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News Release 9-Apr-2021
UNT Health Science Center leads health literacy outreach in seven states
A recently awarded $6.4 million grant allows the Lewis Library to increase its reach helping communities through health-centered education, information, outreach and grant-funding to external organizations.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Alex Branch
University of North Texas Health Science Center

News Release 9-Apr-2021
DFG to fund nine new research units and a new clinical research unit
Topics are wide-ranging, including kidney disease, an astronomical survey in the X-ray range and laser beam welding. A total of some €41 million for the first funding period.

Contact: Bastong Benedikt
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

News Release 9-Apr-2021
DFG establishes 13 new priority programs
Topics ranging from catalysts and visual communication to main memory technologies. Approximately €82 million for three years.

Contact: Bastong Benedikt
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

News Release 9-Apr-2021
Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah to create new program
Intermountain Healthcare is partnering with the University of Utah to jointly develop a new medical educational program--the first of its kind in the United States--to be used to train the next generation of physicians in population health, which focuses on keeping people and communities healthy and addresses factors that can lead to illness and injury.

Contact: Kathy Willets
University of Utah

News Release 8-Apr-2021
Schild receives NASA NIP award to develop new predictive tool for iceberg melting speeds
Research led by University of Maine glaciologist Kristin Schild to quantify and predict iceberg melting rates has received NASA New (Early Career) Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science funding. Schild will develop universal measuring strategies and a model for predicting how fast any iceberg would melt and discharge freshwater into the ocean. These tools could and enhance how global-scale models forecast sea level rise and climate change as a result of glacial ice activity.

Contact: Marcus Wolf
University of Maine

News Release 8-Apr-2021
Bioengineer wins NIH grant to attack cystic fibrosis
Rice University chemical and biomolecular engineer Xue Sherry Gao wins a prestigious National Institutes of Health R01 grant to develop personalized gene editing techniques for cystic fibrosis.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeff Falk
Rice University

News Release 8-Apr-2021
Nemours secures grant to study behavioral health interventions for teens with T1D
Susana R. Patton, Ph.D., ABPP, CDCES Center Director of the Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science in Florida, has secured a three-year, $900,000 NIH R01 grant entitled, "Coin2Dose: Behavioral economics to promote insulin bolus activity and improve HbA1c in teens." Dr. Patton is the recipient of three concurrent R01 grants.

Contact: Margot Winick

News Release 8-Apr-2021
The best in AI appointed at Norwich Research Park
Scientists across Norwich Research Park institutes are part of a major integrated UK research-industry programme led by The Alan Turing Institute, seeking out the best talent in AI and data science, developing bioscience leaders and supporting the UK economy.

Contact: Hayley London
Earlham Institute

News Release 8-Apr-2021
University of Tartu scientists develop materials for future fusion reactor
An international research group led by materials scientists of the University of Tartu received 780,000 euros from the fusion research consortium EUROfusion to develop highly radiation-resistant optical materials that would be suitable for use in new generation fusion reactors.

Contact: Aleksandr Lushchik
Estonian Research Council

News Release 8-Apr-2021
USC Stem Cell study explores 'synthetic' embryonic development with $2.5 million NIH grant
USC Stem Cell scientist Leonardo Morsut, Ph.D., received a $2.56 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to design artificial genetic programs to perturb natural signaling networks and study how this inflects embryonic development.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Tana Watanabe
Keck School of Medicine of USC

News Release 8-Apr-2021
Carolina Population Center receives $38.2 million to study adult health, aging
NIH grants $38.2 million to enable University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to follow the health of adolescents who have aged into adulthood.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Media Relations
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

News Release 7-Apr-2021
Entomologist to examine how plant domestication influences pollinator evolution
A grant of nearly $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation will support a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences in a study examining the influence of plant domestication on the ecology and evolution of wild pollinator species in agricultural landscapes.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sara LaJeunesse
Penn State

News Release 7-Apr-2021
US-Mexico asthma study examines hygiene hypothesis amid pandemic
The Binational Early Asthma and Microbiome Study will recruit 500 children - 250 in Tucson, Arizona, and 250 in Nogales, Mexico - before mothers give birth. Mothers will be evaluated while pregnant and children followed from birth to age 5 on how the "hygiene hypothesis" affects their risk of asthma. This cross-border investigation, funded by a $15.3 million federal grant, is led by Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center researchers at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: David Mogollon
University of Arizona Health Sciences

News Release 7-Apr-2021
SMU helping study how photosynthesis uses sunlight to support growth in changing environments
Doran I.G. Bennett, a theoretical chemist at SMU, has received a Human Frontier Science Program grant to study how photosynthesis uses sunlight to support growth in changing environments.

Contact: Monifa Thomas-Nguyen
Southern Methodist University

News Release 7-Apr-2021
$15 million grant to renew center studying effects of maternal infections on offspring
Discovering how infections during pregnancy, such as COVID-19 and influenza, can lead to psychiatric illness and developmental disorders in offspring years later, and how to detect, prevent or treat these disorders, is the subject of a $15.7 million grant renewal from the National Institute of Mental Health to the Conte Center at UC Davis.
National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

News Release 7-Apr-2021
$1.4 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant expands research
he Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded $1.4 million to Michigan State University for Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade, or, a first-of-its-kind database containing millions of records cataloging the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants., developed and maintained by MSU researchers, links data collections from multiple universities, archives, museums and family history centers.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Contact: Caroline Brooks
Michigan State University

News Release 7-Apr-2021
Understanding why people engage in 'extreme' drinking
Using a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, addiction experts at the University of Missouri from the Department of Psychological Sciences hope to provide a more accurate picture of why people engage in extreme levels of drinking using a combination of portable breathalyzers and a smartphone app, along with laboratory data.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Stann
University of Missouri-Columbia

News Release 7-Apr-2021
Leading American researcher and DKK 350 million will take Danish artificial intelligence research to
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE A new pioneer centre for artificial intelligence research is expected to open in Copenhagen at the end of 2021. Headed by world-leading American AI researcher, Serge Belongie, and with a good DKK 350 million to back it, the centre will conduct world-class artificial intelligence research focusing on societal challenges, people and design, while putting Denmark at the international forefront.

Contact: Michael Skov Jensen
University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Science

News Release 7-Apr-2021
Cleaner solutions for marine and off-road transport
The Clean Propulsion Technologies project consortium, led by the University of Vaasa, aims to develop radically new solutions for clean and efficient marine and off-road transport - a Finnish response to tightening emission legislation and growing global competition in these segments. Business Finland has granted research funding for six research organizations and nine companies to bring these new propulsion solutions from the research phase to real-world application.
Business Finland

Contact: Maciej Mikulski
University of Vaasa

News Release 7-Apr-2021
University of South Florida receives five-year, $44.4 million NIH grant to study dementia
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of South Florida total expected funds of $44.4 million over the next five years to study whether computerized brain training exercises can reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and dementias like Alzheimer's disease, in older adults.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Pamela Varkony
University of South Florida (USF Health)

News Release 6-Apr-2021
National Science Foundation funds creation of research observatory at Gakona
A five-year, $9.3 million National Science Foundation grant will allow the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute to establish a new research observatory dedicated to exploring Earth's upper atmosphere and geospace environment.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Rod Boyce
University of Alaska Fairbanks

News Release 6-Apr-2021
The GovLab, AFD, and Expertise France fund COVID-19 data projects in Africa
The Governance Lab (GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, L'Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), and Expertise France chose seven projects to receive the #Data4COVID19 Africa Challenge.
Expertise France, Agence Francaise de developpment

Contact: Karl Greenberg
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

News Release 6-Apr-2021
UCI awarded 5-year, $4.2M grant to study rare muscle disorder affecting aging Americans
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has awarded UCI a 5-year, $4.2 million grant to study sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM), which affects aging adults causing asymmetric muscle weakness and severe disability. The disease is currently untreatable and poorly understood.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Contact: Anne Warde
University of California - Irvine

News Release 6-Apr-2021
$10.8 million NIH grant to establish metabolic research center
A $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to address the role of cell and tissue metabolism in rare and common diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and mitochondrial disorders.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kyle Quinn
University of Arkansas

News Release 6-Apr-2021
Gift to enable research into rare cancers
Curing cancer has been the dream of countless doctors and researchers over the decades. Yet some types of cancer, whether because they affect relatively few people or lack influential advocates, receive less attention and funding than others. A recent gift to Harvard Medical School is boosting efforts to understand and combat these understudied malignancies.
Bertarelli Foundation

Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva
Harvard Medical School

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