric organs in fish and apply the insights to human electrically excitable tissue.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Layne Cameron
layne.cameron@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University

Public Release: 24-May-2016
Johns Hopkins Bioethics Institute to study the futures of food systems, ethical labeling
Scholars at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics will continue their innovative work on one of humanity's oldest and most complex problems -- how to ethically ensure enough nutritious food for the world's population -- with a grant of more than $3 million from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Contact: Leah Ramsay
lramsay@jhu.edu
202-642-9640
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 24-May-2016
Study into whether Chinese herbal medicine could be alternative treatment to antibiotics
Researchers at the University of Southampton are to study the use of Chinese Herbal Medicines in treating recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs), in the first clinical trial of its kind in the UK.
National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Becky Attwood
r.attwood@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 23-May-2016
Damon Runyon Foundation selects new recipients of Physician-Scientist Training Award
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 five scientists with novel approaches to fighting cancer have been named the 2016 recipients of the award.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Contact: Yung S. Lie, Ph.D.
yung.lie@damonrunyon.org
212-455-0521
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Public Release: 23-May-2016
GW receives $2 million for phase 1 clinical trial to test hookworm vaccines in endemic area
Researchers from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences received a $2.1 million U01 grant from the NIH to begin work on a phase 1 clinical trial to test a hookworm vaccine in an endemic area of Brazil.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University

Public Release: 23-May-2016
OU center examines how genomic information impacts medical care of Native Americans
A University of Oklahoma Center on American Indian and Alaska Native Genomic Research will examine the impact of genomic information on American Indian and Alaska Native communities and health care systems. A National Institutes of Health grant for $3,611,308 will allow the OU research team to collaborate with the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, the Chickasaw Nation and Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska, to study knowledge and attitudes about genomics.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 23-May-2016
U of Iowa education faculty create iPad app to help K-12 teachers improve student behavior
University of Iowa researchers, along with colleagues at Vanderbilt University, were recently awarded a three-year, nearly $1.2 million grant from the US Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to further develop their self-monitoring behavior intervention app called Score It.
US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

Contact: Andrea Zeek
andrea-zeek@uiowa.edu
319-384-0060
University of Iowa

Public Release: 23-May-2016
ISIS propaganda collected in real time
University of Exeter experts will collect large amounts of propaganda put on the internet by Islamic State terrorists in real time to understand how it radicalizes people.
Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats

Contact: Kerra Maddern
k.l.maddern@exeter.ac.uk
44-139-272-2062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 23-May-2016
CWRU leads effort to replace prostheses with engineered cartilage
Case Western Reserve University will open a new center designed to develop evaluation technology and set standards for testing and improving engineered cartilage that could one day replace a variety of prosthetic devices. Biology Professor Arnold Caplan and colleagues have received a 5-year, $6.7 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to open and direct the Center for Multimodal Evaluation of Engineered Cartilage.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Bill Lubinger
wxl289@case.edu
216-368-4443
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 23-May-2016
KIT brings outstanding experimental physicist back to Germany
Germany's award in the highest amount for researchers from abroad was handed over to Professor Wolfgang Wernsdorfer May 3 in Berlin. The pioneer of molecular spin electronics will now return from France to Germany: From June 1, 2016, Wernsdorfer will continue his research for the development of future quantum computers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 23-May-2016
Antimicrobial resistance in soil and the potential impact on the food chain
New research at the University of Southampton is to investigate if large amounts of antibiotic resistant bacteria are present in agricultural soil which may spread into the food chain.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 20-May-2016
Fulbright grant will fund research of women's sexual health literacy in West Africa
Eusebius Small, a UTA assistant professor in the School of Social Work, will use a Fulbright award to study factors that contribute to HIV incidence in young women in Sierra Leone.
Fulbright

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 20-May-2016
Web-based tool will provide individualized care plan for osteoarthritis patients
Researchers at UMass Medical School are developing a web-based, decision-support tool for osteoarthritis patients that will provide individualized, evidence-based information in real time to guide optimal knee and hip care, including joint replacement.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Lisa Larson
lisa.larson@umassmed.edu
508-856-2689
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 20-May-2016
UTA faculty member receives $308,000 grant to fight heart disease in women
A new University of Texas at Arlington assistant professor of kinesiology has received a $308,000, four-year grant from the American Heart Association to study the root causes of a heart condition that damages tiny coronary arteries in women.
American Heart Association

Contact: Lekan Oguntoyinbo
olalekan.oguntoyinbo@uta.edu
817-272-2292
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 20-May-2016
EPSRC commits £15 million for formulation manufacturing research
New research projects that aim to improve the complex formulation processes used to manufacture products such as toothpastes, inhalers, films that coat solar cells and pharmaceuticals are to receive significant funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Seven projects, involving researchers at 16 universities across the UK and over 40 industrial and academic partners, will share £15 million in grants that cover a wide range of research.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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