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News releases and articles about NIGMS-supported research made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Send Recovery Act news to us at info@nigms.nih.gov.

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Calcium Signaling Helps Skin Cells Migrate for Wound Repair Link to external Web site
October 29 , 2013  Marine Biological Laboratory
 
Mitochondria-Targeted Nanoparticles Could Someday Help Fight Cancer Link to external Web site
August 14, 2013  University of Georgia
 
Biomarker Predicts Heart Attack Risk Based on Response to Aspirin Therapy Link to external Web site
July 3, 2013 • Duke Medicine
 
Chemical Probe Provides Tool to Study Malignant Brain Tumor Protein Link to external Web site
March 1, 2013 • University of North Carolina Health Care
 
Powerful Microscope Captures Award-Winning Image of a Dividing Cell Link to external Web site
February 27, 2013 • Indiana University
 
Study Reveals Promising Molecular Target for Treating Parkinson's Link to external Web site
January 18, 2013 • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
 
Lack of Key Enzyme in Folic Acid Metabolism Leads to Birth Defects in Mice Link to external Web site
January 17, 2013 • University of Texas at Austin
 
Broad Test for Activation of Protein Kinases May Lead to Drug Combinations That Block Drug-Resistant Cancers Link to external Web site
April 13, 2012 • University of North Carolina Health Care
 
Study Promises to Allow Researchers to Control Stem Cell Differentiation Link to external Web site
March 1, 2012 • University of Georgia
 
Study of Bacterial Immune System Reveals Powerful Technique That Could be Used to Silence Genes in Other
Organisms
Link to external Web site
January 5, 2012 • University of Georgia
 
Newly Developed Resources Are Poised to Unlock Medicinal Benefits of Plants Link to external Web site
December 15, 2011 • University of Kentucky
 
Monarch Butterfly Genome Sequence Gives Insights Into Genetic Basis of Seasonal Migration Link to external Web site
November 23, 2011 • University of Massachusetts Medical School
 
Study Shows How Cells Mark Genes Before Cell Division for Fast Reactivation Link to external Web site
October 11, 2011 • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
 
ARRA-Funded ASCB Image Library Recognized by The Scientist Link to external Web site
September 1, 2011 • American Society for Cell Biology
 
NIGMS Uses Recovery Act Funds to Invest in Institute to Help Students With Disabilities Link to external Web site
August 12, 2011 • Purdue University
 
Antisense RNA linked to Inherited Neurological Disorder Link to external Web site
June 21, 2011 • University of California, San Diego
 
Study Reveals How Cell's Protein-Making Machine Bends Without Breaking Link to external Web site
May 19, 2011 • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
 
Study Uncovers Link between Mechanical Stress on Cells and Cancer Gene Activation Link to external Web site
May 16, 2011 • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
 
Nature's Elegant Solution to Repairing DNA Offers New Way to Target Cancer Link to external Web site
April 20, 2011 • Duke University Medical Center
 
Structure Shows Molecular Machinery That Helps Export Messenger RNA From Nucleus Link to external Web site
March 28, 2011 • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

University at Buffalo Establishes Mentoring Program for Diverse Junior Faculty Link to external Web site
March 3, 2011 • University at Buffalo
 
Image Library Features Scientific Images of Cells and Their Constituents Link to external Web site
December 13, 2010 • American Society for Cell Biology
 
Structure of Telomerase's RNA Core Domain Offers Clues to Cancer and Aging Link to external Web site
November 3, 2010 • University of California, Los Angeles
 
Grant Will Help Improve Diversity in the Scientific Workforce Link to external Web site
October 27, 2010 • University of Rochester Medical Center
 
Grant Will Help People With Disabilities Study Science Link to external Web site
October 25, 2010 • Purdue University
 
UW-Madison Researcher Aims to Break Habit of Implicit Bias Link to external Web site
October 12, 2010 • University of Wisconsin, Madison
 
Manufactured 3-D RNAs Could Fight Cancer, Other Illnesses Link to external Web site
August 31, 2010 • University of California, Santa Barbara
 
Anesthetics Shed Light on How the Brain Shifts Between Sleep and Awake States Link to external Web site
August 26, 2010 • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
Researchers Turn Up Brightness on Fluorescent Probes Link to external Web site
August 9, 2010 • Carnegie Mellon University
 
New Technology Promises to Help Drug Makers Go Green Link to external Web site
June 16, 2010 • University of Wisconsin, Madison
 
Structural Changes in Protein Control Biological Clock in Bacteria, Determining When Cells Divide Link to external Web site
February 18, 2010 • University of California, San Diego
 
ARRA Funds Research on How Saturated Fats Cause Disease Link to external Web site
December 21, 2009 • University of Nebraska
An ARRA-funded award will advance the research of a University of Nebraska scientist seeking to understand the molecular basis of the disease-causing effects of saturated fats.
 
Research on the Genetics of Social Behavior Gets Boost from ARRA Link to external Web site
December 8, 2009 • University of Southern California
Michelle Arbeitman has received a federal stimulus grant to help advance the understanding of the molecular genetics of reproductive behaviors and physiology in fruit flies.
 
"GO" Grant to Advance Drug Development from Plants Link to external Web site
November 5, 2009 • Michigan State University
An NIGMS Grand Opportunities stimulus grant will support research on how several plants make medicinal compounds.
 
Federal Funds Support Malaria Research Link to external Web site
November 5, 2009 • Binghamton University
NIGMS has issued a supplement grant to a researcher who is studying how the malaria parasite evolved resistance to the medication chloroquine.
 
Stimulus Grant Funds Stem Cell Research Link to external Web site
October 29, 2009 • University of Georgia
NIGMS has issued a $600,000 grant to accelerate research into induced pluripotent stem cells, which can be reprogrammed into virtually any cell type.
 
"GO" Grant to Study Personalized Medicine Link to external Web site
October 16, 2009 • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
An NIGMS Grand Opportunities stimulus grant will support a study on whether genetic information in existing electronic medical records can be used to make drug administration safer.
 
Colorado State University Biochemistry Professor Obtains Stimulus Funds to Study Path of Important Human Protein Link to external Web site
October 12, 2009 • Colorado State University
NIGMS grantee Robert Cohen has received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to study the function of ubiquitin, a protein in cells that can lead to major disease depending on the path it takes.
 
Stimulus-Funded University Research Addressing Issues from Climate Change to Cancer, Creating Jobs and Training a New Generation of Scientists Link to external Web site
September 29, 2009 • The Science Coalition
Three NIGMS-funded scientists, Susan Forsburg, Emily Scott and George O'Doherty, are among those featured for receiving support from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
 
K-State Biologist Receives Stimulus Funds for Further Study of Cellular Process That Can Play a Role in Chronic
Disease
Link to external Web site
September 21, 2009 • Kansas State Media Relations
NIGMS grantee Katsura Asano has received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to study how eukaryotic cells initiate the process of building proteins.
 
Federal Funding Gives Boost to Fellowship Program Aimed at Minority Postdocs Link to external Web site
September 11, 2009 • University of Califormia, San Francisco
The University of California, San Francisco, has received nearly $300,000 in federal economic stimulus funds to support the university's Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award program.
 
Iowa State Faculty Attract $7.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grants Link to external Web site
August 20, 2009 • Iowa State University
NIGMS grantee W. Allen Miller is among the researchers at Iowa State University receiving American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.
 
UW Receives Seven Federal Stimulus Grants Link to external Web site
August 19, 2009 • University of Wyoming
NIGMS grantee Donald Jarvis is among the scientists at the University of Wyoming receiving funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
 
NIH Stimulus Funding Supports Emory Biomedical Scientists Link to external Web site
August 6, 2009 • Emory University
NIGMS grantees are among the researchers at Emory University receiving American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.
 
UCSF Researchers Begin to Receive NIH Stimulus Funds Link to external Web site
June 17, 2009 • University of Califormia, San Francisco
NIGMS grantee Maria Almira Corriea is among the researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, receiving economic stimulus grants from NIH.
 

Media Mentions

NIH Funds Six Projects to Promote Workforce Diversity Link to external Web site
November 1, 2010 • Science
NIH has awarded six grants totaling approximately $12 million over 3 years to support exceptionally creative scientists who proposed highly innovative approaches to scientific workforce diversity.
 
A Grand Experiment in Shovel-Ready Science Link to external Web site
July 23, 2010 • Cell
When the U.S. Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act last year, the National Institutes of Health was faced with figuring out how to fund research projects that would yield quick results.
 
Duke Opens a Research Facility Focused on Molecular Medicine Link to external Web site
February 11, 2010 • GenomeWeb News
Duke is using ARRA funding to open a facility to apply systems biology and molecular medicine approaches to early-phase studies of new drug or medical device candidates.
 
Team Wins Stimulus Funds for Nanoparticle Standardization Link to external Web site
December 8, 2009 • AZoNano™.com
A team of Texas scientists has been awarded a $3 million Grand Opportunity (GO) grant from NIGMS to advance the design of nanoparticles for medical applications.
 
University of Wisconsin, Madison to Share in Stem Cell Funding Link to external Web site
October 30, 2009 • Wisconsin Technology Network News
Part of NIGMS' stimulus funds to study induced pluripotent stem cells will go to researchers in Wisconsin.
 
Faculty Receive $800K NIH Grant Link to external Web site
October 30, 2009 • The Daily Toreador
Texas Tech has received $800,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to assess how effective the laboratory method is at teaching physics and how well students understand the material.
 
Making a Cellular Menagerie Link to external Web site
October 23, 2009 • Nature
NIGMS awarded a $2.5-million stimulus grant to the American Society for Cell Biology to establish an online open-access database called "The Cell: An Image Library."
 
Stimulus Grants to Emory Fund 'Omics Research Link to external Web site
October 20, 2009 • GenomeWeb
NIH stiumulus grants to Emory include an NIGMS-funded study of the genome of voles, which are a good model for studying social attachment.
 
NMSU Gets $417K In Federal Stimulus Link to external Web site
October 12, 2009 • KRWG News
New Mexico State University has received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for its Bridges to the Baccalaureate program.
 
Stimulus Pumps $6 Million into Moffitt for Cancer Research Link to external Web site
June 17, 2009 • Tampa Bay Business Journal
NIGMS grantee Edward Seto is among the researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute receiving American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.
 

News from NIGMS and NIH

Using Computers to Combat Unconscious Bias
November 18, 2010 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

NIH Pathfinder Award recipient Mary (Molly) Carnes talks about her project to increase diversity in the sciences.

NIH Recovery Act Grants to Foster Scientific Workforce Diversity
October 26, 2010 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

NIH is using approximately $12 million of Recovery Act funds to promote scientific workforce diversity.

NIH Awards $18.3 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Support S.T.E.M. Education
January 7, 2010 • National Institutes of Health

NIH has awarded $18.3 million to bolster research on science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) education.

NIGMS Invests in Scientific Grand Opportunities with Recovery Act Funds
November 23, 2009 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

NIGMS has invested $42.3 million of Recovery Act funds to launch 14 "Grand Opportunities" research projects.

NIGMS 'Challenge' Areas Get Millions in Recovery Act Funds
November 19, 2009 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

NIGMS has invested $16.4 million of Recovery Act funds to support 19 two-year research projects that address critical gaps in the basic biomedical and behavioral sciences.

New EUREKA Awards Fund Highly Innovative Research, Promise Big Payoffs
October 28, 2009 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

NIH is using $67.4 million, including $10.6 million in Recovery Act Funds, to support to support highly innovative research projects promising big payoffs.

Recovery Act Funds Expand Studies of Stem Cell Biology
October 28, 2009 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

NIGMS is using $5.4 million of Recovery Act funds to accelerate basic studies of induced pluripotent stem cells. 

Stimulus Grant to Help Expand the Use of Disease Models
August 24, 2009 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

NIGMS grantee Stephen Eubank will use funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to extend our understanding of disease models and expand their use in policymaking. 

This page last reviewed on August 18, 2016