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Public Release: 24-Mar-2017
Schizophrenia-associated gene research funded by $3.1 million NIH grant
A research team at Emory University is embarking on a multipronged study of 3q29 deletion syndrome, a genetic mutation associated with a 40-fold increased risk for schizophrenia and a range of other neuropsychiatric conditions including mild to moderate intellectual disability, autism and anxiety.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Holly Korschun
hkorsch@emory.edu
404-727-3990
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 24-Mar-2017
UTA quantifying coral species' disease susceptibility by examining immune traits
A biologist from the University of Texas at Arlington is leading a new study aimed at quantifying how susceptible coral species are to disease by examining their immunity through a series of novel experiments and approaches.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
Keck School of Medicine of USC receives grant for esophageal cancer research
The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) has been awarded a grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation and Price Family Foundation to support research aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of how gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) increases the risk of developing esophageal cancer.
DeGregorio Family Foundation, Price Family Foundation

Contact: Meg Aldrich
Meg.Aldrich@med.usc.edu
323-442-3941
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
SLU scientists take aim at diabetes and obesity with exercise in a pill
With a series of new grants, Saint Louis University researchers will develop the potential of two nuclear receptors that control muscle metabolism.
US Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carrie Bebermeyer
bebermcl@slu.edu
314-977-8015
Saint Louis University

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
Save the whales
Benioff Ocean Initiative announces first project, commits $1.5 million to finding solutions to whale deaths caused by vessel collisions.

Contact: Shelly Leachman
shelly.leachman@ucsb.edu
805-893-8726
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
Three ERC Advanced Grants to Stockholm University
Frank Wilczek, professor at the Department of Physics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Johan Rockström, Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and David Strömberg at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES). These three professors at Stockholm University will receive prestigious ERC Advanced Grants.
European Research Council

Contact: the Press Office at Stockholm University
press@su.se
46-081-64090
Stockholm University

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
MSU lands NIH grant to study connection between fish genes and human medicine
Michigan State University has landed a $727,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of fish as disease models for human medicine.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Layne Cameron
layne.cameron@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
New era in precision medicine for pancreatic cancer
The development of new treatments for pancreatic cancer is set to be transformed by a network of clinical trials, aiming to find the right trial for the right patient, after a £10 million investment from Cancer Research UK today.
Cancer Research UK

Contact: Stephanie McClellan
stephanie.mcclellan@cancer.org.uk
44-203-469-5314
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
NSF Grant
Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center receives $360,000 NSF grant
FAU's Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC), a US Department of Energy designated center, is focused on advancing science and technology to recover energy from the oceans' renewable resources with special emphasis on those resources available to the southeastern US, initially focusing on ocean currents and thermal resources.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
ggaloust@fau.edu
561-297-2676
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
The ACMG Foundation announces first nine recipients of Shire Training Fellowship Awards
The first nine recipients of the ACMG Foundation/Shire Laboratory Geneticist Fellowship Awards and Clinical Genetics Residency Program were announced during the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) 2017 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The nine awards were the first given after Shire made a $1.65 million commitment in 2016 to support the training of future medical geneticists.
ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine

Contact: Kathy Ridgely Beal
kbeal@acmg.net
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017
2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
Tamanna Ratti Roshan Lal receives Sanofi Genzyme/ACMG Foundation Genetics Training Award
Recognized for her work in Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Tamanna Ratti Roshan Lal MB ChB was honored as the recipient of the Sanofi Genzyme Award presented by the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine during the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine

Contact: Kathy Ridgely Beal, MBA
kbeal@acmg.net
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Public Release: 22-Mar-2017
Canada funds $125 million Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy
The Government of Canada is funding a Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy for research and talent that will cement Canada's position as a world leader in AI.
Government of Canada

Contact: Juanita Bawagan
Juanita.Bawagan@cifar.ca
416-971-4884
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Public Release: 22-Mar-2017
USDA awards $5 million for fellowships for research and extension experiences
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced more than $5 million in grants for fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students at colleges and universities. These awards are made through NIFA's Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduate (REEU) Fellowships program, part of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative's (AFRI) Education and Literacy Initiative.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Sally Gifford
sally.gifford@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 22-Mar-2017
UTIA student fellows to tackle sustainable agriculture in the Rainforest
Producing sustainable yields in harmony with conserving the rainforest: a win-win for the people of Belize and the world. As part of the highly competitive Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, faculty with the University of Tennessee Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the UTIA Office of International Programs will recruit 14 undergraduate Research and Extension Fellows over three years to explore agro-ecological farming.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Patricia McDaniels
pmcdaniels@tennessee.edu
615-835-4570
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Public Release: 22-Mar-2017
Researcher wins prestigious NSF career award
Joe Feser, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to explore the physics of thermal energy transport in materials with embedded nanoparticles. The five-year, $500,000 grant will enable research on how to manipulate heat transfer by phonons, using embedded nanoparticles.

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 22-Mar-2017
NIDA grant to develop brief intervention for gay male couples
NIDA grant to develop brief intervention for gay male couples

Contact: Dr. Tyrel J. Starks
tstarks@hunter.cuny.edu
The City University of New York

Public Release: 22-Mar-2017
UMass Amherst polymer scientist wins international research award
Polymer scientist Alfred Crosby at UMass Amherst is part of a team that received a three-year, $1 million grant from the Human Frontier Science Program. Crosby and two others will each receive $350,000 over the three years to explore "universal surface patterning mechanisms in plants and animals." This refers to how the development and growth of tall, narrow nanoscale wrinkles in plants and animals may be related in all living organisms.
Human Frontier Science Program, Strasbourg, France

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

Public Release: 21-Mar-2017
USDA announces $11 million to support antimicrobial resistance research
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $11 million in available funding for projects that mitigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a growing public health issue that affects more than 2 million people annually. Funding is made through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Sally Gifford
sally.gifford@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 21-Mar-2017
NIFA announces $11 million to support specialty crop pest management
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $11 million in available funding through the Minor Crop Pest Management Program (also known as Interregional Research Project or IR-4).
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Sally Gifford
sally.gifford@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 21-Mar-2017
Liverpool scientists awarded £1M Leverhulme grant to explore earth's deep interior
Scientists from the University of Liverpool are seeking to answer unsolved questions about Earth's core and mantle with a major research project supported by the Leverhulme Trust.

Contact: Sarah Stamper
sarah.stamper@liv.ac.uk
44-015-178-43944
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 21-Mar-2017
In new grants, FARE focuses on studies to unravel food allergy causes, improve treatments
Food Allergy Research & Education is pleased to announce recipients of the 2017 FARE Investigator in Food Allergy Awards. Projects funded explore three unique areas that could be a cause of food allergy in different populations and provide insights toward targeted therapies.
Food Allergy Research & Education

Contact: Nancy Gregory
ngregory@foodallergy.org
703-563-3066
Food Allergy Research & Education

Public Release: 20-Mar-2017
Studying midwest soil production, erosion and human impacts
Larsen and colleagues will study Midwest soils where remnants of the native prairie still exist, specifically in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. The overall topic is understanding rates at which natural soils are produced compared to how much is eroded by human intervention.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 20-Mar-2017
Molecular motor-powered biocomputers
A five-year, €6.1 million EU-Horizon 2020 project aims to build a new type of powerful computer based on biomolecules. TU Dresden is participating.
EU-Horizon 2020

Contact: Stefan Diez
stefan.diez@tu-dresden.de
49-035-146-343-010
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 20-Mar-2017
Research teaches machines to decipher the dawn chorus
Innovative research looking at the timing and sequence of bird calls could provide new insight into the social interaction that goes on between birds. It will also help teach machines to differentiate between man-made and natural sounds and to understand the world around them. The work is being led by Dr. Dan Stowell, a research fellow in machine listening at Queen Mary University of London.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 17-Mar-2017
MDA and CMTA fund grant to study gene therapy in charcot-marie-tooth disease
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) March 17 announced a research grant totaling $119,999 to Kleopas Kleopa, M.D., for a study on the effectiveness of a gene therapy approach in CMT1X. In an earlier study, Kleopa and his colleagues showed that a single injection of the gene that is mutated in CMT1X was associated with production of normal protein in nerves and improvement of peripheral nerve health and motor performance.
Muscular Dystrophy Association, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association

Contact: Marcia Semmes
marcia@cmtausa.org
443-631-1859
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association

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