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Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
MU scientist advances the study of eye disease and aging
Cataracts, a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to vision loss, affects more than 24 million people in the United States, according to National Institutes of Health estimates. K. Krishna Sharma, an ophthalmology researcher at the University of Missouri, has worked for more than two decades to study the mechanisms involved in this degenerative disease. Discoveries in his lab are advancing both the understanding of how cataracts develop and the process of aging.

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Curt Meyer Memorial Prize for Dr. Jane Holland of the Max Delbrück Center DC
The Australian cancer researcher Dr. Jane Holland of the Max Delbrück Center Berlin-Buch was honored on Dec. 10, 2014 with the Curt Meyer Memorial Prize. She received the prize, which is endowed with 10,000 euros, for her study on basal breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer, which was published online in the open access journal Cell Reports*.
Berliner Krebsgesellschaft

Contact: Barbara Bachtler
bachtler@mdc-berlin.de
49-309-406-3896
Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Decades of research by MU scientist leads to advancements in nanotechnologies
Nanotechnology is the study and engineering of matter and microscopic structures. Henry C. 'Hank' Foley, a researcher and administrator at the University of Missouri, is a pioneer in the study of nanoporous carbon, or tiny membranes and systems that allow energy sources to pass through or become stored in these structures. His analysis and scholarship in nanosystems and how they are composed continues to inform research fields of study including medicine, materials processing, energy and the environment.

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
MU researcher leads developments in pharmaceuticals and energy storage
With decades of study and a deep understanding of the field, Jerry Atwood, a researcher at the University of Missouri, is a prolific chemist who has guided the study of molecules and how they interact in the physical world. His discoveries have led to new ways of developing drugs more efficiently and better fuel storage capabilities. Atwood is considered a founding father in the field of supramolecular chemistry, or what he describes as 'chemistry beyond the molecule.'

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
MU researcher contributes to the study of cancer-fighting tools
Nuclear medicine is the branch of medicine that uses radioactive materials to provide diagnostics and treatments for cancer. Often, standard protocols involve using radioactive isotopes developed to image as well as weaken cancer cells in the body. With more than 30 years of research in radiopharmaceutical chemistry, Silvia Jurisson, a researcher at the University of Missouri, is a world-renowned scientist who continues to develop breakthrough materials used in the detection and treatment of cancer.

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
OSA, DPG name Peter E. Toschek winner of Herbert Walther Award
The Optical Society and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft are proud to announce that the 2015 Herbert Walther Award will be presented to Peter E. Toschek of the Institut für Laser-Physik, Universitat Hamburg, Germany for his pioneering experiments to laser cooling and trapping of single ions and for his contributions to the understanding of the principles of laser spectroscopy as well as of atomic physics.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
mediarelations@osa.org
240-535-4954
The Optical Society

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Successful explorer of active compounds
The natural product researcher Prof. Dr. Christian Hertweck from Jena receives one of the most important German research awards, the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2015 of the German Research Foundation.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Axel Burchardt
presse@uni-jena.de
0049-364-193-1031
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
IEEE honors NYU researchers for breakthrough paper on new-generation wireless technology
A research team led by NYU WIRELESS director Theodore Rappaport will receive the 2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for pioneering work that explores the underutilized millimeter-wave frequency spectrum for a new generation of mobile communications. The award is given to a single survey, review or tutorial paper published in any of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers's 170 publications in a calendar year. 5G technology could increase wireless capacity a thousand-fold.

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
kathleen.hamilton@nyu.edu
718-260-3792
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
UTSA biologist honored as Mentor of the Year by Southern Regional Education Board
The Southern Regional Education Board, comprised of representatives from 18 states, recently selected University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Biology Chair Edwin Barea-Rodriguez as its Mentor of the Year at its annual conference in Atlanta. The conference featured the largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the nation gathering to discuss issues facing new and aspiring faculty members.

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
UT Southwestern scientist honored as rising star in Texas research
The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas has selected Dr. Yuh Min Chook, Professor of Pharmacology and of Biophysics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, as the recipient of the 2015 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Science.

Contact: Deborah Wormser
deborah.wormser@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Levent Alpoge to receive 2015 AMS-MAA-SIAM Morgan Prize
Levent Alpoge will be awarded the 2015 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate Student in Mathematics 'for several contributions in the fields of number theory, probability, and combinatorics.'
American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Association of America, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Contact: Mike Breen
paoffice@ams.org
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
KIT receives IEEE Milestone Heinrich Hertz
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology receives the IEEE Milestone 'Heinrich Hertz' of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The renowned worldwide association of electrical and electronic engineers wishes to honor the physicist Heinrich Hertz and his discovery of electromagnetic waves in Karlsruhe in 1886. Representatives of the media are cordially invited to come to the ceremony and unveiling of the IEEE Milestone on Friday, December 05, 2014, 10 hrs c.t. at the Hertz-Hörsaal on KIT Campus South.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
International Radar Conference
Innovative application of metamaterials to improve radars
At the International Radar Conference held in Lille the researchers of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre received an award for their work 'Blind Spot Mitigation in Phased Array Antenna using Metamaterials'. The most innovative aspect of the research was the application of a smart structure based on metamaterials to improve the performance of radar antennae.

Contact: Garazi Andonegi
g.andonegi@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 5-Dec-2014
BUSM researcher receives prestigious Massachusetts Neuroscience Consortium award
Carmela Abraham, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and pharmacology at Boston University School of Medicine, was one of six recipients of this year's Massachusetts Neuroscience Consortium Award out of nearly 60 applicants. The grant was awarded to her for her work on multiple sclerosis and the role of the life extension protein Klotho in the limited repair of white matter in the disease.
AbbVie, Biogen Idec, EMD Serono, Janssen Research & Development, Merck, Pfizer, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 5-Dec-2014
Peter Scholze to receive 2015 AMS Cole Prize in Algebra
Peter Scholze, Hausdorff Professor of Mathematics at the University of Bonn, will be awarded the 2015 AMS Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in San Antonio, Texas for "his work on perfectoid spaces which has led to a solution of an important special case of the weight-monodromy conjecture of Deligne."
American Mathematical Society

Contact: Mike Breen
paoffice@ams.org
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 5-Dec-2014
Katja Heinze receives research award for intelligent food packaging with freshness indicator
The Mainz chemistry professor Katja Heinze and her Luxembourg cooperation partner Dr. Patrick Choquet have received the Interregional Research Award for the development of novel, intelligent foils for food packaging.

Contact: Dr. Katja Heinze
katja.heinze@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-25886
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Boston College's Andrew Hargreaves recipient of 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Education
Boston College's Thomas More Brennan Professor in Education Andrew Hargreaves and University of Toronto professor emeritus Michael Fullan have been awarded the $100,00 Grawemeyer Award in Education by the University of Louisville for their book 'Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in All Schools.'

Contact: Ed Hayward
ed.hayward@bc.edu
617-552-4826
Boston College

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Congratulations to the 2015 SAGE Young Scholars Award recipients
The Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology, in collaboration with SAGE Publications, has announced the SAGE Young Scholars Awards 2015 recipients. The awardees receive a one-time award of $5,000 to be used at their discretion for research, study, or conference travel-related purposes.
Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology, SAGE Publications

Contact: Jennifer Santisi
press@spsp.org
202-524-6543
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
SciLifeLab Ceremony
How cell size matters
For his novel research into how mammalian cell size is influenced by its environment, Liron Bar-Peled has been named the 2014 Grand Prize winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. The prize awards early-career scientists and includes a grand-prize award of US$25,000, supported by Science for Life Laboratory, a coordinated effort among four universities in Sweden, and the journal Science, which is published by AAAS, the nonprofit international science society.
SciLifeLab

Contact: Natasha D. Pinol
npinol@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Parasite researcher wins international malaria medal
Melbourne researcher professor Alan Cowman has won the Sornchai Looareesuwan Medal 2014 for his significant contributions to understanding how the malaria parasite causes disease and for his search for potential malaria vaccines.

Contact: Alan Gill
gill.a@wehi.edu.au
61-393-452-719
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Mainz-based anthropologist Carola Lentz receives 2014 Melville J. Herskovits Award
Mainz anthropologist Carola Lentz received the 2014 Melville J. Herskovits Award for her book 'Land, Mobility, and Belonging in the West African Savanna,' published by Indiana University Press in 2013.
African Studies Association

Contact: Carola Lentz
lentz@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-22798
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Jeffrey Lagarias and Chuanming Zong to receive 2015 Conant Prize
Jeffrey Lagarias of the University of Michigan and Chuanming Zong of Peking University will be awarded the 2015 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in San Antonio, Texas for their article 'Mysteries in Packing Regular Tetrahedra,' which was published in the December 2012 issue of Notices of the AMS.
American Mathematical Society

Contact: Mike Breen
paoffice@ams.org
American Mathematical Society

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
121st International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition
SHSU eyewitness ID study earns gold for Houston police
The Houston Police Department took home the Gold Award in Research from the International Association of Chiefs of Police for an experiment conducted in collaboration with Sam Houston State University on eyewitness identification procedures.

Contact: Beth Kuhles
kuhles@shsu.edu
936-294-4425
Sam Houston State University

Public Release: 2-Dec-2014
ACEP14 Scientific Assembly
UTHealth's Weltge honored by the American College of Emergency Physicians
Arlo F. Weltge, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of emergency medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, has received the John A. Rupke Legacy Award for his lifelong commitment to the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Contact: Deborah Mann Lake
deborah.m.lake@uth.tmc.edu
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 2-Dec-2014
UT Arlington chemistry professor named IEEE Fellow
Purnendu 'Sandy' Dasgupta is recognized worldwide for his pioneering work in ion chromatography. He is currently working on a NASA-funded project to build an instrument for testing extraterrestrial soil.

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-272-9208
University of Texas at Arlington

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