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Public Release: 20-Sep-2017
Brown to study music program for nursing home residents with dementia
Researchers at Brown's Center for Long-Term Care Quality and Innovation landed a $3.7 million grant to conduct a pragmatic cluster randomized trial of the MUSIC & MEMORY program at as many as 60 nursing homes.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Cultivating marine biomass
Researchers explore technologies to monitor large-scale, giant kelp farms designed to provide a novel energy source.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
$20M NSF award to fund research into the role of microorganisms in plant, soil, water
The University of Kansas will partner with Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University and Haskell Indian Nations University to better understand how tiny microorganisms, collectively known as microbiomes, influence environmental changes and the resulting economic implications.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Hyland
University of Kansas

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
HHMI selects 15 Hanna Gray Fellows to support diversity in science
HHMI announces the selection of 15 exceptional early career scientists as the first group of HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows. The 2018 Hanna Gray Fellows competition is now open, with applications due on January 10, 2018.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Meghan Rosen
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
NSF issues new EPSCoR awards, investing in science and engineering across nation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded five jurisdictions nearly $20 million each through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which builds research and development capacity in states that demonstrate a commitment to research but have thus far lacked the levels of investment seen in other parts of the country.

Contact: Rob Margetta
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Charities unite to award $2.5 million for breast and prostate cancer research
Leading Australian cancer researcher Professor Wayne Tilley has today been presented with a $2.5 million Breast & Prostate Cancer Linkage Grant, thanks to a groundbreaking collaboration between the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and the Movember Foundation in Australia.
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Movember Foundation

Contact: Wayne Tilley
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Smart traffic signals will help blind cross streets
Smart traffic signals that are designed to improve the flow of traffic also could help pedestrians with visual or other disabilities safely cross streets, or even catch a bus. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have begun a two-year project, sponsored in large part by a $2 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration, to develop a system that relays information from a user's smartphone directly to the smart traffic signals.
Federal Highway Administration

Contact: Byron Spice
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
NYIT faculty members to research RNA variants under multi-year NIH grant
Computer Science and Life Science faculty members at NYIT will develop cutting edge tools to detect and describe RNA modifications and their potential links to serious diseases.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Karen-Marie Belnap
New York Institute of Technology

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
Learning strategies to encourage girls to embrace STEM
NJIT will lead a new project -- Leadership and iSTEAM for Females in Elementary School (LiFE) -- to find effective ways to showcase science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as a collaborative, innovative, people-rich space, to increase the number of girls interested in STEM.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tanya Klein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
New research evaluates depression treatment among individuals with dementia and depression
Led by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Banner Alzheimer's Institute, the study aims to better understand and improve depression treatment among older individuals with dementia.

Contact: Alli Benjamin
University of Arizona Health Sciences

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
NCI awards $12.4 million lymphoma research grant to University of Iowa and Mayo Clinic
University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic have received a five-year, $12.4 million grant renewal from the National Cancer Institute to continue the Specialized Program of Research Excellence for lymphoma research. First funded in 2002 and competitively renewed in 2007, 2012, and now again in 2017, it is the nation's longest-standing lymphoma SPORE and has now received more than $46 million from the NCI.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Jennifer Brown
University of Iowa Health Care

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
Afib? There's an app for that
While many of us reach for our tablets to scan Facebook or watch Netflix, researchers are testing their potential for a more serious task: detecting atrial fibrillation. They'll enroll up to 300 people to test a technology that uses the camera in tablets to capture changes in heartbeat by measuring subtle variations in skin tone. Their goal: create an inexpensive, easy-to-use app that alerts physicians of the onset of afib, allowing for early treatment.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Emily Boynton
University of Rochester Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
UMass Amherst epidemiologist will seek hormone biomarkers of breast cancer risk
Hankinson, who was the principal investigator of the Nurses' Health Study cohort at Brigham and Women's Hospital from 2006-11 and is now at UMass Amherst's School of Public Health and Health Sciences, says the investigation will take two directions, both related to recent findings that suggest measuring only 'the classic estrogens' as risk biomarkers may miss 'a sizeable component of estrogenic activity' also relevant to risk.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize awarded to Hebrew University scientists
The Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize for 2017 has been awarded to two scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Yaakov Nahmias and Prof. Nir Friedman, for their research proposal to engineer a platform that mimics the physiological dynamics of human metabolism. The research will be instrumental to drug development, offering a route to the rational design of therapeutics for obesity, fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes.

Contact: Dov Smith
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
MAA announces $150,000 to increase diversity in math
The Mathematical Association of America, on behalf of the Tensor Foundation, awarded $159,700 in funding to 30 institutions supporting women and underrepresented groups in mathematics in 2017.
Tensor Foundation

Contact: Nissa Hiatt
Mathematical Association of America

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting
ASTRO awards early-career research grants to physician-scientists
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is awarding $275,000 in research awards to four early-career scientists as part of the Society's efforts to retain and foster the intellectual research talent currently entering the field of radiation oncology.

Contact: Leah Fogarty
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
EU funds atherosclerosis research
Konstantinus Stellos of Goethe University plans more research on atherosclerosis -- with the help of an ERC Starting Grant.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Konstantinus Stellos
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 18-Sep-2017
Research testing digital ways to reduce MS-related fatigue nets $4.9 million award
With geographic barriers limiting treatment options for many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) , a Case Western Reserve University researcher will use a new $4.9 million award to test online- and teleconference-based adaptations of methods that reduce fatigue and improve quality of life when delivered in person.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Daniel Robison
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 15-Sep-2017
UMass Amherst neuroscientists receive $2.36 million grant to improve brain research tools
Cognitive neuroscientists Rosie Cowell and David Huber at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a four-year, $2.36 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new computational tool that will help researchers in interpreting fMRI of the brain and improve accuracy in relating fMRI data to neural responses in the brain.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 15-Sep-2017
LSUHealthNO to study new drug to regenerate heart muscle
In collaboration with Novo Biosciences, Inc., LSU Health New Orleans Cardiovascular Center of Excellence will receive more $500,000 over two years to study the effectiveness of a novel drug designed to stimulate the regeneration of heart muscle and prevent the formation or scar tissue following a heart attack.
NIH.National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute

Contact: Leslie Capo
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 15-Sep-2017
Grant supports research to enhance epithelial barrier function, immune response
A faculty member in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a $7.3 million grant for innovative research on a cellular protein that could be a target for enhancing immune function in response to a variety of diseases and environmental toxins.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 15-Sep-2017
Sustainable recreational fisheries the focus of $1.5 million NSF grant
With support from a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant, Christopher Solomon, an aquatic ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, is co-leading a study assessing links among people, lakes, and fish in the Northern Highland Lake District in Wisconsin, a region where fishing holds tremendous value economically, socially, and culturally.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lori M Quillen
845-677-7600 x161
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Public Release: 15-Sep-2017
Researcher helps NASA develop satellites that think on their own
Efficient communications systems and effective computing techniques are crucial to ensure the success of each NASA mission. Considering the disrupted and wireless nature, efficient space communications require improved automation, environment-awareness, and intelligence. This project intends to develop a resilient networking and computing paradigm (RNCP) that consists of two essential parts: (1) a secure and decentralized computing infrastructure and (2) a data-driven cognitive networking management architecture. The result will be tested in various space communication environments.

Contact: Lisa Craig
University of Akron

Public Release: 15-Sep-2017
New grant to help keep misleading data out of scientific community
The National Science Foundation has awarded a research grant close to $1 million to four professors, two from Binghamton University and two from Wayne State University, who are committed to developing a national cyberinfrastructure that intends to keep malicious or misleading data out of the scientific community.

Contact: Ping Yang
Binghamton University

Public Release: 15-Sep-2017
UofL gastroenterology researcher receives $4 million for innovative liver research
UofL gastroenterologist Matthew Cave, M.D., believes that chemicals we breathe, consume or come in contact with in the environment may be contributing to liver disease in as many as one in four people. He has been awarded a RIVER grant of $4.01 million over eight years by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health, to explore the long-term effects of environmental chemicals on the liver.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Betty Coffman
University of Louisville

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