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Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
Scientists to study how rice adapts in salty soil under $4 million NSF grant
A team of scientists will study the response of rice, a food staple for half the world's population, in saline soil conditions under a four-year, $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Plant Genome Research Program.
National Science Foundation

Contact: James Devitt
New York University

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
BUH awards BRI $8 million to lead new asthma and allergic diseases cooperative research center
The NIH recently awarded BRI $8 million to lead a cooperative research center in Seattle to study the immune system's responses to allergens in the lungs. One in four people in the United States grapple with allergies and asthma. For years, BRI has had its sights set on helping these patients breathe easier. And our efforts just got a huge and welcome boost. Findings from the research will be applied to develop new treatments and therapies.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Kay Branz
Benaroya Research Institute

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
NSF awards $110 million to bring advanced cyberinfrastructure to nation's researchers
Today, the National Science Foundation announced a $110 million award to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions to expand activities undertaken through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). A virtual organization that has become the cornerstone of the nation's cyberinfrastructure ecosystem, XSEDE accelerates open scientific discovery and broadens participation in advanced computing by lowering the barriers for researchers, engineers and scholars to use and access computing resources.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
New NIH-funded study to identify risks for vulnerability to drug addiction
A new study aims to better understand what makes some individuals particularly vulnerable to developing drug addiction. A team of researchers from across the country will look at how genes that influence brain function cause risk for addictions. J. David Jentsch, Empire Innovation Professor of psychology at Binghamton University, is part of the team of investigators awarded a new grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to conduct the research.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: J. David Jentsch
Binghamton University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
UA biomedical engineer sheds light on the mysteries of vision
University of Arizona biomedical engineer Erika Eggers examines how eyes adapt to light and retinal signaling pathways that may lead to blindness in people with diabetes, with $2.8 million from the National Science Foundation and National Eye Institute.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Jill Goetz
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
Syracuse, Cal State Fullerton awarded grant to enhance diversity in astrophysics
The five-year project is called 'Catching a New Wave: The CSUF-Syracuse Partnership for Inclusion of Underrepresented Groups in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy.' Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the project aims to increase the representation of Hispanic and Latino/a students, populations traditionally underrepresented in the study and teaching of astronomy and physics. Starting this fall, 'Catching a New Wave' will fund multiple three-year fellowships, enabling qualified CSUF students to transfer into Syracuse's Ph.D. program in physics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Rob Enslin
Syracuse University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
PPPL and Princeton help lead center for study of runaway electrons
Article describes new center to explore and mitigate runaway electrons that pose challenge to ITER.
US Department of Energy

Contact: John Greenwald
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
Clemson awarded USDA-NIFA grant in computational genomics to train students from underrepresented groups
Clemson University's Institute of Translational Genomics -- which continues to gain prominence for stretching the limits of computational research in agriculture and health -- will soon be expanding its reach even further with the addition of a three-year fellowship program designed to recruit and develop future leaders in the burgeoning field of agriculturally oriented computational science.
National Institutes of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Jim Melvin
Clemson University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
UTSA, UT Health Science Center receive nearly $4.6 million grant for cancer research
The Center for Innovative Drug Discovery, a joint venture between The University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been awarded a $4,598,728 grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas to support its research in designing better, more effective cancer drugs through small molecule drug discovery.
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Joanna Carver
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
Dartmouth-led research on how attention works in the brain receives NSF award
A collaborative research project on the neural basis of attention, to be led by Peter Ulric Tse, professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth, has been awarded $6 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
National Science Foundation

Contact: Amy D. Olson
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
Fragments of cell powerhouse trigger immune response that leads to kidney damage, failure after trauma
Following major trauma like a car crash, debris from the powerhouses of damaged cells appear to make their way to an immune system outpost in the kidneys, setting in motion events that can permanently damage or destroy the organs.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
Louisiana Tech University professor receives NSF grant to advance brain research
The National Science Foundation has awarded a team led by Dr. Leonidas Iasemidis, the Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair and professor of biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, a $6 million grant over four years to investigate the origins and impacts of brain seizures associated with epilepsy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Dave Guerin
Louisiana Tech University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
PNNL helping make hydropower cheaper, more fish-friendly
Helping fish migrate past dams could cost a fraction of conventional fish ladders with the help of PNNL's upcoming study of Whooshh Innovations' so-called Salmon Cannon.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Franny White
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
Research-based online tool empowers Peace Corps work in Africa
Researchers with the University of Kansas will tailor resources from the Community Tool Box to fit the needs of volunteers working in Africa to combat HIV/AIDS and advance overall public health.
The Peace Corps

Contact: Brendan Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
Methamphetamine and skin wounds: NYIT researcher wins NIH grant to study immune response
NYIT researcher Luis Martinez, Ph.D. has won a $431,700 National Institutes of Health grant to investigate, in mice, methamphetamine's effects on the underlying biological mechanisms that cause inflammation and impair wound healing.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Elaine Iandoli
New York Institute of Technology

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
NSF funds new integrative approaches to study the brain
The National Science Foundation has awarded 18 grants to multidisciplinary teams from across the United States to conduct frontier research focused on neural and cognitive systems. Each award provides a research team with up to $1 million over two to four years.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Bates
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
Research team wins $2 million NSF EFRI grant to explore non-reciprocal elastic wave propagation
A University of Washington mechanical engineering professor will explore non-reciprocal elastic wave propagation in solid-state media through a new four-year, $2 million Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jennifer Langston
University of Washington

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
Turning textbook highlighting into time well-spent
College students love highlighting textbook passages while they study, and a team of researchers in three states will apply the latest techniques from machine learning and cognitive science to help turn that habit into time well-spent.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
Researchers find prenatal infection may create risk for later disorders
A University of Delaware researcher is looking into whether prenatal and postnatal infections can be a risk factor for developmental disorders years later. A five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will support her research on infections that occur either before or shortly after birth.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
University of Delaware

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
CU Researchers win National Science Foundation grant to study brain
Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder have won a $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to try and reconnect neural communication between parts of the brain where it has been severed.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Kelly
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
UC receives $4.3 million from NIH for Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have been awarded a five-year, $4.3 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue work at the university's Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center in Reading, Ohio.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Angela Koenig
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
NSF awards Pitt engineering professor with grant to study decline of pollinating insects
Research will investigate the economic impact of declining insect-mediated pollination in the United States.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Paul Kovach, Director of Marketing and Communications
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
NIH grant will fund new JAX Resource for Research of Peripheral Neuropathy
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has made a grant to The Jackson Laboratory to develop mouse models for inherited peripheral neuropathies and neurodegenerative diseases including Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Joyce Peterson
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
NIFA awards $17.8 million to cultivate the next generation of farmers and ranchers
In a meeting with new and beginning farmers at Iowa State University today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new investment of $17.8 million for 37 projects to help educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Kelly Flynn
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
MDI Biological Laboratory receives funds for research on nerve damage
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received a grant of $456,500 over two years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the study of peripheral neuropathy. The grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke will support research conducted by assistant professor Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, a disabling condition causing pain, numbness, tingling and temperature sensitivity in the distal extremities.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Stefanie Matteson
207-288-9880 x132
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

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