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Released: 4-Mar-2020 1:55 PM EST
Wayne State University team receives $1.98 million NIH award to develop diagnostic tests for sarcoidosis
Wayne State University Division of Research

With the help of a $1.98 million award from the NIH, Wayne State University researchers are working to develop biomarker technology for identification of biomarkers of sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease of unknown causes that affects multiple organs in the body.

Released: 14-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST
Wayne State University team developing new treatments for Barth syndrome
Wayne State University Division of Research

A research team from Wayne State University recently received a $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH to work on potential new targets for treating Barth syndrome, a rare and life-threatening, X-linked genetic disorder that causes cardiomyopathy and other pathologies.

Released: 30-Jan-2020 4:20 PM EST
Study provides first look at sperm microbiome using RNA sequencing
Wayne State University Division of Research

A new collaborative study published by a research team from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the CReATe Fertility Centre and the University of Massachusetts Amherst provides the first in-depth look at the microbiome of human sperm utilizing RNA sequencing with sufficient sensitivity to identify contamination and pathogenic bacterial colonization.

Released: 15-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
NIH grant to improve neonatal brain injury detection using photoacoustic imaging technology
Wayne State University Division of Research

Wayne State University received a two-year, $725,000 R01 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health for the development of a novel point-of-care 3D neonatal photoacoustic tomography (3D-nPAT) to improve the detection and measurement of hypoxic-ischemic in neonates without the need for sedation, radiation or radionuclides.

Released: 13-Jan-2020 3:20 PM EST
Wayne State University to address urgent need for STEM educators
Wayne State University Division of Research

Through support from the U.S. Department of Education, Wayne State University announced it is launching the Metro Detroit Teaching Residency for Urban Excellence (TRUE) Project, an innovative multi-sector partnership that aims to positively impact student learning, address the critical shortage of STEM teachers, and support the region’s workforce development. The $2.5 million project will target recent graduates and mid-career professionals with STEM expertise in the metro Detroit region, especially those in the automotive and technology industries who may be impacted by recent and planned plant closures.

Newswise: Wayne State receives NSF grant to enhance cybersecurity of chemical process control systems
Released: 16-Dec-2019 2:20 PM EST
Wayne State receives NSF grant to enhance cybersecurity of chemical process control systems
Wayne State University Division of Research

With the help of a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, a research team from Wayne State University will comprehensively evaluate the characteristics of cyberattacks for processes involving chemical processes of different types, and will develop fundamental advances in control theory and algorithms for enhancing cybersecurity of control systems for these processes through control designs integrated with other frameworks such as detection algorithms.

Newswise: $1.7 M grant to Wayne State College of Engineering aims to improve oral delivery of insulin
Released: 12-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST
$1.7 M grant to Wayne State College of Engineering aims to improve oral delivery of insulin
Wayne State University Division of Research

With the help of a $1.7 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, a team of researchers in Wayne State’s College of Engineering will explore ways to address urgent need for a safe and efficient oral delivery technology for insulin to improve the lives of diabetes patients.

Newswise: Wayne State and Henry Ford Health System to lead $4 million Detroit-based NIH HEAL Initiative to increase long-term recovery from opioid addiction
Released: 26-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Wayne State and Henry Ford Health System to lead $4 million Detroit-based NIH HEAL Initiative to increase long-term recovery from opioid addiction
Wayne State University Division of Research

A team of researchers led by Wayne State University this week received one of 375 grant awards across 41 states made by the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2019 to apply scientific solutions to reverse the national opioid crisis.

Released: 25-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Wayne State, Karmanos receive $3.1 million NIH grant to improve quality of life for African American cancer survivors
Wayne State University Division of Research

Funding from the National Cancer Institute will help a team of researchers from Wayne State University and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute to investigate the combined role that community, interpersonal and individual influences have on the health-related quality of life for African American cancer survivors, and how those influences create racial health disparities between African Americans and white survivors.

Newswise: Wayne State leading efforts to alleviate fatbergs
Released: 18-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Wayne State leading efforts to alleviate fatbergs
Wayne State University Division of Research

Worldwide, the occurrence of large-scale sewer blockages caused by the massive buildup of discarded fats, oils and greases (FOGs) is on the rise. The problem is getting more severe as solid waste products such as paper towels, sanitary products and wipes are flushed down toilets. The combination of FOGs with the waste paper products can be dangerous and environmentally caustic.


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