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May 2015

Prenatal exposure can make alcohol smell more pleasant
Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Young adults exposed to high levels of alcohol before birth found the smell of it more pleasant than a control group did, according to researchers at Wayne State University. In the sample of 75 participants, higher levels of prenatal alcohol exposures were related to higher relative ratings of...

Dr. Takeshi Sakamoto receives prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Award
Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wayne State University's Takeshi Sakamoto, biophysicist and assistant professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the agency's most...

NSF CAREER award to Dr. Sarah Jo Brownlee aims to determine causes of seismic anisotropy
Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015

Wayne State University's Sarah Jo Brownlee, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the foundation's most prestigious accolade for up-and-coming young...

Lycopene may ward off kidney cancer in older women
Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015

A higher intake by postmenopausal women of the natural antioxidant lycopene, found in foods like tomatoes, watermelon and papaya, may lower the risk of renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer. A team led by Cathryn Bock, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor of Oncology at Wayne State...

Multi-Center Pediatric Research Study Targets Cancer with T Cells
Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit are partnering with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to offer patients a new...

Wayne State start-up receives prestigious Luis Villalobos Award
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2015

RetroSense Therapeutics, LLC, a Wayne State University start-up biotechnology company, has received the Luis Villalobos Award from the Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world's leading professional association for angel investors. The award was announced in a special awards ceremony held on...

Dr. Voyko Kavcic of WSU's Institute of Gerontology developing new approaches for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015

Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, may be one of Alzheimer's earliest signs. The subtle changes of MCI include problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment and a subjective sense that mental function is getting worse. MCI is seldom severe enough to impair day-to-day activities and is...

Dr. Joseph Roche receives Jain Foundation grant to improve exercise programs for people with dysferlin-linked muscular dystrophies
Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015

The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences recently announced that Joseph Roche, assistant professor for the physical therapy program in the Department of Health Care Sciences, received a one-year, $100,000 grant from the Jain Foundation for "Developing a...

Drs. Yifan Zhang and Sandro da Rocha seek alternatives for reducing foodborne bacteria in fresh produce with the help of nanoengineering techniques
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

DETROIT - Nearly half of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. from 1998 through 2008 have been attributed to contaminated fresh produce. Prevention and control of bacterial contamination on fresh produce is critical to ensure food safety. The current strategy remains industrial washing of the product in...

Report shows URC ranked second in Innovation Power Ranking among highly respected research university groups
Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Michigan's University Research Corridor remains competitive with the nation's top university research clusters, contributing $16.8 billion to Michigan's economy according to the 8th Annual Economic Impact & Benchmark Report released today. The URC, an alliance of Michigan State University, the...

Dr. Jeffrey Abt receives prestigious Frankel Institute fellowship
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thanks to research underwritten with internal funding from Wayne State University's Research Enhancement Program, Jeffrey Abt, professor of Art and Art History in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, was selected for a fellowship at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic...

Wayne State study of brain networks shows why children with obsessive-compulsive disorder might not be able to ‘move on’
Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A new study by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine demonstrates that communication between some of the brain's most important centers is altered in children with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The research led by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience's...

RoBUST@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Sarah Pressman of the University of California, Irvine - May 15
Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next RoBUST@Wayne Seminar on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Wayne State University's Welcome Center Auditorium. The series is being organized by the newly formed WSU Researchers of Biobehavioral Health in Urban Settings...

Laboratory Safety Training - May 21
Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015

The next Laboratory Safety training will be held May 21, 2015 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.  It addresses 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. This...

PhRMA Foundation grant and fellowships opportunities
Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015

The PhRMA Foundation has announced that they have millions of dollars to award for their 2016 grants and fellowships program. They are seeking premier young scientists to apply. The Foundation has a 50-year history of supporting and rewarding innovative researchersin their efforts to escalate...

Important information regarding automated compliance checking of NSF proposals
Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015

This message is being sent to you at the request of the National Science Foundation. Beginning April, 24, 2015, National Science Foundation proposals submitted in response to Program Solicitations in FastLane will undergo a series of automated proposal compliance validation checks to ensure they...

Wayne State biochemist, Andrew Feig, receives Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award
Posted: Friday, May 1, 2015

The Presidents Council of State Universities of Michigan has selected Andrew Feig, biochemist and professor in the Department of Chemistry, as a 2015 Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions and dedication to the education of undergraduate...

DOD Grant Opportunities
Posted: Friday, May 1, 2015

The Department of Defense (DOD) has a number of funding opportunities available. To access the full list of opportunities and information, visit here. Available programs include: - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program - Autism Research Program - Bone Marrow Failure Research Program -...