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Public Release: 11-Nov-2016
Nova Southeastern University scientists study disease that impacts thousands of Gulf War veterans
Researchers at Nova Southeastern University are conducting multiple studies to learn more about and ultimately help veterans facing GWI. Two NSU research teams recently received grants from the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity totaling $1,830,389 to fund three studies.

Contact: Jeremy Katzman
j.katzman@nova.edu
954-262-1535
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Study to explore detection of learning disabilities through physical movement
An Indiana University physicist and neuroscientist who studies how physical movement can be used to detect autism in children and adults has received support from the National Science Foundation. The $750,000 NSF grant to IU scientist Jorge V. José and collaborators will be used to apply analytical methods pioneered at IU and Rutgers University toward diagnosing, and possibly treating, a wider range of learning disabilities.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin D. Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
International consortium receives $36.9 million grant to fight typhoid
Typhoid fever remains a serious global problem: it kills almost a quarter of a million people annually. To help promote typhoid vaccines, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given a $36.9 million grant to the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development. The project is a partnership with the Oxford Vaccine Group and PATH.

Contact: David Kohn
dkohn@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-7590
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Environmental policy center to convene Great Lakes mayors
The Freshwater Lab, a University of Illinois at Chicago-based environmental research and policy center, has been awarded two grants to support its work examining social and human issues related to water, energy and natural resources in the Great Lakes region. Part of the funding will enable the Freshwater Lab to host a Great Lakes mayoral summit in 2017.
McDougal Family Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Contact: Brian Flood
bflood@uic.edu
312-996-7681
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Testing stem cells as possible treatment for heart failure
Stem cells are being tested at the Medical University of South Carolina as a possible treatment for heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction, or HFpEF. The condition causes severe disability and kills half its victims within five years.
Department of Defense

Contact: Dawn Brazell
brazell@musc.edu
843-792-3633
Medical University of South Carolina

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Penn-led team receives DARPA support to develop 'next generation' social science
A scientific team led by the University of Pennsylvania has received an award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop and validate reproducible methods for studying human social behavior.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
The Exascale Computing Project awards $34 million for software development
The Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) today announced the selection of 35 software development proposals representing 25 research and academic organizations.
DOE/Office of Science, Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Contact: Mike Bernhardt
Bernhardtme@ORNL.gov
503-804-1714
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Making the most of clean energy
Recent years have witnessed the rise of an economic revolution -- the so-called sharing economy -- across many facets of business. Could the electricity marketplace be next? Boris Defourny, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at Lehigh University, seeks to understand how this could take shape. He's recently won a grant from the NSF to understand how to optimize the integration of renewable energy for usage across the power grid.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Chris Larkin, Lehigh University
engineering@lehigh.edu
Lehigh University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Antimalarial being tested as possible Ebola virus drug
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) recently awarded $596,533.00 to Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPI) to initiate a partnership with Texas Biomedical Research Institute aimed at repurposing an antimalarial for use against the Ebola virus.
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Sean Ekins
collaborationspharma@gmail.com
215-687-1320
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Nov-2016
$1.8 million grant funds digestive disease research in El Paso
Co-principal investigators Richard McCallum, M.D., and Irene Sarosiek, M.D., have received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The funds will support basic research and clinical trials on patients living with a digestive disorder named gastroparesis.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Sergio Ramirez
news.ep@ttuhsc.edu
915-205-1156
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Public Release: 9-Nov-2016
TSRI scientists awarded $6.6 million for research in computational biology
Three groups at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop methods for computational modeling and to apply them to cutting-edge systems in biology and health.

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Nov-2016
$1.1 million grant aimed at preventing coal mine collapses
No one can predict exactly when a coal mine will collapse, but a $1.1 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health aims to change that, according to a Penn State mineral engineer.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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

Public Release: 9-Nov-2016
Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments consortium formed
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant for $3.6 million over five years will support formation of MARISA (Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments), a consortium of NOAA, the RAND Corporation, Penn State, Johns Hopkins University and Cornell University.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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

Public Release: 8-Nov-2016
Farris Foundation donates $1.1 million to fund TSRI Graduate Fellowship in Florida
The Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation has made a $1.135 million gift to The Scripps Research Institute to create the Farris Foundation Endowed Graduate Fellowship on the Jupiter, Florida campus.

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 8-Nov-2016
NCI grant funds SMU research into cancer-causing viruses that hide from the immune system
The National Cancer Institute is funding research at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, into cancer-causing viruses that hide from the immune system. Genes common to both the human T-cell leukemia virus and high-risk human papillomaviruses activate survival mechanisms in cancer cells. SMU virologist and cancer researcher Robert Harrod leads his lab's effort to find ways to inhibit those genes to halt the development of cancer. The hope is to ultimately develop a chemotherapy drug.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Margaret Allen
mallen@smu.edu
214-768-7664
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 8-Nov-2016
Dr. Barbara Stonestreet receives additional funding to evaluate treatment strategies for perinatal brain injury
Barbara Stonestreet, MD, a neonatal-perinatal specialist at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, and professor of pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has received a five-year, nearly $2.8 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for her research into determining the most effective strategies for the treatment of perinatal brain injury in full-term and premature infants.

Contact: Amy Blustein
ablustein@carene.org
401-681-2822
Care New England

Public Release: 8-Nov-2016
UTHealth receives NIH grant to develop individualized therapies for cocaine addiction
Identifying more effective treatment strategies tailored to individual responses for patients overcoming addiction to cocaine is the focus of a new clinical trial at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Deborah Mann Lake
deborah.m.lake@uth.tmc.edu
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 8-Nov-2016
People power: Technology allows smartphone-based water testing
Ever wondered what's in the neighborhood pond? Technology developed by researchers at the University of Houston will allow you to test for waterborne pathogens by using your smartphone.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Nov-2016
ASH and partners receive grant to address knowledge gaps in AML care
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has partnered with several organizations on independent educational programming designed to help address knowledge gaps in the diagnosis and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
Celgene Corporation

Contact: Amanda Szabo
aszabo@hematology.org
202-552-4914
American Society of Hematology

Public Release: 8-Nov-2016
Lisa Biggs awarded $100,000 from Knight Foundation
Lisa Biggs, assistant professor in Michigan State University's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, has received $100,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its funding of arts projects that explore the origins and impact of Detroit's 1967 civil unrest.
Knight Foundation

Contact: Kristen Parker
kristen.parker@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8942
Michigan State University

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
New study to help growers implement water treatment, minimize food safety risks
Faith Critzer, a food safety specialist with University of Tennessee Extension, will lead a new multistate research and outreach project to help fruit and vegetable growers mitigate the risks their water sources might pose to the safety of their produce.
USDA, NIH/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Patricia McDaniels
pmcdaniels@tennessee.edu
615-835-4570
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Researchers want to use hardware to fight computer viruses
Fighting computer viruses isn't just for software anymore. Binghamton University researchers will use a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how hardware can help protect computers too.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Dmitry Ponomarev
dima@cs.binghamton.edu
607-777-4023
Binghamton University

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
UNC scientists named to European Union-funded global Zika research consortium
Two researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have been named to a global consortium for Zika research and vaccine development. Aravinda de Silva, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, and Stefan Metz, PhD, a post-doc in de Silva's lab, make up one of only two US teams to be named to the European Union-funded worldwide initiative. Sponsored by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Programme, the consortium is investing $49 million in Zika research across the globe.

Contact: Caroline Curran
caroline.curran@unchealth.unc.edu
984-974-1146
University of North Carolina Health Care

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