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Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
CARB-X funding for global scientists racing to discover new antibiotics to treat superbugs
CARB-X partnership announces funding for global scientists racing to discover new antibiotics. Scientists in India, Ireland, France, Switzerland, the US and UK are to share up to US$17.6m to speed treatments drug-resistant infections. CARB-X is a partnership between Wellcome Trust and the US government. Today's funding is for seven projects and is part of an overall commitment of up to US$455m over five years. It follows the announcement in March of the first 11 projects.

Contact: Maggie Stratton
m.stratton@wellcome.ac.uk
44-020-761-18609
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017
FSU researcher to help lead $4 million deep-sea exploration study
FSU researcher to help lead a multidisciplinary team of scientists as they explore the deep-water ecosystems of the Atlantic Ocean
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, US Geological Survey

Contact: Zachary Boehm
zboehm@fsu.edu
850-645-1504
Florida State University

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017
UNC to test therapeutic vaccine in people living with HIV
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of North Carolina more than $5.6 million to test a therapeutic vaccine for HIV. The study's principal investigator says the goals are to redirect and strengthen the immune response to the virus.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Morag MacLachlan
morag_maclachlan@med.unc.edu
919-843-5719
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017
Too little vitamin D may hinder recovery of injured corneas
Injury or disease in combination with too little vitamin D can be bad for the window to your eyes.
NIH/National Eye Institute

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

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017
Imaging technology reveals copper is key to meeting future food and energy needs
For the first time, Cornell University researchers are using imaging capabilities at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) to explore how copper affects plant fertility. The work could provide key insights into how plants can be bred for better performance in marginal soils.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Daryl Lovell
dal296@cornell.edu
607-592-3925
Cornell University

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017
$1.8 million NIH grant to Wayne State to aid in developing improved cholera treatments
With the help of a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, researchers at Wayne State University are using a new zebrafish animal model to better understand how V. cholerae acts as a human pathogen, enabling future research to identify new therapeutic treatments as well as targets for environmental remediation. The grant is entitled 'Mechanisms for Vibrio cholerae colonization and pathogenesis in zebrafish.'
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017
Georgia State's Inlighta Biosciences gets $2 million grant to develop enhanced MRI contrast agents
A local start-up, life sciences company founded by Dr. Jenny Yang, Regents' Professor of Biochemistry at Georgia State University, has received a $2 million federal grant to develop improved magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents for the early detection of liver cancers and other cancers, such as uveal melanoma or eye cancer, that have metastasized to the liver.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: LaTina Emerson
lemerson1@gsu.edu
404-413-1353
Georgia State University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2017
UMass Amherst molecular biologist wins grant to outwit plant fungal diseases
The Fusarium oxysporum fungus causes wilt in over 100 plant species including tomato, cotton, watermelon and banana, costing farmers billions of dollars in losses worldwide each year. The disease is difficult to control. Once the soil is infected, the fungus can remain viable for 30 or 40 years, and at present "there really is no way to control it," Ma says. By advancing understanding of the molecular mechanism of fungal pathogenesis, she hopes to increase ways to develop disease-resistant crops.
National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development program

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

Public Release: 21-Jul-2017
6.5 million pounds (25 billion-pesos) to kick-start Colombian bioeconomy
A four-year investment from RCUK's Global Challenges Research Fund is set to stimulate the bioeconomy by increasing knowledge of Colombia's greatest treasure: its biodiversity

Contact: Zoe Dunford
zoeadunford@gmail.com
07-786-303-597
Earlham Institute

Public Release: 21-Jul-2017
Black swans in public administration
Administrative scientist Professor Wolfgang Seibel from the University of Konstanz awarded a Reinhart Koselleck Project to carry out pioneering research into serious organizational failure.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Julia Wandt
kum@uni-konstanz.de
University of Konstanz

Public Release: 21-Jul-2017
LSTM awarded £6.4 million to strengthen capacity to control malaria and other diseases
Researchers at LSTM have been awarded £6.4 million from the Global Challenges Research Fund to strengthen the global capacity to control vector-borne diseases. Professor Hilary Ranson, Head of LSTM's Department of Vector Biology, will lead a team of experts working with leading research institutes and national disease control programs in three African countries with exceptionally high burdens of disease, to develop evidence based solutions for integrated vector control.
Global Challenges Research Fund

Contact: Clare Bebb
clare.bebb@lstmed.ac.uk
44-015-170-53135
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 21-Jul-2017
$1.9 million NIH grant to Wayne State to research genetic disease that causes blindness
A team of Wayne State University researchers recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to better understand leukodystrophies (LD) and genetic Leukoencephalopathies (gLE), rare genetic disorders affecting the white matter -- myelin -- in the central nervous system. Patients diagnosed with a leukodystrophy experience a gradual decline in development, including a progressive loss in gait, body tone, vision, hearing, swallowing and/or ability to eat.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
USDA announces $15.1m for research on renewable energy, biobased products, agroecosystems
The USDepartment of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 34 grants totaling $15.1 million for research on agricultural systems and production of biomaterials and fuels, socioeconomic implications and public policy challenges of bioenergy and bioproducts market development and expansion, understanding nutrient cycling in agricultural systems, and the management of agricultural ecosystems. The grants are funded through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Contact: Sally Gifford
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
USDA announces $4.6 million for nanotechnology research
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 13 grants totaling $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber. The grants are funded through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Contact: Sally Gifford
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
CIRM Approves $5.8 million grant for CAR-T therapy that targets cancer stem cells
The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) today unanimously approved a $5.8 million award to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to develop a new immunotherapy in which patients' cells would be equipped with a special receptor that recognizes and targets cancer stem cells, whose survival abilities often render standard therapies ineffective or short-term.
Citizens Oversight Committee, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Scientists seek to engineer chatter among cells
Rice and University of Houston scientists win federal backing to learn how large colonies of cells communicate with each other and coordinate their activities. The work could lead to synthetic colonies that can help cure or manage diseases, among other tasks.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Small pest, big battle
Researchers use gene editing to control disease-causing mosquitoes, thanks to a multimillion-dollar DARPA contract.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Francis Crick Institute to train top African scientists
The Francis Crick Institute and five partner institutes in Africa have today announced a fellowship program to train African researchers to tackle infectious diseases in their home countries. The program, called the Crick African Network, is supported by a £6 million grant from the Global Challenges Research Fund, a five-year initiative led by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to address problems faced by developing countries.
UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Contact: Greta Keenan
press@crick.ac.uk
020-379-65252
The Francis Crick Institute

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Duke Endowment grant to help UNC Lineberger roll out lay patient navigation program in N.C.
The Duke Endowment of Charlotte, N.C., has awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to establish a multi-institutional lay patient navigation program aimed at improving cancer outcomes in North Carolina.
Duke Endowment

Contact: Bill Schaller
bill_schaller@med.unc.edu
919-962-3405
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
University of Sussex to carry out vital skin cancer research thanks to new grant
The Spencer Lab has been awarded a £428,000 grant to research a protein present in high amounts in melanoma.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Press Office
press@sussex.ac.uk
01-273-678-888
University of Sussex

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
UH researcher working to make security cameras 'smarter'
Security cameras deployed across the nation -- at transit stops, sporting events and other places where people gather -- can provide valuable clues to law enforcement investigating trouble after the fact. A University of Houston researcher is developing a system that would allow the cameras to recognize and send an alert at the first sign of a threat to public safety.
National Institute of Standards and Technology

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

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Novel approach to treating post-traumatic stress disorder
A novel approach of using visual and physical stimulus to help military veterans address their traumatic experiences could soon play a significant role in helping British veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), thanks to a new Cardiff University research project.
Forces in Mind Trust

Contact: Julia Short
ShortJ4@cardiff.ac.uk
44-029-208-75596
Cardiff University

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
IPM receives multi-year award from UK government to advance technologies for women's HIV
The nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) announced today that it has received a £12 million (US$15.6 million) award over four years from the United Kingdom government through the Department for International Development to advance promising HIV and multipurpose prevention products that women could use to protect their sexual and reproductive health.
UK Department for International Development

Contact: Holly Seltzer
hseltzer@IPMglobal.org
301-608-4277
Burness

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
UTA biologist wins NSF CAREER grant to study effects of predators on evolution of Daphnia
Matthew Walsh, an assistant professor of biology, has been awarded a five-year, $600,000 grant from the NSF's Faculty Early Career Development Program. His project is titled 'CAREER: Does behavioral plasticity promote or constrain adaptation? A test using resurrection,' and will address a long-standing question in evolutionary biology.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health awarded $2.4 M NIH grant
CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health awarded $2.4 M NIH grant.

Contact: Shante Booker
Shante.Booker@cuny.edu
The City University of New York

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