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Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
Researchers study biology of octopuses to develop autonomous robots
Dr. Rebecca Fisher will examine octopuses to inspire the design of a soft-armed robot.

Contact: Teresa Joseph
University of Arizona Health Sciences

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
Researchers receive DOD grant to study link between traumatic brain injury and dementia
A physician-scientist research team has been awarded a $1.3 million grant to study the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury.

Contact: Teresa Joseph
University of Arizona Health Sciences

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
Six for six
UCSB's Materials Research Laboratory receives its sixth round of NSF MRSEC funding.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
NIH awards $2 million to MPFI scientist to study neural circuits in the visual cortex
Dr. David Fitzpatrick, Scientific Director and CEO at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), has been awarded a $2 million four-year grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the functional organization of neural circuits in the cerebral cortex, specifically, in the area of brain responsible for processing visual information.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Jennifer Gutierrez
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
UW wins $7 million grant to wean crops from nitrogen fertilizers
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Florida will use a $7 million grant from the US Department of Energy to study how some plants partner with bacteria to create usable nitrogen and to transfer this ability to the bioenergy crop poplar.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jean-Michel Ané
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
Microneedles can increase the effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in dentistry
Method aims at ensuring anesthesic substances a deeper penetration inside the mucosa; in tests, patients showed greater tolerance to pain derived from injected anesthesia. Its development was only made possible through São Paulo Research Foundation international seed funding program, which brought together researchers from Brazil and Texas who recently presented their Project in a symposium that took place in USA.
Sao Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP

Contact: Heitor Shimizu
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
Local researcher studying cognitive decline in hopes of discovering biomarker
Hugo J. Aparicio, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and a Framingham Heart Study investigator, recently received a grant from the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health to study the vascular risk factors, brain imaging, biomarkers and genetics associated with aging and cognitive decline among participants of the FHS.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Gina DiGravio
Boston University School of Medicine

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
LSUHealthNO to study cause of alcohol abuse linked to PTSD
LSU Health New Orleans has been awarded a $1.85 million grant over five years by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study the brain changes that may underlie excessive alcohol drinking associated with post-traumatic stress disorder.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Leslie Capo
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
Physicists win grant for potential mission to study Earth's and sun's magnetic fields
A team led by University of Iowa physicist Craig Kletzing has won $1.25 million from NASA to conceptualize a potential mission that would study the mysterious, powerful interactions between the magnetic fields of the sun and Earth.

Contact: Richard Lewis
University of Iowa

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
Joslin Diabetes Center receives $8.4 million for NIH-sponsored diabetes research center
Joslin's research involves a wide variety of biologic disciplines ranging from the most basic model systems to studies of pathophysiology in animal models and humans to the evaluation of new therapies in patients. The primary aim of the Joslin DRC is to provide a facilitating framework for conducting multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research and to encourage the scientific development of young investigators. Special attention is paid to fostering rapid translation of basic research.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeffrey Bright
Joslin Diabetes Center

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
KTP grant enables SME to take key role in rail electrification
The three-year Knowledge Transfer Scheme will enable Huddersfield firm Associated Utility Supplies to make greater use of computer-aided design in the manufacture of its products.
Innovate UK

Contact: Jayne Amos
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
UCLA receives $5 million grant for sharing research on AIDS and substance abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded $5 million to researchers at UCLA to develop a resource and data center for millions of pieces of research, lab samples, statistics and other data aimed at boosting research into the effects of substance abuse on HIV/AIDS.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Enrique Rivero
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
New UM faculty member lands $1.8 million grant to study intracellular bacteria that infect most insects
A new University of Montana faculty member, Brandon Cooper, recently was awarded a five-year, $1.8 million Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health to study how specific intracellular bacteria affect the physiology and fitness of their insect hosts.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Brandon Cooper, assistant professor, UM Division of Biologic
The University of Montana

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
UTA engineer earns grant to employ hyper-resolution modeling for the National Water Model
D.J. Seo, a professor in UTA's Civil Engineering Department, will use a two-year, $281,790 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to implement the NWM at a street-resolving resolution for a model domain in Arlington and Grand Prairie in North Texas. Seongjin Noh, civil engineering research assistant professor, is a co-investigator on the project. External collaborators include Deltares USA, University of Massachusetts Amherst and the NWS Office of Water Prediction.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
OU researchers receive $1.8 million NSF grant to predict heavy rainfall events
A University of Oklahoma research team led by Elinor Martin, OU meteorology professor, has been awarded a five-year, $1.8 million National Science Foundation grant to better predict heavy rainfall events in the United States.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jana Smith
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
New Princeton-CUNY program to bring together physicists and biologists
The NSF has awarded $13 million to create the Center for the Physics of Biological Function, a joint endeavor between Princeton University and the City University of New York that will tackle a deceptively simple question: What does modern physics reveal about life itself? The funding is targeted to people, not equipment, from undergraduates to postdoctoral fellows who will be free to work with any or all of the six theorists and eight experimentalists involved.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Liz Fuller-Wright
Princeton University

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
UTHealth receives $2.6 million to study gene-environment interactions in cocaine addiction
Studying the effect of environmental stressors on the development of cocaine use is the focus of a $2.6 million award from the National Institutes of Health to researchers at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/Fogarty International Center

Contact: Deborah Mann Lake
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
Career Awards advance research for Jefferson Lab researchers
Two researchers affiliated with the US Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility have received 2017 Early Career Research Program awards from the DOE's Office of Science.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Kandice Carter
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
NJIT device aimed at early detection of deadly diseases wins NJ Health Foundation backing
New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) has awarded NJIT engineer Eon Soo Lee a $50,000 Innovation Grant to develop a nanotechnology-enhanced biochip that would give doctors and patients in a range of healthcare settings the ability to detect deadly diseases such as ovarian cancer and pneumonia early in their progression.
New Jersey Health Foundation

Contact: Tanya Klein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
Grant awarded to study risks associated with kidney transplantation
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded two five-year grants to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center worth more than $5 million to prospectively study the effects of a genetic variation in organ donors that appears to contribute to survival of kidneys after transplantation.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: marguerite beck
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
Advancing algae for better biofuels
Colorado State University scientists are partners in a three-year grant of up to $3.5 million from the Department of Energy, aimed at improving how algae-based biofuels and bioproducts are made. The Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced its support for the project, titled 'Rewiring Algal Carbon Energetics for Renewables,' led by scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Anne Manning
Colorado State University

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
UK researchers seek to identify ways to relieve post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment
Many cancer survivors experience devastating cognitive impairment following chemotherapy, commonly known as 'chemo brain.' Researchers at UK are trying to identify strategies to relieve these symptoms.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Allison Perry
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
Earth's biodiversity is changing as the planet warms. But how?
To help us understand massive changes underway, University at Buffalo ecologist Adam Wilson is helping develop a new tool for visualizing how plant and animal populations worldwide are responding to fluctuations in climate.

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
CU Researchers win prestigious $2 million NIH grant for brain study
Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder have won a $2 million grant allowing them to refine a unique microscope they have developed while expanding its use to other scientists across the country.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: David Kelly
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth receive grant to enhance heart disease risk calculators
Following its study showing that current clinical prediction models underestimate cardiovascular risk in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods, a research team led by investigators from Cleveland Clinic and The MetroHealth System has been awarded a $2.2 million National Institute on Aging grant to reduce health disparities for patients at risk for heart disease. The award supports the development of a comprehensive risk calculator that incorporates an individual's clinical risk factors in addition to environmental and neighborhood-level characteristics to better predict major cardiovascular disease.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Alicia Reale
Cleveland Clinic

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