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Public Release: 15-Dec-2017
W. M. Keck Observatory awarded NSF grant to boost performance of adaptive optics system
The National Science Foundation has awarded funding to the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii, for a significant enhancement of the performance of the Adaptive Optics system on the Keck II telescope.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mari-Ela Chock
W. M. Keck Observatory

Public Release: 15-Dec-2017
Innovation Accelerator program announces support for four projects improving health care
Penn Medicine's Innovation Accelerator Program, now in its fifth year, has announced funding for four new projects aimed at addressing disparities to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes. The program, operated by the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, supports proposals from University of Pennsylvania Health System faculty and staff, based on their insights into opportunities to achieve high value care.

Contact: Katie Delach
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 15-Dec-2017
Constance A. Howes Women's Health Innovation Research Fund awards grants
Women & Infants Hospital has awarded three approximately $25,000 grants from the Constance A. Howes Women's Health Innovation Research Fund. Awardees are Women & Infants researchers Valery Danilack, MPH, PhD, research associate in the Division of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Paul DiSilvestro, MD, director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Niharika Mehta, MD, obstetric internist in the Center for Obstetric and Consultative Medicine.

Contact: Amy S. Blustein
Care New England

Public Release: 15-Dec-2017
A chip for environmental and health monitoring
Sensors for incorporation in inexpensive measuring devices or virtual personal support systems are increasingly in demand in the environmental, safety, and health-monitoring fields. To date, however, progress has been hampered because the cost-effective manufacturing processes necessary for mass production are lacking. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) with international partners from Israel and Germany have set about changing this in a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Contact: FAU press office
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Public Release: 14-Dec-2017
Probing Alzheimer's at both ends of the spectrum
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received two grant awards, in partnership with investigators from other institutions, from the National Institutes of Health to conduct major studies on Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of memory loss and other forms of dementia in older persons.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ansley Gogol
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 14-Dec-2017
3-D laser scanning point clouds help to introduce building's facilities management
Researchers from Russia, China and India are going to develop the software for creating informative 3-D models of urban infrastructure objects using the laser scanner survey technologies and photography. The project has become the winner of the of international scientific consortia competition of the BRICS countries in the field of science, technology, and innovation (BRICS STI Framework Programme).

Contact: Raisa Bestugina
Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

Public Release: 14-Dec-2017
Sovereign debt in the twentieth century
A scientific network involving the economic historian Junior Professor Julia Rischbieter from the University of Konstanz examines the significance and effects of sovereign debt by investigating the actions of individual agents.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Julia Wandt
University of Konstanz

Public Release: 14-Dec-2017
OSU scientist to study living versions of origins-of-life fossils
An Oregon State University researcher will lead a study of chemical signaling and metabolite production among microbial communities whose origins trace back billions of years.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Kerry McPhail
Oregon State University

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017
Lyme study uses drug discovery methods that have fueled cancer breakthroughs
Researchers at Duke Health are working to expand the medical toolkit for treating Lyme disease by identifying vulnerable areas of disease-causing bacteria that could lead to innovative therapies.
Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation

Contact: Sarah Avery
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017
New NIH study to research the risk of hearing loss in Detroit firefighters
With the help of funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, a Wayne State University professor is researching gene-environment interactions to determine the association between environmental exposure to lead and cadmium and hearing loss in Detroit firefighters.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017
Immunotherapy, gene editing advances extend to Type 1 Diabetes
Advances in engineering T cells to treat cancer are paving the way for new immunotherapies targeted at autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes. Now, researchers are also investigating therapies that reprogram T cells to 'turn down' an immune response, which may hold promise for curing type 1 diabetes, as well as a number of diseases where overactive T cells attack a person's healthy cells and organs.
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Contact: Lindsay Kurs
Seattle Children's

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017
USDA's NIFA announces support for agricultural science education in insular areas
The US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture today announced support for projects that strengthen food and agricultural science education in insular areas of the United States. Funding is made through three NIFA programs.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Selina Meiners
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017
Researcher receives NIH grants to uncover connection between brain development and autism
Tony Wynshaw-Boris, M.D., Ph.D., has received two five-year grants totaling more than $5 million from the National Institute of Mental Health of the NIH to uncover links between abnormal embryonic brain development and autism.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Ansley Gogol
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017
A transport association turns into a mobility provider
Bus and train or carsharing and rental bicycles: there are many options for meeting individual mobility needs, even without a private car. The RegioMOVE project aims to pool the mobility offers in a system-overlapping, interconnected, and environmentally compatible and user-friendly portfolio. Within the framework of the project funded with about €5 million by the Karlsruhe transport association KVV, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, together with partners, will develop a new mobility concept.
Karlsruhe Transport Association

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017
Project to give public access to high-resolution 3-D models of vertebrate anatomy
A new endeavor will create high-resolution, digital three-dimensional images of internal anatomy across a host of vertebrate biodiversity, making the data freely available to researchers and the public. Using the images, educators, scientists and anyone with a 3-D printer will be able to generate highly accurate models for teaching, research or any reason.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017
Small things in life: A tiny worm and $1.8 million NIH grant help gene expression research
A teeny, tiny worm and a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant may help a Kansas State University researcher understand how the smallest molecules can have big effects on gene expression.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Anna Zinovyeva
Kansas State University

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards distinguished investigator grants
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards its Distinguished Investigator Grants valued at $1.7 million to 17 scientists, who are full professors or the equivalent, conducting innovative projects in diverse areas of neurobiological and behavioral research. Recipients of the $100,000, one-year grants are seeking new potential targets for understanding and treating a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders that affect one in five people, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, schizophrenia, and psychosis.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Contact: Nadine Woloshin
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017
Vehicles could get 'nerves' that sense damage with new research
Helicopters, tanks and other vehicles could someday be made of 'smart material' that senses damage, similar to how nerves tell the body it has been injured, with the help of new research based at Clemson University and funded by the US Army Research Laboratory.
US Army Research Laboratory

Contact: Paul Alongi
Clemson University

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017
New Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research launch
The Michelson Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) together with the Human Vaccines Project announced today the establishment of the Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research. The $20 million initiative, funded by the MMRF and administered by the Human Vaccines Project, aims to support young investigators applying innovative research concepts and disruptive technologies to significantly advance the development of future vaccines and therapies to defeat major global diseases.
Michelson Medical Research Foundation, Human Vaccines Project

Contact: Kierstin Coatney
Human Vaccines Project

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017
Grant from the National Institutes of Health
Genetic study defies 'one-size-fits-all' approach to prescribing Opioids for chronic pain
In a novel study, researchers are assessing clinical and genetic characteristics of a large patient cohort suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain and receiving prescription opioids. With this information, the multidisciplinary team will derive a clinical and genetic profile of prescription opioid-use disorder and use this knowledge to develop an 'addiction risk score.' Findings from this study will be key in identifying those who are at low-risk from those who are at high-risk of prescription opioid-use disorder.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 12-Dec-2017
PCORI Board approves new research funding opportunity on treatment of anxiety in children
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors approved a new PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA) that makes up to $40 million available for comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) on treatment options for pediatric anxiety disorders.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Christine Stencel
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Dec-2017
'Virtual child' to train workers to treat kids with autism
Nearly one in 50 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, usually before age 3, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the number of people trained to help them isn't keeping pace with the demand. But a UMass Lowell faculty researcher is out to change this with a 'virtual child' to help professionals learn key treatment techniques.
National Institute of Mental Health's Small Business Technology Transfer Program

Contact: Christine Gillette
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Public Release: 12-Dec-2017
University of Tennessee extension launches project to study hops
A team of University of Tennessee Extension specialists from across the state has been awarded a grant for a project aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of specialty crops, specifically hops.
The project is funded in part by the Specialty Crop Block Grant program which is administered by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the USDA.

Contact: Patricia McDaniels
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Public Release: 12-Dec-2017
Medidata president Glen de Vries gives $10 million to endow Carnegie Mellon deanship
Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Glen de Vries, co-founder and president of Medidata, has donated $10 million to endow the chair of the dean of CMU's Mellon College of Science (MCS). The gift by de Vries, a 1994 graduate of the Mellon College of Science who helped create the leading cloud platform for life sciences research, will allow MCS Dean Rebecca Doerge and her successors to invest in fundamental sciences, in interdisciplinary initiatives, and in faculty and students.

Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 12-Dec-2017
Injured troops could receive better care and benefits with new research
Researchers from Clemson University and Palmetto Health are laying the groundwork for a hands-free system that would document battlefield injuries to improve medical care and ensure troops receive the benefits they are due.
Department of Defense

Contact: Paul Alongi
Clemson University

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