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Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Illinois receives $1.8 million to create data platform for Big Data in plant breeding
A new grant from the Department of Energy to researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and multiple partner institutions, including the University of Illinois, will fund the development of a system to automate the measurement of plants using cameras and other sensors mounted on drones, tractors, and robots, and analysis of the resulting large data sets to facilitate the development of high-yielding strains of sorghum, a key bioenergy crop.
US Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

Contact: Tricia Barker
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 12-Jul-2015
Group Health and UW get $13 million to study aging and the brain
The National Institute on Aging awarded the Group Health-University of Washington Adult Changes in Thought study a grant of nearly $13 million to continue its work for the next five years through April 2020. One of the longest-running studies of its kind, the ACT study has been thoroughly tracking what happens with a cohort of randomly selected Group Health patients older than 65 as they lead their lives.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Rebecca Hughes
Group Health Research Institute

Public Release: 10-Jul-2015
Could hormone-related cancers start before birth?
Much attention has been paid to genetics in breast cancer as disease rates rise, but most women have no family history, suggesting that there is an environmental risk we don't yet understand, says environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst. She is launching a three-year, $450,000 research program supported by NIEHS to investigate the possibility that exposure to estrogen or estrogen-like chemicals in the womb may be a factor.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 10-Jul-2015
UB to study dangers of diver dehydration for US Navy
New research will focus on increasing diver safety, building mission endurance. The grant is from Naval Sea Systems and the Office of Naval Research.
Office of Naval Research and Naval Sea Systems

Contact: David J. Hill
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Damon Runyon, Sohn Conference Foundations name 4 new pediatric cancer research fellows
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named four outstanding young scientists as recipients of the prestigious Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship Award, committing nearly $875,000 to help address a critical shortage of funding for pediatric cancer research. The award is supported in partnership with The Sohn Conference Foundation, dedicated to curing pediatric cancers, and the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Sohn Conference Foundation, Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance

Contact: Yung S. Lie, Ph.D.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Doctors to get better access to digital data
With $1.3 million and a top-priority ranking from the National Institutes of Health, UA College of Engineering researchers are developing data compression software to make biomedical big data universally available.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Daniel Stolte
University of Arizona

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
UTHealth researcher awarded $1.9 million NIH grant to study Clostridium difficile infections
Charles Darkoh, Ph.D., a researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.9 million R01 grant by the National Institutes of Health to develop a non-antibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile infections.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Hannah Rhodes
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Scientists win $1.2 million grant to study environmental triggers of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have received a grant of more than $1.2 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' ViCTER (Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research) program to augment existing research into how environmental factors trigger such autoimmune diseases.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Carnegie Mellon leads Google expedition to create 'Internet of Things' technology
Carnegie Mellon University will turn its campus into a living laboratory for a Google-funded, multi-university expedition to create a robust platform that will enable Internet-connected sensors, gadgets and buildings to communicate with each other.

Contact: Byron Spice
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Georgetown scientist receives $2.9m to study math, language & brain function relationship
Can reading interventions positively impact reading skills and math skills? If so, can the improvement be observed inside the brains of children with combined reading and math disabilities?
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Karen Teber
Georgetown University Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Mayo Clinic receives $11 million grant from NCI to study cancer survivorship
Mayo Clinic announced today that it has received a five-year, $11 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study survivorship in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The Lymphoma Epidemiology of Outcomes Cohort Study will enroll 12,000 patients with NHL. The study will follow these patients for long-term prognosis and survivorship.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Joe Dangor
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Tapping the full innovation potential of research
As many as four fundamental research ideas of KIT convinced the European Research Council. The leading researchers will now be granted nearly 150,000 euros in addition to tap the full innovative potential of their results. The so-called 'Proof of Concept Grants' serve to further develop application-relevant research results for the market. The four projects focus on the analysis of biological samples, data transmission, and the microstructuring of materials.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
NIH awards Indiana University $900,000 to study link between body temperature and autism
A $900,000 grant to Indiana University from the National Institutes of Health's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development will fund one of the first basic science investigations into potential connections between fever and the relief of some symptoms of autism.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Kevin Fryling
Indiana University

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
NCI awards UC researcher $1.8 million to study protein's effect on breast cancer
Xiaoting Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, has received a $1.8 million, five-year, R01 award from the National Cancer Institute to continue breast cancer research focusing on the function of the protein MED1 on HER2-positive breast cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Katie Pence
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
NSF funds methane research with potential for greener energy, manufacturing
The National Science Foundation has awarded its most prestigious honor for young researchers to a new NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering faculty member who is trying to solve the difficult problem of controlling methane's carbon-hydrogen bonds at moderate temperatures -- a problem which, if solved, could lead to greener energy, improve the manufacture of commodities, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, and perhaps even keep future intergalactic travelers healthy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Conflicts 4,000 years ago
A new LOEWE Research Focus on 'prehistoric conflict' at the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main will make it possible to fill a major research gap in Central European archaeology.

Contact: Rüdiger Krause
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Nine new research units, 1 new clinical research unit
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft will establish one new Clinical Research Unit and nine new Research Units. This was decided by the Senate of the DFG at its session during the 2015 Annual Meeting at the University of Bochum. These research collaborations offer researchers the possibility of pursuing current and pressing issues in their scientific areas and establishing innovative approaches.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Marco Finetti
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Countering social influence and persuasion of extremist groups
Arizona State University will lead new research aimed at helping to solve the puzzle of how terror groups use social media to further their agenda of violence. ASU has been selected to receive a highly competitive Minerva grant to gain a better understanding of what types of information 'go viral' and under what circumstances.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Judy Keane
Arizona State University

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
UT Arlington-UNTHSC collaboration to build prototype shunt flow monitoring system
Scientists from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of North Texas Health Science Center are building a prototype for an implantable in-line shunt flow monitoring system that would deliver both on-demand and continuous readings of hydrocephalus.
Texas Medical Research Collaborative

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
$2.2M to Rice from Houston Endowment and Arnold Foundation will support HISD research
With grants totaling $2.2 million from Houston Endowment and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Rice University's Houston Education Research Consortium plans to explore new areas of education research in the Houston Independent School District.
Houston Endowment, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Gas sensors promise advances in Earth science
Rice University has been awarded a $1 million grant by the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop gas-releasing microbial sensors for the study of soil and marine life.
W.M. Keck Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
NIH-funded vaccine for West Nile Virus enters human clinical trials
A clinical trial of a new investigational vaccine designed to protect against West Nile Virus infection will be sponsored by the NIAID. The experimental vaccine was discovered and developed by scientists at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. The scientists were funded with a $7.2 million grant from NIAID, awarded in 2009. The new vaccine is being tested in a Phase 1 clinical trial at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Emily Mullin
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Is phosphate the next sodium?
Is phosphate the next sodium -- a once seemingly benign and common food additive now linked to heart disease and death? A new AHA grant will fund three Northwestern research projects examining potential heart damage caused by excess dietary phosphate, particularly in African-Americans, who have disparately high rates of heart disease and may consume diets high in processed foods. Scientists want to find new ways to prevent and treat heart failure and build evidence for regulating phosphate in foods.
American Heart Association

Contact: Marla Paul
Northwestern University

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Cutting big data down to a usable size
Next-generation DNA sequencing technologies have turned the vision of precision medicine into a plausible reality, but also threaten to overwhelm computing infrastructures with unprecedented volumes of data. A recent $1.3 million award from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers at the University of Illinois and Stanford to help address this challenge by developing novel data compression strategies.
National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health Big Data to Knowledge Initiative

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

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Georgia State, Morehouse partner to tackle diabetes, heart disease
The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has received nearly $400,000 in grant funds to support a three-year effort to reduce rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in African-American neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Anna Varela
Georgia State University

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