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Public Release: 3-Feb-2017
JAX receives $6.7 million federal research grant to create 3-D genome map
An NHGRI ENCODE grant to Jackson Laboratory Professor Yijun Ruan launches a center for the three-dimensional (3-D) mapping of the human and mouse genomes.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Sarah Laskowski
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Scientists look to shine light on our dark genome
After the 2003 completion of the Human Genome Project -- which sequenced all 3 billion 'letters,' or base pairs, in the human genome -- many thought that our DNA would become an open book. But a perplexing problem quickly emerged: although scientists could transcribe the book, they could only interpret a small percentage of it.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Nicholas Weiler
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
USDA-NIFA awards $3 million for plant & animal phenomics research
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 11 grants totaling $3 million for Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) projects focused on plant and animal phenomics and microbiomes.
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Selina Meiners
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Drug discovery researchers awarded grant to refine malaria drug
A research team from the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery has received a $431,126 two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to make improved versions of a promising compound called MMV008138, or 8138 for short.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lindsay Key
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
Berkeley Lab gets $4.6 million in functional genomics catalog project
Berkeley Lab is set to receive nearly $4.6 million over four years as part of an ongoing, federally funded project to create a comprehensive catalog for fundamental genomics research. This latest expansion of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project, or ENCODE 4, is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Sarah Yang
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
UC San Diego researcher to study most effective treatment for Kawasaki disease
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California Davis have received a $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for a three-year study to look at the effectiveness of two treatment options for children with KD who are resistant to initial therapy.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Michelle Brubaker
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
UsAgainstAlzheimer's secures major award to advance Latino & African American Alzheimer's priorities
To address the underrepresentation of African Americans and Latinos in all aspects of neurological research, UsAgainstAlzheimer's has launched a multi-pronged engagement strategy to build a national network of diverse researchers, patients, caregivers and stakeholder groups for collaboration and knowledge sharing around barriers, facilitators and priorities in Alzheimer's research. The project aims to foster effective and inclusive community engagement and collaboration strategies.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award

Contact: Tim Tassa

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
NYU's Panozzo wins NSF CAREER award
New York University Professor Daniele Panozzo has won a 2017 Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: James Devitt
New York University

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
UTSA professor receives grant to study how Lyme disease survives in hosts
Janakiram Seshu, associate professor of biology and associate dean of The Graduate School at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $404,250 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to support his research to better understand and prevent the spread of Lyme disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Contact: Joanna Carver
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
SLU researchers receive $416,000 to further work toward hepatitis B cure
Saint Louis University scientists aim to advance our understanding of how the hepatitis B virus replicates in order to develop a new drug that could cure the viral infection.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carrie Bebermeyer
Saint Louis University

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
Mayo Clinic tests vaccine to provide immune response against early breast lesion
Only about 35 percent of precancerous breast lesions morph into cancer if untreated, but physicians cannot identify which lesions are potentially dangerous. So all women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ undergo traditional therapy of surgery and possibly hormonal therapy and radiation. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers are about to test a vaccine that they hope will replace standard therapies and prevent recurrence for some, if not all, these patients.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Kevin Punsky
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
Improving health of parenting grandparents the aim of new $2 million NIH grant
As the number of grandparents caring for grandchildren full-time continues to swell, so do the stress-induced health risks associated with such a demanding responsibility. Now, a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing to refine and test a new approach to help grandmothers manage the stresses of the this new role -- and hopefully reduce the emotional and physical fallout that often results.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Daniel Robison
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
Sandia receives ENERGISE award to study how to help utilities better manage power systems
Sandia National Laboratories has been awarded a three-year, $2.5 million award to help utility companies better visualize, manage and protect power systems as they include increasing numbers of distributed energy resources (DER) such as wind and solar.
DOE SunShot Initiative

Contact: Stephanie Holinka
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
Can a novel combination of treatments help eradicate HIV?
A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has received a $2.5 million grant from Gilead Sciences, a California-based biopharmaceutical company, to see if two so-far separately-used AIDS treatments are even more effective when used as a pair.
Gilead Sciences

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
Study to examine the relationship between grasslands and soil biodiversity
A new four-year study by researchers with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will evaluate pastures to document how management of native grasslands may enhance soil biodiversity and contribute to producer profitability. Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the study includes a large transdisciplinary team including plant and animal scientists, a soils expert, an entomologist and economists.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Patricia McDaniels
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
Major €5 million project to improve heart disease treatment with smart pacemaker technology
Creating a new generation of advanced pacemakers which adapt to the demands of a patient's body is the goal of a new €5 million international research consortium led by the University of Bath.
European Commission

Contact: Chris Melvin
University of Bath

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
UD's Anderson Janotti receives NSF Career Award to model defects in complex materials
The University of Delaware's Anderson Janotti has won a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to develop computational models of defects in materials that are used for energy, electronics, and optoelectronics applications.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter Bothum
University of Delaware

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
Miriam Hospital awarded $2.8 million NIH grant to study weight loss, recurring gestational diabetes
Women who have gestational diabetes (GDM) in one pregnancy are very likely to develop it again on their next pregnancy. Losing weight before the next pregnancy may help reduce this risk. To test this, The Miriam's Weight Control & Diabetes Research Center is partnering with California Polytechnic Institute on a five-year clinical trial. This study will test whether losing weight before pregnancy can help women reduce the chance that they will develop gestational diabetes again.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Elena Falcone-Relvas, Media Relations

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
Temple launches Center of Excellence to address opioid use in pregnancy
Pregnancy is a brief but powerful window of opportunity to identify and treat opioid addiction. However, drug treatment options are limited as many programs don't accept pregnant women, which can lead to continued drug use, withdrawal or harm to the developing fetus. Through an innovative partnership with Wedge Medical Center, Temple will work to narrow this treatment gap as a newly designated Center of Excellence which will serve more than 300 pregnant women each year.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Contact: Jeremy Walter
Temple University Health System

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
NIH awards $21 million to research consortium to study epilepsy in patients with traumatic brain injuries
An international consortium of academic research institutions have been awarded a $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop better ways to prevent epilepsy in patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Deirdre Branley
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
Iowa State scientist receives grants to improve glacier-flow models, sea-level predictions
Iowa State's Neal Iverson, who has studied glaciers in Iceland and Norway, is working with an international team on two projects that aim to build more realistic computer models of glacier flow. The researchers hope to understand how glaciers will speed up over the next century as the climate warms. They say that could help them predict how much glaciers will contribute to the rise of sea levels.
National Science Foundation, United Kingdom's Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Neal Iverson
Iowa State University

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
McCullough honored with prestigious NIH Javits Award for stroke research
Louise D. McCullough, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been awarded the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Deborah Mann Lake
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 29-Jan-2017
Liverpool to coordinate £14 million drug safety research project
The University of Liverpool is to coordinate a new £14 million European research project which aims to improve the understanding of adverse drug reactions by using cutting-edge modelling approaches to drug safety.
Innovative Medicines Initiative

Contact: Simon Wood
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
NIH awards MSU researcher $8.4 million to develop first malaria treatments
While the world waits for a vaccine against the ancient disease malaria, MSU Professor Terrie E. Taylor is using an $8.4 million NIH grant to save the lives of children who are currently afflicted by the deadliest form of the disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jessi Adler
Michigan State University

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
GSG III Foundation pledges more than $1 million for Lung Research Program at UofL
A new research program at the University of Louisville will focus on developing better methods for studying lung inflammation and allow for new research into causes and potential therapies for lung diseases that affect millions of Americans. Thanks to a pledge of $1.05 million over five years from the GSG III Foundation, Inc., the UofL School of Medicine will create the Gibbs Lung Research Program. The program will develop improved methods for studying diseased lungs and to explore new treatments for inflammatory lung disease.
GSG III Foundation, Inc.

Contact: Betty Coffman
University of Louisville

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