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Public Release: 18-Apr-2014
Benaroya Research Institute evaluates immunology approach to blocking breast cancer
Benaroya Research Institute received a grant to research how blocking a particular molecule in metastatic breast cancer reduces both the growth of primary tumors and the number of lung metastases. BRI scientists have found in disease models that blocking this protein can shrink tumors by 60-80 percent and can keep the tumor from metastasizing or spreading. The $1.8 million five-year grant comes from the National Cancer Institute of the NIH.

Contact: Kay Branz
kbranz@benaroyaresearch.org
206-342-6903
Immune Tolerance Network

Public Release: 18-Apr-2014
Three Johns Hopkins faculty win Novo Nordisk awards for diabetes research
Three Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded two-year grants for their work on potential treatments for diabetes, Novo Nordisk announced this month.
Novo Nordisk

Contact: Shawna Williams
shawna@jhmi.edu
410-955-8236
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 18-Apr-2014
UT Dallas professor to develop framework to protect computers' cores
UT Dallas cybersecurity expert Dr. Zhiqiang Lin has received funding from the US Air Force to develop a defense framework that burrows deep into a computer system to protect its core.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
972-883-4183
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 17-Apr-2014
Mantis shrimp, toucan and trilobite, oh my
A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside professor of engineering have been selected to receive a $7.5 million Department of Defense grant to uncover fundamental design rules and develop simple and basic scientific foundations for the predictable design of light-weight, tough and strong advanced materials inspired by a wide diversity of structures from plants and animals, including the mantis shrimp, toucan and bamboo.
Department of Defense

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 17-Apr-2014
AltaSim Technologies wins DOE grant for additive manufacturing
AltaSim Technologies will further develop the technologies that drive additive manufacturing -- adding momentum to AweSim, a public-private initiative led by the Ohio Supercomputer Center to boost industrial use of modeling and simulation. Through an award of nearly $150,000 from the US Department of Energy, Columbus, Ohio-based AltaSim plans to create a manufacturing app that will feature the use of 3-D printing to make a solid, three-dimensional object from a digital model.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jamie Abel
jabel@oh-tech.org
614-292-6495
Ohio Supercomputer Center

Public Release: 17-Apr-2014
Kessler Foundation awarded Department of Defense grant for spinal cord injury research
Kessler Foundation named awardee of a three-year grant for $1.8 million from Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program. Gail Forrest, P.T., Ph.D., is principal investigator for randomized, double-blinded, controlled, multi-site clinical trial, which will test strategies to improve bone and muscle strength after spinal cord injury. Dr. Forrest is assistant director of Human Performance & Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation. Additional sites: University of Louisville-Frazier Rehab and James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.
US Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program

Contact: Carolann Murphy
CMurphy@KesslerFoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 17-Apr-2014
New state-of-the-art biotech and nanotech equipment for INRS
Professor Marc André Gauthier and Professor Luca Razzari of the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre have each been awarded large grants from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund of the Canada Foundation for Innovation for the acquisition of state-of-the-art biotech and nanophotonics equipment. To this funding will be added matching grants from the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie.
Canada Foundation for Innovation, Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie du Québec

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
High-level NIH grant goes to professor Nicolas Doucet of INRS
Professor Nicolas Doucet of the Centre INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier has just received a research grant from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of nearly $600,000. The five-year grant is to pursue cutting-edge research in the workings of tiny proteins called RNases and to explore their biomedical potential in the field of oncology as well as in inflammation and asthma.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
UI named mentoring center for minority graduate students
The University of Iowa has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring in the nation.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: Gary Galluzzo
gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu
319-384-0009
University of Iowa

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
Turning harmful gas into valuable fuels, chemicals
A University of California, Riverside researcher is leading a team that won a nearly $500,000 grant to study a process that transforms harmful greenhouse gas emissions into valuable fuels and chemicals by using a unique catalyst.
Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
Scientists awarded $2 million to study improvements in anti-diabetic drug design
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $2.1 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the therapeutic potential of safer and more effective alternatives to the current crop of anti-diabetic drugs, which have been limited in their use due to side effects including bone loss and congestive heart failure.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
UTSA and Microsoft establish sustainable energy research and development pact
The University of Texas at San Antonio and Microsoft Corporation announced today a three-year agreement to research and develop sustainable technologies to make data centers more energy efficient and economically viable.

Contact: KC Gonzalez
kc.gonzalez@utsa.edu
210-441-9121
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
Environmentally compatible organic solar cells
Environmentally compatible production methods for organic solar cells from novel materials are in the focus of 'MatHero.' The new project coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology aims at making organic photovoltaics competitive to their inorganic counterparts by enhancing the efficiency of organic solar cells, reducing their production costs and increasing their life-time. 'Green' processes for materials synthesis and coating play a key role. 'MatHero' is funded by the European Commission with an amount of EUR 3.5 million.
European Commission

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Experimental Biology 2014
American Association of Anatomists 2014 award winners
The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) is honored to announce its 2014 award winners. All awards will be presented during the Closing Awards Ceremony being held at the San Diego Marriott Hotel on Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. during AAA's 2014 Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology.

Contact: Donovan Fox
dfox@anatomy.org
301-634-7906
American Association of Anatomists

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
German Research Foundation approves new priority program in the life sciences
The German Research Foundation has agreed to fund a new priority program 'Chemical Biology of Native Nucleic Acid Modifications,' which is coordinated by Mainz University.

Contact: Dr. Mark Helm
mhelm@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-25731
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Five scientists awarded prestigious Heineken Prizes
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has announced the names of five internationally renowned scientists who have been awarded prestigious Heineken Prizes ($1 million prize money in total): Christopher Dobson (Biochemistry and biophysics), Kari Alitalo (Medicine), Jaap Sinnighe Damste (Environmental sciences), Aleida Assmann (History) and James McClelland (Cognitive science). The laureates receive the Heineken Prizes for their great merits to science.

Contact: Helena van Oers
helena.van.oers@knaw.nl
31-205-510-863
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience - KNAW

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Kessler Foundation scientists receive Biogen Idec grant to study actual reality in MS
John DeLuca, Ph.D., and Yael Goverover, Ph.D., O.T., received a grant 'Use of Actual Reality to Measure Everyday Life Functional Activity in Multiple Sclerosis' from Biogen Idec to study how persons with multiple sclerosis perform everyday life tasks. Dr. DeLuca is senior VP of Research & Training at Kessler Foundation. Dr. Goverover, an associate professor at New York University, is a visiting scientist at Kessler Foundation. She was a NIDRR-funded postdoctoral fellow at Kessler Foundation.
Biogen Idec

Contact: Carolann Murphy
CMurphy@kesslerfoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Efficient analysis of small quantity of cells improves chances to understand disease
Chang Lu of Virginia Tech's Chemical Engineering Department has developed techniques that allow him to obtain reliable results over the course of disease development inside cells. The National Institutes of Health is a past supporter of this work, and just announced a new $1.3 million grant to further this work.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
The Pershing Square Foundation awards $17 million to Harvard University
Harvard University announced today that New York-based Pershing Square Foundation, founded by alumni Bill Ackman AB '88, MBA '92, and his wife, Karen Ackman, MLA '93, has awarded the University $17 million to catalyze the work of Harvard's Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative.

Contact: Peter Reuell
preuell@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-8070
Harvard University

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Better climate predictions within grasp
A proposed satellite mission -- that will improve our understanding of the consequences of climate change and could save the global economy up to $30 trillion -- has received funding to develop a more detailed design of the technology and identify partners. It is hoped the satellite could be in orbit in 3-5 years.

Contact: Alex Cloney
alex.cloney@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01872
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
British-American experimental physicist Stuart Parkin receives Millennium Technology Prize
Professor Stuart Parkin of the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, USA, received the 2014 Millennium Technology Prize for his contributions to interdisciplinary materials research. The British-American experimental physicist is a Fellow of the Gutenberg Research College and an external member of the Graduate School of Excellence 'Materials Science in Mainz' at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

Contact: Dr. Matthias Neubert
gfk@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23681
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
OU History of Science department receives Sloan Foundation grant
The University of Oklahoma History of Science Department has received a $350,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in support of a project to build an innovative tool for collaborative research centered on the 100-year-old Isis Bibliography of the History of Science. The project is jointly supported by OU and the History of Science Society. The grant supports the first two years of development.
Sloan Foundation

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
ASU leads new national research network to study impacts of nanomaterials
The Environmental Protection Agency is establishing a new national research network to assess the potential environmental impacts of the engineered nanomaterials that are increasingly used in consumer products. The agency has awarded a $5 million grant to support the consortium, which will be based at Arizona State University.
US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Joe Kullman
joe.kullman@asu.edu
480-965-8122
Arizona State University

Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
UTSA cybersecurity center collaborates on $800,000 FEMA grant to create cybersecurity consortium
The University of Texas at San Antonio Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, the University of Arkansas System's Criminal Justice Institute and the University of Memphis' Center for Information Assurance have received a three-year, $800,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help states and communities prepare for, detect and respond to cyber attacks in a consistent manner.
Federal Emergency Management Agency

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

Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
£34M injection offers new hope for anti-cancer medicines
The prospect of four new cancer medicines becoming a reality for patients has taken a huge step forward with the announcement of the largest healthcare investment by a European private biotech company in over a year.

Contact: Chris McGuigan
mcguigan@cardiff.ac.uk
07-969-235-241
Cardiff University

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