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Public Release: 18-Nov-2016
Using light to map the circuitry of the brain
Chao Zhou, assistant professor of bioengineering and Yevgeny Berdichevsky, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Lehigh University are exploring the use of a noninvasive, ultra-high speed biomedical imaging technology, known as space-division multiplexing optical coherence tomography to map the brain using light. The National Institutes of Health have awarded them a grant to explore the adaptation of OCT to achieve large-scale imaging of neural activity at the single cell level--a potential game-changer in brain imaging.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Lori Friedman
Lehigh University

Public Release: 18-Nov-2016
NYU Dentistry awarded $1.9 million from NIDDK for osteoporosis drug research and development
The federally funded grant will support bench research aimed at understanding how the protein hormone, parathyroid hormone-a related protein-and a drug analog that mimics the protein called abaloparatide, interact in the surface of a cell in bone and affect bone formation and breakdown.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases

Contact: Christopher James
New York University

Public Release: 18-Nov-2016
UMass receives $2.3 million from NIH to address health disparities in African-American men
UMass Amherst researchers have been awarded a five-year, $2.3 million federal grant to study and build upon the success of an innovative program in Springfield, MA to improve the health of low-income African-American men. The team, partnering with Men of Color Health Awareness (MOCHA), will use the NIH grant to test and improve MOCHA's efforts to address eating habits, exercise, and stress stemming from impoverished economic conditions, racial and class discrimination, and gender role strain.
NIH/National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities

Contact: Hieu Nguyen
The Reis Group

Public Release: 18-Nov-2016
New research training group at Goethe University Frankfurt: 'Configurations of Film'
The first Research Training Group ever with a focus on film studies will be established at Goethe University Frankfurt. In the framework of the RTG with the title ;Configurations of Film', twelve doctoral researchers and two post-docs will examine from 2017 onwards how film culture is changing in the context of advancing digitization in various areas.

Contact: Vinzenz Hediger
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 18-Nov-2016
ASN Kidney Week 2016
ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announces campaign to guarantee research funding
The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research is proud to announce the public launch of its Securing the Future Campaign during ASN Kidney Week 2016. This campaign coincides with the 50th anniversary of the American Society of Nephrology and the 20th anniversary of the Career Development Grants Program.

Contact: Christine Feheley
American Society of Nephrology

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Portland clean air efforts get boost from $250K grant
Portland State University's Institute for Sustainable Solutions has formed a new partnership with Neighbors for Clean Air and Lewis & Clark Law School's Northwest Environmental Defense Center to pursue cleaner, healthier air for all Oregonians, thanks to a $250,000 award from Meyer Memorial Trust.
Meyer Memorial Trust

Contact: Laura Gleim
Portland State University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Texas A&M to establish premier stable isotope capabilities
A $1 million grant -- Stable Isotope Partnership for Ecology, Environment and Energy Research -- will help Texas A&M develop a unique shared mass spectrometry core facility. This will be a useful new approach for predicting petroleum maturation and more cost effective exploration and understanding of biogeochemical processes, researchers said, as well as many other discoveries.
Texas A&M University Research Development Fund

Contact: Dr. Ayumi Hyodo
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
USDA invests $1.2 million in aquaculture research
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced four grants totaling $1.2 million to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture in the United States.
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Sally Gifford
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Through grant & telemedicine, Boston Medical Center expanding access to epilepsy care
Boston Medical Center (BMC) has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to expand access to high quality care for underserved populations of children and youth with epilepsy and related disorders.
Health Resources & Services Administration

Contact: Timothy A
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Van Andel Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai awarded National Cancer Institute grant for epigenomic data analysis
Van Andel Research Institute (VARI), in collaboration with Cedars-Sinai, has received a $2.5 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, that will fuel efforts by investigators to uncover the underpinnings of cancer, ultimately helping scientists develop better diagnostic and treatment strategies for a class of diseases that claim more than eight million lives each year worldwide.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Beth Hinshaw Hall
Van Andel Research Institute

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Government invests a further £12.5 million in Greater Manchester's devolved health system
In a second boost for Manchester in as many months, a single city-wide bid has been awarded £12.5 million by the Department of Health to fund the cutting-edge research space, highly trained staff and specialist equipment required to develop and deliver pioneering new treatments across three NHS sites in Greater Manchester.
UK Department of Health

Contact: Jamie Brown
University of Manchester

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Research examines challenges facing refugee artisans displaced by civil war in Syria
The impact of forced displacement on Syria's traditional crafts and cultural heritage, and the people directly involved in it, is to be analysed in new research undertaken by the University of Plymouth.
Global Challenges Research Fund Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)/Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Forced Displacement call 2016

Contact: Alan Williams
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Following the 'Tinman'
Scientist Li Qian, Ph.D., has forged an award-winning career at the UNC School of Medicine. And now she has earned a UNC School of Medicine Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine, which includes $20,000 to be used toward scholarly endeavors.
University of North Carolina Health Care

Contact: Caroline Curran
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
Study to examine use, understanding of advance care preferences in nursing homes
Do nursing homes routinely record the treatment preferences of long-term residents when it comes to questions such as whether they want cardiopulmonary resuscitation if their heart and breathing stop? Do residents fully understand the decisions they are asked to make?
Retirement Research Foundation

Contact: Rich Schneider
Indiana University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2016
National study led by NYU Langone seeks innovative treatment for shingles of the eye
NYU Langone receives $15 million for a five-year research grant from the National Eye Institute to evaluate treatment for shingles of the eye.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Annie Harris
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Patrick Degnan, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled CRISPR capture: surveillance of AMR in mobile microbiomes.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
Getting stroke treatments to people earlier to prevent debilitating outcomes
Under a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, a team of University of Michigan researchers and community partners is embarking on a novel project to increase acute stroke treatment rates in the community of Flint, Michigan.
NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Contact: Kara Gavin
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
IU led $1M NSF-funded smart-home effort to advance health and independence in older adults
As part of a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Indiana University has received over $670,000 to establish 'HomeSHARE,' the first networked system of smart homes designed to advance research on older adults.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin D. Fryling
Indiana University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
GW researchers receive $2.2 million grant to study HERV expression in cancer
GW researchers received a $2.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to uncover why certain cancer types increase whereas others are unchanged or even decrease in those with HIV infection.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lisa Anderson
George Washington University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
Researching proinsulin misfolding to understand diabetes
Researchers at the University of Michigan are going down to the molecular level of diabetes to try to determine what makes cells in the diabetic pancreas less efficient in generating insulin molecules.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kylie O'Brien
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
Transcranial direct current stimulation shows promise for depression therapy
The painless technique may be a useful as a therapy for depression, especially in conjunction with antidepressant medications.
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
UTSA Commercialization Centers among national awardees of EDA grant funding
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Austin City Hall, US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Jay Williams, announced major US Economic Development Administration investments for Texas and other states. Through a collaborative effort, the UTSA Institute for Economic Development's SBDC Technology Commercialization Center and the UTSA Office of Commercialization Innovation were among national awardees of the EDA-sponsored Regional Innovation Strategies i6 Challenge competition, securing a $500,000 matching grant towards their $1 million project.
US Economic Development Administration

Contact: Jennilee Garza
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
Brookhaven Lab to lead and partner on DOE exascale computing projects
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are leading one of the 35 software development projects and partnering on one of the four co-design centers recently funded by DOE's Exascale Computing Project. SOLLVE will focus on OpenMP functionality for exascale computing; CODAR will concentrate on online data analysis and reduction at the exascale.
DOE/Office of Science, National Nuclear Security Administration

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
Pitt, Pfizer team up on health data analytics
The University of Pittsburgh and biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. have announced a partnership to develop a computational model that will help identify the drivers of schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, and related brain diseases and enable researchers to better understand and treat the diseases.

Contact: John Fedele
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
UK study to help chronic pain sufferers back to work
Researchers from the University of Warwick's Medical School are leading a novel study to explore ways of helping people with chronic pain back to work.
Arthritis Research UK

Contact: Nicola Jones
University of Warwick

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