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Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
NIH taps lab to develop sophisticated electrode array system to monitor brain act
The National Institutes of Health awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory a grant today to develop an electrode array system that will enable researchers to better understand how the brain works through unprecedented resolution and scale.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ken Ma
ma28@llnl.gov
925-423-7602
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
$18 million NSF investment aims to take flat materials to new heights
Graphene, a form of carbon in which a single layer of atoms forms a two-dimensional, honeycomb crystal lattice, conducts electricity and heat efficiently and interacts with light in unusual ways. These properties have led to worldwide efforts in exploring its use in electronics, photonics and many other applications.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
703-292-7738
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Four Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists will contribute to President Obama's BRAIN Initiative under new NIH grants
Four scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory will perform research in President Obama's BRAIN Initiative under two new Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory grants announced in Washington today.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Researchers get $5.25 million to advance nuclear technologies in South Carolina
A team of environmental scientists and engineers, led by Clemson University associate professor Brian Powell, was awarded a three-year, $5.25 million grant from the US Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to make a direct positive impact on South Carolina in the advancement of monitoring, remediation and disposal of radioactive contaminants.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Brian Powell
bpowell@clemson.edu
864-656-1004
Clemson University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Pitt team searches for genetic roots of cleft lip, palate
An $11.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help University of Pittsburgh researchers explore the genetic roots of craniofacial disorders, including cleft lip and palate, and expand these efforts to populations in Colombia, Nigeria, the Philippines and Pennsylvania.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
SrikamAV@upmc.edu
412-578-9193
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
CWRU researchers receives $2.06 million to study how patients make end-of-life decisions
The choice to die at home surrounded by loved ones comes too late for some cancer patients. Why that happens and how to change the process so that more patients may die as they wish is the focus of new research the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University will pursue with a four-year, $2.06 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research.
NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research

Contact: Susan Griffith
susan.griffith@case.edu
216-368-1004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Plymouth University leads global study examining wave energy transfer on rocky coastlines
Plymouth University is leading a £340,000 international study analyzing the ability of rocky foreshores to absorb the impact of waves on the world's coastlines.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Alan Williams
alan.williams@plymouth.ac.uk
44-175-258-8004
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Virginia Tech awarded $1.7 million to study social networking for addiction recovery
Researchers will study how social media interactions could foster support for people recovering from alcohol, opiate, or stimulant addictions.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Paula Brewer Byron
paulabyron@vt.edu
540-526-2027
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Mymetics' HIV vaccine candidate obtains funding to begin study at Texas Biomed
Mymetics Corporation announced today that its HIV vaccine candidate will enter a new preclinical trial to confirm results obtained in a previous trial. The study is to be funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and will be led by Dr. Ruth Ruprecht, scientist and director of the Texas Biomed AIDS Research Program.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Lisa Cruz
lcruz@txbiomed.org
210-258-9437
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Project to develop depression care for older adults
UC Davis and the University of Washington are implementing a project to develop innovative new models of care for depression in older adults through a $2.5 million grant from the California-based Archstone Foundation, a private grant-making organization whose mission is to contribute toward the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population.
Archstone Foundation

Contact: Karen Finney
karen.finney@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9064
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
How do lawyers matter? Study explores the question for low-income litigants
A study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that was recently awarded a two-year $300,000 grant by the National Science Foundation is exploring questions confronting the legal profession in its effort to improve access to justice for low-income unrepresented civil litigants.
National Science Foundation, Institute for Research on Poverty

Contact: Tonya Brito
tlbrito@wisc.edu
608-265-6475
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Wayne State research aims to develop new, more efficient catalytic materials
In order to support the world's needs to make cheaper and more effective fuels, chemicals, polymers and more, new and more efficient catalytic materials and processes must be developed. A team of researchers, including several from Wayne State University, is tackling this problem with the help of a new grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
NIH awards 7 new vaccine adjuvant discovery contracts
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded seven research contracts to discover and characterize new adjuvants, or substances formulated as part of vaccines to enhance their protective ability.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Hillary Hoffman
hillary.hoffman@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
UCSF funded to provide PrEP consultations for clinicians
'Many of the clinicians prescribing PrEP will have had limited experience prescribing antiretroviral drugs. We will be guiding these clinicians throughout the country as they work through decisions about who might benefit from PrEP as well as who is not appropriate for receiving PrEP, including helping with identifying patients' risk,' said the Center's director, Ron Goldschmidt, M.D., UCSF professor of family and community medicine at SFGH.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Jeff Sheehy
Jeff.Sheehy@ucsf.edu
415-597-8165
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
U-M, USC, Broad to study genetics of 2 mental health disorders
Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Medical School and collaborators at two other institutions will undertake the largest whole genome sequencing study funded to date, as they seek to better understand bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Laurel Thomas Gnagey
ltgnagey@umich.edu
734-647-1841
University of Michigan

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
New VCU center to target cocaine addiction
Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $6 million grant for clinical research and education directed toward the identification, evaluation and development of safe and effective treatments for cocaine addiction.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Peters
petersem@vcu.edu
804-828-0563
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Designing infrastructure with resilience from disruptions and disasters
When infrastructure is resilient, it is able to bounce back after a disruption at an acceptable cost and speed. When resilient infrastructure is interdependent, cascading failures between infrastructure systems may be eased or possibly even avoided.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
703-292-7738
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Montefiore and Einstein receive $3.4 million NIH grant for cancer clinical trials
Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have been awarded a $3.4M grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct multi-site cancer clinical trials and research focused on reducing healthcare disparities in cancer care. The award is through the newly established National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program, a national network of investigators, cancer care providers, academic institutions and other organizations that will conduct research to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment and management, particularly in minority and undeserved communities.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

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

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
UNC researchers launch study of experiences and outcomes of women sexual assault survivors
A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first large scale effort to longitudinally evaluate health outcomes after sexual assault.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tom Hughes
Tom.Hughes@unchealth.unc.edu
984-974-1151
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Yorkshire Cancer Research announces £5 million investment
Yorkshire Cancer Research will invest £5 million in research that will have a direct impact on cancer patients in Yorkshire, it has been announced today.
Yorkshire Cancer Research

Contact: Nikki Brady
nikki@ycr.org.uk
44-142-387-7228
University of Leeds

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
2015 DOE JGI's science portfolio delves deeper into the Earth's data mine
In selecting 32 new projects with samples from diverse environments for the 2015 Community Science Program (CSP), the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute shifts 'from solving an organism's genome sequence to enabling an understanding of what this information enables organisms to do.' The total allocation of the CSP 2015 portfolio is expected to exceed 60 trillion bases -- the equivalent of 20,000 human genomes of plant, fungal and microbial genome sequences.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Forming better database queries at heart of NSF research project
A UT Arlington computer scientist is helping design a system that will ask better questions when querying databases and lead to improved decision-making in our data-driven society.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Carnegie Mellon awarded NSF grant to combine models of neuronal computation
Carnegie Mellon biologist Nathan Urban and statistician Robert Kass have received a $930,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to apply biological and statistical neuroscience approaches in order to create a better overall understanding of how neurons encode information. The research, which is funded by the NSF through the Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience program, is part of Carnegie Mellon's BrainHub, an interdisciplinary neuroscience research initiative.
National Science Foundation, Israeli Binational Science Foundation

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-9982
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
NSF grants $1 million to MU to expand supercomputer equipment and expertise
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million in two grants to the University of Missouri to install a supercomputer enabling data-intensive research and education at MU in fields such as bioinformatics, geoinformatics, high performance computing and engineering applications. The grants also will fund the position of a cyberinfrastructure engineer at MU. Together, the equipment and expert personnel will lead a network of data analysis capabilities at MU that will be shared with other campuses within the University of Missouri System.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Can cartoons be used to teach machines to understand the visual world?
Google has awarded Devi Parikh of Virginia Tech's Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering a Faculty Research Award that comes with $92,000 of unrestricted funding and allows her to work directly with Google researchers and engineers as they explore how to best teach machines from visual abstractions.
Google

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

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