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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
NIMHPress@nih.gov
301-443-4536
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
aparseki@uwyo.edu
307-766-3603
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
yung.lie@damonrunyon.org
212-455-0521
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
dorothee.volkert@fau.de
49-911-530-296-168
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
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
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
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
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
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
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
karen_black@urmc.rochester.edu
585-758-0972
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
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 16-Jul-2015
Kessler Foundation and University of Bordeaux collaborate on MS emotional processing study
Kessler Foundation and the University of Bordeaux are launching a collaborative study on emotional processing deficits in people with multiple sclerosis, funded by the ARSEP Foundation of France. The study will examine how emotional processing deficits in MS are associated with social functioning across society integration and social functioning/participation, marriage/significant other relationships and friendships.
ARSEP Foundation of France

Contact: Lauren Scrivo
LScrivo@KesslerFoundation.org
973-768-6583
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
Michael Horn receives prestigious honor for young faculty
Northwestern University's Michael S. Horn, a scientist who studies how people learn from new technologies and designs innovative learning experiences, has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. Horn will design and study new computational literacy experiences for young people in museums, homes and out-of-school programs. A goal of his CAREER project, titled 'Blocks, Stickers and Puzzles: Rethinking Computational Literacy Experiences in Informal Environments,' is to increase diversity in postsecondary computer science programs.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
SLU scientist awarded special NIH grant to solve painkiller problem
SLU pain researcher Daniela Salvemini has been awarded the NIH's Cutting-Edge Basic Research Award to solve an alarming problem: pain killers that are capable of quelling terrible pain also carry debilitating side effects and significant risk of addiction.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Carrie Bebermeyer
bebermcl@slu.edu
314-977-8015
Saint Louis University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
Researcher gets $1.48 million to study disease that causes blindness in AIDS patients
Dr. Richard Dix, professor in the Department of Biology at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $1.48 million federal grant to study an eye disease that causes vision loss and blindness in HIV-immunosuppressed patients who do not have access to antiretroviral therapy or don't respond to the therapy.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: LaTina Emerson
lemerson1@gsu.edu
404-413-1353
Georgia State University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
ROI awards two project grants to examine the comparative value of radiation therapy
The Radiation Oncology Institute has selected David J. Sher, MD, MPH, an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas--Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and Anand Shah, MD, MPH, a post-doctoral residency fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York to receive grants for their projects to examine the comparative value of radiation therapy, in response to ROI's Request for Proposals issued earlier this year.

Contact: Michelle Kirkwood
michelle.kirkwood@astro.org
703-286-1600
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
Case Western Reserve to lead multi-institutional 'big data' project
Case Western Reserve University is one of three institutions nationwide to win federal 'big data' grants focused on developing ways to ensure the integrity and comparability of the reams of information the US health care system collects every day. If successful, the work could create enormous new opportunities to glean insights that help physicians cure or even prevent illness and disease.
NIH Big Data to Knowledge

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

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
NTU's Earth Observatory of Singapore receives $2 million scholarship
The Earth Observatory of Singapore at Nanyang Technological University has received S$2 million to set up a postgraduate scholarship fund, to boost research in earth sciences.
The Stephen Riady Group of Foundations

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
$1.9 million NIH grant to enhance EPC-based cell therapy for vascular diseases
Wayne State University received a $1.9 million NIH grant (1R01HL128647) titled 'Chemokine Signaling in EPC Angiogenesis: A Role of Lysine Methylation,' aims to provide valuable information and potential therapeutic targets for enhancing endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs)-based cell therapy for certain vascular diseases, as well as advance the field of chemokine receptor biology.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
NCI study to test whether mindfulness-based stress reduction alleviates 'chemo brain'
The National Cancer Institute has awarded more than $2.8 million to University of South Florida College of Nursing to study memory and concentration among breast cancer survivors using a meditation-based stress reduction intervention.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Vjollca 'V' Hysenlika
vhysenli@health.usf.edu
813-974-2017
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Clemson scientist shares $2.4 million from NSF to advance cotton genomic research
A five-member team that includes Clemson University scientist Chris Saski -- the director of Clemson's Genomics and Computational Biology Laboratory -- will share a $2.4 million grant recently awarded by the National Science Foundation to continue genomics research on Upland cotton.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Melvin
jsmelvi@clemson.edu
864-784-1707
Clemson University

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
UT Arlington aerospace engineer improving advanced composite materials for aircraft
A University of Texas at Arlington professor is collaborating with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. through a $1.35 million grant to design more durable materials and accelerate their implementation in composite aircraft.
Army National Rotorcraft Technology Center, Sikorsky Corp.

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

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
UK's Digital Economy research boosted by £23 million investment in 6 new world-leading centers
As part of the Government's Summer Budget, the Chancellor, George Osborne, confirmed funding for six new multidisciplinary research centers -- worth a total of £45 million with partner contributions -- that will drive forward the UK's Digital Economy research, knowledge and skills. Designed to help create and deliver real-world impact, the £23 million investment will come via the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and will support the centers over the next five years.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation partners with the Alzheimer's Association to award grants
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association announced today the award of three grants at the frontier of investigating the role of the immune system in Alzheimer's disease. The awards in this understudied but rich area of research are funded at a total of $500,000.
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

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

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation awards $7 million to reveal biology of Alzheimer's disease
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced today the award of Allen Distinguished Investigator grants to five teams of researchers with projects that will open new and innovative avenues of research in Alzheimer's disease by uncovering its elusive biological roots. The projects are funded at a total of $7 million over three years.
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

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

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Two NIH grants support IU psychologist's effort to improve community mental health care
With a pair of National Institutes of Health grants totaling nearly $3 million, Indiana University clinical psychologist Cara Lewis will tackle two major issues in the effort to bring evidence-based mental health treatment into community mental health centers.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Kevin Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Wayne State studying effects of tocotrienols from palm oil in end-stage renal disease
A team of researchers led by Pramod Khosla, Ph.D., associate professor of nutrition and food science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, will study the effects of a daily supplement of a Tocotrienol-rich fraction from palm oil to see if it improves dyslipidemia, a disorder of lipoprotein metabolism that may be manifested by a decrease in the 'good' high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in patients with ESRD who are on hemodialysis.
Malaysian Palm Oil Board

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

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