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Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Gentle vibe designed to give docs smoother moves
The National Science Foundation has backed a Rice University team inventing a haptic feedback system to help train doctors to perform endovascular surgeries.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
New $9.7 million grant to advance research on theory of aging
A new multi-university research effort led by Brown University will seek to determine whether rogue elements of DNA promote or even cause aging and whether interventions against them could help people live longer and more healthfully.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 5-Sep-2016
Multi-million pound research project to examine the resilience of the UK pig industry
More than £2 million has been awarded to scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, to lead the most comprehensive study of the British pig industry ever conducted.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Scottish Government

Contact: Elizabeth Allen
University of Lincoln

Public Release: 2-Sep-2016
Pitt chemical engineer receives NSF grant to study self-assembly of large-scale particles
'Fabricating the self-assembly of larger particles had been done a handful of times before we started trying it, but we've pushed the possibilities a lot further,' said McCarthy. 'Other researchers noticed the phenomenon occurring empirically, but we are trying to formalize it. We are working with particles that are at least 100 times bigger than anything that has been done before.'
National Science Foundation

Contact: Paul Kovach
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 2-Sep-2016
Large investment into brain research at Umeå University
Dr. Anna Rieckmann at Umeå University in Sweden has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council. The awarded €1.5 million will allow her to spend five years researching the neural basis of cognitive functions.
European Research Council

Contact: Anna Lawrence
Umea University

Public Release: 2-Sep-2016
Two MDC researchers win European Research Council grants
An ERC double for the MDC: Dr. Jan Philipp Junker and Dr. Gaetano Gargiulo have each been awarded an ERC Starting Grant worth €1.5 million. Junker will be studying cellular processes in the heart of the zebrafish, while Gargiulo will conduct research into glioblastoma, the most common form of brain tumor in humans.
European Research Council

Contact: Vera Glaßer
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 1-Sep-2016
Clemson scientist receives $362,000 NIH grant to study the effects of toxicants on obesity
Clemson University scientist William 'Bill' Baldwin recently received a three-year, $362,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue studies on how exposure to chemicals is likely to inhibit our bodies' internal mechanisms, which could increase the risk and severity of obesity in millions of people in the United States and billions worldwide.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jim Melvin
Clemson University

Public Release: 1-Sep-2016
RIT researcher wins federal grant for work to aid in development of new antibiotics
A Rochester Institute of Technology professor has received a federal award for research that could help in the critical battle to develop new drugs to combat the drastic rise in the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Ellen Rosen
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 1-Sep-2016
Fulfilling an unmet need for children with autism spectrum disorders
Backed by a $1.5 million grant from the US Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, Michael Solis, an assistant professor of special education at the University of California, Riverside, is creating the first reading intervention program specifically designed for children with ASD, a disorder that affects one in 68 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences

Contact: Sarah Nightingale
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 1-Sep-2016
Six teams seek to identify biological factors that influence neural regeneration
The National Institutes of Health will fund six projects to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina. The projects are part of the National Eye Institute Audacious Goals Initiative, a targeted effort to restore vision by regenerating neurons and their connections in the eye and visual system. These projects will receive a total of $12.4 million over three years, pending availability of funds.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Kathryn DeMott
NIH/National Eye Institute

Public Release: 31-Aug-2016
UTA to develop catalysts to transform hydrocarbons into molecules for industrial processes
Chemists at The University of Texas at Arlington are developing novel ways to use metal ions to activate simple hydrocarbons present in natural gas or petroleum products to produce more complex molecules valuable to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The research also involves developing a new portable, easy-to-use sensor to detect the presence of some specific gaseous hydrocarbons in plant product storage facilities. Current technology is more complex, expensive and not portable.
Welch Foundation

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 31-Aug-2016
Helping farmers improve air quality
A team of scientists, led by Darrel Jenerette, a University of California, Riverside landscape ecologist, have shown that modifying fertilization and irrigation practices in high temperature environments can reduce losses of nitrogen to the atmosphere by 50 percent.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Sean Nealon
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 31-Aug-2016
NYU dental researcher to study 'mitochondrial permeability transition'
The National Institutes of Health have awarded Dr. Evgeny Pavlov, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at the New York University College of Dentistry, a $1.8M, five-year grant to study the phenomenon known as the 'Mitochondrial Permeability Transition' to prevent strokes and heart attacks.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: christopher james
New York University

Public Release: 31-Aug-2016
NIH awards $11.3 million grant to study biomolecular communication
An $11.3 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health's Center of Biomedical Research Excellence will support Nebraska researchers as they investigate how the human body's cells communicate to function properly -- and how pathogens and environmental factors can disrupt that communication to cause disease.
National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence

Contact: James Takacs
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 31-Aug-2016
Stanford seed grants push the boundaries of innovative energy research
The Precourt Institute and the TomKat Center have awarded 15 seed grants for clean-energy research at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Precourt Institute for Energy, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 31-Aug-2016
Johns Hopkins and Salk co-lead $15M initiative to unravel bipolar disorder, schizophrenia
Partnership of government, academics and industry will develop new ways of studying and screening drugs for major psychiatric illnesses

Contact: Salk Communciations
Salk Institute

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
UTA awards 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Program grants to address high-priority issues
UTA has awarded four seed grants to interdisciplinary research projects that address growing problems such as loneliness among the elderly, the need for sustainable green education spaces, the health crisis among urban American Indians or the mechanisms behind heart failure among the elderly.
University of Texas at Arlington

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
Alzheimer's Association accelerates research on potential sex differences in Alzheimer's
The first-ever Alzheimer's Association Sex and Gender in Alzheimer's (SAGA) research grant awards will provide $2.2 million to nine projects to advance understanding of the disproportionate effect of Alzheimer's disease on women.
Alzheimer's Association

Contact: Michael Campea
Alzheimer's Association

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
With Keck Foundation support, Colorado State researchers to study how viruses attack
Colorado State University life science researchers Tim Stasevich and Brian Musky have received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for a project that combines sensitive microscopes and sophisticated computation to quantify protein expression in single cells.
W.M. Keck Foundation

Contact: Anne Ju Manning
Colorado State University

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
Kumamoto University's Dr. Hirofumi Kai wins research grant from Alport Syndrome Foundation
The Alport Syndrome Foundation's Research Program has awarded one of two awards this year to Dr. Hirofumi Kai of Kumamoto University, Japan. This marks the first time the ASF Research Program grant has been awarded to a Japanese group.
Alport Syndrome Foundation

Contact: J. Sanderson, N. Fukuda
Kumamoto University

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