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Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
Rettsyndrome.org funds additional $775,000 of new research projects in Q1 2017
The International Rett Syndrome Foundation, now doing business as Rettsyndrome.org, announces the addition of six research projects to its Research Portfolio in the first quarter of 2017. A commitment of $775,000, through research grants, brings the largest non-governmental private funder of Rett research above the recently attained milestone of $40 million research dollars to $41 million. These funds have continually been designated to accelerate research for Rett syndrome.
Rettsyndrome.org

Contact: Janice Ascano, Ph.D.
jascano@rettsyndrome.org
615-283-5943
Rettsyndrome.org

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
Scientists work to strengthen the synergy of chemotherapy and immunotherapy against cancer
In the war on cancer, powerful chemotherapy agents are increasingly packaged with immunotherapy that primes a patient's immune system to better battle the disease.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@augusta.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
Academia, industry collaborate on solutions to neural disease, injury
A new National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center will focus on developing and testing new neuraltechnologies with the potential to dramatically enhance patient function across a wide range conditions while both lowering costs and increasing accessibility.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 13-Apr-2017
UTA Nursing Professor receives $308,000 NIH grant
A cardiovascular exercise scientist at the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation has received a $308,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study exercise intolerance in older heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction, or HFpEF.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lekan Oguntoyinbo
olalekan.oguntoyinbo@uta.edu
313-719-0464
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 13-Apr-2017
EU funds research on biofuels and infectious diseases
Two ERC Advanced Investigator Grants of the European Research Council to the amount of €2.5 million each are going to researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt. Biochemist and physician Professor Ivan Dikic and microbiologist Professor Volker Müller are very honored that their pioneering research projects have been selected for this substantial financial support.
European Research Council

Contact: Prof. Dr. Volker Müller
VMueller@bio.uni-frankfurt.de
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 13-Apr-2017
Sandy the dingo wins world's most interesting genome competition
A wild-born, pure Australian desert dingo called Sandy Maliki has taken out first place in the World's Most Interesting Genome competition. The UNSW-led proposal to have Sandy's DNA decoded beat four other finalists for the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant, which provides cutting-edge sequencing of the complete genome of a particularly fascinating plant or animal.
Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant

Contact: Deborah Smith
deborah.smith@unsw.edu.au
61-478-492-060
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 12-Apr-2017
Embryo development, gene scissors and self-squeezing sponges
The European Research Council funds three TU Dresden scientists with ERC Advanced Grants, the most highly-endowed individual grants on a European level.
European Research Council

Contact: Kim-Astrid Magister
pressestelle@tu-dresden.de
49-035-146-332-398
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
USDA announces $150.2 million through Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $150.2 million in available funding to support projects that build a foundation of knowledge in agricultural sciences to address a range of societal and global challenges such as food security, food safety, sustainable agriculture, and rural entrepreneurship. Funding is made through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Sally Gifford
sally.gifford@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
USDA announces $400,000 to foster a diverse agricultural science workforce
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $400,000 in available funding to support more women and minority representation in the agricultural science workforce. Funding is made through NIFA's Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS).
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Sally Gifford
sally.gifford@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
USDA announces $462,000 to support disaster preparedness
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $462,000 in available funding to decrease the impact of disasters through cooperative extension programming. Funding is made through NIFA's Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program (SLSNCGP).
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Sally Gifford
sally.gifford@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
USDA announces $21.8 million in funding to combat citrus disease
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $21.8 million in available funding to combat and manage citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB), which has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The funding is made possible through NIFA's Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program (CDRE), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Sally Gifford
sally.gifford@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
£850,000 to help develop life-saving device for women in childbirth
The University of Liverpool has been awarded £850,000 from the National Institute for Health Research to further develop an award-winning device that could save the lives of women all over the world.
National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Simon Wood
simon.wood@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-8356
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
Did you catch that? Robot's speed of light communication could protect you from danger
If you were monitoring a security camera and saw someone set down a backpack and walk away, you might pay special attention -- especially if you had been alerted to watch that particular person. According to Cornell University researchers, this might be a job robots could do better than humans, by communicating at the speed of light and sharing images.
Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Daryl Lovell
dal296@cornell.edu
607-592-3925
Cornell University

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
$2.4 million National Eye Institute grant to JAX for retinal pigment epithelium studies
Funding will support study of diseases of the retinal pigment epithelium, with the goal of identifying druggable targets for age-related macular degeneration and other heritable retinal diseases.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Sarah Laskowski
sarah.laskowski@jax.org
860-837-2102
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
Seven projects to look at how Distributed Ledger Technology could transform the energy market, banking and health care
Seven new projects will explore the potentially transformative opportunities offered by Distributed Ledger Technology in fields such as energy, healthcare, banking and policy-making. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has supported the projects with more than £3.6 million of investment, delivered through the Research Councils UK Digital Economy Theme.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
Scripps Florida Scientist awarded $4.8 million to bring HIV vaccine closer to human trials
Professor Michael Farzan, co-chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has received $4.8 million in funding through a 2017 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS research from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The new funding will support a five-year project, led by Farzan, to bring a potential HIV vaccine closer to human clinical trials.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

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

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
New MIT study will explore future of transportation
As part of MIT's five-year Plan for Action on Climate Change, the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) has launched a major study -- 'Mobility of the Future' -- to explore how consumers and markets will respond to potentially disruptive technologies, business models, and government policies. The scope of this study is ground transportation with an emphasis on the movement of people.
Alfa, Bosch, BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Ferrovial, General Motors, Saudi Aramco, Statoil, and Toyota Mobility Foundation

Contact: Emily Dahl
edahl@mit.edu
617-253-3411
MIT Energy Initiative

Public Release: 10-Apr-2017
NIH grant funds Center for Engineering Complex Tissues at Rice
Bioengineers at Rice, Maryland and Wake Forest receive $6.25 million from NIH to establish the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 10-Apr-2017
Salk's research center on aging receives additional $3 million gift from Glenn Foundation
The Salk Institute has received a $3 million gift from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research for the second time in 4 years, enabling the Institute to continue investigating the biology of normal human aging and age-related diseases.
Glenn Foundation

Contact: Salk Communications
press@salk.edu
858-344-0470
Salk Institute

Public Release: 10-Apr-2017
Hope Through Hollis Fund at TGen supports innovative childhood brain cancer research
In an effort to 'move the needle' toward improved treatments for a rare form of childhood brain cancer known as DIPG, Shane and Shawnee Doherty have donated $30,000 in memory of their 7-year-old son, Hollis, to support research at TGen. Initially, the Hope Through Hollis Fund at TGen will enable a team led by TGen Deputy Director Dr. Michael Berens to conduct a full genomic study of the DIPG tumor that took the life of Hollis.
Hope Through Hollis Fund at TGen

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 10-Apr-2017
MSU, MasterCard Foundation partner to increase youth employment in Africa
A five-year, $13 million collaboration between Michigan State University and the MasterCard Foundation will help 15,000 young people access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the fast-growing horticulture, aquaculture, poultry, cassava and oilseed sectors in Tanzania and Nigeria.
MasterCard Foundation

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

Public Release: 10-Apr-2017
UMass Amherst tick testing lab joins national ecology tracking project
The LMZ at UMass Amherst earned a two-year, renewable contract for up to $112,000 per year to test several thousand ticks for six bacterial and one protozoan pathogen using DNA-based assays. UMass Amherst microbiology professor and LMZ director Stephen Rich says these tests will detect the pathogens that cause Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis, among others.
Battelle, National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 10-Apr-2017
The power of images
A research group investigates how media images influence people's willingness to protest.

Contact: Diana Panke
diana.panke@politik.uni-freiburg.de
49-761-203-67567
University of Freiburg

Public Release: 10-Apr-2017
Large ERC grant for Kim Sneppen
An advanced ERC grant of DKK 16,500,000 was awarded for Professor Kim Sneppen from the University of Copenhagen for development of new methods and models to explore the diverse and complex world within and between cells.
European Research Council

Contact: Kim Sneppen
sneppen@nbi.ku.dk
453-532-5352
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 10-Apr-2017
Billionaire investor to accelerate research in artificial intelligence in healthcare
Billionaire investor Jim Mellon has announced his commitment to support research in human longevity. He recently made an investment in Insilico Medicine to enable the company to validate the many molecules discovered using deep learning and launch multi-modal biomarkers of human aging.

Contact: Qingsong Zhu
zhu@insilicomedicine.com
443-451-7212
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

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