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January 2014

Find, read and monitor thousands of scholarly journals directly from your iPad with the BrowZine app
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

With the decline of print, databases have become the primary way publishers deliver journals. But databases are designed for searching, not reading. BrowZine works by uniting articles from the Wayne State-owned databases into complete journals, then arranging them by subject on a newsstand. The...

Wayne State University and Northwestern University researchers discover specific inhibitor for rheumatoid arthritis treatment
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Collaborating with researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, a research team at Wayne State University's School of Medicine led by Kezhong Zhang, Ph.D., has contributed to an important discovery in the inflammatory stress mechanism and specific inhibitor...

Dr. Cathryn Bock receives DOD grant to study the role of microRNAs in prostate cancer racial disparities and aggressiveness
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

African American men have a 60 percent higher risk of developing prostate cancer than European American men, and a 2.4 times higher risk of dying from the disease. Some of the reasons can be attributed to differences in screening practices and treatment, but further research is needed to determine...

Wayne State University part of team on worldwide exclusive license for novel approaches to manage cancer and related conditions with green tea extracts
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wayne State University, along with McGill University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, have executed an exclusive worldwide license with Viteava Pharmaceutical Inc. for an intellectual property portfolio claiming composition of matter and/or methods of use of novel analogs and derivatives...

Dr. Andrew Port receives prestigious award from American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013

Andrew I. Port, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Wayne State University, has received the prestigious DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies from the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins...

Five Michigan universities awarded National Science Foundation partnership grant to improve academic success
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The National Science Foundation has awarded a collaborative $1.32 million grant to five Michigan universities for a project that will increase the academic success of underrepresented minority graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in STEM (science, technology , engineering, and mathematics)...

Dr. Fu-Shin Yu discovers new treatment for skin and corneal wound healing in diabetic patients
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Diabetes Mellitus (DM), a metabolic disorder that affects nearly 170 million people worldwide, is characterized by chronic hyperglycemia that disrupts carbohydrate fat and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. DM can cause long-term damage...

BRAIN Initiative at NIH - funding announcements released
Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013

NIH released six funding opportunity announcements in support of the President's BRAIN Initiative. Collectively, these opportunities focus on building a new arsenal of tools and technologies for helping scientists unlock the mysteries of the brain. NIH plans to invest $40 million in Fiscal Year...

Wayne State University physicists, Drs. Mark Mattson and Paul Karchin, publish observation of the "Charming Socialites"
Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013

Mark Mattson (Top) and Paul Karchin (Bottom) Protons and neutrons, the particles in an atomic nucleus, are made of smaller pieces called "quarks." Some types of quarks can form particles that exhibit surprising behaviors. Mark Mattson, Ph.D., assistant...

Wayne State cholesterol study led by Dr. Smiti Gupta shows algal extracts may counter effects of high fat diets
Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013

Health Enhancement Products, Inc., in conjunction with Wayne State University's Department of Nutrition and Food Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, announces the publication of a scientific article in the Journal of Nutrition & Metabolism, "ProAlgaZyme sub-fraction improves...

Wayne State University research led by Dr. Pramod Khosla suggests potential treatment for better heart health in patients undergoing hemodialysis
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Researchers at Wayne State University have discovered a potential way to improve the lipid profiles in patients undergoing hemodialysis that may prevent cardiovascular disease common in these patients. Patients undergoing hemodialysis for kidney failure are at a greater risk for atherosclerosis, a...

FDA approves new MS treatment regimen developed at Wayne State University by Dr. Omar Khan
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014

Global research overseen by and conducted at the Wayne State University School of Medicine will immediately change the treatment regimen of millions of multiple sclerosis patients around the world. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved a new drug application that calls for the...

Research team led by Dr. Aleksandar Popadic discovers single gene in bees separating queens from workers
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014

Discovery may provide key to increasing agricultural economy in Michigan and beyond  A research team led by Wayne State University, in collaboration with Michigan State University, has identified a single gene in honeybees that separates the queens from the workers. The scientists unraveled...

Cost Principles for Sponsored Projects - Feb. 4
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

Sponsored Program Administration Training & Development is pleased to present an overview of cost principles for sponsored projects. Items for discussion include the dictates of cost principles, OMB Circular A-21, case study examples and responsibilities of principal investigators, department...

Laboratory Safety Training - Feb. 7
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

This laboratory safety training session will focus on issues related to chemical safety, chemical waste disposal and emergency procedures in the laboratory. It is required once for all employees who work in a lab with hazardous chemicals. The training will be held on Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 12...

IRB Training - Feb. 7
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

On Feb. 7, please join the IRB Administration Office for a training session on submitting expedited initial submissions.  The session will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the IRB Administration Office Conference room located on 87 E. Canfield, second floor. For more information, visit...

Nano@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Yang-Tse Cheng, University of KY - Feb. 11
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

Join the Office of the Vice President for the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Feb. 11 from 2:30 to 3:30 o.m. with guest speaker, Dr. Yang-Tse Cheng from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Cheng will present Understanding and mitigating diffusion-induced-stresses and fracture in lithium ion battery...

Water@Wayne Seminar - Feb. 12 with Nicholas Johnson of USGS
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne seminar on Feb. 12 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Nicholas Johnson, research ecologist with USGS, Great Lakes Science Center, Hammond Bay Biological Station. He will present Advances in the use...

Nano@Wayne Seminar - Feb. 18 with Dr. Larry Matherly, Karmanos Cancer Center
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Feb. 18 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the College of Engineering auditorium. The guest speaker will be Dr. Larry Matherly, professor of oncology and pharmacology in WSU's School of Medicine. Dr. Matherly...

PAD Seminar - Promotion and Tenure at WSU: Policies, Processes and Advice
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

The offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer this free career development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but...

Nano@Wayne Seminar - Feb. 25 - Dr. Jeff Wang, Johns Hopkins, University
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on February 25, 2014 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center Auditorium. A small reception will immediately follow the seminar at 3:30 p.m. Nano@Wayne seminars are free and open to the entire campus...

Winter and Summer 2014 internal funding program deadlines from the Division of Research
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

To support and encourage research endeavors at the university, the Office of the Vice President for Research offers a variety of internal research funding opportunities for which faculty are eligible to compete. Details for our regular programs and past award recipients can be found on our...

Grant writing seminars for NIH K AWARDS and NSF CAREER AWARDS - Wed. Mar. 19 - registration deadline Fri. Mar. 5
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host two research career development award writing seminars for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant...

Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) Request for Pilot Grant Proposals FY2014
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research is one of seven Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) funded by the National Institute on Aging. This Center is a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan, Program for Research on Black Americans and the...