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Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Turning cancer to fat, drunk fruit flies among projects
Seeking solutions to problems ranging from alcoholism, cancer and Alzheimer's to finding better ways to clean contact lenses and use Lego models to build bridges, UH students devoted the summer to some serious scholarship. Delving into a number of complex projects, students across various disciplines participated in an intensive, full-time research experience in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program under the mentorship of UH faculty members.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Toward personalized medicine for kidney transplant recipients
UC San Francisco is the lead institution on a new seven-year, $17 million multicenter study funded by the National Institutes of Health to determine if certain immune system cells and/or a drug now used for treating rheumatoid arthritis can be effective in improving and maintaining the long-term health of kidney transplant recipients.
NHI/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation Consortium

Contact: Scott Maier
scott.maier@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Frailty and dementia: With SUNY award, UB geriatrician and colleagues study the link
Many studies acknowledge that frailty and dementia often coexist, but little research has been done on why that is the case. Bruce R. Troen, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is working with colleagues at the other State University of New York medical schools to change that.
State University of New York

Contact: Ellen Goldbaum
goldbaum@buffalo.edu
716-645-4605
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
GW researcher receives grant to study environmental factors that contribute to autism
Valerie Hu, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine at the George Washington University, was awarded $435,000 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study how certain environmental factors affect the gene RORA, which has been shown to be an important regulator of multiple genes of neurological significance in those with autism.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Queen's University awarded 500,000 to tackle global food fraud
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have received 500,000 to investigate global food fraud and help prevent criminal activity within the industry.
Economic and Social Research Council, Food Standards Agency

Contact: Claire O'Callaghan
c.ocallaghan@qub.ac.uk
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Collaborative research uses camelina to build better biofuel
A Kansas State University biochemist has received a four-year $1.5 million joint US Department of Agriculture and Department of Energy grant to improve biofuels with a promising crop: Camelina sativa. The research may help boost rural economies and provide farmers with a value-added product.
US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Energy

Contact: Timothy Durrett
tdurrett@k-state.edu
785-532-3139
Kansas State University

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Researchers to track effects of revolutionary new medicines
The University of Liverpool has been awarded 2 million to become a leading centre in the UK for tracking the fate in the body of materials used in breakthrough medicines.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Jamie Brown
jamie.brown@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-2248
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 1-Aug-2014
UC Davis memory researcher wins Pentagon grant
A UC Davis neuroscientist has received a $2.6 million grant from the US Department of Defense to study mechanisms of memory.
US Department of Defense

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

Public Release: 1-Aug-2014
LSUHSC Nursing awarded $1 million grant to improve care for veterans
The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Nursing an Advanced Nursing Education grant in the amount of $1,049,739 over three years. The funding will support training interprofessional teams of students to improve the quality of care for military veterans and diverse populations with behavioral health disorders and multiple chronic conditions.
Health Resources and Services Administration

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

Public Release: 31-Jul-2014
$1.6 million NCI grant to CWRU trains nurses to increase participation in clinical trials
Case Western Reserve University medical and nursing school researchers hope to drastically increase the number of qualified cancer patients who participate in clinical trials, a critical step in testing and developing new treatments and preventions.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Susan Griffith
susan.griffith@case.edu
216-368-1004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
UK psychologist creates patient tool to assist with lung cancer screening decision
A University of Kentucky behavioral researcher was recently awarded a National Cancer Institute grant to develop programs that will help patients and health care providers navigate the lung cancer screening decision-making process.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Elizabeth Adams
859-940-8104
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Kessler funded as satellite site for NIH Stroke Trials Network
NIH StrokeNet brings together teams of research experts specializing in prevention, treatment and recovery. Working with the broader stroke community, they identify priorities for stroke research protocols and provide training for stroke researchers. Kessler Foundation, which specializes in research in stroke rehabilitation and neuroimaging, connects with the new network via Columbia University in New York City, one of the regional centers in NIH StrokeNet.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Carolann Murphy
CMurphy@KesslerFoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
San Antonio Life Sciences Institute awards $25,000 for stem cell research
The San Antonio Life Sciences Institute, a joint venture between the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has selected the winners of the Postdoc Initiative Pilot Program. The winners, Emily Boice from UTSA and Lei Huang from the Health Science Center, will receive $25,000 for their project titled, 'Novel engineered ferritins for tracking and protecting neural stem cells in post-ischemic environment.'
San Antonio Life Sciences Institute

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Rossi Foundation pledges $1M for JAX neurobehavioral research center
The Jackson Laboratory has received a pledge of $1 million from the Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation to support and name the Laboratory's new Neurobehavioral Biometry Center.
The Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation

Contact: Joyce Peterson
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
NSF grant to Wayne State supports new concept for manufacturing nanoscale devices
According to the National Science Foundation, nanotechnology is the creation and utilization of functional materials, devices, and systems with novel properties and functions. A major bottleneck in scaling up nanotechnology is the lack of manufacturing methods that connect different functional materials into one device. A research team led by Dr. Guangzhao Mao, professor of chemical engineering and materials science at Wayne State University, is seeking answers to this problem.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Bacteria-resistant materials -- 2 million to get the 'inside' story
Researchers who discovered a group of new materials capable of repelling bacteria have each won a prestigious research award worth a combined 2 million to find out why.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Lindsay Brooke
lindsay.brooke@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15751
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Prestigious Crohn's and Colitis Canada grants fund promising Canadian research
Crohn's and Colitis Canada funds progressive and innovative projects that bring together the finest scientific minds to find new approaches and treatments for Crohn's and colitis, known collectively as inflammatory bowel disease. Their highly competitive granting process assigns funding applications to an independent peer review panel of scientific experts and lay reviewers, evaluating applications on scientific merit, relevancy and potential impact for Crohn's and colitis patients.
Crohn's and Colitis Canada

Contact: Kari Larson
klarson@crohnsandcolitis.ca
800-387-1479 x252
Crohn's and Colitis Canada

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
New network unites university health care research
Four major health institutions, including Penn State College of Medicine, have jointly received nearly $7 million to develop and expand a health data research network.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
vmi1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Continuing the quest for better stroke therapies
Helping people recover from the debilitating effects of a stroke is an immensely complex challenge that requires deep knowledge of neurophysiology as well as effective therapy. Advancing such knowledge to improve therapeutic options and outcomes has been the primary focus of research by Sergei Adamovich, associate professor of biomedical engineering, since he joined the NJIT faculty more than a decade ago.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Bacardis make gift to significantly advance Mayo Clinic's regenerative medicine research
Imagine a future in which a new lung is grown for a patient in need, using the patient's own cellular material, or a day when an injection of replacement cells will enable a patient to self-heal damage in the brain, nerves or other tissues.

Contact: Kevin Punsky
punsky.kevin@mayo.edu
904-953-0746
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine receive NIH grant
The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine jointly announced today that they have received a five-year $10.7 million grant award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. The grant represents a new direction for the research by studying chlamydial and gonorrheal diseases as the outcome of complex interactions between the host genetics, the urogenital polymicrobial microbiome, and the pathogen's unique genetics.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Contact: Christopher Hardwick
chardwick@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-5260
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Scientists to study hereditary breast cancer to find BRCA1 treatment
People with a BRCA1 gene mutation are at much higher risk for breast cancer, but no treatments exist to specifically target this problem. Researchers will use structural biology tools to better understand this difficult-to-treat hereditary cancer.
Virginia Commonwealth Health Research Board

Contact: Paula Brewer Byron
paulabyron@vt.edu
540-526-2027
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
23andMe scientists receive approximately $1.4 million in funding from National Institutes of Health
23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, has received from the National Institutes of Health a grant totaling $1,367,504 for a two-year project to support the further development of 23andMe's web-based database and research engine for genetic discovery.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Catherine Afarian
cafarian@23andme.com
23andMe Inc.

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
New research to tackle treatment for lung disease
Research into improving treatment for patients with one of the UK's most common respiratory diseases has received a 810,000 funding boost.
National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

Contact: Philippa Walker
philippa.walker@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-8086
University of Bristol

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
OU physicist receives $1 million Keck Foundation grant
A University of Oklahoma physicist has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop a quantum enhanced plasmonic sensor. The emerging field of physics known as quantum plasmonics will enable technology for sensing applications and lead to earlier detection of diseases, detection of pathogens that were previously 'invisible,' and advanced warning of dangerous pollutants or chemicals in the atmosphere.
W.M. Keck Foundation

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

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