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Public Release: 26-Jul-2016
NSF grant funds research on evolution of social cooperation
Awarded a $696,634 National Science Foundation grant to study the evolution of cheating behaviors, University of Houston researchers will study amoebae to determine how organisms can work together as a community, even when only some individuals stand to benefit from this cooperation. The team will collect samples from more than 100 locations throughout the eastern US and look at their genetic makeup to understand how Dicty adapts to the presence of cheaters.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Public Release: 26-Jul-2016
Wireless@Virginia Tech to receive $2.5 million to advance new technologies
The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in research funding to Wireless@Virginia Tech, aligning with the recently announced White House initiative on advanced wireless research in efforts to provide faster wireless networks.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lindsey Haugh
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Ames Laboratory scientists receive DOE award to help commercialize promising technology
US Department of Energy Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Iver Anderson and postdoctoral research associate Emma White have been awarded a $325,000 grant from the DOE's Technology Commercialization Fund.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Steve Karsjen
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Three Minnesota organizations receive funding to improve diabetes care
The three Minnesota organizations will evaluate how the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model -- known in Minnesota as the Health Care Home (HCH) model -- provide care for patients with diabetes. PCMHs have become widely regarded as the preferred model for delivering care nationwide. In Minnesota, more than two thirds of primary care practices have earned HCH certification in the years since the state passed legislation creating the process in 2008.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease

Contact: Greg Bury
Medica Research Institute

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Scientists test ways to discuss opioid risks with ER patients
With a growing epidemic of opioid abuse, dependence and deaths, a team of doctors at Northwell Health is collaborating with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania and the Mayo Clinic to study the effectiveness of two different educational tools that could ultimately lower the risk for opioid dependence among patients who receive these medicines for pain syndromes during a hospital visit.

Contact: Emily Ng
Northwell Health

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
How to build a new brand of engineer
The National Science Foundation is providing $2 million to support the creation of a new curriculum model to prepare a diverse range of students to become adaptive engineers ready to solve 21st century problems.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Susan Bland
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
£1.2 million for injectable stem-cell carrying microspheres to regenerate bones
The University of Nottingham has secured £1.2 million to develop injectable stem cell-carrying materials to treat and prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis and other bone-thinning diseases.
National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Emma Lowry
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
National Academy of Medicine and FDA select 4 individuals for 2016-2017 Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows
The National Academy of Medicine along with the US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) have named the 2016-2017 class of FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows. Four individuals were selected through a highly selective national competition based on their exceptional, diverse professional qualifications to contribute to the work of CTP.
National Academy of Medicine, US Food and Drug Administration

Contact: Jennifer Walsh
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Best-selling lipid for skin and hair also holds promise for Alzheimer's
The best-selling lipid in the world, often prominently featured on skin cream and shampoo labels, appears to also hold promise for Alzheimer's treatment, scientists say.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Precision medicines to exploit DNA damage as treatments for cancer
Scientists at the University of Sussex are to create a portfolio of new cancer drugs which exploit our DNA damage response system in order to kill cancer cells -- in a bid to revolutionize treatment for the disease.
The Wellcome Trust

Contact: Lynsey Ford
University of Sussex

Public Release: 23-Jul-2016
UA organic semiconductor research could boost electronics
A team of UA researchers in engineering and chemistry has received $590,000 from the National Science Foundation to enhance the effectiveness of organic semiconductors for making ultrathin and flexible optoelectronics like OLED displays for TVs and mobile phones.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jill Goetz
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Public Release: 22-Jul-2016
NIH grant provides postdoctoral research, teaching experience for deaf students
A nearly $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help advance research, teaching experiences and career preparation in the biomedical and behavioral sciences fields for deaf and hard-of-hearing postdoctoral students.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Vienna McGrain
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 22-Jul-2016
After the quake -- data can help predict consequences of the next event
Seismology geophysicist Steve Roecker is using a network of broadband seismometers to learn more about the complex overlap between tectonic plates that causes an 8.3 magnitude earthquake near Illapel, Chile in 2015.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mary Martialay
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
TSRI scientists receive funding to advance stem cell-based Parkinson's therapy
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Scripps Clinic have received a grant of nearly $2.4 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to support safety and quality tests of a potential stem cell therapy for Parkinson's disease.
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
IU-based startup Arrhythmotech awarded $1.47 million NIH grant
Arrhythmotech LLC has received a two-year, $1,472,476 grant from the National Institutes of Health to help researchers determine if nerve activity is associated with a common heart rhythm disorder.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steve Martin
Indiana University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Four young pediatric cancer research fellows earn $1 million in new awards
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named four outstanding young scientists as recipients of the prestigious Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship Award, committing nearly $1 million to help address a critical shortage of funding for pediatric cancer research.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Sohn Conference Foundation

Contact: Yung S. Lie, Ph.D.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Scientists get $3.2 million to study brain mechanisms underlying sex differences in social stress
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the neurochemical mechanisms underlying social stress in males and females.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Natasha De Veauuse Brown
Georgia State University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
ASH commits $3 million annually to help preserve critical blood disease research
With a $3 million annual commitment to fund promising blood disease research left unfunded amid limited National Institutes of Health funding, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) today announced the formal establishment of the ASH Bridge Grants award program. ASH also announced today the names of nine investigators who have received the latest round of ASH Bridge Grants to sustain their promising research programs.
American Society of Hematology

Contact: Stephen Fitzmaurice
American Society of Hematology

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Comprehensive HIV vaccine project funded at $23 million by NIH
To support a coordinated, innovative approach to the development of an AIDS vaccine, Texas Biomedical Research Institute scientists, together with an international coalition of experts, have received a grant for $23 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Lisa Cruz
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Pitt receives NSF grant to study how aluminum alloy microstructures form in real time
A grant from the National Science Foundation will enable researchers at the University of Pittsburgh to utilize a one-of-a-kind transmission electron microscope developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to examine in real time how microstructures form in metals and alloys as they solidify after laser beam melting.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Paul Kovach
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
UTA and UT Southwestern partner to improve accuracy of cancer radiation therapy delivery
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas Southwestern are collaborating on two projects to improve the accuracy of the delivery of cancer radiation therapies and minimize the exposure of healthy tissues.
National Institutes for Health, UT Southwestern Seed

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Case western reserve researcher receives NIH grant for HIV research in Uganda
The 'Microbiology and Immunology Training for HIV and HIV-Related Research in Uganda' program will provide biomedical training in basic microbiology and immunology at the master's level in Uganda and at the PhD level in the US.
NIH/Fogarty International Center

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Study of devastating lung disorders in the critically ill receives $11.4 million boost
Cutting-edge research investigating the genetic basis for devastating disorders in the critically ill -- acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) -- will receive a major boost thanks to an $11.4 million, five-year National Institutes of Health program project grant to the University of Arizona Health Sciences.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: UAHS Office of Public Affairs
University of Arizona Health Sciences

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Six Canadian innovations scaling up to improve global health
Six Canadian innovations showing evidence of early promise for improving global health will 'transition-to-scale' thanks to new support from Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada.
Grand Challenges Canada

Contact: Liam Brown
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
UC Riverside researchers to study health impacts of drought
The University of California, Riverside has been awarded $284,680 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to determine whether drought and adverse weather conditions cause health problems, and whether water policy affects the link between extreme temperatures and health.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Evidence for Action Program

Contact: Bettye Miller
University of California - Riverside

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