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Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
Benaroya Research Institute to unravel insulin mystery in type 1 diabetes
Scientists at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason have received a $1.4 million grant to understand a critical question in type 1 diabetes: Why do some people who get type 1 diabetes continue to produce small amounts of insulin over time while others stop? Since even small amounts of natural insulin production can decrease the long-term effects of diabetes and improve short-term clinical management, scientists search for ways to keep these remaining cells producing insulin.
JDRF

Contact: Kay Branz
kbranz@benaroyaresearch.org
206-342-6903
Immune Tolerance Network

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
Nearly $1 million NSF grant will support UT Arlington doctoral students
A new grant from the National Science Foundation will help UT Arlington's Bridge to the Doctorate program increase diversity in science and engineering.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
UTA researcher uses microscaffolding injections to mend cartilage, prevent osteoarthritis
A UT Arlington bioengineering professor has received a $1.04 million grant from the US Army that aims to regenerate cartilage tissue and reduce osteoarthritis using a patient's own stem cells, spurred through the injection of microscaffolding made of biodegradable polymers.
US Army

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Richard III Society grant for medieval masculinity Ph.D. research
The £1,000 award comes from the Richard III Society, on the grounds that her work casts new light on aspects of 15th century culture. It will help to broaden Emma's field of research as she works towards a Ph.D. She acquired a history BA at the University of Huddersfield, then moved on to a Master's in which her dissertation examined how Henry VIII asserted his masculinity.
Richard III Society

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
MSU partners with Detroit to investigate death scenes
As bodies decompose, their types and numbers of bugs and bacteria change. Deciphering the clues they provide could mean the difference between a closed case and an unsolved murder.
US Department of Justice

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

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
3D model skin burnt to find better bandages for child burns victims
Skin reconstructed in a laboratory will be burnt and then blasted by a new state-of-the-art laser in the search to improve bandaging for children's burns, says leading burns and trauma researcher Dr. Leila Cuttle.
Queensland University of Technology, Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute

Contact: Debra Nowland
d.nowland@qut.edu.au
61-731-381-150
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Washington Research Foundation, University of Washington team up for newborns
Washington Research Foundation is helping University of Washington clinicians and researchers develop BiliCam, an iPhone app that can help determine the severity of jaundice in newborns without having to draw blood.
Washington Research Foundation

Contact: Clare LaFond
clarela@uw.edu
UW Center for Commercialization (UW C4C)

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Autism after high school: Making the transition
The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded a grant to University of Kentucky College of Education Professor Lisa Ruble and a team of co-investigators to find ways to help reduce or eliminate the disconnect from needed services that often occurs when students with autism complete school.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Jenny Wells
jenny.wells@uky.edu
859-257-5343
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Study on western diet and role in GI cancer funded
The National Cancer Institute has awarded a $2.7 million grant to UC Davis researchers to investigate how the so-called Western diet, which is high in fat and sugar, increases the risk of developing liver and gastrointestinal cancers.
National Cancer Institute

Contact: Dorsey Griffith
dorsey.griffith@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9118
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Taming internet complexity for a more responsive user experience
The key to the future success of the Internet rests squarely on understanding the complex interactions between content providers, content distribution networks and ISPs. and in inventing new architectural and algorithmic mechanisms to coordinate them better. But this is no easy task because the Internet consists of thousands of organizations that often act independently with minimal coordination.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
New study will track factors in early menopause
The estimated 10 percent of women in Western nations who enter menopause before age 45 have an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as lower fertility. Now epidemiologist Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is conducting the first large study to investigate whether vitamin D deficiency, inflammatory factors, hormones and other factors are associated with risk of early menopause, funded by the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Grant awarded for device to detect newborn heart problems
A grant was awarded for a device to detect heart abnormalities in newborns.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Laura Mecoy
Lmecoy@labiomed.org
310-546-5860
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
NIH's ORDR-NCATS RDCRN & NICHD awards U54 cooperative agreement for natural history study
National Institute of Health announced awards to expand the Office of Rare Diseases Research part of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences collaborative Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network. Through the network, physician scientists at 22 consortia will work with 98 patient advocacy groups to advance clinical research and investigate new treatments for patients with rare diseases. The collaborations are made possible by $29 million in fiscal 2014 funding from NIH.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steven Kaminsky
skaminsky@rettsyndrome.org
301-514-4068
International Rett Syndrome Foundation

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
JSA awards over $400K for FY15 Initiatives Fund program
Jefferson Sciences Associates announced the award of $401,020 to support projects related to education, outreach and career development to staff and users at the US Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC

Contact: Greg Kubiak
kubiak@sura.org
202-408-2412
Southeastern Universities Research Association

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Royal Holloway to develop pioneering treatment for spinal cord injury
Dr. Rafael Yáñez-Muñoz, from the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, is leading a team of researchers working to develop a novel treatment for spinal cord injury -- which leaves sufferers with devastating, life-long effects including paralysis.
International Spinal Research Trust

Contact: Kim Deasy
kim.deasy@rhul.ac.uk
01-784-443-967
Royal Holloway, University of London

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
UT Arlington School of Social Work receives grant to develop human assistive robot learning network
John Bricout, UT Arlington associate dean for research and community outreach in the School of Social Work, will use a federal grant to develop a human assistive robot learning network.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
UTSA awarded $400,000 from DHS to combat biological and digital threats
The University of Texas at San Antonio has been awarded a two-year, $400,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to develop a DHS Scholars Program, aimed towards building a future workforce for federal and private organizations addressing biological and digital threats.

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Wayne State research may develop next generation of vaccines against autoimmune diseas
A major barrier to treating autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes is the lack of methods to deliver the therapeutics to specific sites such as the lymph nodes. A researcher in Wayne State University's College of Engineering is working to address this issue with a recently awarded a $475,752 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Can statin treatment cut cardiovascular risk in HIV-infected patients?
A nationwide study based at Massachusetts General Hospital will investigate, for the first time, whether treatment with a statin drug can reduce the elevated risk of cardiovascular disease in individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Cassandra Aviles
cmaviles@partners.org
617-724-6433
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Department of Justice and Defense grants to be used to improve forensic identification
The US Department of Justice along with the Department of Defense has awarded Catherine Grgicak, PhD, assistant professor in biomedical forensic sciences at Boston University School of Medicine, approximately $2.5 million to more accurately analyze DNA evidence at a crime scene.
Department of Justice, Department of Defense

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Rice team sets sights on better voting machine
At the urging of county election officials in Austin, Texas, a group of Rice University engineers and social scientists has pulled together a team of US experts to head off a little-known yet looming crisis facing elections officials nationwide.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Researchers look for the best way to help shake too much sodium
Multiple times each day, about a third of blacks hold onto sodium -- and higher blood pressure -- for at least an hour after the stress that raised their pressure has passed, scientists say. Armed with a $10.6 million NIH grant, they are now looking to find how chronic mental stress, obesity, and inflammation conspire to produce this unhealthy response so they can determine the best ways to treat it.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Case Western researchers awarded $250,000 to develop an effective treatment for childhood brain tumors
Prayers from Maria Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation announced today that it will award its $250,000 Melana Matson Memorial Grant -- its third major research grant since 2010 -- to Case Western Reserve University, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers James Basilion, Ph.D., Efstathis Karathanasis, Ph.D., and John Letterio, M.D., who are studying the use of nanotechnology to more effectively treat pediatric glioma brain tumors.
Prayers from Maria Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation

Contact: Rachael Stalzer
rstalzer@prayersfrommaria.org
216-401-3484
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
CHOP and Temple receive NIH grant to explore eradicating HIV from hiding places in the brain
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Temple University have received a joint $4.3 million, four-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate new methods to eradicate HIV that lurks in brain cells despite conventional antiviral treatments. The research, in cell cultures and animals, aims to set the stage for subsequently testing the most promising approaches in human patients.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: John Ascenzi
ascenzi@email.chop.edu
267-426-6055
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Science searches for signs of dementias
Eight new research projects, that will explore a variety of techniques and technology aimed at improving detection and diagnosis of dementias, are to receive over £8 million in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) it was announced today. The successful projects were selected following a peer review panel and were developed in response to the Sensing and Imaging for Diagnosis of Dementias call issued by EPSRC in December 2013.
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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