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Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Greater suicide prevention efforts coming to rural Washington state
Washington state's rural communities with the highest suicide rates soon will get more resources to help with prevention training and support.
Washington Women's Foundation

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
UTA researchers use giant foam blocks to keep approach slabs of bridges from settling
A research team at The University of Texas at Arlington is using giant lightweight geofoam blocks to bolster the earth beneath roads and bridges and slow down the settling of roadways and bridges.
Texas Department of Transportation

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

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Dusty secrets could help asthma sufferers
In the first study of its kind, researchers in the UA's BIO5 Institute have set out to identify compounds in dust samples from Amish farming communities. The project's goal is to identify compounds present in dust in the farm environment that may be protective against asthma. Findings from this study could lead to the development of medicines to prevent the disease.
Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products, Janssen Biotech Inc.

Contact: Daniel Stolte
stolte@email.arizona.edu
520-626-4402
University of Arizona

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
UMass Amherst biochemist named a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator
Li-Jun Ma, a University of Massachusetts Amherst biochemist and genomics expert, has received a coveted five-year, $500,000 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease award to develop new treatment options for opportunistic fungal infections. Today doctors are treating an increasing number of immune-suppressed patients, and fungi are developing resistance to traditional anti-fungal drugs. Fungal infections claim over 1.5 million lives each year and pose an increasing threat to public health, Ma notes.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

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

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
$8.5 million grant for developing nano printing technology
Northwestern University has received a five-year, $8.5 million grant from the US Department of Defense's competitive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program to develop a '4-dimensional printer' -- the next generation of printing technology for the scientific world. Once developed, the 4-D printer, operating on the nanoscale, will be used to construct new devices for research in chemistry, materials sciences and US defense-related areas that could lead to new chemical and biological sensors, catalysts, microchip designs and more.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, US Department of Defense

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

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Scripps Florida scientists win $2.1 million to study protein linked to Parkinson's disease
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $2.1 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study a protein that has been closely linked in animal models to Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
Bay Area Lyme Foundation awards diagnostic grant to Harvard Medical School researchers
Harvard Medical School research collaborators Nira Pollock, M.D., Ph.D., and John Branda, M.D., have just been awarded the 2015 Emerging Leader Award from Bay Area Lyme Foundation, the leading national nonprofit funder of innovative Lyme disease research. The $100,000 grant that accompanies this award will support research on a potential biomarker for Lyme disease, which may lead to the development of a novel urine test for early Lyme disease.
Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Contact: Tara DiMilia
tara.dimilia@tmstrat.com
908-369-7168
DDC

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
Pitt engineer receives $200,000 grant to explore use of bamboo
A University of Pittsburgh-led consortium is one of 14 new multilateral university partnerships created by the Global Innovation Initiative, a program funded by the US and UK governments to foster multilateral research collaboration with higher education institutions in Brazil, China, India and Indonesia.
UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, US Department of State

Contact: Paul Kovach
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
TGAC awarded £100,000 to combat sugar beet crop infection in the UK
The Plant & Microbial Genomics Group at TGAC has been awarded £100,000 towards the identification of the sources of infection and reinfection of the sugar beet crop across the UK.
British Beet Research Organisation

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
01-603-450-107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Ecological Society of America awarded NSF funding to retain diversity
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $597,643 grant to the Ecological Society of America's Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability program, supporting a three-pronged approach to increase diversity.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Teresa Mourad
teresa@esa.org
202-833-8773 x234
Ecological Society of America

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
$3.5 million grant to UC Davis will help study early reading instruction
The grant, from the US Department of Education's Institute of Education Science, focuses on students who are struggling with early reading.
US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences

Contact: Karen Nikos-Rose
kmnikos@ucdavis.edu
530-752-6101
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
UT Arlington's new NSF center and industry partnership aims to lower infrastructure costs
A new National Science Foundation center at the University of Texas at Arlington will determine how to best use composite materials to extend the life-cycle of civil infrastructure, resulting in less maintenance and lower costs to taxpayers.
National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

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

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Wayne State professor receives prestigious DOE early career grant
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science recently announced its selection of 50 scientists from across the nation to receive its Early Career Research Program award. Eranda Nikolla, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical engineering in Wayne State University's College of Engineering, was selected out of 620 submissions to receive a five-year, $750,000 award for her proposal, Nanostructured, targeted layered metal oxides as active and selective heterogeneous electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
University of Houston researchers search for new, more efficient materials
Researchers from the University of Houston are working to discover novel materials, funded by a $1 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
$10 million grant funds 5-year citrus greening research project
To help develop a therapeutic treatment for citrus greening disease, a bacterial infection that threatens the future of the US citrus industry, the United States Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative has awarded a diverse group of researchers a $10 million grant.
USDA/Specialty Crop Research Initiative

Contact: Melissa Osgood
mmo59@cornell.edu
607-255-2059
Cornell University

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Vanderbilt University receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
Vanderbilt biologist Laurence Zwiebel has received a Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration grant to create a wrist-band device that vaporizes a super-repellant thousands of times more powerful than DEET to create a personal no-fly zone that protects people from mosquitoes and other disease-carrying insects.
Gates Foundation

Contact: David Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Northeastern researchers investigate rules of the water
This summer an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research team led by North­eastern pro­fessor Geoff Trussell will study com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tion and con­nec­tivity of rocky inter­tidal habi­tats throughout the Gulf of Maine. The project is intended to help inform the devel­op­ment of pre­dic­tive eco­log­ical models that can be used to improve how these ecosys­tems are man­aged and preserved.
National Sci­ence Foundation

Contact: Casey Bayer
c.bayer@neu.edu
617-373-2592
Northeastern University

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