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Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Northwestern anthropologist receives grant to measure water insecurity
Under a new $310,000 grant from the U.K.-funded Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) research initiative, Northwestern University anthropologist Sera Young, a fellow in the University's Institute for Policy Research, and an international team of researchers seek to develop a cross-cultural scale of perceived household water insecurity.

Contact: Hilary Hurd Anyaso
Northwestern University

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
BU and CGMF collaborate on innovative, long-term texas water management project
Boston University's Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) and the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation (CGMF) announced the funding and pursuit of a series of studies with the goal of assessing how siloed municipal water agencies in the state of Texas can transition to an Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) model

Contact: Jill Totenberg
Boston University

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Exposing the realities of eviction
Social scientist Matthew Desmond discusses his NSF-funded work.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Rob Margetta
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Device will rapidly, accurately and inexpensively detect the Zika virus at airports
About the size of a tablet, a portable device that could be used in a host of environments like a busy airport or even a remote location in South America, may hold the key to detecting the dreaded Zika virus accurately, rapidly and inexpensively using just a saliva sample. For about $2 and within 15 minutes, researchers hope to accurately determine whether or not an individual has an active infection.
Florida Department of Health

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Lemelson-MIT program announces 42 InvenTeam grantees
The Lemelson-MIT Program announced today the award of 42 Junior Varsity (JV) InvenTeam™ grants to 39 schools in California (metro Los Angeles), Massachusetts, Oregon and Texas (metro Houston). Grantees serve a diverse group of students in grades 7-10 from public, charter, and magnet schools.

Contact: Stephanie Martinovich
Lemelson-MIT Program

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BioCanRx - Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment

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