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Calcium Signaling Helps Skin Cells Migrate for Wound Repair October 29, 2013 • Marine Biological Laboratory
Mitochondria-Targeted Nanoparticles Could Someday Help Fight Cancer August 14, 2013 • University of Georgia
Biomarker Predicts Heart Attack Risk Based on Response to Aspirin Therapy July 3, 2013 • Duke Medicine
Chemical Probe Provides Tool to Study Malignant Brain Tumor Protein March 1, 2013 • University of North Carolina Health Care
Powerful Microscope Captures Award-Winning Image of a Dividing Cell February 27, 2013 • Indiana University
Study Reveals Promising Molecular Target for Treating Parkinson's January 18, 2013 • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Lack of Key Enzyme in Folic Acid Metabolism Leads to Birth Defects in Mice 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 April 13, 2012 • University of North Carolina Health Care
Study Promises to Allow Researchers to Control Stem Cell Differentiation March 1, 2012 • University of Georgia
Study of Bacterial Immune System Reveals Powerful Technique That Could be Used to Silence Genes in OtherOrganisms January 5, 2012 • University of Georgia
Newly Developed Resources Are Poised to Unlock Medicinal Benefits of Plants December 15, 2011 • University of Kentucky
Monarch Butterfly Genome Sequence Gives Insights Into Genetic Basis of Seasonal Migration November 23, 2011 • University of Massachusetts Medical School
Study Shows How Cells Mark Genes Before Cell Division for Fast Reactivation October 11, 2011 • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
ARRA-Funded ASCB Image Library Recognized by The Scientist September 1, 2011 • American Society for Cell Biology
NIGMS Uses Recovery Act Funds to Invest in Institute to Help Students With Disabilities August 12, 2011 • Purdue University
Antisense RNA linked to Inherited Neurological Disorder June 21, 2011 • University of California, San Diego
Study Reveals How Cell's Protein-Making Machine Bends Without Breaking May 19, 2011 • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Study Uncovers Link between Mechanical Stress on Cells and Cancer Gene Activation May 16, 2011 • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Nature's Elegant Solution to Repairing DNA Offers New Way to Target Cancer April 20, 2011 • Duke University Medical Center
Structure Shows Molecular Machinery That Helps Export Messenger RNA From Nucleus March 28, 2011 • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
University at Buffalo Establishes Mentoring Program for Diverse Junior Faculty (no longer available) March 3, 2011 • University at Buffalo
Image Library Features Scientific Images of Cells and Their Constituents December 13, 2010 • American Society for Cell Biology
Structure of Telomerase's RNA Core Domain Offers Clues to Cancer and Aging November 3, 2010 • University of California, Los Angeles
Grant Will Help Improve Diversity in the Scientific Workforce October 27, 2010 • University of Rochester Medical Center
Grant Will Help People With Disabilities Study Science October 25, 2010 • Purdue University
UW-Madison Researcher Aims to Break Habit of Implicit Bias October 12, 2010 • University of Wisconsin, Madison
Manufactured 3-D RNAs Could Fight Cancer, Other Illnesses August 31, 2010 • University of California, Santa Barbara
Anesthetics Shed Light on How the Brain Shifts Between Sleep and Awake States August 26, 2010 • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Researchers Turn Up Brightness on Fluorescent Probes August 9, 2010 • Carnegie Mellon University
New Technology Promises to Help Drug Makers Go Green June 16, 2010 • University of Wisconsin, Madison
Structural Changes in Protein Control Biological Clock in Bacteria, Determining When Cells Divide February 18, 2010 • University of California, San Diego
ARRA Funds Research on How Saturated Fats Cause Disease 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ChronicDisease 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 September 11, 2009 • University of California, 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 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 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 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 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.
NIH Funds Six Projects to Promote Workforce Diversity 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 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 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 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 (no longer available) 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 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 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 October 20, 2009 • GenomeWeb NIH stimulus 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 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 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.
Using Computers to Combat Unconscious Bias (no longer available) 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 (no longer available) 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 (no longer available) 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 (no longer available) 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 (no longer available) 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 (no longer available) 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.
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