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Public Release: 5-Aug-2015
$1.5 million gift to JAX establishes Sims Family Fund for SMARD Research
A $1.5 million gift to The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) from Mr. Grant Sims and Ms. Patricia (Patty) Sims of Houston, Texas, will fund research in a rare, life-threatening motor disorder: spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress, or SMARD.
Mr. Grant Sims and Ms. Patricia (Patty) Sims

Contact: Joyce Peterson
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Aug-2015
$15 million funds research to help older adults prevent cognitive decline?
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, led by Eric J. Lenze, M.D., have received a $15 million grant to study strategies -- including exercise, health education, meditation and yoga -- aimed at helping older adults prevent or reverse typical age-related cognitive declines.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Jim Dryden
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 4-Aug-2015
UT Arlington Research Institute teams with Dallas firm to build new solar optics system
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute and Dallas-based Skyven Technologies have been awarded a National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research program grant to build and test a Phase 1 prototype of a novel optics system for concentrating sunlight more than 1,000 times the usual amplification.
NSF/Small Business Innovation Research Grant

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 4-Aug-2015
Two new 'free spirits' for Goethe University
A great success for Goethe University: The jury of the coveted 'Freigeist' Fellowship awarded by VolkswagenStiftung, the Volkswagen Foundation, has chosen not one, but two of Frankfurt's junior researchers as winners -- along with six other young scientists from all over Germany. Legal scholar Dr. Matthias Goldmann studies the relationship between the economic sciences and law, while archeologist Dr. Nikolas Gestrich explores the relationship between statehood, urbanism and trade in pre-colonial West Africa.

Contact: Anke Sauter
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
The dream team
The question has likely occurred at one time or another to every group leader, from heads of family to heads of state: How do I get my team to adapt to new and changing goals without diminishing its performance?

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
LSU faculty lead efforts to win $20 million grant to form Louisiana Advanced Manufacturing Consortium
Faculty from LSU's Colleges of Engineering and Science spearheaded efforts through the Louisiana Board of Regents to win a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF, to create a national consortium supporting advanced manufacturing research. The Louisiana Board of Regents submitted the grant on behalf of Louisiana with support from five state universities: LSU, Louisiana Tech, Grambling, Southern and University of New Orleans.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ernie Ballard
Louisiana State University

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
NSF invests in science and engineering infrastructure across the nation
The National Science Foundation has awarded four jurisdictions with grants ranging from $6 million to $20 million through its Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research program for the production of world-class research and scientific resources.

Contact: Rob Margetta
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
Northwestern receives $17.5 million grant for HIV prevention research
Northwestern University scientists will lead an interdisciplinary project funded by the National Institutes of Health to invent, develop and test an implantable drug delivery system to protect high-risk individuals from HIV infection. Northwestern recently received a five-year, $17.5 million grant from the NIH for this project.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
BrightFocus Foundation announces research grant recipients for 2015
BrightFocus Foundation, which funds research worldwide on Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, announced the 58 scientists awarded research grants for 2015. The awards are part of an $11 million research investment this year, the largest ever by the foundation.
BrightFocus Foundation

Contact: Alice L. Kirkman
BrightFocus Foundation

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
Pitt researchers to monitor resistance to HIV drugs in Africa
Infectious diseases researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine are leading a five-year, $5 million initiative to monitor drug resistance during the rollout of HIV prevention drugs in sub-Saharan Africa.
US Agency for International Development, US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

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

Public Release: 3-Aug-2015
California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine announces first project awards
Two projects have been selected by the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, a public-private effort launched by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. One will harness big data bioinformatics to help doctors identify effective treatments for California children with cancer who fail to respond to standard therapies. The other will enable detection of all known pathogens with a single DNA sequencing test, to diagnose acute infections in hospitalized patients.
California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine

Contact: Laura Kurtzman
University of California - San Francisco

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