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Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
New study to investigate how good antibodies go bad
Research led by University at Buffalo oral biology researcher Jill Kramer aims to re-examine whether a seemingly harmless antibody plays a significant role in Sjögren's syndrome.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marcene Robinson
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
Two companies to receive seed funds to develop medical devices for children
The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) has announced seed grants to two companies developing medical devices for children. The Consortium chose those companies out of 27 applicants to receive seed grants of $50,000 each. One company aims to reduce pain in a pediatric medical procedure, while the other seeks to lower unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions.
Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium

Contact: John Ascenzi
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
Researcher gets grant to study how immune system can prevent inflammatory bowel diseases
A Georgia State University researcher has received a private grant of nearly $300,000 to investigate how the immune system can prevent inflammatory bowel disease.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Contact: LaTina Emerson
Georgia State University

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
TSRI chemists awarded $2.1 million to create potential new therapies with click chemistry
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have received a grant of more than $2.1 million from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of General Medical Sciences to create and screen a new library of drug candidates, using a branch of click chemistry.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
UW computer scientists to make financial products better and more available for the poor
With a new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Washington computer scientists are launching a new research group to develop technological solutions that will make financial products more available to the lowest-income people around the world.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Jennifer Langston
University of Washington

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Eftekharnejad secures grant to protect power systems from cyberattacks
Professor Sara Eftekharnejad has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to investigate securing the smart grid from cyber threats. The findings of this research will establish the foundations for protecting the most critical assets in power grids.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Matthew Wheeler
Syracuse University

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
NIH awards will support development of therapeutic alternatives to traditional antibiotics
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded approximately $5 million in funding for 24 research projects seeking to develop non-traditional therapeutics for bacterial infections to help address the growing health threat of antibiotic resistance. Advancing new therapeutic options to combat drug-resistant bacteria is a key goal of the President's National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: NIAID Office of Communications
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Kids' robotic rehab
A University of Delaware research team takes a new approach to pediatric rehabilitation, exploring the use of an interactive anthropomorphic robot.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
University of Delaware

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Cedars-Sinai physician developing risk assessment for sudden cardiac arrest
A Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physician researcher has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop a risk assessment tool that could identify patients susceptible to sudden cardiac arrest, a usually fatal heart rhythm malfunction. Approximately 350,000 people in the US die each year from sudden cardiac arrest, accounting for 50 percent of all cardiovascular deaths nationally.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Sally Stewart
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
Harnessing computers to create a sustainable future
Harnessing the power of computers to help create an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future -- that is the purpose of a major new grant issued by the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David F Salisbury
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
UTA biochemists are advancing research into autism, Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome
Biochemists at The University of Texas at Arlington are mapping the catalytic processes of sulfur-oxidizing enzymes to improve understanding of the chemical imbalances found in patients with autism, Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
New Carl Zeiss Professorship will focus on environmental modeling of the climate system
The Carl Zeiss Foundation has agreed to provide funds for a new endowed professorship in the field of environmental and climate modeling at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. With the help of so-called Earth system models, the prospective holder of this professorship will investigate atmospheric chemical and microphysical processes within the climate system.

Contact: Volkmar Wirth
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Kessler Foundation and NJIT secure $5M grant to study wearable robots
A joint team from Kessler Foundation and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing new applications for wearable robotic exoskeleton devices with a $5 million federal grant, 'Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Wearable Robots,' which funds five projects to improve mobility and independence in people with spinal cord injury, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and stroke.
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research

Contact: Carolann Murphy
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Researchers study 'hidden' pollutants in Gulf of Mexico from BP oil spill
More than 100 chemicals known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exist, but the EPA tracks only 16. A University of Central Florida researcher believes many of these untracked, more toxic compounds remain beneath the seafloor, long after the BP oil spill. A grant will allow him to identify these hidden pollutants in the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

Contact: Mark Schlueb
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
NSF commits $30 million to expand the frontiers of computing
The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced $30 million in funding to three Expeditions in Computing projects. Each grant will provide $10 million over five years to interdisciplinary, multi-investigator research teams to support transformative computing and information technology research. The Expeditions projects constitute the largest single investments in computer and information science research NSF has made. The projects aim to explore the frontiers of theoretical computer science, synthetic biology and computational sustainability.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
New research grant awarded to help cut heart disease in South Asia
A new international collaboration has received a £2 million award to fund research into combatting the rising numbers of deaths in rural South Asia caused by cardiovascular disease.
UK Department for International Development, Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust

Contact: James Barr
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Engineer receives $2 million DOE energy grant to study capture of CO2
Joan Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of a $2 million US Department of Energy grant for research that could fundamentally change the way the country uses and produces energy

Contact: Joan Brennecke
University of Notre Dame

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
$10 million grant helps Cornell launch multi-institutional virtual research lab
The National Science Foundation today announced $30 million in new awards to three Expeditions in Computing projects, one of which has been awarded to Cornell University Computer Science Professor Carla Gomes, also with appointments in Information Science and the Dyson School and director of the Institute for Computational Sustainability.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Daryl Lovell
Cornell University

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
DFG supports 21 new specialised information services
A total of 21.2 million euros for expansion of literature and information provision at research libraries / completion of restructuring of former special subject collections.

Contact: Dr. Rembert Unterstell
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Project to engineer cells that compute awarded $10M NSF grant
The Living Computing Project is a comprehensive effort to quantify synthetic biology using a computing engineering approach to create a toolbox of carefully measured and cataloged biological parts that can be used to engineer organisms with predictable results. The grant marks the first time explicitly exploring computing principles in multiple living organisms and openly archiving the results has been funded.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Douglas Densmore
Boston University College of Engineering

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