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Public Release: 13-Oct-2017
TGen receives $2.5 million SU2C grant for new pancreatic cancer clinical trial
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has awarded a $2.5 million SU2C CatalystR grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to investigate a revolutionary new method of treating pancreatic cancer, one of the most aggressive of all cancers. Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, TGen Distinguished Professor and Physician-In-Chief, will lead a pancreatic cancer clinical trial that will pair an immunotherapy drug called pembrolizumab (trademarked as Keytruda®), with a Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) agonist called paricalcitol (trademarked as Zemplar®).
Stand Up To Cancer

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

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
New autism & innovation center receives NSF and Research Corporation grants
Creating a model pipeline that will assist adults on the autism spectrum find meaningful and gainful employment while enhancing local business innovation is the purpose of Vanderbilt University's new Center for Autism & Innovation.
National Science Foundation, Research Corporation for Science Advancement

Contact: David F Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
Salk researchers awarded $2.5 million for innovative pancreatic cancer clinical trial
Salk Professor and HHMI Investigator Ronald Evans has been awarded $2.5 million by Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C) as part of a multi-institution team to conduct clinical studies to open up a new avenue for immunotherapy in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Stand Up 2 Cancer

Contact: Salk Communications
press@salk.edu
858-453-4100
Salk Institute

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
Largest-ever study to look at maternal nitrate consumption and birth outcomes
A group of international researchers will conduct the largest-ever study of the effects of maternal consumption of nitrate-contaminated drinking water on birth outcomes among approximately one million babies born in Denmark.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sharon Parmet
sparmet@uic.edu
312-413-2695
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
$23 million in new funding for Dunlap Institute astronomers
Astronomers from the University of Toronto's Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics have received $23 million in new funding: $10 million for the development of a radio astronomy data centre and $13 million for a new infrared spectrograph.
Canada Foundation for Innovation

Contact: Chris Sasaki
csasaki@dunlap.utoronto.ca
416-978-6613
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
Ames Lab receives $392,000 in funding to commercialize gas atomization design
The US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has received $392,000 in funding to commercialize a gas atomization nozzle design used to produce metal powders for manufacturing. In addition, the Laboratory will contribute in-kind matching funds of equal value for the project from private sector partner Ampal, Inc., a part of the United States Metal Powders group of companies.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Laura Millsaps
millsaps@ameslab.gov
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
MD Anderson team selected for national push to expand immunotherapy
A major national effort to expand the reach of cancer immunotherapy to benefit more patients will draw upon the expertise of a team of researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Scott Merville
smerville@mdanderson.org
713-792-0661
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
IUPUI developing, testing tools to predict crime, other social harms
IUPUI researchers are developing a system to predict dynamic risk of crime, drug use, traffic crashes, medical emergencies and other social harm events with the goal of using quantified risk to inform prevention strategies.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2275
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
Professor Mark Stockman among recipients of $2 million grant
Dr. Mark Stockman of Georgia State University's College of Arts and Sciences is a co-recipient of a $2 million federal grant to develop miniaturized optical transistors and circuit elements using novel, atomically thin materials.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jennifer Rainey Marquez
jmarquez@gsu.edu
404-413-4007
Georgia State University

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
SU2C awards $5.5 million to VARI for cancer clinical trials to enhance immunotherapy
Van Andel Research Institute-Stand Up To Cancer Epigenetics Dream Team scientists have been awarded two grants totaling nearly $5.5 million to pursue clinical trials of epigenetic drugs to enhance tumor response to immunotherapy.
Genentech, Merck

Contact: Beth Hinshaw Hall
beth.hinshawhall@vai.org
616-234-5519
Van Andel Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
3-D printing of aircraft parts out of titanium
The Russian Science Foundation has recently supported TPU project devoted to 3-D printing of titanium aircraft parts with a gradient structure of the surface layer. Scientists are going to obtain BT9 titanium alloy and to develop an additive technology for manufacturing titanium parts of any configuration.
The Russian Science Foundation

Contact: Kristina Nabokova
nkb@tpu.ru
7-382-270-5685
Tomsk Polytechnic University

Public Release: 12-Oct-2017
10 SU2C Catalyst® collaborative clinical trial projects combine treatments from 9 pharma
10 SU2C Catalyst® clinical trial projects awarded, collaborating across academic /industry borders, and correlated translational research will deepen understanding of why treatments are effective. The research community proposed how best to combine treatments in any setting, including some triple combinations. SU2C Catalyst aims at learning how to prime people to respond, not just asking if a combination works, but digging into the why. SU2C Catalyst's construct reduces SU2C's time to get trials started >75 percent.
Stand Up To Cancer

Contact: Jane E Rubinstein
Jrubinstein@su2c.org
646-386-7969
Entertainment Industry Foundation

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
Expanding the pipeline for the healthcare professions
Lorraine Reitzel of the UH College of Education will use a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help create a more diverse pool of medical doctors and scientists, while expanding research into health care disparities.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Laurie Fickman
lafickman@uh.edu
713-743-8454
University of Houston

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
NSF issues awards for new Materials Science and Engineering Centers
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued eight new 2017 Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) awards that will drive cutting-edge science and engineering. Totaling $145 million, these six-year grants will support innovative work in materials science and help train the next generation of materials researchers.

Contact: Aya Collins
acollins@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
NIFA invests in research to maintain healthy agricultural animals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for research to help maintain healthy agricultural animals. The funding is made possible through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

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

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
NIFA invests in research to help boost organic farming, ranching
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced grants to help farmers and ranchers grow and market high quality organic food, fiber, and other products. The grants are funded through the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) and Organic Transitions Program (ORG).

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

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
UTA researcher earns grant to develop gas sensor to detect lung cancer from breath
Yuze "Alice" Sun, an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received a $199,999 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to develop a non-invasive means to detect early stage lung cancer through biomarkers in a patient's breath instead, saving the patient from needle biopsies and extended waits for a diagnosis.
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
An engineer's guide to the embryo
The NIH Department of Health and Human Services awarded Lance Davidson, professor of bioengineering at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, $1,327,207 for his study 'Biomechanics of Morphogenesis.' Dr. Davidson, who directs the MechMorpho Lab at the University of Pittsburgh, aims to take a structural engineer's approach to the biomechanics of developing embryos.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Paul Kovach, Director of Marketing and Communications
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
Funding will help our understanding of how storms form
It was August 25, and Hurricane Harvey's intensifying winds were moving onshore in South Texas, bringing torrential rains. No one yet knew that Harvey would eventually swamp Houston in flood waters. Nor that a short time later, powerful Hurricane Irma would do the same in many parts of Florida. Nor that little more than a week after Irma, Hurricane Maria would devastate Puerto Rico.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Vicki P. Losick, Ph.D., recognized as Outstanding Investigator
Vicki P. Losick, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, has been recognized as an 'outstanding investigator' by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for her research on wound healing. The designation carries a grant award in the amount of about $348,000 per year for five years, or a total of about $1.7 million.

Contact: Stefanie
smatteso@mdibl.org
207-288-9880 x132
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
Columbia researchers to help LIGO Observatory discover gravitational waves
A research team from Columbia University received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to assist scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the instrument that recently won a Nobel Prize for detecting gravitational waves.
National Science Foundation

Contact: robert florida
rsf8@columbia.edu
201-851-4240
Data Science Institute at Columbia

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
Army-funded research produces shortest light pulse ever developed
Research funded by the US Army Research Laboratory at the University of Central Florida has generated what is being deemed the fastest light pulse ever developed.

Contact: T'Jae Ellis
tanya.j.ellis.civ@mail.mil
410-306-1583
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
Acupuncture could ease women's vulvar pain
Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat such ailments as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis and headaches. Judith Schlaeger is working to discover whether it can help the up to 14 million American women who experience genital pain.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Sam Hostettler
samhos@uic.edu
312-355-2522
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
BU researchers question: Can an app reduce cardiac risks?
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) are the recipients of a three-year, $446,999 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to explore different approaches to capturing health data using mobile devices such as smartphones.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University School of Medicine

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
Researchers shift focus to adolescents struggling to read
Reading experts have effective strategies to help many of the youngest children who struggle to read, but those approaches have been less effective with older students. Children whose first language isn't English pose special challenges. A multidisciplinary research center led by the University of Houston will tackle the issue with an $8.4 million grant from the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development.
NIH/National Institute on Child Health and Human Development

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

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