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Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Multi-family group treatment studied for spinal cord injury
Every year, more than 12,000 Americans -- mostly young men -- suffer spinal cord injuries in car crashes, falls, sports and acts of violence. Those dealing with this life-changing condition may soon have a better way to cope, thanks to a new collaborative research project by Washington State University Spokane and St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute.
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Contact: Dennis Dyck
dyck@wsu.edu
509-358-7618
Washington State University

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
New $1.5 million grant boosts local efforts to save lives of moms and babies during childbirth
A Vancouver-led research initiative to prevent deaths of moms and babies got a boost recently with a new $1.5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will expand efforts to improve diagnosis and care for pregnant women with pre-eclampsia.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Stephanie Dunn
sdunn@cfri.ca
604-875-2678
Child & Family Research Institute

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
West Virginia chemical spill into Elk River contaminating air and water quality
The complexities and implications of the chemical spill into West Virginia's Elk River keep growing, according to a study led by Virginia Tech professor of civil and environmental engineering Andrea Dietrich.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Pitt study examines benefits of depression treatment for heart failure patients
Can treating depression in patients with heart failure help them live longer? That's one of the questions that University of Pittsburgh researchers hope to answer with a new five-year, $7.3 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rick Pietzak
PietzakR@upmc.edu
412-864-4151
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
The search is on for a hepatitis B drug, thanks to a million dollars in NIH grants to SLU
Two grants from the National Institutes of Health will allow Saint Louis University researchers to build on breakthroughs in understanding the hepatitis B virus and begin the search for a drug to cure -- not just halt -- the illness.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carrie Bebermeyer
bebermcl@slu.edu
314-977-8015
Saint Louis University

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Telecoupling paper honored as 2013's best
A new way scientists -- all kinds of natural and social scientists -- are using to scrutinize some of the world's biggest challenges in sustainability is getting its turn in the spotlight. This week, a scientific publication written by Jianguo 'Jack' Liu and some of the world's most noted sustainability scholars has been given the Ralf Yorque Memorial Competition Award as best paper in 2013.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sue Nichols
nichols@msu.edu
517-432-0206
Michigan State University

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
UT Southwestern ob/gyn researchers studying genetic factors in premature births
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center received grants totaling $600,000 from the March of Dimes Foundation to advance their work in the prevention of premature birth, which affects about one out of nine babies born annually in the US and is the leading cause of newborn death.
March of Dimes Foundation

Contact: Russell Rian
russell.rian@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
University of Cincinnati to study impact of blood 'microparticles' in inflammation, injury
University of Cincinnati trauma and critical care researcher Timothy Pritts, M.D., Ph.D., has received a National Institutes of Health grant to better understand how 'microparticles' in stored blood can contribute to inflammation and injury after resuscitation from traumatic injury. The five-year, $1.5 million R01 research award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will allow Pritts' team to investigate the nature of microparticles that bud off of damaged or active blood cells during storage.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Katy Cosse
kathryn.cosse@uc.edu
513-558-0207
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
IDRI receives $3.4 million grant extension for TB drug discovery
IDRI's drug discovery efforts continue to grow with a recently awarded grant extension of $3.4 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The additional funding was awarded to Tanya Parish, Ph.D., IDRI's Vice President of Drug Discovery, and supplements an earlier grant awarded in 2010, for a total of $7.8 million. The grant is focused on identifying new leads and drug targets for tuberculosis with the goal of producing new drugs to treat TB.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Lee Schoentrup
lee.schoentrup@idri.org
206-858-6064
Infectious Disease Research Institute

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
American Society of Hematology awards third round of Bridge Grants
The American Society of Hematology, the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, today announced the names of 15 research investigators who will receive critical interim support from the Society for hematology research proposals that, despite earning high scores, could not be funded by the National Institutes of Health amid severe funding reductions.

Contact: Kaitlin Bressler
kbressler@hematology.org
202-552-4925
American Society of Hematology

Public Release: 21-Mar-2014
Wayne State receives grant to advance ecological restoration efforts in the Great Lakes
Foreign mussels hitchhiking to the Great Lakes in the ballast water tanks of international freighters are becoming one of the most vexing environmental problems facing the Great Lakes. A group of scientists from Wayne State University, in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency, are working together to battle this problem.
US Geological Survey, Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Einstein helps establish $28 million consortium to find ebola treatment
Albert Einstein College of Medicine helps establish new $28 million consortium to find antibody treatments for Ebola and other viruses.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Deirdre Branley
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Can a treadmill help seniors avoid falls?
Clive Pai, professor of physical therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago will use a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institute of Aging to develop a computerized treadmill program that could be used in physical therapy offices to prevent falls and fall-related injuries in older adults.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
jgala@uic.edu
312-996-1583
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
NIH grants up to $28 million to group led by Scripps Research for work on ebola treatment
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year grant of up to $28 million to establish a new center for excellence to find an antibody 'cocktail' to fight the deadly Ebola virus. The project, which involves researchers from 15 institutions, will be led by Erica Ollmann Saphire, professor at the Scripps Research Institute.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Neuroscientist investigates how the brain repairs itself after a stroke
A neuroscientist at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine hopes that a better understanding of how the brain restores blood flow to damaged tissue following a stroke will offer new treatment clues for a leading cause of death in the United States.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sherrie R Whaley
srwhaley@vt.edu
540-231-7911
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Project aims to help vulnerable communities in Africa adapt to climate change
Researchers at the University of East Anglia are embarking on a major new project to help communities in some of the most vulnerable areas of Africa adapt to the future impacts of climate change.
Department for International Development, International Development Research Centre

Contact: Cat Bartman
c.bartman@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-93007
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Announcing the winners of the 2014 HFSP Fellowships
The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization is pleased to announce the names of the recipients of Human Frontier Science Program international postdoctoral fellowships for 2014 following a rigorous selection process in a global competition. A total of 747 applications were received in this round from applicants originating from 63 different countries.

Contact: Rosalyn Huie
communications@hfsp.org
Human Frontier Science Program

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
The Human Frontier Science Program selects new heads of start-up laboratories
The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization has selected 12 of its fellowship holders to receive the highly sought-after Career Development Award. Following rigorous selection in a global competition, the future for these young scientists could not be brighter as they will receive an award worth $300,000 spread over three years to jump start their first independent laboratory.

Contact: Rosalyn Huie
communications@hfsp.org
Human Frontier Science Program

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Jump start for frontier projects: The 2014 HFSP Research Grants
The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization is awarding about $35 million to the 34 winning teams of the 2014 competition for the HFSP Research Grants. Applicants went through a rigorous year-long selection procedure in a global competition that started with 844 submitted letters of intent, representing an increase of 18 percent compared to the previous year. In 2014, 10 Young Investigator teams were approved (involving 28 scientists) together with 24 Program Grants (involving 78 scientists).

Contact: Rosalyn Huie
communications@hfsp.org
Human Frontier Science Program

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Climate innovation initiative to scale up efforts throughout 2014, receives €63M EU boost
The European Union's main climate innovation initiative Climate-KIC has stepped up its efforts in 2014 to leverage the combined strength of Europe's top businesses, scientists and policy makers to manage the impact of global warming and stop further climate change.

Contact: Angela Howarth
angela.howarth@climate-kic.org
44-020-749-21972
Climate-KIC

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Weak spot of parasitic worms attacked to cure tropical diseases
Researchers are developing new drug treatments to tackle river blindness and elephantiasis, which affect up to 150 million people across the world.
Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

Contact: Jamie Brown
jamie.brown@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-2248
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
LSTM-Eisai-UoL awarded GHIT Fund to deliver anti-Wolbachia drug discovery
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine together with colleagues at the Department of Chemistry (University of Liverpool) and Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai are pleased to announce that they have been award a Global Health Innovative Technology Fund to develop new drugs to target lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis.

Contact: Clare Bebb
c.bebb@liv.ac.uk
44-015-170-53135
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
$1.5 million grant helps turn chemical weapon into medical marvel
A Washington State University chemist has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to look into using a highly toxic compound that can prevent the tissue damage of a heart attack by putting the patient into a form of hibernation.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ming Xian
mxian@wsu.edu
509-335-6073
Washington State University

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