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Public Release: 18-Aug-2017
UH receives $3.3 million from state cancer research program
The University of Houston has received $3.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, including $2 million to hire Rohith Reddy, a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School who focuses on next-generation technologies for detecting gynecological cancers, and $1.3 million to allow the College of Education's Lorraine Reitzel to expand a tobacco cessation program to substance abuse treatment centers.
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
SLU biologist receives $480,000 to study singing insects' serenades
Saint Louis University scientist Kasey Fowler-Finn, Ph.D., and her research team will study treehoppers to learn how changing temperatures, like those caused by global warming, affect singing insects' ability to recognize the songs of potential mates.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
Next-generation transport
For most of us, fluid dynamics and mechanics aren't particularly significant -- that is, until we're white-knuckling it on a bumpy plane ride or trying to stay buoyant in unusually bubbly water. The way we navigate through air and water may one day be improved thanks to UC Santa Barbara researchers studying the complex properties and interactions of fluids.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
NIH funds Rosalind Franklin University study on role of oxytocin in anxiety
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science researcher Joanna Dabrowska has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the role of the hormone oxytocin in stress-induced psychiatric disorders. Her findings could lead to urgently needed new drug therapies for generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders.
US National Institutes of Health

Contact: Judith Masterson
judy.masterson@rosalindfranklin.edu
847-578-8313
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Public Release: 17-Aug-2017
Deep-sea sponges -- home to the next generation of antimicrobials?
Marine sponges and the deep-sea ecosystem are comparatively under-studied and under-exploited compared with life in shallower waters -- but a team of scientists from the University of Plymouth are identifying and developing potential new antimicrobials produced by the microbiome of sponges which live deep beneath the ocean surface.
Society for Applied Microbiology

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
Grant enables study of mosquito virus as a genetic lab tool, malaria biocontrol
A virus that infects a species of malaria-transmitting mosquito could help scientists gain a better understanding of mosquito biology and eventually could lead to methods for stopping or slowing the spread of the disease, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
Saint Louis University chemist asks 'could life begin in oil?'
A $597,380 grant from the National Science Foundation will fund SLU scientist Paul Bracher, Ph.D., and his research team as they study what life might look like on other planets -- or, here on Earth -- if it began in oil.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
BU researcher receives AHA grant to improve cardiovascular treatments
Vijaya B. Kolachalama, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, has received a Scientist Development grant from the American Heart Association.
American Heart Association

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University School of Medicine

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
New federal grant to fund JAX studies of microbiome's role in multiple sclerosis
A five-year federal research grant totaling $1,887,049 to Jackson Laboratory research scientist Yanjiao Zhou, M.D., Ph.D., will fund studies exploring the therapeutic potential of the gut microbiome in multiple sclerosis.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: News
news@jax.org
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Aug-2017
UTSA professor receives $1.5 million grant to study male infertility
Brian Hermann, assistant professor of biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study male infertility with cutting-edge technology. Hermann, whose laboratory focuses on stem cell research to preserve male fertility, is examining the cells that make fertility possible in a way that has never been done before.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Joanna Carver
joanna.carver@utsa.edu
210-458-2087
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Chapman University's School of Pharmacy receives research grants totaling $3.5 million
Chapman University's four-year-old School of Pharmacy continues its aggressive growth in federal grant awards. The School's faculty -- in addition to the grant money some have brought with them from other institutions -- have actively submitted proposals for research funding each year, bringing the total awards since the School opened in 2014 to just more than $3.5 million through nearly 30 awards.
National Institute of Health

Contact: Sheri Ledbetter
sledbett@chapman.edu
714-289-3143
Chapman University

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Water agencies' funded pipe research could lead to standards used in future infrastructure
Ali Abolmaali, the chair of the UTA Department of Civil Engineering, and co-investigators Arash Emami and Himan Jalali will use a one-year, $200,000 Tarrant Regional Water District and Water Research Foundation tailored-collaboration grant to gain an understanding of the best method of modeling large water pressure pipes reaction when laid in various backfill materials with differing depths of soil above them.
Tarrant Regional Water District, Water Research Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
UTA researcher developing airborne network computing platform for UAVs
Yan Wan, an associate professor in UTA's Department of Electrical Engineering, is the team lead on a three-year, $998,803 grant from the National Science Foundation that will develop a networked airborne computing platform for multiple unmanned aerial systems.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
PCORI Board approves $10 million for new studies on reducing unsafe opioid prescribing
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved just under $10 million to fund two studies comparing the effectiveness of strategies designed to reduce unsafe opioid prescribing by improving pain management.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Christine Stencel
cstencel@pcori.org
202-827-7707
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
PCORI Board approves nearly $74 million for research on palliative care
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved nearly $74 million to fund seven studies comparing the effectiveness of different strategies for delivering palliative care. These projects will focus on advanced care planning for patients with serious illnesses and examine which approaches to delivering palliative care to patients in the community work best to improve quality of care and quality of life.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Christine Stencel
cstencel@pcori.org
202-827-7707
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
CHLA researcher awarded $1.9 million by NIH
Muller Fabbri, MD, PhD, of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.9 million by the National Cancer Institute of the NIH to further his research on neuroblastoma. The research will focus on a completely new strategy targeting immune cells that contribute to disease progression with a goal toward the development of more potent immunotherapies to improve the outcomes for children with this disease.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jennifer Marcus
jemarcus@chla.usc.edu
323-361-7236
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
PCORI Board approves $115 million to support 20 new patient-centered CER research studies
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved more than $115 million to fund 20 comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies on a range of conditions that impose high burdens on patients, their families and the healthcare system. The Board also approved $4 million to support four projects focused on improving methods for conducting CER.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Christine Stencel
cstencel@pcori.org
202-827-7707
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Can previous exposure to west Nile alter the course of Zika?
West Nile virus is no stranger to the US-Mexico border; thousands of people in the region have contracted the mosquito-borne virus in the past. But could this previous exposure affect how intensely Zika sickens someone now?
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Veronique Masterson
veronique.masterson@ttuhsc.edu
915-433-7407
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
UMass Amherst Biogeographer leads study on wildfire risk related to invasive grasses
Bradley says, "This study builds on our work with cheatgrass, which strongly increases risk of wildfire. But, ecologists and managers have reported suspected links between invasive grasses and fire for at least 30 additional species in the continental US Our analysis will test whether we can see similar increases in fire associated with these other invasive grass species."
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Sensory makeup of mosquitoes used to fight spread of disease
University of Nevada, Reno entomologist Andrew Nuss and biologist Dennis Mathew are looking for a way to stop the spread of mosquito-borne disease. The goal of their research is to identify key mosquito odorant receptors that govern mosquito host-preference for humans and to genetically modify those genes in order to create mosquito strains that avoid biting humans.
Department of Defense

Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Drilling to begin in Great Basin geothermal exploration research project
The University of Nevada, Reno received funding to begin drilling geothermal test wells this fall in the final phase of a multi-year research project to refine exploration strategies and reduce the risks in developing new geothermal systems capable of producing commercial electricity in Nevada's Great Basin.
US Department of Energy, Geothermal Energy Office

Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
$2.3 million in federal funding to JAX to support studies of aging immune system
A new five-year federal research grant totaling $2,317,760 will fund studies by Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Assistant Professor Duygu Ucar, Ph.D., into the mechanisms that cause the immune system to decline with age.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: News
news@jax.org
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Freiburg researchers receive 4.5 million euros in funding
The European Research Council (ERC) awards ERC Starting Grants for future-oriented projects.

Contact: Maria Asplund
maria.asplund@imtek.uni-freiburg.de
49-761-203-67375
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
CHOP to lead new pediatric data resource center for research in childhood cancer, birth defects
The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will lead a new, collaborative effort funded by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund to discover the causes of pediatric cancer and structural birth defects through the use of big data. The Center will be known as the 'Kids First Pediatric Data Resource Center' (DRC).
NIH/National Institutes of Health Common Fund

Contact: Bobby Moulder
moulderr@email.chop.edu
267-425-2189
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 15-Aug-2017
Children's National part of pediatric cancer research collective awarded millions by NIH
Children's National Health System is a member of a public-private research collective that was awarded up to $14.8 million from the National Institutes of Health -- contingent on available funds -- to launch a data resource center for cancer researchers around the world in order to accelerate the discovery of novel treatments for childhood tumors.
National Institutes of Health

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

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