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Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
CWRU awarded $3.9 million for innovative HIV research
A researcher at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded $3.9 million to determine if gut leakage caused by human immunodeficiency virus leads to disease and malfunction of vital organs commonly found in HIV patients, whether drug abuse exacerbates the problem, how to fix the leaks and whether gut repair improves overall health.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
NIH-funded research lays groundwork for next-generation prosthetics
Three groups of researchers who have received support from the National Institutes of Health will obtain funding from the President's BRAIN Initiative to improve artificial limb technology. The new awards will be funded and administered by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and will build on the fundamental discoveries that were made possible by National Institute of Health support.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Barbara McMakin
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
Utah team gets $1.4M for bionic hand research
University of Utah researchers have received $1.4 million to further develop an implantable neural interface for thought-controlled prosthetic hands that convey feelings of touch and movement.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Vince Horiuchi
University of Utah

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
Grant supports total watershed restoration to reduce flooding, improve habitat
Scientists and watershed restoration professionals at Stroud Water Research Center will restore Sharitz Run, a Tributary to Doe Run in the headwaters of the Brandywine Creek near Coatesville and Unionville, Pennsylvania. The project goal is to reduce flooding to downstream communities and improve the stream ecology so that it will once again support a breeding population of native brook trout and other coldwater fish species.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Contact: Beverly Payton
610-268-2153 x305
Stroud Water Research Center

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
Cleveland Clinic researcher receives up to $2.5 million to evaluate prosthetic limb technology
A research team led by Paul Marasco, Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute, has won a $2.5 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The contract was awarded through DARPA's new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces program, which aims to deliver naturalistic sensations to amputees and enable better control over their prosthetic limbs through direct connections to users' nervous systems.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Laura Ambro
Cleveland Clinic

Public Release: 6-Feb-2015
NASA scientist advances methane sounder to measure another greenhouse gas
A NASA scientist who has played a key role developing and demonstrating a new technique for gathering around-the-clock global carbon-dioxide measurements is applying the same general principles to develop a new laser instrument sensitive to another greenhouse gas -- methane.

Contact: Lori Keesey
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 6-Feb-2015
UT Dallas scientists target smartphone technology to improve hearing devices
A team of UT Dallas scientists has received a $522,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project aimed at harnessing the power of smartphones to improve hearing assistive devices.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
NIEHS funds 6 early-career researchers for innovative science
New grants totaling $3 million will go to six outstanding early-career scientists, bridging a funding gap to independent biomedical research. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, created the award to encourage early stage researchers who want to discover how our environment influences human health.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Joe Balintfy
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
UNC-Chapel Hill spinout secures $33 million investment to advance novel cancer treatments
An RTP-based pharmaceutical company with roots at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $33 million in Series B venture capital funding to develop more effective and less toxic methods to treat patients with cancer.
Eshelman Ventures, RA Capital Management, Lumira Capital, Boxer Capital of Tavistock Life Sciences, Hatteras Venture Partners, MedImmune Ventures, Mountain Group Capital

Contact: Katy Jones
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association 2015
New center to increase physical therapy research
With a new five-year, $2.5-million grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy, Brown University will lead a multi-institution center to train physical therapy health services researchers and to seed new studies.
The Foundation for Physical Therapy

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
Magnum opus: 'The Government of Things: Foundations and Perspectives of New Materialism'
Frankfurt Professor of Sociology, Thomas Lemke, has received funding from the Volkswagen Foundation for his 'Magnum Opus.' For the 51-year old scientist, who has dedicated himself to the subject of 'Biotechnology, Nature and Society' for many years, this means 18 months of freedom to devote himself solely to a larger scientific work. The working title: 'The Government of Things: Foundations and Perspectives of New Materialism.'

Contact: Dr. Thomas Lemke
Goethe University Frankfurt

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