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Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
New NSF award will expand scope and impact of ASU water research
In the grips of long-term drought, the Colorado River Basin and the cities that rely on its water face unprecedented challenges with a warming climate and large-scale land use change. They are developing new water resource policies for a future of increasing uncertainty. Now, water managers of cities of the CRB will be able to take greater advantage of ASU's Decision Center for a Desert City thanks to a $4.5 million National Science Foundation award.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Skip Derra
skip.derra@asu.edu
480-965-4823
Arizona State University

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
NSF grant enables University of Akron polymer scientist to engineer noses, jaws and ears
Imagine an infantry solder with a gunshot wound that shattered his jaw, or a person born with a birth defect such as a missing nose. The absent bone is replaced by new bone, which grows on a polymer scaffold custom-designed via 3-D printing according to a patient's own MRI and CT scanned images. Applied under the skin by a reconstructive surgeon, the polymer scaffold breaks down into normal body metabolites when the new bone sets.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lisa Craig
lmc91@uakron.edu
330-972-7429
University of Akron

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
Why do so many children born with heart defects have trouble in school?
As advances in medicine are giving rise to growing numbers of children who survive severe heart defects, it's emerging that over half have behavioral problems and difficulty keeping up academically. The University of Utah School of Medicine was awarded $6.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to identify causes of these disabilities, searching for genetic lesions that affect both the heart and brain. The goal is to be able to predict patient outcomes from genetic data, enabling early intervention.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julie Kiefer
jkiefer@neuro.utah.edu
801-597-4258
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
Accelerating forage breeding to boost livestock productivity
The Genome Analysis Centre, with partners in the UK, Colombia and Kenya bring together their leading expertise in forage breeding for animal nutrition, cutting-edge genomics and phenomics technologies to accelerate the improvement of Brachiaria, a vital livestock feed crop in central Africa and Latin America.
The British Council, Research Councils UK

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
44-160-345-0107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
NSU researcher receives up to $4.3 million for marine safety training
The Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill on April 20, 2010 was the largest disaster of its kind in history. Its negative impact on the economy ran in the tens of billions of dollars and caused irreversible damage to the environment. To help preventable disasters like this from occurring again, the Institute for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness at Nova Southeastern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine created Project SEAMIST in 2010, which was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. As a result of its initial successes, the NIEHS has awarded an initial $590,000.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Jeremy Katzman
j.katzman@nova.edu
954-661-7000
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
Neurobiologist receives Beckman Young Investigator award
Northwestern University neurobiologist Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy has been named a 2015 Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. She and her research team plan to use the $750,000 grant to discover how neuromodulatory systems work together to support the palette of complex behaviors that characterizes humans and other vertebrates. Kozorovitskiy is one of eight nationwide to receive the honor this year.
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Flow of data through forest service's online Waterviz tool helped by NSF grant
In addition to further developing Waterviz at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest as a teaching tool for middle- and high-school science students, the NSF's 2-year, $300,000 'Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER)' will also support the creation of a Waterviz for the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest near Blue River, Ore.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jane Hodgins
jmhodgins@fs.fed.us
651-649-5281
USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
UMass Amherst neuroscientist receives grant to study how brain regulates locomotion
Neurobiologist Gerald Downes, with chemist James Chambers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Amherst College neurobiologist Josef Trapani, have been awarded a three-year $824,025 collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation to study the zebrafish brain to better understand how neurons regulate locomotion.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Louisiana Tech University researchers to contribute to NSF-funded consortium
Through a $20 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to the Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana Tech University will play an important role in a new state-wide consortium that will focus on research and development of advanced manufacturing techniques based on metals and alloys.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Dave Guerin
dguerin@latech.edu
318-257-4854
Louisiana Tech University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
NIH grant will fund IUPUI research into collagen's role in bone fracture resistance
A biomedical engineer researcher at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has received a $419,000 National Institutes of Health grant to uncover why mechanical loading of bones increases their resistance to fractures.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rich Schneider
rcschnei@iu.edu
317-278-4564
Indiana University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
$52M NIH grant advances clinical and translational research at UC San Diego
The Clinical and Translational Research Institute at University of California, San Diego has received a five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award for approximately $52 million from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science, part of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
UTA latest college to join NASA group investigating best ways to design aerospace systems
The University of Texas at Arlington is the newest member of NASA's Systems Engineering Consortium, which is funded by Marshall Space Flight Center and Langley Research Center.
NASA

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

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Reservation project to grow health with gardens
The Growing Resilience project leverages tribal assets of land, family, culture and community health organizations to develop and evaluate home food gardens as a family-based health promotion intervention to reduce disparities suffered by Native Americans in nearly every measure of health
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Christine Porter
cporte12@uwyo.edu
307-766-2143
University of Wyoming

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Fat mice bred to have more muscle give insight
Even without losing fat, more muscle appears to go a long way in fighting off the bad cardiovascular effects of obesity. That emerging evidence has scientists looking hard for new targets to uncouple the unhealthy relationship between fat and cardiovascular disease.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
UMass Amherst to commercialize math tutoring software
University of Massachusetts Amherst computer scientist Beverly Woolf, an international leader in intelligent tutoring systems and expert in science and mathematics learning, recently received a one-year, $199,944 grant from the National Science Foundation to commercialize the intelligent tutor known as MathSpring for e-learning in mathematics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
OU receives $1M grant from the Mellon Foundation for development of digital Latin library
The University of Oklahoma is the recipient of a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the continued development of the Digital Latin Library project, which -- when complete -- will create resources that people of varying levels of interest and expertise in Latin can use to find, read, discuss, study, teach, edit and annotate Latin texts of all types and eras.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Researchers study potential cures for congenital blindness
University of Akron assistant chemistry professor Dr. Adam W. Smith and his team received a grant for research that could have promising results for curing congenital blindness. The lab has developed a way to directly measure protein interactions and organization in live cells with a laser-based microscope. 'The results of our work will generate new insights into the chemistry of vision and potential cures for congenital blindness,' says Smith.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Lisa Craig
lmc91@uakron.edu
216-832-0370
University of Akron

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
TGAC leads development to diminish threat to Vietnam's most important crop
As part of the Newton Fund, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) has been awarded over £50,000 by The British Council to develop advanced bioinformatics capabilities for next-generation rice genomics in Vietnam to aid precision breeding for improvement of this staple crop by exploring 48 local rice varieties.
The British Council

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
44-160-345-0107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Women's Medicine Collaborative gets $2.7 million NIH grant to study sleep apnea, placenta
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $2.7 million to the Women's Medicine Collaborative to study the placenta and its function to determine whether changes in the placenta are linked to sleep abnormalities.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Elena Falcone-Relvas
efalconerelvas@lifespan.orf
401-639-7172
Lifespan

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
NIH funds first multi-site study of transgender youth in the US with a $5.7 million award
The NIH has awarded $5.7M for a multicenter study to evaluate the long-term outcomes of medical treatment for transgender youth. This study will provide evidence-based information on the impact, as well as safety, of hormone blockers and cross-sex hormone use in this population.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ellin Kavanagh
ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu
323-361-8505
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
UNTHSC, UT Arlington develop a more patient-friendly solution for sleep apnea
A new system being developed by researchers at UNT Health Science Center and The University of Texas at Arlington could make it easier for the estimated 18 million people with sleep apnea to get a good night's rest.
Texas Medical Research Collaborative

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
UK researcher awarded grant to study link between obesity and cancer
The National Cancer Institute recently awarded a $750,000 grant to University of Kentucky researcher Fredrick Onono to study the potential link between obesity and breast cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Allison Perry
allison.perry@uky.edu
859-323-2399
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Brown University to lead $4-million solar cell research grant
Solar cells made from perovskites have great potential for high efficiency and low cost, but more research is necessary to scale them up to mass production. A new federal grant will support that effort and other perovskite improvements at Brown University, Rhode Island College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
Reading comprehension focus of NSF grant
Understanding how different levels of readers comprehend science texts is the focus of a nearly $1 million grant awarded to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State psychology and education researchers by the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
vmi1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
$7 million grant aids efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at eliminating river blindness and elephantiasis, two neglected tropical diseases that annually sicken millions.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Judy Martin Finch
martinju@wustl.edu
314-286-0105
Washington University School of Medicine

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