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Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
UH researchers find link between flame retardants and obesity
Could your electronics be making you fat? According to University of Houston researchers, a common flame retardant used to keep electronics from overheating may be to blame. Scientists at UH's Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling have been researching the issue using zebrafish. Supported by a $375,209 grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, the researchers set out to screen for compounds that lead to obesity, called obesogens.
NIH/National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
Team to study Montana forest to help forests across American West
Jia Hu's research has taken her to Australia and Tibet. Now the Montana State University ecologist has received a federal grant to help forests across the West by studying a forest in western Montana.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Evelyn Boswell
Montana State University

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
UT Arlington award will test bridge foundation work for Caltrans
A University of Texas at Arlington researcher's project will show whether California bridge foundations are safe and up to standards that the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials have set.
California Department of Transportation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Advanced Laser Light Source at INRS receives major funding from CFI
INRS's Advanced Laser Light Source, the only facility of it's kind in Canada, has obtained $1.5 million of funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This will allow it to continue its mission as an international center of excellence in ultrafast science. The research facility provides ultrafast light sources for exploring fundamental questions in physics and chemistry through the study of matter at the atomic and electronic level.
Canada Foundation for Innovation

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Twitter could bring better understanding of vaccine refusal patterns
Researchers will track vaccine refusal patterns using Twitter in a five-year, $1.5 million grant.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Emily Grebenstein
George Washington University

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
NIH awards $2.4 million for research into mechanisms of auditory information processing
Samuel Young, Jr., Ph.D., at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience has been awarded a $2.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to investigate how synaptic vesicle activity modulates the transfer of auditory information and ultimately how this impacts our ability to discern sounds.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Contact: Jennifer Gutierrez
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
LUT investigates the role of nuclear power in Europe
A project investigating the role of nuclear power on the energy map of Europe is about to be started in the Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT. The study will involve, in total, 26 European countries and is the most extensive project studying nuclear power in Europe. It is the first to form a comprehensive picture on the role of nuclear power in Europe.
European Union

Contact: Karl-Erik Michelsen
Lappeenranta University of Technology

Public Release: 2-Mar-2015
New UTHealth therapy targets PTSD, substance use disorders
A new cognitive behavioral therapy designed to treat both post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders is the focus of research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School.
National Institutes of Health, UTHealth Clinical and Translational Sciences

Contact: Deborah Mann Lake
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 2-Mar-2015
Mysterious microbes hold big possibilities for Sloan Research Fellow Alyson Santoro
Marine microbiologist Alyson Santoro of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science was recently awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship to study mysterious single-celled mircroorganisms called archaea. Once thought to live only in extreme environments, they are now known to be among the most abundant organisms on the planet yet still little is known about them.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Public Release: 2-Mar-2015
Autism Speaks' DELSIA funds clinical trial of therapeutic game device
Autism Speaks' not-for-profit affiliate Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism has announced new funding for clinical testing of a cognitive video game designed to improve executive function skills in children and adolescents with autism. Studies have shown many people with autism have impaired executive function, and these impairments often are associated with everyday behavioral challenges. The grant invests in the clinical development of Project: EVO, a medical video game by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs.

Contact: CJ Volpe
Autism Speaks

Public Release: 2-Mar-2015
NSF CAREER award to Wayne State aims to determine causes of seismic anisotropy
Wayne State University's Sarah Jo Brownlee, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, the foundation's most prestigious accolade for up-and-coming young faculty members.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 2-Mar-2015
Mobile phone app to identify premature babies in the developing world
A mobile phone app that will identify babies born prematurely in the developing world is being developed by researchers at the University of Nottingham.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Emma Thorne
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 1-Mar-2015
Research ship returns from ice edge with first-of-its-kind atmospheric measurements
Scientists have commissioned Australia's first permanent ship-based labs to study the influence of both natural ocean emissions and human emissions on the composition of air over the Southern Ocean.
CSIRO Australia

Contact: Kate Haggman
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 26-Feb-2015
OU engineering professors will play key role in NIST Community Resilience Center
University of Oklahoma College of Engineering professors will participate as part of a multi-disciplinary team from 10 universities on a $20 million cooperative agreement awarded by the US Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology to Colorado State University to establish the Community Resilience Center of Excellence in Fort, Collins, Colo. OU researchers will play key roles in the development of the Center's research program.
US Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contact: Jana Smith
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 26-Feb-2015
Looking into the light
Jon Schuller, professor of electrical and computer engineering, receives an NSF CAREER award to investigate the interactions between light and organic materials.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 26-Feb-2015
AGA receives $2.25 million endowment for new research into neuroenteric disease
The American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation has received a generous gift from prominent San Francisco philanthropist Athena Blackburn, which will create new research opportunities for young investigators who are interested in neuroenteric disease.
Athena Troxel Blackburn

Contact: Falen Taylor
American Gastroenterological Association

Public Release: 26-Feb-2015
Could squirmy livestock dent Africa's protein deficit?
Two UW-Madison graduate students are working to introduce highly productive kits for farming mealworms to regions such as sub-Saharan Africa where eating insects is already culturally palatable. They are just practicing what they are beginning to preach: insects, and mealworms in particular, are an overlooked, healthful, economically viable and sustainable source of nutrition for people.
Howard G. Buffett Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Climate Quest

Contact: Valerie Stull
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 25-Feb-2015
RI Hospital and Day One to evaluate sexual violence prevention programs for men and boys
RI Hospital and Day One will collaborate on the evaluation of high school-based sexual violence prevention programs.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Beth Bailey

Public Release: 25-Feb-2015
Heart's inner mechanisms to be studied with NIH grant
Jianmin Cui, Ph.D., has received a nearly $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular bases for the function of potassium channels vital for the heart, brain, inner ear and other tissues.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Julie Flory
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 25-Feb-2015
Shining new light on vascular diseases in diabetics
Columbia Engineering professor Andreas Hielscher is developing a novel technology that could improve diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease and make it easier to monitor patients. He's won a $2.5 million 5-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to build and test a dynamic optical tomographic imaging system, which uses near-infrared light to map the concentration of hemoglobin in the body's tissue and reveal how well blood is perfusing patients' hands and feet.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Holly Evarts
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 25-Feb-2015
Pitt to lead $14 million national trial comparing approaches to treat back pain, avoid surgery
The University of Pittsburgh will lead a $14 million clinical trial to determine how well an intervention that helps people better understand their back pain early on works toward promoting recovery and keeping the pain from becoming chronic down the road. UPMC will be the first in the trial to offer the intervention, followed by four other academic medical centers nationwide.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Allison Hydzik
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 25-Feb-2015
DARPA contract to fund exploration of hard-to-find information on the web
DARPA awarded NYU data scientists a contract to develop methods to locate and explore hard-to-find information on the web surface and on the deep web, which is not indexed by standard search engines. DARPA's Memex program is a three-year research effort to develop software that will enable domain-specific indexing of open, public web content and domain-specific search capabilities. It initially seeks to fight human trafficking, which has a significant web presence to attract customers.
US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 25-Feb-2015
$14 million funding award for first statewide study of comprehensive post-stroke treatment
The South is known as the Stroke Belt with good reason. Residents of North Carolina are 20 to 40 percent more likely to die of stroke than those living in other parts of the country.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Paula Faria
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Feb-2015
NSF grant to impact understanding of vesicle transport system of cells
Wayne State University's Takeshi Sakamoto, biophysicist and assistant professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, the agency's most prestigious award for up-and-coming researchers in science and engineering.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
UC Davis leads new effort in functional annotation of animal genomes
Scientists and breeders working with poultry and livestock species will get a new set of tools from an international project that includes the University of California, Davis. The University of California Davis team, led by functional genomicist Huaijun Zhou will focus on the genomes of the chicken, cow and pig, which make up the largest meat-producing industries in the United States. The broad international effort is called the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes Initiative.
U.S. Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the U.S. Poultry, Cattle and Swine Genomes Coordination Funds, the National Pork Board, Aviagen LTD

Contact: Patricia Bailey
University of California - Davis

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