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Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
New CloudLab will help researchers test new cloud architectures
A $10 million National Science Foundation grant to create CloudLab will be distributed to partner institutions in addition to University of Massachusetts Amherst, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Clemson University, Raytheon BBN Technologies and US Ignite. CloudLab will consist of 5,000 linked cores, or computers, that will be free for research and classroom use and should be up and running by spring 2015.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
$14.5 million grant awarded to continue anthrax studies
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation a five-year, $14.5 million grant to continue its research on anthrax and the bacteria's effects on humans. Studies will focus on three areas: parts of the anthrax bacteria that cause inflammation and human pathology of the disease, the anthrax vaccine that is administered to US military personnel, and testing human components that contribute to inflammation accompanying bacterial infections.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Shari Hawkins
shari-hawkins@omrf.org
405-271-8537
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Hartford/VA Geriatric Social Work Scholars Program selects new cohort
The prestigious Hartford/Veteran's Affairs Scholars Program has selected three geriatric social work researchers for a two-year award that provides career development and mentorship for projects that will improve health outcomes not only for older veterans, but for all older adults.
The John A. Hartford Foundation

Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
San Antonio Life Sciences Institute awards $750,000 to innovators
The University of Texas at San Antonio and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and today announced the awarding of more than $750,000 in grants through the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute Innovation Challenge.
San Antonio Life Sciences Institute

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
UTSA researcher awarded $38K+ to evaluate energy efficiency options for historic homes
A team of UTSA researchers has been awarded a nearly $40,000 grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, an office of the National Park Service and US Department of the Interior. The grant will fund a one-year study of the energy efficiency and cost effectiveness of radiant barrier retrofits of historic homes in hot, humid climates.
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, US Department of the Interior, National Park Service

Contact: Jesus Chavez
jesus.chavez@utsa.edu
210-458-7904
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
VCU receives NIH grant to expand Alcohol Research Center
Virginia Commonwealth University has received a federal grant totaling $6.9 million to study the genetics of alcohol abuse and alcoholism -- work that may lead to further advances in its treatment, control and prevention.
National Institute of Health

Contact: Sathya Achia Abraham
sbachia@vcu.edu
804-828-1231
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Using physics to design better drugs: Albert Einstein College of Medicine awarded $9 million NIH grant
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $9 million to renew a grant headed by Robert Callender, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He and his fellow researchers are working to develop drugs by considering the dynamics -- including specific atomic motions --of the enzymes that those drugs target.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Newman
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
VCU Massey Cancer Center receives $4.4 million NCORP grant
Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center was awarded a $4.4 million, 5-year, renewable grant from the National Cancer Institute to support a statewide network for cancer clinical research in Virginia that brings state-of-the-art clinical trials to patients in their own communities and emphasizes the inclusion of minorities in clinical trials and a focus on research that addresses cancer disparities.
National Cancer Institute

Contact: Jenny Owen
jrowen2@vcu.edu
804-229-7575
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Training the next generation of cancer nanomedicine scientists
Northeastern University has received a five-year, $1.15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute to train the next generation of cancer nanomedicine scientists and clinicians through a unique experiential learning program.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Casey Bayer
c.bayer@neu.edu
617-373-2592
Northeastern University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Rettsyndrome.org invests $1.5 million in new 2014 awards
The International Rett Syndrome Foundation now doing business as Rettsyndrome.org announces today that the Board of Trustees has awarded $1.5 million to support 10 new grants to further translational research and launch of the neuro-habilitation therapeutic program, and fund clinical research.
Rettsyndrome.org

Contact: Steve Kaminsky
skaminsky@rettsyndrome.org
International Rett Syndrome Foundation

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Oregon team to study impacts of climate change on pesky forest insect
The mountain pine beetle is a pest, infesting and killing entire swaths of forest during outbreaks. Now, armed with National Science Foundation support, a University of Oregon-led team will study the impacts of climate change and forest-management practices with computing tools to help better forge responses to these epidemics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lewis Taylor
lewist@uoregon.edu
541-346-2816
University of Oregon

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award funds search for new treatments
UC Santa Cruz cancer researcher Seth Rubin has received a $350,000 grant to fund his work toward the development of a new class of drugs for treating breast cancer. The grant is a Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award from the congressionally directed medical research programs of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Department of Defense

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-2495
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Muscle for all: Athletes to the elderly
Andrew Fry has earned a grant to join a research team that will explore the role of nitric oxide synthase, a dietary supplement in growing muscle. The results can help athletes, elderly, cancer patients and others grow or regrow muscle.
National Strength and Conditioning Association

Contact: Mike Krings
mkrings@ku.edu
785-864-8860
University of Kansas

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
MU initiative receives $500,000 NSF grant to augment public science education and outreach
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to fund a five-year, multi-institutional initiative designed to encourage education and outreach efforts that communicate the value of taxpayers' investment in federal scientific research. 'The Broader Impacts and Outreach Network for Institutional Collaboration' program, led by the University of Missouri, will bring together professionals who help scientists convey the importance of their research to society.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
U-Michigan Water Center to help lead national estuary research program
The University of Michigan Water Center has been awarded a five-year, $20 million cooperative-agreement contract to join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in overseeing research at a nationwide network of 28 coastal reserves. Less than two years after it was launched, the U-M Water Center is extending its reach beyond the Upper Midwest to help coordinate, with NOAA, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System's collaborative science program.
NOAA

Contact: Bernie DeGroat
bernied@umich.edu
743-764-7260
University of Michigan

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Multimillion-dollar grant helps researchers shed light on ultrafast dynamics
Kansas State University physicists and computer scientists are involved in a multi-university project that has been funded with a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR.
National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

Contact: Itzik Ben-Itzhak
itzik@k-state.edu
785-532-1636
Kansas State University

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Federal agencies provide new opportunities for dying languages
The National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced 27 awards totaling more than $4 million in the 10th round of a joint effort to document languages threatened with extinction.

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8070
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Texas Biomed gains $2.7 million NIH grant to research genetic basis of diseases
The Texas Biomedical Research Institute has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the US National Institutes of Health to fund innovative approaches to genetics research aimed at developing new therapies for heart disease and other conditions with genetic components.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute for General Medical Sciences

Contact: Mary Uhlig
muhlig@dublinandassociates.com
210-227-0221
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
UT Arlington receives Walmart, Walmart Foundation innovation grant
UT Arlington has received a $229,214 grant from the Walmart Foundation to build a robotic small motors assembly and testing system that would cut the manufacturing costs of goods, allowing those goods to be produced in the United States that were formerly built overseas.
Walmart Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Native Northwest prairie plants being grown at 3 sites under future climate conditions
University of Oregon-led research in prairies of the Pacific Northwest could be a roadmap for the conservation of native plants facing stresses from projected climate changes and invasive species.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
ASTRO's 56th Annual Meeting
ASTRO awards $35,500 in individual grants to 43 researchers presenting at the 2014 Annual Meeting
The American Society for Radiation Oncology has selected 43 recipients to receive a total of $35,500 for the 2014 Annual Meeting Abstract Awards.
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Contact: Michelle Kirkwood
press@astro.org
703-286-1600
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
UTSA microbiologist Karl Klose receives Department of Defense contract to study tularemia
Microbiologist Karl Klose, a professor in the University of Texas San Antonio College of Sciences' Department of Biology and a member of the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, has received a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct research that would bring scholars one step closer to developing a vaccine against tularemia. The funding, from the Department of Defense's Defense Threat Reduction Agency, is one of the largest contracts University of Texas San Antonio has received this year for its research in infectious disease.
U.S. Department of Defense

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
US army award to further University of Tennessee bioenergy research
In faraway places around the world, US soldiers are challenged with carrying out missions despite the lack of access to energy supplies. A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, bioenergy researcher has received funding from the US Department of Defense to help find a solution.
U.S. Department of Defense Army Research Office

Contact: Whitney Heins
wheins@utk.edu
865-974-5460
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Youth football study receives $3.8 million from National Institutes of Health
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a $3.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue studying the effects of head impacts in youth league football.
NIH/National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Marguerite Beck
marbeck@gmail.com
336-716-2415
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
New program bridges gap between research and market
Four UC Davis researchers have been awarded $50,000 each in the first year of a competitive grant program aimed at taking university research into commercial applications.
UC Davis Science Translation and Innovative Research

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

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