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Public Release: 9-May-2016
Feeling the pulse of Africa
The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) sent 10 students to the PanAfrican Legume Conference and World Cowpea Conference in Livingstone, Zambia. CSSA is celebrating the International Year of Pulses (IYP) to promote pulses -- crops of dry beans, peas, and lentils.
Crop Science Society of America

Contact: Susan Fisk
American Society of Agronomy

Public Release: 9-May-2016
Chrysalis BioTherapeutics receives $3 million grant for nuclear countermeasure development
Chrysalis BioTherapeutics, Inc. received a $3 million SBIR Grant from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop its regenerative peptide drug TP508 as a nuclear countermeasure. In preclinical studies, TP508 administration 24 hours after radiation exposure significantly increases survival and protects normal tissues with no reported adverse effects. Thus, following intentional or accidental detonation of a nuclear device, TP508 administration may prevent radiation sickness, increase survival, and enhance survivor's quality-of-life.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Dr. Darrell Carney
Chrysalis BioTherapeutics, Inc.

Public Release: 9-May-2016
USDA, DOE partner to invest $10 million in green energy research
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the joint investment of $10 million towards research that will drive more efficient biofuels production and agricultural feedstock improvements.
US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Energy

Contact: Kelly Flynn
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 9-May-2016
NYU receives $1.6 million NIH grant to study the biological and physiological effects of e-cigs
The safety of aerosol mixtures emitted by 'e-cigs' and 'vapes' remains largely unknown. The grant received by Saxena and Li was one of seven such grants awarded by the NIDCR to promote and improve understanding of how aerosol mixtures emitted by e-cigarettes impact the oral cavity. The initial host interaction of aerosol mixtures produced by e-cigs occurs largely in the oral cavity, where exposure to aerosolized nicotine and other components is highest.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: christopher james
New York University

Public Release: 9-May-2016
MUSC Hollings awarded $8.9 million to study sphingolipid signaling
The MUSC Hollings Cancer Center received an $8.9 million grant from the NCI designed to foster collaboration across clinical and laboratory research for the study of signaling in sphingolipids, a class of lipids known to be involved in the growth of solid tumor cancers. The PPG, led by Besim Ogretmen, Ph.D., includes a Phase II trial with a new therapy (YELIVA™ (ABC294640)) for liver cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, RedHill Biopharma

Contact: Allison Leggett
Medical University of South Carolina

Public Release: 9-May-2016
USDA announces $2.4 million in available funding to relieve veterinary shortages
The US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture today announced $2.4 million in available funding to relieve veterinarian shortage situations through education, extension and training as well as support for veterinary practices in designated shortage areas.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Kelly Flynn
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 9-May-2016
A search engine for arguments
Discussions on the Internet are hard to analyze, whether it is controversy over the trade agreement TTIP, or the debate on refugees. A new priority program funded by the German Research Foundation is working to shed light on this problem: starting in 2017, researchers from across Germany will work on a search engine for arguments. Bielefeld University is leading the program 'Ratio' in cooperation with the Jacobs University Bremen, the University of Duisburg-Essen, Leipzig University, and the Bauhaus University Weimar.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Dr. Philipp Cimiano
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 9-May-2016
USF professor studying similarities in Alzheimer's and CTE from head injuries
A USF physics professor studying chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a recently discovered brain disease in athletes who have suffered repeated brain trauma from on-field collisions, suggests possibility that CTE can start when an on-field collision generates a 'seed' that spreads within the damaged brain, comparable to 'prion diseases,' such as 'mad cow disease,' where a damaged protein can transmit its damaged state to its healthy counterparts and subsequently induces spreading of protein abnormality.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Randolph Fillmore
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

Public Release: 5-May-2016
Preventing asthma in children: University of Arizona researchers are 1 step closer
Efforts to improve the health of children at increased risk for asthma will receive a major boost with the launch of a new University of Arizona Health Sciences-led, federally funded national clinical study. For Fernando D. Martinez, M.D., and his colleagues at the UA Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, this study follows 30 years of research to prevent and cure this chronic disease.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Jane Erikson
University of Arizona Health Sciences

Public Release: 5-May-2016
NASA taps Penn State geoscientist to join ancient Mars habitability project
When NASA began seeking new scientists to join its Curiosity Mars rover team, Penn State geoscientist Christopher House knew his experience could be a valuable asset to the project.

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 4-May-2016
USDA announces $15.6 million in grants to strengthen rural communities
The US Department of Agriculture today announced $15.6 million in grants to increase prosperity in rural America through research, education, and extension programs focused on promoting rural community development, economic growth, and sustainability.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Kelly Flynn
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Werner Siemens Foundation fosters synthetic biotechnology
With its donation of 11.5 million euro, the Werner Siemens Foundation has facilitated the launch of the teaching and research domain Synthetic Biotechnology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). This gives the new TUM School of Bioengineering (MSB) a strong accent as an Integrative Research Center. The foundation contract was signed yesterday in Munich.
Werner Siemens-Stiftung

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Scripps Florida awarded $2.5 million to advance development of RNA-based therapeutics
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to design precision drug candidates that target disease-associated RNAs.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Schumaker awarded National Academy of Education fellowship
Kathryn Schumaker, University of Oklahoma assistant professor in the Department of Classics and Letters in the OU College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of one of 30 fellowships from the National Academy of Education for early career scholars working in critical areas of education. The fellowship award of $70,000 is designated to assist with the fellow's salary and research expenses for the fellowship period. The Academy, an honorary educational society, administers the fellowships with funding from the Spencer Foundation.
National Academy of Education, Spencer Foundation

Contact: Jana Smith
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Hermits in American culture
19th century recluses who withdrew to the solitude of caves -- modern people who deliberately live a life of abstinence: these are parallels drawn by Ina Bergmann, an American Studies scholar. Her research on the subject has been rewarded with two fellowships.
Huntington Library, Art Collections, Botanical Gardens, Trinity College Dublin

Contact: Dr. Ina Bergmann
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 3-May-2016
DOE Office of Science selects 49 scientists to receive early career research funding
The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science has selected 49 scientists from across the nation -- including 22 from DOE's national laboratories and 27 from US universities -- to receive significant funding for research as part of DOE's Early Career Research Program.
DOE Office of Science

Contact: Office of Science Communications
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 3-May-2016
UM researcher lands CAREER grant to improve mass spectrometry
Mass spectrometry is a technique used to identify the chemical makeup of a given sample, and University of Montana researcher Robert Smith just earned funding that may improve the process.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Robert Smith
The University of Montana

Public Release: 3-May-2016
UTSA professor receives grant to create more versatile legged robots
Pranav Bhounsule, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $160,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his top-tier research on bipedal robots. Bhounsule, head of UTSA's Robotics and Motion Laboratory, plans to create algorithms that enable legged robots to balance themselves while handling difficult terrain, an asset most robots currently lack.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joanna Carver
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 3-May-2016
USDA awards $16 million for research into sustainable crop and livestock production methods
The US Department of Agriculture today awarded $16.5 million in grants to support research into methods for boosting agriculture productivity and ensuring food security in the face of pests, diseases and a changing climate. In addition, USDA announced that it is seeking applications for the next round of projects, which will focus on pollinator health and plant and animal phenomics.

Contact: Kelly Flynn
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 2-May-2016
TGen SU2C melanoma dream team member receives $200,000 Sharp Award
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has selected Dr. Muhammed Murtaza of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), paired with Dr. Antoni Ribas of UCLA, as recipients of a $200,000 SU2C Phillip A. Sharp Innovation in Collaboration Award, named for the Nobel Laureate and Chair of SU2C's Scientific Advisory Committee. The award, first established in 2014, supports opportunities for SU2C scientists from different teams to explore innovative collaborations to accelerate the development of new cancer treatments.
Stand Up To Cancer

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 2-May-2016
How does the environment affect obesity?
Researchers will be examining how agricultural and food processing practices may affect brown fat activity directly or indirectly. Research will look at how toxicants such as pesticides or herbicides and artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrups could alter brown fat (BAT).
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Veronica McGuire
McMaster University

Public Release: 2-May-2016
USDA announces $6 million in available funding for antimicrobial resistance research
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, and administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Contact: Kelly Flynn
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 2-May-2016
Engineering student wins NSF research fellowship
A University of Houston student set to graduate this spring has been awarded a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation, propelling him toward a graduate degree in chemical engineering.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 2-May-2016
SU2C grants support 'innovation in collaboration' in cancer research
SU2C awarded $1 million in five awards to teams of cancer researchers to support additional levels of innovation and collaboration among SU2C-affiliated scientists. Researchers from different SU2C-supported 'Dream Teams' or research, will receive $200,000 to support new research projects stemming from previous advances in cancer research from the SU2C community. Four of the five teams are focused on immunotherapy and the fifth on DNA repair.
Stand Up To Cancer

Contact: Jane E. Rubinstein
Entertainment Industry Foundation

Public Release: 2-May-2016
BrightFocus Foundation honors 5 researchers on macular degeneration and glaucoma
BrightFocus Foundation today recognized five scientists in the fields of macular degeneration and glaucoma research, awarding them grants named in honor of leaders in vision research and advocacy.
BrightFocus Foundation

Contact: Alice Kirkman
BrightFocus Foundation

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