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Public Release: 13-Oct-2014
UCLA launches new research network to help children with autism transition into adulthood
With a $900,000 award from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities has established a national Health Care Transitions Research Network for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Contact: Simi Singer
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 13-Oct-2014
Major grant to fund research into advanced, economically viable bioproducts
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota and Argonne National Laboratory will explore ways to produce renewable plastic precursors and other substances from biomass with a recently announced $3.3 million grant from the United States Department of Energy.
US Department of Energy

Contact: George Huber
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 13-Oct-2014
Helping stroke patients transition from hospital to home
Stroke patients and their family caregivers often find the transition from hospital to home difficult. However, a new $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will help Michigan State University researchers look at ways to improve that experience using a nontraditional approach.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Sarina Gleason
Michigan State University

Public Release: 13-Oct-2014
Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk 2 miles to burn it off?
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health more than $2 million to study the effects of physical activity food labeling on consumer food choices and exercise.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Donna Parker
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 13-Oct-2014
Clemson leads research on new materials that could make it safer to store nuclear waste
Minerals that endure in nature for millions of years are inspiring a Clemson University-led research team to explore whether new materials could be developed to encase nuclear waste for safe storage. The three-year project recently won an $800,000 research grant from the US Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Programs.
DOE/Nuclear Energy University Programs

Contact: Kyle Brinkman
Clemson University

Public Release: 13-Oct-2014
Funding for better understanding of neural stem cells
A team of scientists led by a researcher from Plymouth University has received funding of more than £400,000 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to investigate how neural stem cells differ from each other. The study's findings could hold the key to the future use of neural stem cells in treatments to eradicate neurological conditions such as dementia and brain tumors.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Andrew Gould
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 13-Oct-2014
York leads the way in carbohydrate research
Scientists at the University of York have secured funding to purchase ground-breaking equipment that will transform glycoscience in the UK.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Saskia Angenent
University of York

Public Release: 13-Oct-2014
Genetic testing seeks co-ordinated approach in re-contacting patients
A new study will be examining the implications of when and how NHS healthcare professionals re-contact patients with new genetic information that may impact their health or that of their family. The three year Economic and Social Research Council funded research will also explore issues of consent and how genetic information is stored.
Economic and Social Research Council

Contact: Esther White
University of Exeter

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
UT Arlington wins $1.4 million to combat mental health, substance abuse worker shortage
UT Arlington will use a $1.4 million grant to help increase the numbers of mental health and substance abuse workers in the US.
US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration

Contact: Bridget Lewis
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
UC Riverside's 'Alternative Earths' team selected to join the NASA Astrobiology Institute
If we're looking at planets in solar systems far away, how can we tell if they support life? UC Riverside researchers will share a $50 million grant from the NASA Astrobiology Institute to help answer that question by studying ancient rocks on Earth to determine how oxygen developed in our atmosphere billions of years ago. The team will map states of life on Earth from 3.2 billion years ago to 700 million years ago.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
Big data sharing for better health
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have been awarded a $9.2 million grant to help modernize and transform how researchers share, use, find and cite biomedical datasets.
National Institutes of Health Data to Knowledge program

Contact: Scott LaFee
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
Virtual worlds to be used to trial potential new water systems
Virtual worlds similar to those experienced by game-players of the global phenomena Minecraft and SimCity could be used to help test potential new water infrastructure development in the UK.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Duncan Sandes
University of Exeter

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
Boston Children's Hospital to lead NIH-funded Rare Diseases Consortium studying autism and intellect
Under a five-year, $6 million grant announced today by the National Institutes of Health, Boston Children's Hospital will lead 10 medical centers in studying three rare genetic syndromes that often cause autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. The study's ultimate goal is to launch clinical trials of new treatments and develop 'biomarkers' that can be used to monitor treatment effectiveness -- for the three rare syndromes and possibly for broader groups of ASD/ID patients.
National Institutes of Health Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Phelan McDermid Syndrome Foundation, PTEN World, PTEN Life, The Beatrice and Samuel A. Seaver Foundation

Contact: Meghan Weber
Boston Children's Hospital

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
Canada supports 11 novel projects to tackle mental health disorders in developing nations
Marking World Mental Health Day, 11 innovators from eight countries -- Canada, Colombia, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Jamaica, Rwanda and Peru -- will share $2.9 million in Canadian government funding for new projects to improve mental health in developing countries, one of the world's biggest unmet needs. One project aims to reduce corporal punishment in Jamaica where, according to UNICEF, 90 percent of males and 87 of females 2–14 years old experience violent discipline such as psychological aggression or physical punishment.
Grand Challenges Canada

Contact: Lode Roels
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
NSF awards $300,000 to MU to research open online communities
Open online communities, such as Wikipedia or free and open source software development projects, have emerged as significant drivers of innovation, economic activity and social well-being. The National Science Foundation has awarded $300,000 to the University of Missouri Informatics Institute in the College of Engineering to develop principles, systems and detailed methodological approaches for sharing OOC data and explaining OOC research results across disciplines.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Big Data methods in biobehavioral health goal of training grant
A National Institutes of Health Big Data to Knowledge Program grant to Donna Coffman, research associate professor in Penn State's College of Health and Human Development and principal investigator at the Methodology Center, targets the development of big data methods for biobehavioral change and maintenance. This training grant is for more than $500,000 over three years.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Lewis School receives HRSA grant for interprofessional graduate health education
The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions has been awarded a three-year, $1,146,189 grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to develop a new interprofessional model for graduate nursing education.
US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

Contact: Angela Go
Georgia State University

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Earth to data: Making sense of environmental observations
As with the proverbial canary in the coal mine, birds serve as an indicator of the health of our environment. Many common species have experienced significant population declines within the last 40 years. Suggested causes include habitat loss and climate change, however to fully understand bird distribution relative to the environment, extensive data are needed.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
UC Santa Cruz leads $11 million Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $11 million to UC Santa Cruz to create the technical infrastructure needed for the broad application of genomics in medicine and biomedical research. This grant funds the Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics, a multi-institutional partnership based at UC Santa Cruz and led by David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering and director of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute.
National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Pitt selected by NIH to lead center of excellence in national big data research consortium
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Pittsburgh an $11 million, four-year grant to lead a Big Data to Knowledge Center of Excellence, an initiative that will help scientists capitalize more fully on large amounts of available data and to make data science a more prominent component of biomedical research.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Researchers to receive $4.4 million from NIH to harness biomedical data 'goldmines'
San Diego researchers at The Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Translational Science Institute will receive more than $4.4 million as part of a National Institutes of Health initiative called 'Big Data to Knowledge.'
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
University of Chicago establishes national center to study genetics of drug abuse in rats
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded the University of Chicago a $12 million, five year grant to establish a national Center of Excellence to study drug abuse-associated behaviors by conducting research with rats. The NIDA Center for Genome-Wide Association Studies in Outbred Rats will combine complex behavioral studies with recent technological advances in rat genetics to help scientists shed light on the genes behind drug addiction.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Kevin Jiang
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
University of Illinois, Mayo Clinic collaborate to revolutionize genomic data analysis
Today's researchers have unleashed a river of valuable biomedical data. In 2012, the National Institutes of Health created the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative to enable efforts to harness the potential of this flood of information. As part of the first wave of BD2K funding, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mayo Clinic have now received a $9.34M, 4-year award to create one of several new Centers of Excellence for Big Data Computing.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
UCLA awarded $11 million to lead NIH Center of Excellence for Big Data computing
The National Institutes of Health have awarded University of California Los Angeles $11 million to form a Center for Excellence for Big Data Computing. Part of an initial $32 million outlay for the $656 million Big Data to Knowledge initiative, the University of California Los Angeles center will develop new strategies for mining the mind-boggling surge in complex biomedical data sets known as Big Data
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Elaine Schmidt
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Announcement by NIH at 11:30 a.m. EDT Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C.
New NIH Big Data to Knowledge center of excellence
National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins today announced a new national initiative, the National Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge, focused on developing computational tools to facilitate the collection and analysis of large-scale health data generated by mobile and wearable sensors. Computer scientists Deepak Ganesan and Benjamin Marlin will co-lead the center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, one of 12 institutions sharing $10.8 million over four years.
NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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