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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

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
New materials may provide better ways to capture and store solar energy
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), funded by two significant National Science Foundation grants and an award from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, are exploring new materials for solar cells that could boost their efficiency and make them less expensive to manufacture, and are developing new photocatalysts that may lower the cost of producing hydrogen using solar electricity (generating hydrogen with electrolysis could be an effective way to store solar energy until it is needed).
National Science Foundation, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Contact: Andy Baron
ajbaron@wpi.edu
508-831-5916
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
New NIH grant will study alcohol's effects on the nervous system
Michigan Technological University is leading a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) study to understand alcohol's effects on sleep, blood pressure and brain activity.
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Jason Carter
jcarter@mtu.edu
906-487-2994
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
UTSA researcher to study waterways contaminated by Hurricane Harvey damage
Vikram Kapoor, an assistant professor in The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research microbial contaminants in southeast and south central Texas waterways following Hurricane Harvey.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joanna Carver
joanna.carver@utsa.edu
210-243-4557
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
Danforth Center receives $3.4 million to improve maize architecture
The collaborative project brings together expertise in molecular genetics, developmental genomics and statistics to meet the food and fuel demands of a growing population.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Melanie Bernds
mbernds@danforthcenter.org
314-587-1647
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
New health equity research center established at UIC
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received $6.75 million to establish a Center of Excellence in minority health and health disparities research that will investigate how various social structures and determinants contribute to the health of marginalized groups.
NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Contact: Jackie Carey
jmcarey@uic.edu
312-996-8277
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
SUNY Downstate awarded $10 million from National Institutes of Health
SUNY Downstate Medical Center has been awarded a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to form a translational health disparities research program, with a focus on recruiting and training underrepresented minority scientists.
NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ron Najman
ron.najman@downstate.edu
718-270-2696
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
Scientist to study biomarkers of brain region variation important to neuropsychiatric disorders
Associate Scientist Melanie Carless, Ph.D., has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to identify microRNA biomarkers in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid that are associated with changes in the brain that are important to neuropsychiatric disorders.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Lisa Cruz
lcruz@txbiomed.org
210-258-9437
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
Research explores relationship between social media and drinking
A psychologist at the University of Houston is exploring the ways in which social media influences alcohol consumption among college students. Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer, will use grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study how social media, and Facebook in particular, shapes students' drinking habits.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Chris Stipes
cdstipes@uh.edu
713-743-8186
University of Houston

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
Fighting sickle cell disease by looking back to infancy
Fast-track research focused on developing a new gene-modifying sickle cell disease treatment at the Medical University of South Carolina could lead to human clinical trials in as few as three years.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Contact: Heather Woolwine
woolwinh@musc.edu
843-792-7669
Medical University of South Carolina

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
Does chronic inflammation contribute to PCOS?
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $3 million federal grant to study the effects of inflammation on polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jackie Carey
jmcarey@uic.edu
312-996-8277
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
ASA receives NSF grant for two-year college data science summit
Recognizing the growing demand for students and professionals with data science skills as part of the ongoing big data revolution, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the ASA a $50,000 grant to conduct a symposium that will foster the establishment and growth of data science programs at two-year colleges. The symposium is tentatively scheduled for May 10-11, 2018.

Contact: Jill Talley
jill@amstat.org
703-302-1865
American Statistical Association

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
BU researcher receives grant to better understand lymphoblastic leukemia
Hui Feng, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology and medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), is the recipient of a four-year, $792,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to study why T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is so aggressive and resistant to treatment.
American Cancer Society

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

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
Effort to create mouse that more closely mirrors human Alzheimer's wins federal grant
A proposal to humanize several mouse genes for research into Alzheimer's disease has spurred the National Institute on Aging to award $11.35 million to the University of California, Irvine.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
UTA wins funding to help first-generation, low-income, minority undergraduates
The University of Texas at Arlington received a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the US Department of Education to further the efforts of the McNair Scholars program. The program assists undergraduate students who are first-generation college students, from low-income and minority populations, in continuing their education and pursuing master's and doctoral degrees.
US Department of Education

Contact: Teresa Woodard Schnyder
teresa.schnyder@uta.edu
817-272-2211
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
Research to personalize pre- and probiotic Rx to reduce diseases linked to HIV and alcohol use
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded LSU Health New Orleans a $401,500 grant over two years to study the role of gut bacteria in the development of heart and metabolic diseases in those with HIV who use alcohol, as well as devise strategies to address these risks.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
NYU Dentistry receives $2.8 million as part of multi-center study to stop progression of cavities
The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and its collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: Rachel Harrison
rachel.harrison@nyu.edu
212-998-6797
New York University

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
$900,000 NSF grant helps Wake Forest researchers look for the big picture in big data
Thanks to a $900,000 award from the National Science Foundation, Wake Forest University researchers are examining how the plant hormone ethylene affects growth and development of the roots of Arabidopsis thaliana, which is a genetic model used to provide insight into other plants.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Katie Neal
nealkc@wfu.edu
336-758-6141
Wake Forest University

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017
Children's National awarded Doris Duke Charitable Foundation grant for sickle cell disease
Children's National Health System will receive more than $550,000 in funding to lead a three-year, multi-center trial that will study a low intensity, chemotherapy-free transplantation approach to cure patients with sickle cell disease using a matched related donor. The grant was awarded through the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's inaugural Sickle Cell Disease/Advancing Cures Awards, which provides funding to advance curative approaches for sickle cell disease.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Contact: Rebecca Porterfield
rporterfi2@childrensnational.org
301-244-6737
Children's National Health System

Public Release: 9-Oct-2017
UW awarded $12.5 million to study astrophysical plasma here on Earth
The US Department of Energy has awarded $12.5 million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to develop an integrated facility that will expand the frontier of plasma physics research.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Cary Forest
cary.forest@wisc.edu
608-263-0486
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 9-Oct-2017
UTA bioengineer to collaborate with UTSW to improve neonatal brain monitoring
A University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering professor and her team will integrate a portable brain imaging system with an advanced signal-processing technique for newborns that will better measure the babies' neurophysiology in real time, providing physicians the analysis needed to treat encephalopathy or brain swelling more quickly.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 9-Oct-2017
UTA helping TRA determine whether to convert Joe Pool Lake flood storage
Yu Zhang, an associate professor in the civil engineering department at the University of Texas at Arlington, and Victoria Chen, a professor in the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department, are using a $50,000 TRA grant to build models and test software that will help the agency make a decision. Should the TRA decide to convert flood storage, the US Army Corps of Engineers will make the final determination whether to proceed.
Trinity River Authority

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

Public Release: 9-Oct-2017
Study will explore air pollution's impact on the developing fetus
New research will seek to understand the biological mechanisms that are triggered by exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and lead to lower birth weight in newborns, placing them at greater risk for chronic conditions such as coronary heart disease and hypertension later in life. The research will be conducted in Beijing by an international team of researchers.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Mark Michaud
mark_michaud@urm.rochester.edu
585-273-4790
University of Rochester Medical Center

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