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Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
MIT undertakes grand challenge for innovation in global vaccine manufacturing
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $17.6 million Grand Challenge grant to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University College London, and Kansas University to pursue an innovative research project for global health to create a next-generation manufacturing platform to produce certain vaccines for less than 15 cents a dose. 'Ultra-low cost, Transferable Automated (ULTRA) Platform for Vaccine Manufacture,' aims to standardize the manufacturing development and production of new protein-based vaccines at globally affordable costs.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Michael Patrick Rutter
mprutter@mit.edu
617-715-2400
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
UC Riverside gets $5.1 million to fight citrus killer
RIVERSIDE, Calif. has received a five-year, $5.1 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture to fight a disease that is devastating the citrus industry.
United States Department of Agriculture

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
Hypertension treatment for females starts with how a high-salt diet affects their blood pressure
Many of us have noted how our hands and feet swell after eating too much salt. Now scientists are exploring how high salt intake can also make cells throughout the body of females swell, rupture, dump their contents and die, triggering an immune reaction that contributes to chronic high blood pressure.
American Heart Asociation

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@augusta.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
$420,000 grant funds study on polio-like virus
Haoquan Wu, Ph.D., has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) to study Enterovirus 71 (EV71), a relatively new virus that has been compared to polio.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Contact: Sergio Ramirez
news.ep@ttuhsc.edu
915-205-1156
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute awarded $3 million to develop biological pacemakers
With a new $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigators are moving closer to their goal of developing a biological pacemaker that can treat patients afflicted with slow heartbeats. The novel, minimally-invasive gene therapy turns patients' normal heart cells into pacemaker cells that regulate heart function - potentially replacing electronic pacemakers one day.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Sally Stewart
sally.stewart@cshs.org
310-248-6566
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
Four NYU faculty win Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships
Four New York University faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University

Public Release: 20-Feb-2017
Autistic researcher tries to smooth the way for other autistic professionals
The study, led by autistic Portland State researcher Dora Raymaker, aims to determine what helps autistic people do well professionally by interviewing 95 autistic people and those who work with them. This study is both a personal and academic interest for Raymaker, whose own path to professional success has been unconventional. Little research has been done on what helps autistic people be successful in professions.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Suzanne Pardington Effros
seffros@pdx.edu
503-725-8794
Portland State University

Public Release: 20-Feb-2017
GMU researchers helping intelligence analysts make smart decisions
The federal government's Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) awarded researchers at George Mason University's Volgenau School of Engineering a highly competitive $7.4 million contract to research, develop and evaluate an intelligent analytical tool called Co-Arg, short for cogent argumentation system with crowd elicitation.
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

Contact: Michele McDonald
mmcdon15@gmu.edu
703-993-3779
George Mason University

Public Release: 20-Feb-2017
University of Louisville researcher to investigate how gut microbiota protect against malaria
Schmidt intends to pursue further research to determine which microbes are responsible for protecting against malaria illness and to learn more about the mechanism behind that protection
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Betty Coffman
betty.coffman@louisville.edu
502-852-4573
University of Louisville

Public Release: 17-Feb-2017
New grant boosts UC San Diego-led malaria research program
An international research team, led by principal investigator Elizabeth A. Winzeler, PhD, professor in the pediatric division of host-microbe systems and therapeutics at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and colleagues have received a three-year, $4.7 million supplemental grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance their development of improved therapies for malaria eradication and elimination.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
858-249-0456
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 17-Feb-2017
Measuring pain: SLU scientist tests possible biomarkers
A Saint Louis University researcher will leverage her discovery of a pain pathway to determine if either of two key molecules can be used as biomarkers for pain associated with four debilitating health conditions: chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and vulvodynia.
The Mayday Fund

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

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
Children's National Health System, in partnership with GW, receives second CTSA
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health has awarded Children's National Health System, in partnership with The George Washington University, another prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Diedtra Henderson
dhenderso2@childrensnational.org
443-610-9826
Children's National Health System

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
RIT selected to receive National Science Foundation I-Corps grant
Rochester Institute of Technology is among eight National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) sites across the country selected to each receive $30,000 grants to increase participation and promote inclusion of underrepresented populations in the National Innovation Network.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Vienna McGrain
vnccom@rit.edu
585-475-4952
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
Is your big data messy? We're making an app for that
Vizier, software under development by a University at Buffalo-led research team, aims to proactively catch big data errors. The project, backed by a $2.7 million National Science Foundation grant, launched in January. Like Excel, Vizier will allow users to explore, clean, curate and visualize data in meaningful ways, as well as spot errors and offer solutions. But unlike spreadsheet software, Vizier is intended for much larger datasets; i.e., millions or billions of data points.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
Investigating the impact of 'legacy sediments' on water quality
University of Delaware researcher Shreeram Inamdar has been awarded a $499,500 grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to determine if stream-bank legacy sediments are significant sources of nutrients to surface waters and how they may influence microbial processes and nutrient cycling in aquatic ecosystems.
US Department of Agriculture

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

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy announces 2 new cancer grant recipients for 2017
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Awards Young Investigator Grants to Marco Gallo, Ph.D., of the University of Calgary, and Greg Delgoffe, Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh. ACGT is supporting Dr. Gallo's research into the cellular anomalies in glioblastoma brain cancer and Dr. Delgoffe's research into metabolically reprogramming tumor-specific T cells for treating solid tumors including melanoma.
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

Contact: Jenifer Howard
jhoward@jhowardpr.com
203-273-4246
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
USDA announces $1.7 million to support research at tribal colleges and universities
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $1.7 million in funding to build research capacity at land-grant tribal colleges and universities. Funding is made through NIFA's Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP).

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

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
An impact on implants
The National Institutes of Health have awarded Pitt's Bryan Brown a five-year, $1.54 million R01 grant for his investigation into the immune system response to implanted medical materials. The information gathered by the study could significantly improve the success of biomaterial implants and minimize the negative response from the patient's immune system, according to Brown.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
New Doppler sound database could save the lives of 1,000s suffering from heart conditions
Podiatrist Andrew Sharpe will use the new Doppler sound database to help practitioners to know exactly what to listen for in people with suspected arterial disease.
Urgo Foundation

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
BioCanRx, and partners, announce funding to manufacture first made-in-Canada CAR-T cells
BioCanRx, and its partners, today announced funding for 16 collaborative research projects in novel therapies to cure cancer including research aimed at developing clinical Chimeric Antigen Receptor modified T cell (CAR-T) manufacturing capabilities in Canada. CAR-Ts are a powerful new tool for treating cancer and have begun to provide hope to patients without other therapeutic options to treat and cure their disease.

Contact: Danielle Jones
djones@biocanrx.com
613-739-6824
BioCanRx - Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
UTA researcher earns TxDOT contract to use geocells to improve pavement infrastructure
A researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington is working to determine the benefits of using recycled materials and geocells to improve Texas highways. Anand Puppala, a professor in the Civil Engineering Department, is using a two-year, $360,000 Texas Department of Transportation interagency contract to test the performance of recycled materials and geocells in a highway-widening project in Johnson County, Texas.
Texas Department of Transportation

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

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Finding fault: USU geologist probes earthquake history of Utah's Wasatch Fault
Utah State University geologist Alexis Ault is exploring processes that cause earthquakes in Utah's Wasatch Fault down to the nano-scale.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Alexis Ault
alexis.ault@usu.edu
757-784-6452
Utah State University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
USU chemist seeks 'game-changer' in electrochemical water catalysis
Utah State University chemist Yujie Sun is exploring a new oxidative process that would produce value-added organic products in the liquid phase, while simultaneously providing electrons for the production of hydrogen, which would be released in the gas phase.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Yujie Sun
yujie.sun@usu.edu
435-797-7608
Utah State University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Joslin Diabetes Center participating in 2 NIH-funded artificial pancreas clinical trials
Joslin Diabetes Center will take part in two clinical trials this year to test artificial pancreas systems designed to automatically monitor and regulate blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes, which would replace traditional methods of managing the disease such as testing blood glucose levels by finger stick or using continuous glucose monitoring systems with separate, non-integrated delivery of insulin by either injections or a pump.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeffrey Bright
jeff.bright@joslin.harvard.edu
Joslin Diabetes Center

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Scripps Florida collaboration awarded $3.3 million to develop next-generation breast cancer therapies
A pair of scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded up to $3.3 million from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create the next generation of breast cancer treatments for the thousands of patients whose current treatment options are limited.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

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

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