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Public Release: 25-Jun-2016
Park Science Day
David Evans Shaw announces 'Second Century Stewardship' initiative for national parks
David Evans Shaw on June 25 will announce the launch of a 'Second Century Stewardship' initiative for US national parks, including a feature-length film and a collaborative effort to more powerfully engage science in America's national parks. Shaw will express his intent to provide a gift of $1 million as initial funding for collaborative programs between the National Park Service, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and other institutions.
David Evans Shaw

Contact: Ginger Pinholster
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 24-Jun-2016
NIH-funded drug abuse program explores problems such as racism, incarceration
University of Illinois social work professor Liliane Windsor and Ellen Benoit of New York University awarded $2 million NIH grant for expanded study of Community Wise, a drug abuse program that addresses effects of racism, sexism, poverty and incarceration.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Contact: Sharita Forrest
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
Researchers put manganese's role in coastal waters under the microscope
Researcher George Luther from the University of Delaware recently received $870,000 from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences to continue investigating the important role that manganese plays in the biogeochemistry of ocean and coastal waters. The work, with Brad Tebo from Oregon Health and Science University, will compare field sites in the lower St. Lawrence Estuary, Delaware's Broadkill River and Chesapeake Bay.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter Bothum
University of Delaware

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
Technology aims to let you take a hike -- with friends across the country
New technology will soon make it possible to take a hike with friends and family -- even while living on opposite sides of the country. Carman Neustaedter, a professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus, is studying how next-generation video communication systems can connect family and friends over distance, and beyond what's possible with Skype or FaceTime.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Contact: Carman Neustaedter
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
Journalism fellowships will highlight new developments in aging
The Journalists in Aging Fellows Program, run jointly by The Gerontological Society of America and New America Media since its launch in 2010, has received renewed grant support to welcome its seventh cohort of fellows. To date, the 2016 funders of the program include The Silver Century Foundation, AARP, The Retirement Research Foundation, and The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Silver Century Foundation, AARP, Retirement Research Foundation, John A. Hartford Foundation

Contact: Todd Kluss
The Gerontological Society of America

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
$2.3M grant funds app creation to diagnose diseases
The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded to Cornell University a four-year, $2.3 million grant to develop FeverPhone, which will diagnose six febrile diseases in the field: dengue, malaria, chikungunya, typhoid fever, leptospirosis and Chagas' disease. Faculty members David Erickson and Saurabh Mehta will lead the team.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Melissa Osgood
Cornell University

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
University of Miami researchers awarded 2 NIH contracts to study Alzheimer's
As part of its work to identify genetic factors associated with Alzheimer's disease risk, researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomic have been awarded two new contracts from the NIH.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lisa Worley
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
Study explores impact of early dementia screening of older adults on their family members
The Effects on Families of older adults Experiencing Cognitive Testing (EFECT) study, conducted by researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, is the first study to assess the potential benefits and harms to family members of early dementia screening of older adults.
NIH/National Institutes on Aging

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
Indiana University

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
AGA and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. announce new grants for IBD researchers
Thanks to a generous grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., the AGA Research Foundation is thrilled to announce three new research grants to fund young investigators working on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) projects.
AGA Research Foundation and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Contact: Rachel Shubert
American Gastroenterological Association

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Combined $54.5M gift creates a brighter future for children and women
The Women and Children's Health Research Institute, housed at the University of Alberta has received a gift of $54.5 million to further research in women's children's and perinatal health.
Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation, Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation

Contact: Robert Moyles
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
PNNL to lead regional smart manufacturing center
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been named to lead the Northwest Regional Manufacturing Center as part of the national Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
Department of Energy and various public/private investments

Contact: Susan Bauer
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Enabling the future of making
During the 2016 Week of Making, the National Science Foundation has awarded five, new, early-concept grants to enable the future of do-it-yourself technological innovation known as making, and to catalyze new approaches in STEM learning.

Contact: Sarah Bates
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Penn team, collaborators receive NIH award to launch Alzheimer's Disease Genomics Center
A five-year, projected $10.8 million award from the National Institute on Aging will establish the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer's Disease, a joint venture of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and five other institutions.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
GW researchers receive $1.6 million to improve cardiac function during heart failure
Researchers at the George Washington University received $1.6 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to find ways to restore parasympathetic activity to the heart through oxytocin neuron activation. This heart-brain connection could improve cardiac function during heart failure.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lisa Anderson
George Washington University

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Get a clue: Biochemist studies fruit fly to understand Parkinson's disease, muscle wasting
By studying the fruit fly, Kansas State University researchers have found a connection between a gene called clueless and genes that cause Parkinson's disease.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association

Contact: Jennifer Tidball
Kansas State University

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
CWRU researcher scaling up knotty polymer research
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University developed a technique that produces a long chain molecule in the shape of a trefoil knot. They're now using a $300,000 NSF grant to scale up the work to make molecular knots that are expected to produce different physical and chemical properties in plastics, coatings, rubber, composites and more.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Novel antibody against brain tumors
Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Munich University Hospital (LMU) are developing a novel antibody to treat brain tumors. Now, with funding amounting to EUR 3.5 million approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Helmholtz Validation Fund, the molecule shall undergo the first phase of clinical testing.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

Contact: Dr. Reinhard Zeidler
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Researchers receive NIH funding to launch genomics center on Alzheimer's disease
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is one of six recipients of a five-year, $10.8 million award from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer's disease.
NIH/National Institutes on Aging

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 21-Jun-2016
UW-led team awarded $1 million bioelectronics innovation prize
An international team led by researchers at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering based at the University of Washington is one of three finalists in a race to produce an implantable wireless device that can assess, stimulate and block the activity of nerves that control organs.

Contact: Jennifer Langston
University of Washington

Public Release: 21-Jun-2016
The clean dozen: 12 techs near commercial use
A dozen clean energy technologies that enable everything from lightweight, fuel-sipping cars to the expansion of renewable energy and cleaner fossil fuel use are getting a boost at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, thanks to $4.4 million from the Department of Energy's Technology Commercialization Fund.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Franny White
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Jun-2016
American Epilepsy Society supports next generation researchers with early career funding
At a time when funding for medical researchers early in their careers is scarce, the American Epilepsy Society is leading the effort with other epilepsy organizations to fund 19 early career fellowships and research grants. AES, one of the largest non-governmental early career epilepsy funders, has partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation, Wishes for Elliott: Advancing SCN8A Research, and the Dravet Syndrome Foundation. Together, these awards provide $790,000 for epilepsy research and research training.

Contact: Natalie
American Epilepsy Society

Public Release: 21-Jun-2016
$1.3 million grant to predict fluid behavior, enhance oil recovery
In the US, approximately 60 percent of oil underground is inaccessible through conventional recovery methods, but through a new $1.3 million grant from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Russell Johns, professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering, is developing improved methods to free the once-trapped fossil fuel.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 21-Jun-2016
£4.5m 'Lab in a bubble' project could improve cancer care
A £4.5million University of Strathclyde project to produce bubble-sized 'laboratories' could boost cancer treatment, medical imaging and industrial processes.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Corporate Comms
University of Strathclyde

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
NYU and Penn State awarded $5.8 million to improve health for minorities living with HIV
The study will utilize an engineering-inspired framework to design an intervention to increase engagement along the HIV care continuum for African American/Black and Hispanic People Living with HIV who are neither taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) nor well engaged in HIV primary care.
NIH/National Institute On Drug Abuse

Contact: Christopher James
New York University

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
BU researcher receives grant to study role immune cells play in type 2 diabetes
Barbara Nikolajczyk, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $2.95 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: Gina DiGravio
Boston University Medical Center

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