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Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
Making smart materials even smarter -- earns an engineer a prestigious Air Force award
Virginia Tech's Pablo Tarazaga, an expert in the field of smart materials, has received a prestigious 2015 Air Force Young Investigator Award, valued at $449,600 over a three-year period. Tarazaga, a mechanical engineer, is one of only 57 scientists and engineers in the US to receive this honor.
Air Force Principal Young Investigator Program

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
Unique EarlyBird study set for historic third phase
A unique study which has followed 300 young people from age five since 2000, has received backing for a third phase which will see it become the first study of its kind in the world to track the same group from childhood to adulthood.
Plymouth University, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, NIHR/Clinical Research Network: South West Peninsula, and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences Ltd.

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants fellowship, Breakthrough Scientist awards
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, named 15 new Damon Runyon Fellows at its fall Fellowship Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious, four-year award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer research in the laboratories of leading senior investigators across the country. The Committee also named six new recipients of the Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists.
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: 29-Jan-2015
San Diego team wins $1.7M grant from stem cell agency to develop quality control methods
A team at The Scripps Research Institute has won a $1,784,000 grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to support the development of a new method for detecting DNA damage in stem cells.
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
$2.2 million grant enables IUPUI to study depression-cardiovascular disease link in HIV patients
Jesse Stewart of the School of Science and two colleagues have received a $2.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to investigate the links between depression, depression treatment and cardiovascular disease in adults with HIV. With the success of antiretroviral therapy, cardiovascular disease is now the leading cause of death in HIV-infected adults.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
£1 million to train the next generation of DNA scientists
A new £1 million research center funded by the Leverhulme Trust at the University of Huddersfield will train the next generation of specialists in a field that uses the latest DNA science to delve into evolutionary history, from the origins of animals to the spread of modern humans.
The Leverhulme Trust

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

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
Physicians explore why children with sickle cell disease are experiencing mixed results on hydroxyurea
Electronic medication monitoring caps may help physicians put together the puzzle of why children taking a medicine that promises to curb sickle cell disease are showing mixed, confusing results.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
Business Secretary Vince Cable announces £40 million for UK synthetic biology
Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced £40 million investment in UK synthetic biology at the Manchester Institute for Biotechnology.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Medical Research Council, UK Government

Contact: Rob Dawson
rob.dawson@bbsrc.ac.uk
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 28-Jan-2015
GW Cancer Institute receives $97,000 grant to address barriers to cancer care
The George Washington University Cancer Institute received a $97,000 grant from Genentech to address health disparities in cancer care.
Genentech

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

Public Release: 28-Jan-2015
Custom tailoring robotic exoskeletons that fit to perfection
Researchers are developing a design framework that will help speed the design of powered exoskeletons for the lower body. The modeling will enable highly customized exoskeletons that give disabled persons natural motion with better comfort and safety. The devices will also allow military personnel and construction workers to carry heavy loads over long distances.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
kathleen.hamilton@nyu.edu
718-260-3792
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 28-Jan-2015
Mayo Clinic receives $5.75 million gift for Lewy body dementia research
Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Fla., has received a $5.75 million gift from the Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation in Palm Beach, Fla., to advance the study of Lewy body dementia, a deadly disease that causes a progressive decline in mental and physical abilities. The new Mayo program is one of a few in the world dedicated to finding answers and treatments for the disease.
Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation

Contact: Kevin Punsky
punsky.kevin@mayo.edu
904-953-0746
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 28-Jan-2015
DFG to fund 4 new clinical trials
The German Research Foundation will fund four new clinical trials following a decision by its Joint Committee. The trials will enable researchers to address current, urgent questions in patient-oriented clinical research within the framework of a controlled interventional trial.

Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 27-Jan-2015
CWRU researcher on the clock to improve early Ebola detection
To reduce or eliminate false positive results from the quickest and most sensitive Ebola test, researchers will make a positive control for processing Ebola DNA. The control will be made of non-infectious sequences of Ebola Virus nucleic acid tucked inside a plant virus' protective protein shell.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 27-Jan-2015
Engineer receives NSF CAREER award for nanotechnology research, educational outreach
Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award for his nanotechnology research.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Gurpreet Singh
gurpreet@k-state.edu
785-532-7085
Kansas State University

Public Release: 27-Jan-2015
Funding for pulmonary rehabilitation study in East Africa
A research team from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has received funding from the Medical Research Council/Department for International Development/Wellcome Trust Joint Global Health Trials Scheme, to evaluate a chronic lung disease rehabilitation program in East Africa. Chronic lung disease affects one on five of the adult population in the region and is a major threat to health.
Medical Research Council, Department for International Development, Wellcome Trust Joint Global Health Trials Scheme

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 27-Jan-2015
Does space flight inspire school students to take STEM subjects?
Science Education researchers at University of York are to work with leading space scientist and The Sky at Night presenter Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock to investigate if human spaceflight inspires school students to take science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
UK Space Agency, Economic and Social Research Council

Contact: Hannah Hughes
hannah.hughes@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-22486
University of York

Public Release: 27-Jan-2015
Canada, partners invest US $1.6M to improve mental health in Africa
A Canadian government investment of CDN $1 million (US $800,00, matched by partners for a total of US $1.6 million) will help scale up an innovative, franchised approach to the treatment and support of people with mental illness in resource-poor countries. The award-winning model, developed by international NGO BasicNeeds, has benefited 600,000 people in the past 14 years. The funding will build the capacity of organisations in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria to bring help to many more.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-878-8712
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
New Alzheimer's Association research grants accelerate studies of potential drug therapies
Many academic researchers and pharmaceutical companies have identified new Alzheimer's drug therapy candidates, but lack the funding to move them into human testing. At the same time, few funding sources support early-phase clinical drug trials. As a result, too many promising studies stall out early in the discovery process. Today, the Alzheimer's Association announces new grant awards for five early-phase clinical trials attempting to span this troublesome gap in research.

Contact: Michael Campea
mcampea@alz.org
312-604-1659
Alzheimer's Association

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Pitt effort seeks to combat 'sitting disease,' diabetes with $3 million NIH grant
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers are flipping conventional thought on its head regarding how to improve the health of sedentary people at risk for diabetes and heart disease in a new study designed to combat a condition popularly called 'sitting disease.'
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Allison Hydzik
Hydzikam@upmc.edu
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 24-Jan-2015
Loss of loved ones drives a family's determination to eradicate cancer
A Hawaii family's $50,000 gift funds pancreatic cancer research in Hawaii. The donation is in memory of family members lost to cancer. It will fund a study at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center to detect pancreatic cancer earlier. The research supported by the donation includes validating early promising results in detecting pancreatic cancer from a panel of five metabolites found in the blood plasma.

Contact: Nana Ohkawa
nohkawa@cc.hawaii.edu
808-564-5911
University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Public Release: 23-Jan-2015
UTSA and Indiana University partner on $6.6 million NSF cloud-based advanced computing systems grant
The University of Texas at San Antonio is partnering with Indiana University on a $6.6 million National Science Foundation grant to build cloud-based advanced computing systems for the science and engineering community.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 23-Jan-2015
$3.9 million project will identify, treat Washington state toddlers at risk for autism
A $3.9 million, five-year project in Washington state will identify and treat toddlers with autism in the critical years before age 3 -- when specialized services can greatly improve their skills and behavior.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Deborah Bach
bach2@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 22-Jan-2015
Monell Center awarded grant to evaluate role of nasal airflow obstruction in smell loss
Monell Center scientist Kai Zhao, Ph.D., is principal investigator on a $1.5M NIH grant to further develop clinical methodology that can predict the path of air flow through a person's nasal passages. The methodology may someday help physicians evaluate treatment outcomes for patients undergoing surgery to reverse nasal obstruction and associated loss of smell.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Contact: Leslie Stein
stein@monell.org
267-519-4707
Monell Chemical Senses Center

Public Release: 22-Jan-2015
Syracuse geologists receive federal grant to study tectonic uplift
Earth scientists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have received a major grant to test a new technique for measuring tectonic uplift.
NSF/Early-Concept Grant for Exploratory Research

Contact: Rob Enslin
rmenslin@syr.edu
315-443-3403
Syracuse University

Public Release: 22-Jan-2015
BIDMC receives Commonwealth Fund grant to develop OurNotes
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has received a $450,000 grant from The Commonwealth Fund to develop OurNotes, an initiative to promote active patient engagement in health and illness that invites patients to contribute to their own electronic medical records.
Commonwealth Fund

Contact: Kelly Lawman
klawman@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7305
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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