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Public Release: 27-May-2016
UTA engineer wins Air Force grant to help unmanned vehicle systems work together
Kamesh Subbarao, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received a three-year, $201,000 grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory to create an algorithm that will allow cooperative control of multiple spacecraft and address uncertainties and time delays in the information received.
Air Force Research Laboratory

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

Public Release: 27-May-2016
Exeter expert leads research to pioneer new type of gel for food and home care
A materials scientist from the University of Exeter has been awarded a substantial research grant to pioneer a new type of gel that can be used in the food and home care industries.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Innovate UK IB Catalyst Programme

Contact: Duncan Sandes
d.sandes@exeter.ac.uk
University of Exeter

Public Release: 27-May-2016
DFG approves extension for TU Dresdens 2 Collaborative Research Centresin the fields of
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has announced today that the Collaborative Research Centre 940 'Volition and Cognitive Control: Mechanisms, Modulators and Dysfunctions' run by TU Dresden's Department of Psychology will be funded for a further four years. Additionally, the CRC/Transregio 127 'Biology of xenogeneic cell, tissue and organ transplantation -from bench to bedside' will be extended.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Kim-Astrid Magister
pressestelle@tu-dresden.de
49-351-463-32398
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 26-May-2016
UCSB receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant
Microbial geneticist David Low will lead a project conducting groundbreaking research in global health and development.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Julie Cohen
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 26-May-2016
An international team led by the CNIO receives a grant to study metastatic melanoma
A global, multi-institutional research team consisting of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, The Wistar Institute, Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre (University of Edinburgh), the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has been awarded the L'Oréal Paris USA-MRA Team Science Award for Women in Scientific Research bestowed by the Melanoma Research Alliance to study metastatic melanoma.

Contact: Nuria Noriega
comunicacion@cnio.es
34-917-328-000
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 26-May-2016
University shares in £5.3 million funding to safeguard national infrastructure
The University of Southampton is to share in £5.3 million of funding to help Government and industry to plan and design a robust national infrastructure system.
Engineering and Physical Science Research Council

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

Public Release: 26-May-2016
Exeter researchers to lead two major projects on past and future climate change
Scientists at the University of Exeter will be leading two major multi-million pound world-class research projects after winning funding to investigate climate change.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Duncan Sandes
d.sandes@exeter.ac.uk
University of Exeter

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

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