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Public Release: 22-Jul-2016
NIH grant provides postdoctoral research, teaching experience for deaf students
A nearly $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help advance research, teaching experiences and career preparation in the biomedical and behavioral sciences fields for deaf and hard-of-hearing postdoctoral students.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Vienna McGrain
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 22-Jul-2016
After the quake -- data can help predict consequences of the next event
Seismology geophysicist Steve Roecker is using a network of broadband seismometers to learn more about the complex overlap between tectonic plates that causes an 8.3 magnitude earthquake near Illapel, Chile in 2015.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mary Martialay
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
TSRI scientists receive funding to advance stem cell-based Parkinson's therapy
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Scripps Clinic have received a grant of nearly $2.4 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to support safety and quality tests of a potential stem cell therapy for Parkinson's disease.
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
IU-based startup Arrhythmotech awarded $1.47M NIH grant
Arrhythmotech LLC has received a two-year, $1,472,476 grant from the National Institutes of Health to help researchers determine if nerve activity is associated with a common heart rhythm disorder.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steve Martin
Indiana University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Four young pediatric cancer research fellows earn $1 million in new awards
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named four outstanding young scientists as recipients of the prestigious Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship Award, committing nearly $1 million to help address a critical shortage of funding for pediatric cancer research.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Sohn Conference Foundation

Contact: Yung S. Lie, Ph.D.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Scientists get $3.2M to study brain mechanisms underlying sex differences in social stress
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the neurochemical mechanisms underlying social stress in males and females.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Natasha De Veauuse Brown
Georgia State University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
ASH commits $3 million annually to help preserve critical blood disease research
With a $3 million annual commitment to fund promising blood disease research left unfunded amid limited National Institutes of Health funding, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) today announced the formal establishment of the ASH Bridge Grants award program. ASH also announced today the names of nine investigators who have received the latest round of ASH Bridge Grants to sustain their promising research programs.
American Society of Hematology

Contact: Stephen Fitzmaurice
American Society of Hematology

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Comprehensive HIV vaccine project funded at $23 million by NIH
To support a coordinated, innovative approach to the development of an AIDS vaccine, Texas Biomedical Research Institute scientists, together with an international coalition of experts, have received a grant for $23 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lisa Cruz
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Pitt receives NSF grant to study how aluminum alloy microstructures form in real time
A grant from the National Science Foundation will enable researchers at the University of Pittsburgh to utilize a one-of-a-kind transmission electron microscope developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to examine in real time how microstructures form in metals and alloys as they solidify after laser beam melting.

Contact: Paul Kovach
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
UTA and UT Southwestern partner to improve accuracy of cancer radiation therapy delivery
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas Southwestern are collaborating on two projects to improve the accuracy of the delivery of cancer radiation therapies and minimize the exposure of healthy tissues.
National Institutes for Health, UT Southwestern Seed

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Case western reserve researcher receives NIH grant for HIV research in Uganda
The 'Microbiology and Immunology Training for HIV and HIV-Related Research in Uganda' program will provide biomedical training in basic microbiology and immunology at the master's level in Uganda and at the PhD level in the US.
NIH/Fogarty International Center

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Study of devastating lung disorders in the critically ill receives $11.4 million boost
Cutting-edge research investigating the genetic basis for devastating disorders in the critically ill -- acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) -- will receive a major boost thanks to an $11.4 million, five-year National Institutes of Health program project grant to the University of Arizona Health Sciences.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: UAHS Office of Public Affairs
University of Arizona Health Sciences

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Six Canadian innovations scaling up to improve global health
Six Canadian innovations showing evidence of early promise for improving global health will 'transition-to-scale' thanks to new support from Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada.
Grand Challenges Canada

Contact: Liam Brown
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
UC Riverside researchers to study health impacts of drought
The University of California, Riverside has been awarded $284,680 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to determine whether drought and adverse weather conditions cause health problems, and whether water policy affects the link between extreme temperatures and health.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Evidence for Action Program

Contact: Bettye Miller
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Columbia University to provide data & research support for NIH PMI cohort
Columbia University Medical Center will play an important role in the launch and operations of the Data and Research Support Center for the NIH's Precision Medicine Initiative® (PMI) Cohort Program -- a landmark study of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors affecting the health of one million or more US participants.

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
PCORI approves Group Health for $2.8 million research funding award
Treating hypertension is crucial to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. But treatment can harm people without hypertension. And it can be tricky to establish whether a person has 'the silent killer.' Everyone's blood pressure rises and falls dramatically during a day -- notably often rising in medical offices ('white coat hypertension'). That's why it's so important to find a reliable way to confirm a diagnosis of hypertension. BP-CHECK will compare three ways.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Rebecca Hughes
Group Health Research Institute

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Latina mothers, families at the core of $500,000 grant to UH
A $500,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will create the Latina Maternal and Family Health Center, an academic-community partnership joining forces with community agencies to serve children and families in need.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Contact: Marisa Ramirez
University of Houston

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Putting software on a diet
Concerns about battery life, heat creation, fan noise and overall high energy costs have driven the development of more energy-efficient computers and mobile devices over the past two decades. But the role of software in energy usage has been largely overlooked. A UD research team recently received a three-year, $516,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support the development of more energy-efficient software.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter Bothum
University of Delaware

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Accelerating technological advances in wireless communication
Professors Tiago H. Falk, Long Le, and Martin Maier of INRS's Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre have each received a Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program grant from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada'(NSERC). This support will help them further their groundbreaking and technologically innovative research
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Energy Department grants $2.5M for biorefinery waste use, renewable bioproduct study
The US Department of Energy granted $2.5 million to Texas A&M AgriLife Research to find ways to use biorefinery waste to make new, marketable products. 'It is said you can make anything but money out of lignin. Yet, that is the majority of what's left over in the biorefinery plants,' said Dr. Joshua Yuan, a biotechnologist and lead scientist on the project. 'Until we resolve this problem, biorefinery is not going to become economically viable.'
US Department of Energy

Contact: Kathleen Phillips
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Three new India projects to be launched
A powerful boost for the cooperation of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) and partner universities in New Delhi. JMU gets around EUR 375,000 worth of funding for three new cooperation projects.
German Academic Exchange Service, University Grants Commission Delhi

Contact: Jürgen Kreft
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Greener cities become more unjust
A new research project led by ICTA-UAB researcher Isabelle Anguelovski and funded with 1.5 million Euros by the European Union will assess the 'green gentrification' process by which the creation of green urban amenities tends to attract the higher social classes and excludes the most vulnerable groups. According to a pilot study, wealthy neighbors and foreigners from rich countries have settled around several parks in the district of Sant Martí, Barcelona, in the past few decades.
European Union

Contact: Isabelle Anguelovski
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
UTHealth receives grant to optimize health care services provided by mobile clinics
The National Science Foundation has awarded $250,000 to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for a project that will help mobile health clinics in Houston optimize their health care services using geographic, socio-economic and epidemiological data.

Contact: Hannah Rhodes
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Navy grant fuels efforts to improve safety, reduce manufacturing costs of aircraft parts
Andrew Makeev, a professor of aerospace engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, will use a $181,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to purchase an ARES-G2 integrated axial-torsional platform that will allow his team to better understand material properties including defect formation in composites as a function of manufacturing process. The ONR grant is part of the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
NIH awards UAB 3 maternal and infant health grants
UAB continues to improve maternal and infant health as the only university to be a member of all three NIH perinatal networks.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Alicia Rohan
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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