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Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
Investigating the impact of 'legacy sediments' on water quality
University of Delaware researcher Shreeram Inamdar has been awarded a $499,500 grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to determine if stream-bank legacy sediments are significant sources of nutrients to surface waters and how they may influence microbial processes and nutrient cycling in aquatic ecosystems.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Peter Bothum
University of Delaware

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy announces 2 new cancer grant recipients for 2017
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Awards Young Investigator Grants to Marco Gallo, Ph.D., of the University of Calgary, and Greg Delgoffe, Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh. ACGT is supporting Dr. Gallo's research into the cellular anomalies in glioblastoma brain cancer and Dr. Delgoffe's research into metabolically reprogramming tumor-specific T cells for treating solid tumors including melanoma.
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

Contact: Jenifer Howard
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
USDA announces $1.7 million to support research at tribal colleges and universities
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $1.7 million in funding to build research capacity at land-grant tribal colleges and universities. Funding is made through NIFA's Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP).

Contact: Sally Gifford
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
An impact on implants
The National Institutes of Health have awarded Pitt's Bryan Brown a five-year, $1.54 million R01 grant for his investigation into the immune system response to implanted medical materials. The information gathered by the study could significantly improve the success of biomaterial implants and minimize the negative response from the patient's immune system, according to Brown.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Paul Kovach
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
New Doppler sound database could save the lives of 1,000s suffering from heart conditions
Podiatrist Andrew Sharpe will use the new Doppler sound database to help practitioners to know exactly what to listen for in people with suspected arterial disease.
Urgo Foundation

Contact: Nicola Werritt
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 15-Feb-2017
BioCanRx, and partners, announce funding to manufacture first made-in-Canada CAR-T cells
BioCanRx, and its partners, today announced funding for 16 collaborative research projects in novel therapies to cure cancer including research aimed at developing clinical Chimeric Antigen Receptor modified T cell (CAR-T) manufacturing capabilities in Canada. CAR-Ts are a powerful new tool for treating cancer and have begun to provide hope to patients without other therapeutic options to treat and cure their disease.

Contact: Danielle Jones
BioCanRx - Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
UTA researcher earns TxDOT contract to use geocells to improve pavement infrastructure
A researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington is working to determine the benefits of using recycled materials and geocells to improve Texas highways. Anand Puppala, a professor in the Civil Engineering Department, is using a two-year, $360,000 Texas Department of Transportation interagency contract to test the performance of recycled materials and geocells in a highway-widening project in Johnson County, Texas.
Texas Department of Transportation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Finding fault: USU geologist probes earthquake history of Utah's Wasatch Fault
Utah State University geologist Alexis Ault is exploring processes that cause earthquakes in Utah's Wasatch Fault down to the nano-scale.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Alexis Ault
Utah State University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
USU chemist seeks 'game-changer' in electrochemical water catalysis
Utah State University chemist Yujie Sun is exploring a new oxidative process that would produce value-added organic products in the liquid phase, while simultaneously providing electrons for the production of hydrogen, which would be released in the gas phase.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Yujie Sun
Utah State University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Joslin Diabetes Center participating in 2 NIH-funded artificial pancreas clinical trials
Joslin Diabetes Center will take part in two clinical trials this year to test artificial pancreas systems designed to automatically monitor and regulate blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes, which would replace traditional methods of managing the disease such as testing blood glucose levels by finger stick or using continuous glucose monitoring systems with separate, non-integrated delivery of insulin by either injections or a pump.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeffrey Bright
Joslin Diabetes Center

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Scripps Florida collaboration awarded $3.3 million to develop next-generation breast cancer therapies
A pair of scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded up to $3.3 million from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create the next generation of breast cancer treatments for the thousands of patients whose current treatment options are limited.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Grant to help pave a big data highway to explore genome, enhance health
A $6.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health may help researchers leverage massive amounts of genomic data to develop medical treatments and pharmaceuticals, according to an international team of researchers.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Matt Swayne
Penn State

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
New infusion therapy may help smooth out movement for patients with Parkinson's
Constant infusion of a drug now used intermittently to 'rescue' patients with Parkinson's from bouts of immobility may also help avoid these debilitating symptoms and smooth out their movement throughout the day, physician-scientists say.
US WorldMeds

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
A better way to swallow
To develop an improved screening method for dysphagia using high-resolution vibration and sound recordings, the National Science Foundation awarded a five-year, $549,139 CAREER Award to Ervin Sejdic at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering.
National Science Foundation Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems

Contact: Paul Kovach
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
UH chemist honored for research, STEM education
UH chemist Ding-Shyue (Jerry) Yang has been awarded a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation in recognition of his work involving the movement of energy and charge across the interface of different materials.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Brian Luke awarded a Heisenberg Professorship
Brian Luke, a Group Leader at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, has been awarded a prestigious Heisenberg Professorship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). Brian Luke is now jointly appointed as Professor at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and Adjunct Director at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), where he will continue to investigate the structure and function of telomeres.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Dr. Ralf Dahm
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 10-Feb-2017
Children's National urologist receives NIH R01 grant
Children's National Health System Urologist Michael Hsieh, M.D., was awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to optimize a set of parasite proteins that could alleviate pain in multiple types of bladder inflammation.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Hani Ukayli
Children's National Health System

Public Release: 10-Feb-2017
OU receives Mellon Foundation grant for Native American arts initiative
The University of Oklahoma has received an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for $750,000 to support a four-year initiative to increase cultural diversity while seeking to grow a mutually beneficial relationship between OU's doctoral program in Native American art and the Institute of American Indian Arts. The comprehensive program will increase the representation of Native Americans in curatorial and academic positions through collaboration, creativity and commitment toward the goal.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Contact: Jana Smith
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
Los Alamos research on cancer's origins key part of huge grant
Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Ludmil Alexandrov has been announced as a member of one of the first four global research teams funded under Cancer Research UK's 'Grand Challenge,' which seeks to revolutionize the understanding of cancer and its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Cancer Research UK

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
RIT researcher gets NIST award to develop security measures for deeply-embedded systems
Mehran Mozaffari Kermani, a faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology, recently received a grant to design security measures for computing systems that will protect wearable and implanted medical devices such as pacemakers from cyberattacks. It is work that could improve both patient safety and data integrity of deeply-embedded systems.
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contact: Michelle Cometa
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
New $3.2 million NIH grant supports nation's first mobile post-ICU recovery program
Two million of the five million Americans admitted to intensive care units annually have or develop acute respiratory failure. $3.2 million NIH grant funds development and evaluation of the novel mobile Critical Care Recovery Program by the Indiana University Center for Aging Research. Program builds upon innovative outpatient clinic that was nation's first collaborative care concept focusing on the extensive cognitive, physical and psychological recovery needs of intensive care unit survivors.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
Indiana University

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
$9.4 million grant helps scientists explore how cell death from high blood pressure fuels even higher pressure
It's been known for decades that a bacterial infection can raise your blood pressure short term, but now scientists are putting together the pieces of how our own dying cells can fuel chronically high, destructive pressure.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
$2 million grant to speed the development of new vector control products
LSTM's Department of Vector Biology has received a major grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a research programme to develop novel test protocols to accelerate development and bring to market, the next generation of vector control products.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Clare Bebb
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
Cancer Research UK announces Grand Challenge teams to answer biggest questions in cancer
Cancer Research UK today announces that four international teams are the first recipients of its global £100 million Grand Challenge competition, which aims to overcome the biggest challenges facing cancer researchers in a global effort to beat cancer sooner.

Contact: Paul Thorne
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
Georgia State neuroscientist receives $1.8 million NIH grant to investigate pain treatment for elderly
Dr. Anne Murphy, a biologist of Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to investigate pain management therapies for people aged 65 or older.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Brian Mullen
Georgia State University

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