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Public Release: 22-Jul-2015
University of Southampton to map impact of infectious diseases against research spending
Scientists at the University of Southampton are set to analyze research investments into infectious disease research, particularly pneumonia and maternal and neonatal infections, after receiving over £370,000 in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Steven Williams
University of Southampton

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
UT Arlington research could yield more resilient ceramic material for future spacecraft
A University of Texas at Arlington engineer is modifying molecular structures and blending ceramics to create new material that would be less brittle but retain the strength of the original ceramic and could be used on spacecraft, in power plants and for other applications.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
US Navy eyes graphene nanoribbon for ultimate power control system
The Office of Naval Research has awarded University at Buffalo engineers an $800,000 grant to develop narrow strips of graphene called nanoribbons that may someday revolutionize how power is controlled in ships, smartphones and other electronic devices.
The Office of Naval Research

Contact: Cory Nealon
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
USAID awards $30M grant to Georgetown's Institute for Reproductive Health
The US Agency for International Development has awarded $30 million to Georgetown University Medical Center's Institute for Reproductive Health to fund its Passages Project, which aims to improve healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies among youth and first-time parents in developing countries.
US Agency for International Development

Contact: Karen Teber
Georgetown University Medical Center

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
Exploring evolution via electric fish hybrid zone
Michigan State University is using a $700,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how electric fish signals evolve, research that could offer insights into the evolution of new species.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Layne Cameron
Michigan State University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
Leicester scientists to unlock the secrets of the biological clock
New project led by University of Leicester examines shortening of telomeres.
Medical Research Council, British Heart Foundation, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: University of Leicester Press Office
University of Leicester

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
Researchers aim to produce cancer vaccine to save the Tasmanian devil
New research, led by University of Southampton biological scientist Dr. Hannah Siddle, is aiming to develop an effective vaccine against an infectious cancer that is eradicating the Tasmanian devil, the world's largest remaining marsupial carnivore.
Leverhulme Trust

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Southampton

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
MSU's BEACON Center nets $22.5 million grant to continue evolution research
Michigan State University has been awarded $22.5 million by the National Science Foundation to continue the research, education and outreach activities of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Layne Cameron
Michigan State University

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
MCW Medical Scientist Training Program receives federal funding
The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.5 million training grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of General Medicine Sciences to fund MCW's Medical Scientist Training Program. The MSTP provides clinical and research training as an educational foundation for future academic physician scientists.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Maureen Remmel
Medical College of Wisconsin

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Yale leads NIH-funded autism biomarkers study of pre-school and school-aged children
Yale School of Medicine researchers will lead a national multi-center study of preschool and school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to identify non-invasive biological markers (biomarkers) that could help physicians diagnose, track, and assess treatments in autism patients.
NIH/National Institutes of Mental Health, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, Yale Clinical and Translational Science Award

Contact: Karen N. Peart
Yale University

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
3-D printing process could help treat incurable diseases
A team of Binghamton University researchers are creating a 3-D printing process to build implantable tissues and organs to treat otherwise incurable diseases. Researchers are focusing on potential diabetes treatment options by trying to 'grow' a functioning three-dimensional model of a pancreas and creating new cells that produce insulin.

Contact: Ryan Yarosh
Binghamton University

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
TGen and NAU developing accurate test to diagnose debilitating Lyme disease
Focus On Lyme, an initiative sponsored by the Leadership Children's Foundation of Gilbert, Ariz., has donated $75,000 to the Translational Genomics Research Institute to support research into the development of a quick, affordable and accurate method of diagnosing Lyme disease. The most common vector-borne illness in the US, Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000 Americans annually.
Focus On Lyme, an initiative sponsored by the Leadership Children's Foundation of Gilbert, Arizona

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
$3.78 million Department of Defense grant supports SMU STEM program for minority students
The US Department of Defense recently awarded the STEMPREP Project at Southern Methodist University a $3.78 million grant to support its goal of increasing the number of minorities in STEM fields. The STEMPREP Project recruits bright, science-minded middle school students for the first phase of the 10-year program.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Nancy George
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Russian Internet investor teams with UC Berkeley in $100 million search for ET
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, got a major boost with the commitment by internet investor Yuri Milner of $100 million over 10 years to Breakthrough Listen, the most comprehensive scientific SETI project yet. Through his Breakthrough Prize Foundation, Milner will work with UC Berkeley to design new and more sensitive instruments for analyzing radio signals and manage a worldwide observational program that initially involves two radio and one optical telescope.
Breakthrough Prize Foundation

Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Tesoro Foundation awards $200,000 grant to support San Antonio engineering program
San Antonio-based Tesoro Foundation has made a two-year, $200,000 grant to the San Antonio Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP), according to a joint announcement by Tesoro Corporation and The University of Texas at San Antonio. The grant will support PREP to provide services to 1,500 students in the San Antonio area each year.

Contact: Christi Fish
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Georgetown scientist awarded Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Innovation Grant
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding better treatments and ultimately cures for all children with cancer, has awarded a 2015 Innovation Grant to Todd Waldman, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of oncology at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Contact: Karen Teber
Georgetown University Medical Center

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
NIH joins public-private partnership to fund research on autism biomarkers
Government, nonprofit, and other private partners will fund a multi-year project to develop and improve clinical research tools for studying autism spectrum disorder. Led by James McPartland, Ph.D., of Yale University, this Biomarkers Consortium project will receive a total of $28 million over the next four years to test and refine clinical measures of social impairment in ASD in order to better evaluate potential behavioral and drug therapies.
National Institutes of Health, Foundation for the NIH, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Contact: Keri Chiodo
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Public Release: 17-Jul-2015
New device offers more detailed look at aquifers
The University of Wyoming's Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics received a two-year, $408,000 National Science Foundation Major Instrument Research Award for a borehole nuclear magnetic resonance instrument.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andrew Parsekian
University of Wyoming

Public Release: 17-Jul-2015
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants fellowship awards to 16 young scientists
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, named 16 new Damon Runyon Fellows at its spring Fellowship Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious, four-year award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer research in the laboratories of leading senior investigators across the country.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

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

Public Release: 17-Jul-2015
Improving nutrition and well-being in old age
For many different reasons, older people often struggle to eat enough. Due to lack of nutrition, their muscle mass decreases, along with their strength and fitness. In an effort to improve nutrition for elderly people, researchers at the Institute for Biomedicine of Aging at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität of Erlangen-Nuremberg are involved in developing foods that are specially designed to meet their needs and carrying out research on the acceptance and effects of these foods.

Contact: Dorothee Volkert
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Scientists receive $2.8 million to develop innovative approach to latent HIV infection
Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute Florida campus have been awarded a pair of grants totaling nearly $2.8 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to develop a new therapeutic agent to reduce latent levels of HIV that hide from the immune system in infected individuals.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Food scientists to work with small farms and growers on food safety
Amanda Kinchla, extension assistant professor of food science, will lead the advanced training project funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture's National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grant Program, which is intended to train 'the next generation of policy makers, researchers and educators in the food and agricultural sciences.'
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture's National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grant Program

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
BUSM researchers funded by Melanoma Research Alliance to bring new therapies to patients
Boston University School of Medicine researchers Neil Joseph Ganem, PhD and Anurag Singh, PhD, each have received the Jackie King Young Investigator Awards from the Melanoma Research Alliance, the largest private funder of melanoma research. Both serve as assistant professors of pharmacology & experimental therapeutics and medicine.
Melanoma Research Alliance

Contact: Gina DiGravio
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Eastman Institute for Oral Health awarded $3.5 million
UR Medicine's Eastman Institute for Oral Health has been awarded a $3.5 million grant that, for the first time, will scientifically explore how family functioning, stress, and parenting behaviors may lead to Early Childhood Caries, a significant public health problem that disproportionately affects children living in poverty.
NIH/National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: Karen Black
University of Rochester Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Revolutionizing the revolutionary technology of optogenetics
Optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control cells with light, has blown the doors wide open in neuroscience since its debut a decade ago. With a new $1-million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, a team of neuroscientists at Brown University and Central Michigan University will strive to make it even more powerful in the brain and beyond.
W. M. Keck Foundation

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

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