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Public Release: 22-Feb-2015
Fox Chase receives grant from National Breast Cancer Foundation
Fox Chase Cancer Center's Office of Health Communications and Health Disparities once again received a grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund community-based breast cancer screening and patient navigation services. Fox Chase has been fortunate to receive this one-year grant for the past three years. It allows OHCHD to reach underserved, uninsured women with mammography screening and navigation to follow-up services. This unique program brings cancer screening into community settings via its mobile screening unit thus improving access to care.
National Breast Cancer Foundation

Contact: Diana Quattrone
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Public Release: 20-Feb-2015
MD Anderson receives $22.3 million in CPRIT research funding
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has received more than $22 million in research grants this week from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Ron Gilmore
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 20-Feb-2015
LSU researcher receives $1.8 million NIH grant to study proteins in rickettsial species
Juan J. Martinez, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to further understand the contribution of a family of outer-membrane proteins termed surface cell antigens, expressed by pathogenic rickettsial species to the initiation and progression of disease in animals and humans.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Contact: Ginger Guttner
Louisiana State University

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
INRS receives $1.5 million from NSERC for strategic projects
Improving fibre laser system performance, electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction processes, and terahertz technologies are among the challenges Jose Azana, Daniel Guay, and Tsuneyuki Ozaki of the Énergie Materiaux Telecommunications Research Centre at INRS seek to meet. To this end they have received grants totaling more than $1.5 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada under its strategic partnership program.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
IUPUI biologist receives NIH grant to study how glaucoma develops in stem cells
Jason Meyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has received a National Institutes of Health grant to study how glaucoma develops in stem cells created from skin cells genetically predisposed to the disease. The five-year, $1.8 million grant is funded by the NIH's National Eye Institute.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Candace Gwaltney
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
$8 million grant to fund Rat Genome Database at MCW
The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to fund the Rat Genome Database, a unique, globally-accessible collection of data from ongoing rat genetic and genomic research efforts.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Maureen Mack
Medical College of Wisconsin

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
A dog lives on; now the stage is being set for treating humans
The National Cancer Institute has awarded Scott Verbridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics at Virginia Tech, a $386,149 research grant to move a process that has been used in clinical trials a step closer to using on humans. Verbridge will lead a research team focusing on targeting and destroying the most therapy-resistant infiltrative cells in malignant glioma.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Georgia State receives $2.7 million grant to improve blood transfusion outcomes
The Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University has received a five-year, $2,669,903 award from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that will allow the GHPC and partnering organizations to look at transfusion-related complications in patients with hemoglobin disorders (sickle cell disease and thalassemia) and improve their outcomes.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Liz Imperiale
Georgia State University

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
NYU receives $14.4 million NSF grant to expand its Materials Research Center
New York University has received a $14.4 million, six-year grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.
National Science Foundation

Contact: James Devitt
New York University

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Funding cutting-edge, collaborative research
Materials science and engineering research thrives in collaborative environments, and now we have 12 more examples of how the National Science Foundation helps ensure creative, inclusive environments where progress can be made in this diverse scientific discipline.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ivy F. Kupec
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Rare gum disease among African-American children is focus of Rutgers study
A $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine pinpoint biological markers in saliva that can predict whether bone loss will occur from a rare form of gum disease that affects African-American adolescents.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carrie Stetler
Rutgers University

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
NIH awards 7-year grant to Weill Cornell to tackle global tuberculosis epidemic
In an effort to stop tuberculosis from becoming progressively less treatable worldwide, the National Institutes of Health has awarded Weill Cornell Medical College more than $6.2 million in first-year funding to support a research collaboration among six institutions in close alliance with voluntary pharmaceutical partners. The total funding, provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, could be up to $45.7 million over seven years.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Ashley Paskalis
Weill Cornell Medical College

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
NIH expands key tuberculosis research program
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, is expanding its Tuberculosis Research Units program in an effort to drive innovation in tuberculosis research. NIAID is awarding up to $15.2 million in fiscal year 2015 and as much as $105.3 million over seven years to fund four institutions that will act as a collaborative TBRU network.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Emily Mullin
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Loyola receives grant to develop health improvement program for low-income minorities
Loyola University Chicago health sciences researchers have received a $500,000 grant from the George M. Eisenberg Foundation for Charities, based in Arlington Heights, Ill., for a 10-year study to improve the health of low-income minority residents in communities surrounding Loyola's Health Sciences Campus in Maywood. The grant is an affirmation of Loyola's commitment to public health and community service.
George M. Eisenberg Foundation for Charities

Contact: Jim Ritter
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Study to begin on developing diagnostics for deadly mold infection
A new grant will fund research to develop a diagnosis for this rare fungal infection that strikes about 2,000 people in the US every year and kills more than half of them.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Laura Mecoy
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Obtaining a better understanding of processes in the atmospheric boundary layer
In order to improve its forecasts, over the next four years the German Meteorological Service will be sponsoring a new professorship for boundary layer meteorology at the Goethe University with the amount of 1.2 million euros.
German Meteorological Service

Contact: Ulrich Achatz
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
ERC grants: Good news for EU-LIFE centers, but with a bitter aftertaste
EU-LIFE European research centers obtained 14 new ERC Starting and Consolidator grants in the latest competitions. As a whole, EU-LIFE partners have a success rate of at least three times higher than the general success rate of ERC Starting and Consolidator grants. But this news comes with a bitter aftertaste, as the announced cuts in the Horizon 2020 budget (including ERC) due to the so-called Juncker's plan may now jeopardize Europe's competitiveness in future research.
European Research Council

Contact: Laia Cendrós
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Doctoral students to develop gentle anti-tumor drugs
Medication that specifically targets cancer cells and delivers its active agent without harming healthy cells -- this is what doctoral students of the Magicbullet network will be working on from mid-2015. Bielefeld University is coordinating the program for the development of 'gentle' cancer treatment. The European Union is supporting it with around €4 million in funding.
European Union

Contact: Norbert Sewald
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 17-Feb-2015
UM Rosenstiel School professor receives $2.5 million to study Agulhas Current
Scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a climate research study off the coast of South Africa.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Diana Udel
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 17-Feb-2015
BMC receives NIDDK grant to study non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Boston Medical Center has received a $1.5 million grant to study non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The grant, awarded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, will allow researchers to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved with this common, chronic metabolic disease and to identify novel treatments for the disease.
NIH/National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 17-Feb-2015
Wireless communications research at University of Akron inspired by ear of insect
What is being done to keep smartphones sleek, speedy, and powered up? The answer could lie in an insect's ear. With the help of an award of $400,000 from the NSF, engineers at The University of Akron are testing electrically small biomimetic antenna arrays inspired by one of the most sensitive auditory systems in the animal world: the ear of a fly. Research aims to reduce inter-antenna spacing of mobile devices without degrading performance.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lisa Craig
University of Akron

Public Release: 16-Feb-2015
CWRU receives $2.5 million NIDA grant to study prenatal cocaine exposure on young adults
Since 1994, researchers at Case Western Reserve University's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences have studied children prenatally exposed to cocaine and their mothers to track their development from birth through adolescence. With a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health, those children -- now young adults -- enter the next phase of the long-term study, called Project Newborn.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Susan Griffith
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 16-Feb-2015
How carbonates behave in the Earth's interior
Carbonates are the most important carbon reservoirs on the planet. But what role do they play in the Earth's interior? How do they react to conditions in the Earth's mantle? A new DFG Research Unit of scientific researchers from Frankfurt, Bayreuth, Berlin/Potsdam, Freiberg and Hamburg is looking for answers.

Contact: Dr. Björn Winkler
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 13-Feb-2015
Argonne researchers to study Chicago emergency evacuation system
A group of Argonne researchers will be studying methods and creating tools for building more resilient mass transit systems to evacuate major cities under a $2.9 million grant announced this week by the US Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration.
US Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration

Contact: Greg Cunningham
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Feb-2015
Barrett-Jackson classic car auction raises $140,000 for TGen cancer research
What do a classic '79 Cutlass, Best Actress nominee Sharon Stone and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) all have in common? They combined in January to raise $140,000 for TGen's colon and prostate cancer research at the 44th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld in Scottsdale.
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

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