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$2.5M Fund Available for Climate Change Adaptation Projects

Through its Climate Adaptation Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today solicited proposals from nonprofit conservation organizations to explore and implement new methods for helping wildlife adapt to rapidly-shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change.

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DHS S&T Awards Nearly $1M to Five Start-Ups For Phase 2 R&D

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate today announced a total of $999,780 in awards to five companies advancing to Phase 2 of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program.

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Three University Technologies Receive $600,000 From Science Center’s QED Program

Researchers developing technologies to improve therapeutic success among radiotherapy patients, prevent chest wall collapses in pre-term infants with respiratory distress, and assist surgeons with pre-operative planning for femur fracture alignments will receive a total of $600,000 in funding through the ninth round of the University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program.

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Sugar, Salt, and Fat Taxes Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs

Australia could save AUD $3.4 billion (USD $2.3 billion) in healthcare costs over the remaining lifetimes of all Australians alive in 2010 by instituting a combination of taxes on unhealthy foods and subsidies on fruits and vegetables, according to a new study.

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Joslin Diabetes Center Participating in Two NIH-Funded Artificial Pancreas Clinical Trials

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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.

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Scripps Florida Collaboration Awarded $3.3 Million to Develop Next-Generation Breast Cancer Therapies

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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.

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TSF Awards $655,000 in Cardiothoracic Surgery Grants

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) has announced 16 new grants in support of research and education programs in cardiothoracic surgery.

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Georgia State Neuroscientist Receives $1.8 Million NIH Grant to Investigate Pain Treatment for Elderly

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Dr. Anne Murphy, a neuroscientist 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.

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Penn Genetics Researcher Receives Grant From Pharmaceutical Consortium to Study Diabetic Kidney Disease

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Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD, an associate professor of Medicine and Genetics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $3 million grant from a consortium of pharmaceutical companies to identify genes and other characteristics that are signs of rapid decline in kidney function in patients with diabetic kidney disease.

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Open Philanthropy Project Awards $16 Million to Center for Health Security

The Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded a three-year, $16 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to support the Center’s work on strengthening health security and public health preparedness and on preventing and preparing for the most serious global biological risks.

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CWRU Researchers Secure $2m NIH Grant to Test Portable Sickle Cell Monitor

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Researchers at Case Western Reserve University will use a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop and test a small, portable blood-adhesion monitor for sickle cell disease patients. They hope to make the device as useful as at-home insulin monitors diabetes patients use to manage their disease.

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Northwestern Will Invest $1 Million in Reimagined Robert Crown Center

The center is a hub of programs and activities that has enhanced Evanston for decades. The campaign to build a new Robert Crown Community Center, Library Branch, and Turf Park has secured a transformative $1 million commitment from Northwestern University. The landmark agreement represents a critical alliance among the University, the Friends of the Robert Crown Center, the City of Evanston, and the Evanston Public Library.

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$2.2 Million From State Will Help Speed UCI Research to Commercial Market

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Irvine, Calif., Feb. 3, 2017 — The University of California, Irvine has received $2.2 million from the state that will be administered through UCI Applied Innovation to help speed research and innovations to commercialization.The funding will underwrite the Bridging Innovation Gaps Initiative at UCI and provide additional support for: The BioENGINE program, which promotes biomedical engineering entrepreneurship by helping graduate students design medical devices and take them to market Proof of product grants, which range from $25,000 to $125,000 and are awarded to projects with great potential in the early stages of development and provide gap funding to translate research and intellectual property into commercially viable products and services Grant applications, specifically for federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer funding “Exciting new discoveries and technologies are consistently developed at UCI,” said Richard Sudek, executive director

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Outstanding Investigator Award Honors U Chicago Cancer Researcher

University of Chicago cancer specialist Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of cancer immunotherapy, has been awarded an Outstanding Investigator Award by the National Cancer Institute, a branch of the National Institutes of Health. The award guarantees $600,000 per year in direct costs for seven years.

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Berkeley Lab Gets $4.6M in Functional Genomics Catalog Project

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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.

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Tween Clothing Retailer Justice’s National Holiday Fundraising Campaign Raises More Than $1 Million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Tween clothing retailer, Justice presented Nationwide Children’s Hospital officials with a check totaling $1,472,837. The amount represented the total dollars raised during Justice’s national holiday campaign that benefited The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s.

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UVA School of Medicine Sees Huge Increase in NIH Research Funding

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Federal funding for UVA’s medical research surged from $101.2 million in 2015 to more than $126 million in 2016, according to new figures.

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NIH Awards MSU Researcher $8.4 Million to Develop First Malaria Treatments

While the world waits for a vaccine against the ancient disease malaria, Terrie E. Taylor is working to save the lives of children who are currently afflicted by the deadliest form of the disease. Taylor, MSU University Distinguished Professor of internal medicine and an osteopathic physician, will use an $8.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health to build on her groundbreaking research that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2015.

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Antidote for Partisanship? In Science, Curiosity Seems to Work

Disputes over science-related policy issues such as climate change or fracking often seem as intractable as other politically charged debates. But in science, at least, simple curiosity might help bridge that partisan divide, according to new research.







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