Transportation deserts get a lift from collaboration between NYU Tandon and Dollaride

Millions of New Yorkers live in “transit deserts” – areas in which public transportation is not easily accessed – but a major grant from New York State means Dollaride, in collaboration with Tandon’s C2SMART Center (the Connected Cities for Smart Mobility Toward Accessible and Resilient Transportation), will help fill that gap with environmentally-friendly electric vehicles.

Research to Prevent Blindness Marks $400 Million in Funding to Advance Eye Disease Research

Research to Prevent Blindness announces a new round of awardees who are generating critical knowledge around a host of sight-threatening conditions. With this latest round of funding, RPB has provided more than $400 million in research funding.

Dr. Nicolau Receives 2022 Development Grant from American Neuromuscular Foundation

The American Neuromuscular Foundation (ANF), is
excited to announce the 2022 Development Grant Recipient, Stefan Nicolau, MD, for his
research project “CRISPR/Cas9 correction of a common Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)
deletion.” Dr. Nicolau is a research fellow at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at
Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH.

Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine

NEWS STORIES IN THIS ISSUE:
– Study Says Failure to Rid Amyloid Beta Protein from Brain May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease
– Johns Hopkins Medicine Team Discovers Novel Mediator of Once Mysterious Chronic Itch – Study Suggests Molecular Changes in Tissue Microenvironment May Promote Colorectal Cancer
– Researchers ID Anti-Inflammatory Proteins as Therapy Targets for Nasal and Sinus Problem
– Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Receives NIH Award to Study Dangerous Pediatric Disease

New Fellowships Support Under-Represented Minorities in Glaucoma Research

The Glaucoma Foundation (TGF) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) have partnered to launch a new grant aimed at supporting under-represented racial and ethnic minority researchers in the pursuit of glaucoma research. The TGF (sponsored by Patricia Hill) / RPB Fellowships in Glaucoma provide one-year, $10,000 fellowships focused on substantive glaucoma research.

Roswell Park Awarded Nearly $2 Million to Study Cause of Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer

A research team headed by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center epidemiologist Zhihong Gong, PhD, has been awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for an investigation into the role that certain genetic molecules play in breast cancer disparities.

NIH Re-Funds ACTG for the Next Seven Years

The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), the largest global HIV research network, has been re-funded for the next seven years by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and collaborating NIH Institutes.

UAH professors get $500,000 NSF grant to better protect privacy of solid-state drive data

The National Science Foundation has awarded a pair of professors at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System, a nearly $500,000, three-year grant to develop a better way to wipe data from the solid-state drives (SSDs).

AACC Launches a New Competition to Support Innovative Research in Diagnostic Testing

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce a new competition that will support cutting-edge research that could significantly improve diagnostic testing and patient care. Winners of the competition will each receive a sample set from AACC’s Universal Sample Bank, which includes blood samples from hundreds of healthy individuals that were collected to aid medical studies.