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Public Release: 15-Jan-2015
IUPUI awarded $1.1 million grant to develop tools to predict physical appearance from DNA
Susan Walsh, Ph.D., a forensic geneticist in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice to develop and improve 'DNA intelligence' tools that may help identify unknown suspects, perpetrators and missing persons.
US Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Public Release: 15-Jan-2015
Levitts endow scholarship for medical education at Tel Aviv University
With a generous commitment of more than $2.8 million, Dr. Morton H. Levitt and Cynthia Levitt have established the Dr. Morton H. Levitt and Cynthia Levitt Endowed Scholarship for Medical Education at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. TAU's Sackler Faculty of Medicine is the largest medical and research training complex in Israel, serving two million people annually.

Contact: George Hunka
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Award will evaluate role of training to help young people with cerebral palsy
Physiotherapists from Brunel's Clinical Sciences team have been awarded £250,000 to lead research into resistance training in young people with cerebral palsy.
Action Medical Research for Children, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust

Contact: Keith Coles
Brunel University

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards granted for pioneering ideas in cancer research
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation announced that six scientists with novel approaches to fighting cancer have been named 2015 recipients of the Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award. The grant of $300,000 over two years is awarded to early career scientists whose projects have the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Each awardee will have the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding, up to four years total for $600,000.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Contact: Yung S. Lie
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
£15.8 million for long-term projects tackling major scientific challenges
Funding to Sheffield, Kent, Manchester, Glasgow and Oxford to tackle major bioscience challenges was awarded. Health, energy and agriculture will benefit from long-term research investment. Projects include: synthetic biology for light-powered cell factories, micro-factories to produce pharmaceuticals, new vaccines for livestock, understanding human cell cycles.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Rob Dawson
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
Grant funds effort to keep South African men in HIV care
In a country with especially high rates of HIV infection, many men in South Africa do not receive testing and treatment. Mark Lurie, assistant professor of epidemiology and medicine, will work with collaborators in Cape Town to test a new program to better retain men in care.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
UC Santa Cruz to lead effort to build a new map of human genetic variation
Researchers at the University of California Santa Cruz Genomics Institute will develop a comprehensive map of human genetic variation. The Human Genome Variation Map will be a critical new resource for both medical research and basic research in the life sciences. The one-year pilot project aims to overcome the limitations of the current model for analyzing human genome data, which is based on the use of a single reference sequence for the human genome.
Simons Foundation

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
Animal contraceptive vaccine could reduce euthanasia in shelters
Mooney's team will use already-FDA-approved materials in new and innovative ways to try to develop a safe approach for spaying and neutering dogs and cats using a one-time, permanent contraceptive vaccine.
Gary Michelson Found Animals Foundation

Contact: Kat J. McAlpine
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
Carnegie Mellon developing online tools to detect and identify sex traffickers
A contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science who are seeking to undercut sex traffickers by developing online tools that target a key vulnerability: the need to advertise. The three-year, $3.6 million CMU effort will develop machine learning algorithms for domain specific indexing and search, and will build on existing efforts by CMU researchers to analyze ads for sex services posted to websites.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Byron Spice
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
Major grant will help diabetics
A new DKK 60 million research project being run from Denmark will study why up to half of all diabetics suffer from painful neuritis. The project is the largest in this field so far.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Contact: Troels Staehelin Jensen
Aarhus University

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015
NASA awards $30 million grant to Penn State to help answer climate questions
Penn State will lead a five-year, $30 million mission to improve quantification of present-day carbon-related greenhouse gas sources and sinks. An improved understanding of these gases will advance our ability to predict and manage future climate change.

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015
University of Tennessee professor uses plantations to examine race in America
Derek Alderman, head of the geography department at UT, has received $62,000 from the National Science Foundation to study how the representation of Southern slavery at tourism sites is changing. The research will use plantations to understand ongoing debates about race relations, racism and white supremacy within the United States.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Whitney Heins
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015
Columbia epidemiologists receive grant to study senior safety on the road
By the year 2029, more than one in five Americans will be over the age of 65. And most of them will continue driving. To understand their safety and mobility needs, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has launched a five-year, $12 million Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) project with Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and six other institutions.
AAA Foundation

Contact: Stephanie Berger
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015
Georgia State receives contract to provide mental health first aid training for state's youth
Georgia State University's School of Public Health has received a five-year, $800,000 contract from the Georgia Department of Education to coordinate Youth Mental Health First Aid Training and other professional development efforts designed to improve services for Georgia's youth.
Georgia Department of Education

Contact: Maria Pinkelton
Georgia State University

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015
Helmsley awards $6.4M to Sage Bionetworks, Project, Mozilla Foundation
Helmsley Charitable Trust announces grants, which together total more than $6.4 million, to three pioneering nonprofit organizations that promote more open, accurate and collaborative science: Sage Bionetworks, the Project and the Mozilla Foundation. The awards are the first made through the Trust's Biomedical Research Infrastructure Program, a new grantmaking program dedicated to funding novel collaborative research platforms, data management tools and training initiatives that will improve research outcomes and speed biomedical discoveries.
Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Contact: Kevin Cavanaugh
The Helmsley Charitable Trust

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015
Applied Public Health Research Chair will address gaps in Indigenous health
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Public Health Agency of Canada have awarded Dr. Janet Smylie an Applied Public Health Research Chair to address the striking inequities in health and health service access experienced by Indigenous people in Canada.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Public Health Agency of Canada

Contact: Geoff Koehler
416-864-6060 x6537
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 9-Jan-2015
Going viral: Targeting brain cancer cells with a wound-healing drug
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists were awarded a grant from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, part of the Center for Innovative Technology, to engineer a viral therapy for a difficult-to-treat brain cancer.
Commercial Research Commercialization Fund

Contact: Paula Brewer Byron
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 9-Jan-2015
UT Arlington to lead study defining nursing competency standards
The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to lead a multi-institution study of clinical experience requirements for nursing school graduates. Currently, there is no state requirement addressing clinical experience for nursing students.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Contact: Bridget Lewis
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 9-Jan-2015
Two new ERC starting grants at RUB
Two RUB researchers are overjoyed about the generous 'starting grants' awarded by the European Research Council: with his 1.5 million Euro ERC Starting Grant, professor Stefan M. Huber, Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, plans to pioneer the deployment of so-called halogen bonds between catalysts and substrates for the manufacture of pharmaceutically effective molecules.
European Research Council

Contact: Stefan M. Huber
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 9-Jan-2015
LJI scientist receives $1.6 million grant from American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association has awarded La Jolla Institute researcher Stephanie Stanford, Ph.D., a $1.6 million grant to investigate the genetic and environmental factors that trigger the onset of type 1 diabetes.
American Diabetes Association

Contact: Daniel Moyer
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015
Students testing Indian toilets
A group of University of Delaware students and researchers spent New Year's installing sanitation systems in India. The systems employ breathable fabric, the sort you'd find in raincoats and tents, to contain waste and protect nearby groundwater from contamination.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
University of Delaware

Public Release: 7-Jan-2015
Researchers to design, market smartphone app that gauges Ebola risk
Within six months, your iPhone or Android mobile device could supply a real-time estimate of your likelihood of contact with the deadly Ebola virus. To create the digital tool, researchers at the University of Kansas recently won a rapid-response grant to advance Ebola-related fundamental research from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 7-Jan-2015
Reprogramming liver cells into pancreas cells
Diabetes researcher Dr. Francesca Spagnoli of the Max Delbrück Center has been awarded an extra research grant from the European Research Council. This Proof-of-Concept grant is endowed with 150,000 euros over a period of two years. It is designed for researchers who already hold an ERC grant in order to transform their research results into practical applications. Dr. Spagnoli was named one of 50 recipients of this grant in 2014.
European Research Council

Contact: Barbara Bachtler
Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch

Public Release: 6-Jan-2015
Louisiana Tech University graduate students selected to receive Sigma Xi grants
Two graduate students from Louisiana Tech University have been selected to receive grants from Sigma Xi, an international interdisciplinary research society, as part of the Grants in Aid of Research program.
Sigma Xi

Contact: Dave Guerin
Louisiana Tech University

Public Release: 6-Jan-2015
University of Louisville leads new study to map disease genes in horses
Kentucky and Danish researchers will build a new reference genome sequence for the domestic horse, improving the ability to understand the role genetics play in animal health and well being.
Morris Animal Foundation

Contact: Jill Scoggins
University of Louisville

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