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Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
How is Michigan's new Healthy Michigan Plan working? New 5-year U-M study will find out
Since its launch in April, 481,863 Michiganders have signed up for a new Medicaid health insurance option offered by the state, called the Healthy Michigan Plan. Now, University of Michigan researchers will study how well the new plan works, and advise the state government on how well it's living up to what lawmakers intended.
Michigan Department of Community Health

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Scientists closing in on an new type of vaccine
When we acquire diarrhea on a vacation, it is often caused by a bacterial infection. Now a Danish research team is working on a new type of vaccine design targeting the disease causing bacterium -- if it works it may very well revolutionize not only the prevention of this disease, but also offer protection against other pathogens with a heavy disease burden such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The project is supported with a 2.93 million DKK Novo Pre-Seed grant (393.677 €) from Novo Seeds, which is part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation and Novo A/S as well as the University of Southern Denmark's internal Proof of Concept Board.
Novo Nordisk Foundation, University of Southern Denmark

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
birs@sdu.dk
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Air Force scientific research office funds Virginia Tech materials studies
The ability to control light in different scenarios has a variety of applications, such as creating all-optical computers that theoretically could be more efficient than electronic devices.

Contact: Rosaire Bushey
busheyr@vt.edu
540-231-5035
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Scientists to study causes of asthma in organisms without lungs
Scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London, will research the biology of human asthma by using a slime mould, an organism which has no lungs but could hold the key to new treatments.
The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research

Contact: Paul Teed
paul.teed@rhul.ac.uk
01-784-443-552
Royal Holloway, University of London

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Research aims to improve hip and knee replacement success
Washington State University researchers are working to improve materials used in hip and knee replacements so that they last longer and allow patients to quickly get back on their feet after surgery. Led by Susmita Bose, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, the researchers have received a five-year, $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to improve the way bone implants integrate into the body.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Susmita Bose
sbose@wsu.edu
509-335-7461
Washington State University

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
UTHealth awarded $7.3 million for health information technology research
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical Informatics has been awarded grants totaling $7.3 million to enhance health care and biomedical discovery through the use of health information technology.
NIH/National Library of Medicine, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
NSF funds Kent State study of human chromosome
A Kent State University scientist has received a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a study of the workings and dynamics of a structure inside the human chromosome.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cindy Weiss
lweiss4@kent.edu
330-672-0731
Kent State University

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Eight scientists awarded EMBO Installation Grants
EMBO announces the selection of eight scientists as recipients of the 2014 Installation Grants. The grants will help the scientists to relocate and set up laboratories in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.

Contact: Barry Whyte
barry.whyte@embo.org
EMBO

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
UH professor honored for materials research, STEM outreach
University of Houston mathematician Yuliya Gorb recently received a five-year, $420,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award for both her research and an outreach program she's developing for high school girls. Gorb is the first Department of Mathematics faculty member to receive an NSF CAREER award while at University of Houston.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Researchers assessing new treatment for common hospital-acquired infection, C. difficile
One of the most common infections contracted in hospitals, C. difficile, is often a cause of disease and death among the elderly. Patients with C. difficile often have recurrent infections over prolonged periods of time, making treatment challenging. In the United States alone, there are approximately 500,000 C. difficile cases annually, with a mortality rate greater than 2.5 percent. A National institutes of health study aims to prove the effectiveness of a new treatment for the disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
£1.2M capital investment in science education at Plymouth University
Plymouth University has received funding in excess of £1.2M from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to support capital investment for teaching facilities in existing and proposed laboratories, at the headquarters of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth Science Park.
HEFCE

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
ERC starting grants for two researchers of the Max Delbrück Center
Two researchers of the Max Delbrück Center will receive over 3 million euros in research funding from the European Research Council in Strasbourg. Cancer researcher Dr. Michela Di Virgilio and systems biologist Dr. Baris Tursun of the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology of the MDC will receive an ERC Starting Grant endowed with 1.9 million euros and 1.5 million euros respectively. They were selected from 3,273 applicants.
European Research Fund, Strabourg

Contact: Barbara Bachtler
bachtler@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-3896
Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Study of malaria parasites receives 4-year NIH grant of up to $1.8 million
The National Institutes of Health awarded Texas Biomedical Research Institute staff scientist Ian Cheeseman, Ph.D., over $450,000 in first-year funding and is expected to receive up to $1.8 million over four years to continue research into a new method for sequencing the genomes of individual malaria parasites.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Lisa Cruz
lcruz@txbiomed.org
210-724-1691
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Kent State's SOLE Center researchers to study informal STEM learning experiences
While most can agree that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences outside of school can be exciting and engaging for young people, there is much that isn't known about its impact on short-term and long-term learning. That's why the National Science Foundation has recently awarded Kent State University, and its collaborative partners, a $115,000 grant to develop a prototype assessment tool to map informal STEM learning experiences.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bradley Morris
bmorri20@kent.edu
330-672-2294
Kent State University

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
UT Arlington research looks to unlock connections among social network data
A UT Arlington computer science and engineering professor has won a $450,000 Army Research Office grant to develop efficient analytic techniques for combining and understanding the data stored in online social networks.
US Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
UT Arlington civil engineering project aims to reduce heaving on TxDOT roads
A University of Texas at Arlington civil engineering team recently installed a new mix of lime and fly ash on a section of U.S. 82 as a base to reduce soil sulfate heaving and extend the life of the highway as part of a new Texas Department of Transportation field implementation project.
Texas Department of Transportation

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

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Case Western Reserve to lead $27.3 million grant for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy
Case Western Reserve is one of two universities in the country selected to lead a $27.3 million international effort to identify the causes of a mysterious and deadly phenomenon that strikes people with epilepsy without warning.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Jeannette Spalding
jeannette.spalding@case.edu
216-368-3004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
NIH initiates 'Centers Without Walls' to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsy
Nine groups of scientists will receive funding totaling $5.9 million in 2014 to work together on increasing the understanding of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, the leading cause of death from epilepsy. The consortium becomes the second Center Without Walls, an initiative to speed the pace of research on difficult problems in epilepsy by promoting collaborative research. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, funds this initiative.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Barbara McMakin
nindspressteam@ninds.nih.gov
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
American Society for Cell Biology/International Federation for Cell Biology
Paul G. Allen to give $100 million to create Cell Science Institute
Philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen today announced a commitment of $100 million to create the Allen Institute for Cell Science in Seattle. Founded to investigate and model the complex living machinery of cells, the nonprofit Allen Institute for Cell Science and its inaugural project, the Allen Cell Observatory, will accelerate disease research around the world by creating and sharing reagents, data and dynamic, predictive models of cells.

Contact: Rob Piercy
robp@alleninstitute.org
206-548-8486
Allen Institute

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Rapid Ebola test is focus of NIH grant to Rutgers scientist
Rutgers researcher David Alland, working with the California biotechnology company Cepheid, has received a grant of nearly $640,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid test to diagnose Ebola as well as other viruses that can cause symptoms similar to Ebola. Alland and Cepheid previously used technology similar to the planned Ebola test to develop a rapid test for tuberculosis that is now widely used in impoverished areas of the world.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Rob Forman
robert.forman@rutgers.edu
973-972-7276
Rutgers University

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Penn State shares in NSF Critical Zone collaboration grant
Understanding of the Critical Zone, which stretches from tree tops to the deepest fresh groundwater -- the place where rock, soil, water, air and living organisms interact and shape Earth's surface -- will get a needed boost funded by a $1.35 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
New research will help robots know their limits
A team of UK researchers is embarking on a collaborative project to ensure that the autonomous robots we build in the future will be safer, making decisions that are ethical and follow legislation on robotics.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Beck Lockwood
beck@campuspr.co.uk
University of Sheffield

Public Release: 5-Dec-2014
Technological innovation seeks to help patients with chronic liver disease
The American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation is pleased to announce that Ashish Nimgaonkar, M.B.B.S., M.Tech., M.S., from John Hopkins University, has received the inaugural AGA-Boston Scientific Career Development Technology & Innovation Award. Dr. Nimgaonkar's research represents a potential breakthrough in the treatment of patients with chronic liver disease.
Boston Scientific

Contact: Rachel Steigerwald
media@gastro.org
301-272-1603
American Gastroenterological Association

Public Release: 5-Dec-2014
Exeter receives £1.1 million to improve European long-term weather and climate forecasting
The University of Exeter has received a £1.1 million grant to fund pioneering new research that will significantly improve crucial long-term weather forecasts across Europe.
National Environment Research Council

Contact: Duncan Sandes
d.sandes@exeter.ac.uk
01-392-722-062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
IU collaboration to develop computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure
Three Indiana University professors have received $2.1 million to develop a computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure -- the leading cause of liver failure in the United States -- by using advanced microscopic and computational technologies that allow scientists to see into the liver of a living animal.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Food and Drug Administration, National Aeronautical and Space Administration, Department of Defense and the Department of Energy

Contact: Steve Chaplin
stjchap@iu.edu
812-856-1896
Indiana University

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