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Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
Champalimaud Award recognizes revolutionary treatment of devastating blindness diseases
The 2014 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award is given to seven researchers for the development of anti-angiogenic therapy for retinal disease. The conditions it helps treat, especially age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, are the most important causes of blindness in several countries, and their prevalence is growing with the increasing age of the population and the global epidemic of diabetes linked to dietary habits and obesity.
Champalimaud Foundation

Contact: Vitor Cunha

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
HMS/Mass. Eye and Ear researchers awarded prestigious Champalimaud Vision Award
Six Harvard Medical School researchers were among the recipients of the 2014 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award, the highest distinction in ophthalmology and visual science.

Contact: Mary Leach
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Social scientist set to shape global agenda
A Monash University social scientist has been selected as a World Social Science Fellow for early career researchers.

Contact: Glynis Smalley
Monash University

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Crystal Solar and NREL team up to cut costs
A faster, cheaper way to manufacture silicon solar cells, partially funded by the Energy Department and fine-tuned at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has won a coveted R&D 100 award as one of the top technology innovations of 2013.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., to receive BioMed SA 2014 Julio Palmaz Award
Nationally renowned pediatric transplant surgeon Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., chancellor of The University of Texas System since 2009 and former president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, will be honored Sept. 18 by the San Antonio non-profit corporation BioMed SA with the ninth annual Julio Palmaz Award for Innovation in Healthcare and the Biosciences.

Contact: Will Sansom
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Academies announce winners of 2014 Communication Awards
The recipients of the 2014 Communication Awards were announced today by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. Supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation since 2003 as part of the Keck Futures Initiative, these prestigious awards -- each of which includes a $20,000 prize -- recognize excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the general public.

Contact: Molly Galvin
National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Professor Federico Rosei named to the Royal Society of Canada
Federico Rosei, professor and director at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre, has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contribution to the advancement of knowledge in applied sciences and engineering. This election by one's peers is the highest honor bestowed on a Canadian academic in the arts, letters, and sciences.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
2014 NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards
Elsevier and National Academy of Sciences, India announce the winners of the 2014 NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the National Academy of Sciences, India, today announced the winners of the 2014 NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Awards.

Contact: Jason Chan

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Inventor creates tiny technologies for medicine; awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, biomedical engineer and professor at MIT, is the recipient of the 2014 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. Bhatia is recognized for designing and commercializing miniaturized technologies with applications to improve human health. The Lemelson-MIT Prize, celebrating its 20th year, honors outstanding mid-career inventors improving the world through technological invention and demonstrating a commitment to mentorship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Contact: Connie Wang
Lemelson-MIT Program

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
International Balzan Foundation announces 2014 prize winners
The names of the 2014 Balzan Prizewinners were proclaimed today in a public announcement: Mario Torelli (Italy), University of Perugia, for Classical Archaeology; Ian Hacking (Canada), University of Toronto, for Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind ; G. David Tilman (USA), University of Minnesota, for Basic and/or applied Plant Ecology; Dennis Sullivan (USA), City University of New York, for Mathematics (pure or applied). The Balzan Prize for Humanity, Peace and Fraternity Among Peoples was attributed to Vivre en famille (France).
International Balzan Foundation

Contact: Susannah Gold
Gold Communications

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Two UT Arlington professors honored by Indian colleagues
The NRI Welfare Society of India has awarded two of its annual honors to a pair of University of Texas at Arlington professors noted for their contributions to the field of chemistry and biochemistry.

Contact: Traci Peterson
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
2014 Yeast Genetics Meeting
Seven researchers awarded for work presented at yeast genetics conference
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the yeast genetics research community are pleased to announce the winners of the GSA poster awards at the 2014 Yeast Genetics Meeting, which took place in Seattle, Wash., July 29-Aug. 3, 2014. These awards were made to undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral scientists in recognition of the research they presented at the conference. Their projects examined the molecular basis of several processes governing the inheritance of traits using yeast as a model organism.

Contact: Raeka Aiyar, Ph.D.
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
James Collins to receive the 2015 HFSP Nakasone Award
The Human Frontier Science Program Organization has announced that the 2015 HFSP Nakasone Award has been conferred upon James Collins of Boston University and Harvard's Wyss Institute for his innovative work on synthetic gene networks and programmable cells which launched the exciting field of synthetic biology.

Contact: Guntram Bauer
Human Frontier Science Program

Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
Feinstein Institute presents Cerami Award to Karolinska Institutet researcher
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Molecular Medicine announced today that it will confer the second Anthony Cerami Award in Translational Medicine to Göran K. Hansson, M.D., Ph.D., professor of cardiovascular research at the Karolinska Institutet and head of the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at the Center for Molecular Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden.

Contact: Emily Ng
North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Wiley Current Protocols Method Prize for Nucleic Acid Chemistry awarded
The editors of Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry were pleased to award the first Current Protocols Method Prize for Nucleic Acid Chemistry to Anna-Skrollan Geiermann, University of Tokyo, for the poster presentation, 'Native Chemical Ligation of Hydrolysis-Resistant RNA-Peptide Conjugates That Bind to the Ribosome,' at the recent XXI IRT-International Roundtable of Nucleosides, Nucleotides, and Nucleic Acids conference held in Poznan, Poland Aug. 24-28.

Contact: Nicole Weingartner

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Golden Goose Award: Massages for baby rats lead to better outcomes for premature infants
What could we possibly learn from massaging rat pups? The answer is, a lot. Just ask the millions of families whose prematurely born infants have survived and thrived on account of that research. That's why the researchers behind this work -- Saul Schanberg, Tiffany Martini Field, Cynthia Kuhn and Gary Evoniuk -- will receive the Golden Goose Award Sept. 18 at a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Barry Toiv
Association of American Universities

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
UCLA professor honored for expanding our understanding of tropical forests
Stephen Hubbell, a distinguished professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at University of California Los Angeles, will be presented a Scientific Achievement Award during the opening ceremony of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations World Congress on Oct. 6. No American has won the award in more than 40 years.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 3-Sep-2014
International lifetime achievement award for Monash scientist and dean
The International Pharmaceutical Federation has honored a prominent Monash scientist and dean for his outstanding contribution to pharmaceutical sciences.

Contact: Lucy Handford
Monash University

Public Release: 3-Sep-2014
North American Menopause Society 2014 Annual Meeting
LA BioMed researcher honored for research paper
NAMS will present LA BioMed researcher Rowan T. Chlebowski, MD, PhD, with the 2014 Menopause Journal Best Paper Award in October.

Contact: Laura Mecoy
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)

Public Release: 3-Sep-2014
Pioneer Award recipients Robin Ali, Ph.D., Jean Bennett, M.D., Ph.D., and William Hauswirth, Ph.D.
Robin Ali, Ph.D., University College London, Jean Bennett, M.D., Ph.D., Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and William Hauswirth, Ph.D., University of Florida College of Medicine, are co-recipients of the Pioneer Award, recognized for their leadership and contributions to the field of gene therapy to treat retinal degeneration leading to blindness.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 3-Sep-2014
2014 Annual Bruker microCT User Meeting
Spanish scientist obtains international award for 3-D video of a journey to the interior of a cicada
A researcher from the University of Granada has obtained an award at the 'Bruker micro-CT user meeting,' an international conference that took place in Ostend, Belgium, for a video which recreates a journey through the interior of an insect (Homalodisca vitripennis, commonly known as 'glassy-winged sharpshooter'). His video, produced with an innovative 3-D technology known as microtomography, has obtained this year's best scientific video award.

Contact: Javier Alba-Tercedor
University of Granada

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
CHEST 2014
LA BioMed researcher to be honored
The American College of Chest Physicians will honor LA BioMed researcher Richard Casaburi, PhD, MD, at its international convention, CHEST 2014, in Austin.

Contact: Laura Mecoy
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
Field Museum presents conservation award to founder of popular environmental website
The Field Museum has named the creator of the Parker/Gentry Award winner for 2014.

Contact: Emily Waldren
Field Museum

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
ASHG and NHGRI award first genetics and education fellowship
The American Society of Human Genetics and the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, have named Elizabeth P. Tuck, M.A., Upper School Science Teacher at The Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio, the first ASHG/NHGRI Genetics and Education Fellow. The 16-month appointment begins today.
American Society of Human Genetics, NIh/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 2-Sep-2014
ASHG and NHGRI award genetics and public policy fellowship
The American Society of Human Genetics and the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, have named Katherine D. Blizinsky, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at Northwestern University in Chicago, the newest ASHG/NHGRI Genetics and Public Policy Fellow. The 16-month appointment begins today.
American Society of Human Genetics, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
American Society of Human Genetics

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