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Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Youth football study receives $3.8 million from National Institutes of Health
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a $3.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue studying the effects of head impacts in youth league football.
NIH/National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Marguerite Beck
marbeck@gmail.com
336-716-2415
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
New program bridges gap between research and market
Four UC Davis researchers have been awarded $50,000 each in the first year of a competitive grant program aimed at taking university research into commercial applications.
UC Davis Science Translation and Innovative Research

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
University of Alaska Fairbanks awarded $18.8 million for biomedical research, education
The University of Alaska Fairbanks received an $18.8 million award from the National Institutes of Health to fund statewide biomedical research and student training focused on the interface of health, disease and the environment in people and animals. The five-year award continues support for an NIH Institutional Development Award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence linking university-based researchers and students from Alaska's main campuses to meet research and workforce needs of Alaska's cities and rural communities.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Marie Thoms
methoms@alaska.edu
907-474-7412
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
Moore quantum materials: Recipe for serendipity
Rice University physicist Emilia Morosan has won a Materials Synthesis Investigator award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The award includes a $1.5 million, five-year research grant that will give Morosan considerable freedom to search for new quantum materials with emergent behavior.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
NIH awards $20 million grant to Oak Crest Institute of Science
Researchers at the Oak Crest Institute of Science have been awarded a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to systematically develop an intravaginal ring capable of delivering powerful antiretroviral drugs to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted HIV in women. This Program will allow researchers, for the first time, to rigorously test a large group of antiretroviral drugs in a systematic fashion so that they can determine the best-performing candidates in order to advance them rapidly into clinical trials.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Marc Baum
info@oak-crest.org
626-817-0883
Oak Crest Institute of Science

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
University of Oklahoma professor awarded NSF CAREER grant to create visualization tools
A University of Oklahoma professor is creating innovative new ways for people to interact with data in the digital humanities with a five-year, $496,124 National Science Foundation CAREER grant. The University of Oklahoma project will greatly expand the usefulness of data visualizations by providing a general way to create, edit, search and query data inside the visualizations themselves.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
Lauren Sciences LLC research team at Ben-Gurion University awarded grant from The ALS Association to develop V-Smart™ Therapeutic for ALS
Lauren Sciences LLC, the private New York biotechnology company developing transformative V-Smart therapeutics, with its innovative V-Smart targeted drug delivery system, based upon its novel V-Smart nanovesicle platform technology, announced the award of a grant today from The ALS Association to its research team at Ben-Gurion University. The ALS Association grant will support development of a V-Smart therapeutic for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
ALS Association

Contact: Susan Rosenbaum
srosenbaum@laurensciences.com
212-737-0455
Lauren Sciences LLC

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
UChicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care receive $1.8M NIH grant for diabetes research
The grant will establish the first Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Clinical Center in Chicago. TrialNet, a long-term, international collaboration managed by the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, identifies people at risk or in the early stages of type 1 diabetes. Once identified, researchers offer individuals the chance to participate in studies that introduce prevention or treatment tactics that may have an impact on the progression of the disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Matt Wood
matthew.wood@uchospitals.edu
773-702-5894
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Reclamation awards $1.4 million to 9 desalination & water purification research studies
Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that nine research projects and pilot studies will receive $1.4 million to address desalination and water purification needs. Reclamation's Desalination and Water Purification Research Program will provide the funding for four research laboratory-scale projects and three pilot testing projects. Two previously announced pilot-scale projects will receive second-year funding.
US Bureau of Reclamation

Contact: Peter Soeth
psoeth@usbr.gov
303-445-3615
Bureau of Reclamation

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Taking astronomy to the next level
Construction of the highly anticipated Large Synoptic Survey Telescope can begin now that the National Science Foundation has finalized funding. To be located in Chile, LSST is a proposed 8-meter wide-field survey telescope that will image the entire visible sky approximately twice per week, providing an unprecedented amount of information while transforming the emerging discipline of data-enabled science.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ivy F. Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Beaumont awarded research grant from National Cancer Institute
Metro Detroit area residents with cancer, and those throughout Michigan, will have access to federally-funded cancer research studies thanks to a five-year grant recently awarded to the Beaumont Cancer Institute. Beaumont Health System is one of 34 community sites participating in the National Cancer Institute's Community Oncology Research Program, also known as NCORP.
NIH/National Cancer

Contact: Angela Blazevski
angela.blazevski@beaumont.edu
248-551-0445
Beaumont Health System

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Seven physicians awarded a total of $675,000 to fund radiation oncology-specific studies
The American Society for Radiation Oncology has selected seven leading physicians to receive a total of $675,000 in awards and grants to advance radiation oncology research.
American Society for Radiation Oncology

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

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
GW researcher receives grant to develop genetic tools to study parasitic infections
John Hawdon, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology, immunology, and tropical medicine at the George Washington University, was recently awarded $430,722 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a model system to study parasitic nematode infection, which will lead to greater understanding of the infective process and the host's immune response to infection.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Grand Challenges Canada funds seven new global health innovations in ASEAN countries
Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, has announced funding of seven projects implemented in Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries. This funding, totaling $784,000, will support projects that combine scientific, technical, social and business innovation to solve pressing global health challenges.
Grand Challenges Canada

Contact: Lode Roels
lode.roels@grandchallenges.ca
647-328-2021
Terry Collins Assoc

Public Release: 8-Aug-2014
UTMB receives over $6 million to develop treatment for deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses
A University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researcher virologist Alex Bukreyev, professor of pathology, has been awarded two National Institutes of Health grants and a Department of Defense grant totaling more than $6 million to develop experimental drugs against both Ebola and Marburg. Each funded study involves collaborations among teams with different areas of expertise led by Christopher Basler, professor of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense

Contact: Donna Ramirez
donna.ramirez@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 8-Aug-2014
Pinpointing genes that protect against frailty
Frailty is a common condition associated with old age, characterized by weight loss, weakness, decreased activity level and reduced mobility, which together increase the risk of injury and death. Yet, not all elderly people become frail; some remain vigorous and robust well into old-age. The question remains: why?
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Kim Newman
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
LSUHSC awarded $5.6 million NCI grant to save lives and boost economy
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans has been awarded a $5.6 million grant over five years to build a regional cancer clinical trials network. Open to all patients, the focus of the Gulf South Minority/Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Program is minority and underserved patients who die from cancer at higher rates. This comprehensive cancer-management network of physicians, nurses and researchers from major teaching and private medical institutions will bring patients the latest investigational treatments.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Designing better materials for the 21st century
The US Defense Department recently named Jian Luo, professor of nanoengineering and materials science and engineering at the University of California, San Diego as one of 10 new National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows. The award provides up to $3 million over five years to develop a new materials design tool called interfacial phase diagrams.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
chockmuth@ucsd.edu
858-822-1359
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
SLU scientists to examine regional climate change as part of $20 million Missouri consortium
Tim Eichler, Ph.D., assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, is the principal investigator at SLU and will study changes to regional weather patterns as a part of the National Science Foundation study.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Seven high school students receive opportunity to conduct digestive disease research
The American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation has announced the 2014 American Gastroenterological Association-Eli and Edythe Broad Student Research Fellowship Award recipients.
Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

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

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
New research aims to improve energy efficiency, cut costs and carbon emissions
Against a world backdrop of increased concerns about energy security, price fluctuations and, of course, the need to address climate change, six new research projects that aim to gain a fuller understanding of how energy is managed in the country's non-domestic buildings are launched today. Funded with 3 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, on behalf of the Research Councils UK Energy Programme.
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: 6-Aug-2014
UTSA researcher awarded NSF grant to create computer models for food insecurity project
Eric Jing Du, assistant professor of Construction Science in The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Architecture, has been awarded major funding from the National Science Foundation Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research Program to complete a four-year research project about food security issues in West Africa using real-time simulation computer models. Du will apply models to predict human behavior in different scenarios relating to the food security issue.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jesus Chavez
jesus.chavez@utsa.edu
210-458-7904
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 6-Aug-2014
Studying muscle function to advance treatment of heart failure
'Our understanding of muscle fatigue is currently limited by our inability to directly observe this process at the molecular level,' Debold says. 'The really exciting aspect of this project is that it will overcome this limitation by using the latest technologies to directly visualize and characterize the process of muscle fatigue at the single-molecule level.'
American Heart Association

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

Public Release: 6-Aug-2014
Rett Syndrome Association of MA joins Rettsyndrome.org to explore treatment option
Rett Syndrome Association of Massachusetts and Rettsyndrome.org are thrilled to announce today their renewed commitment to work together to defeat Rett syndrome. A generous $150,000 donation from RSAM will support a Rettsyndrome.org approved grant to Dr. Michela Fagiolini's project at the Boston Children's Hospital: 'Assessing NMDA receptor (NMDAr) modulators to ameliorate cortical regression in Rett syndrome'.
Rett Syndrome Association of Massachusetts, Rettsyndrome.org

Contact: Shannon Starkey-Taylor
sstaylor@rettsyndrome.org
International Rett Syndrome Foundation

Public Release: 6-Aug-2014
New funding supports search for solutions to white-nose syndrome
Two US Forest Service research teams recently received more than $97,000 in grants from Bat Conservation International and the Tennessee Chapter of The Nature Conservancy for work aimed at identifying and developing tools to control Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the invasive fungus that causes white-nose syndrome.
Bat Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy

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

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