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Public Release: 4-May-2016
USDA announces $15.6 million in grants to strengthen rural communities
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced $15.6 million in grants to increase prosperity in rural America through research, education, and extension programs focused on promoting rural community development, economic growth, and sustainability.

Contact: Kelly Flynn
kelly.flynn@nifa.usda.gov
202-445-3465
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Werner Siemens Foundation fosters synthetic biotechnology
With its donation of 11.5 million euro, the Werner Siemens Foundation has facilitated the launch of the teaching and research domain Synthetic Biotechnology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). This gives the new TUM School of Bioengineering (MSB) a strong accent as an Integrative Research Center. The foundation contract was signed yesterday in Munich.
Werner Siemens-Stiftung

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Scripps Florida awarded $2.5 million to advance development of RNA-based therapeutics
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to design precision drug candidates that target disease-associated RNAs.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Schumaker awarded National Academy of Education fellowship
Kathryn Schumaker, University of Oklahoma assistant professor in the Department of Classics and Letters in the OU College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of one of 30 fellowships from the National Academy of Education for early career scholars working in critical areas of education. The fellowship award of $70,000 is designated to assist with the fellow's salary and research expenses for the fellowship period. The Academy, an honorary educational society, administers the fellowships with funding from the Spencer Foundation.
National Academy of Education, Spencer Foundation

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

Public Release: 4-May-2016
Hermits in American culture
19th century recluses who withdrew to the solitude of caves -- modern people who deliberately live a life of abstinence: these are parallels drawn by Ina Bergmann, an American Studies scholar. Her research on the subject has been rewarded with two fellowships.
Huntington Library, Art Collections, Botanical Gardens, Trinity College Dublin

Contact: Dr. Ina Bergmann
ina.bergmann@uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-5663
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 3-May-2016
UTSA professor receives grant to create more versatile legged robots
Pranav Bhounsule, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $160,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his top-tier research on bipedal robots. Bhounsule, head of UTSA's Robotics and Motion Laboratory, plans to create algorithms that enable legged robots to balance themselves while handling difficult terrain, an asset most robots currently lack.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joanna Carver
mallratbitsy@gmail.com
210-612-4211
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 3-May-2016
USDA awards $16 million for research into sustainable crop and livestock production methods
The US Department of Agriculture today awarded $16.5 million in grants to support research into methods for boosting agriculture productivity and ensuring food security in the face of pests, diseases and a changing climate. In addition, USDA announced that it is seeking applications for the next round of projects, which will focus on pollinator health and plant and animal phenomics.

Contact: Kelly Flynn
kelly.flynn@nifa.usda.gov
202-445-3465
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 2-May-2016
TGen SU2C melanoma dream team member receives $200,000 Sharp Award
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has selected Dr. Muhammed Murtaza of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), paired with Dr. Antoni Ribas of UCLA, as recipients of a $200,000 SU2C Phillip A. Sharp Innovation in Collaboration Award, named for the Nobel Laureate and Chair of SU2C's Scientific Advisory Committee. The award, first established in 2014, supports opportunities for SU2C scientists from different teams to explore innovative collaborations to accelerate the development of new cancer treatments.
Stand Up To Cancer

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 2-May-2016
How does the environment affect obesity?
Researchers will be examining how agricultural and food processing practices may affect brown fat activity directly or indirectly. Research will look at how toxicants such as pesticides or herbicides and artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrups could alter brown fat (BAT).
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Veronica McGuire
vmcguir@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140
McMaster University

Public Release: 2-May-2016
USDA announces $6 million in available funding for antimicrobial resistance research
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, and administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Contact: Kelly Flynn
kelly.flynn@nifa.usda.gov
202-445-3465
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 2-May-2016
Engineering student wins NSF research fellowship
A University of Houston student set to graduate this spring has been awarded a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation, propelling him toward a graduate degree in chemical engineering.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 2-May-2016
SU2C grants support 'innovation in collaboration' in cancer research
SU2C awarded $1 million in five awards to teams of cancer researchers to support additional levels of innovation and collaboration among SU2C-affiliated scientists. Researchers from different SU2C-supported 'Dream Teams' or research, will receive $200,000 to support new research projects stemming from previous advances in cancer research from the SU2C community. Four of the five teams are focused on immunotherapy and the fifth on DNA repair.
Stand Up To Cancer

Contact: Jane E. Rubinstein
jrubinstein@eifoundation.org
516-993-0708
Entertainment Industry Foundation

Public Release: 2-May-2016
BrightFocus Foundation honors 5 researchers on macular degeneration and glaucoma
BrightFocus Foundation today recognized five scientists in the fields of macular degeneration and glaucoma research, awarding them grants named in honor of leaders in vision research and advocacy.
BrightFocus Foundation

Contact: Alice Kirkman
akirkman@brightfocus.org
301-556-9370
BrightFocus Foundation

Public Release: 2-May-2016
Toronto researchers to investigate environment's impact on health
Four researchers at the University of Toronto and its affiliated research centers are receiving $2-million each to investigate how environmental factors can impact health. The funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research was announced today by federal health minister, the Honourable Jane Philpott.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Crohn's and Colitis Canada

Contact: Liam Mitchell
liam.mitchell@utoronto.ca
416-978-4672
University of Toronto

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
UTA biologists study imperiled lizard in Texas and Mexico to develop conservation plan
University of Texas at Arlington biologists are studying a species of lizard found in parts of Texas and northeastern Mexico to find out why the reptile's numbers have been dwindling dramatically. They are conducting fieldwork and genome sequencing to learn as much as possible about the spot-tailed earless lizard Holbrookia lacerata, which has experienced a steady decline in population in Central and South Texas.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
NIH funds study of culture-free fat cell-based vascular grafts in cardiovascular disease
NIH funds a Pitt study to develop culture-free fat cell-based vascular grafts in cardiovascular disease patients.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Paul Kovach
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
SMU engineering team leads DARPA research into holographic imaging of hidden objects
Researchers from SMU's Lyle School of Engineering will lead a multi-university team funded by the DARPA to build a theoretical framework for creating a computer-generated image of an object hidden from sight around a corner or behind a wall. The proposal is to develop a computer algorithm to unscramble light that bounces off irregular surfaces to create a holographic image of hidden objects.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Kim Cobb
cobbk@smu.edu
214-768-7654
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
Queen's researchers in €2.25 million international project to tackle diabetes-related blindness
World-leading researchers from Queen's University Belfast are among a team of scientists from the USA and Ireland who are collaborating to develop a novel treatment for diabetes-related blindness.
US-Ireland R&D Partnership Program

Contact: Claire Kelly
c.m.kelly@qub.ac.uk
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 28-Apr-2016
Putting antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the immune system under 'surveillance'
A team led by Boston College biologist Tim van Opijnen has been awarded a $10-million National Institutes of Health grant to study the relationship between antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the immune system.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
New technologies to eliminate fossil fuel use in the sugar industry
QUT researchers are developing and testing new technologies as part of a $5.7 million three-year project with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry. The project, which aims to turn sugarcane trash into renewable fuels, has just received funding of $2.1 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.
Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Contact: Amanda Weaver
amanda.weaver@qut.edu.au
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
Team to study microRNA role in memory, sleep and synapse function
A group including scientists at The Scripps Research Institute Florida campus has been awarded a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders to study the role of microRNAs in a range of physiological activities, including memory, sleep, synapse function and movement.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
York scientists partner with industry on $1.7 million grant for drug development
There is currently a bottleneck in the development of biopharmaceuticals -- drugs manufactured from biological sources -- but York University researchers in partnership with Canadian pharmaceutical companies received more than $1.7 million to speed things along. The funding, from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Collaborative Research and Development fund, includes industrial and in-kind contributions and will help advance the R&D of biopharmaceuticals, the fastest growing segment of the pharmaceutical industry.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Collaborative Research and Development Fund

Contact: Sandra McLean
sandramc@yorku.ca
416-736-2100 x22097
York University

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
Advancing ingenuity
The accelerator funding is designed to support a burst of activity on a specific project to bring it to a development milestone at which an industrial partner or investor might engage -- for example, by sponsoring further research, licensing the technology, or launching a new company.
Harvard Physical Sciences & Engineering Accelerator

Contact: Caroline Perry
caroline_perry@harvard.edu
Harvard University

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016
BrainHealth awarded over $490,000 to study effects of MS on brain blood flow and cognition
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society awarded Dr. Bart Rypma, associate professor at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, more than $490,000 to investigate how changes in brain blood flow impact cognition for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers will collect a unique set of measures never before collected in a single group of MS patients using the latest imaging techniques called calibrated functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion kurtosis imaging.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Contact: Shelly Kirkland
shelly.kirkland@utdallas.edu
972-883-3221
Center for BrainHealth

Public Release: 26-Apr-2016
Regenerating blood vessels gets $2.7 million grant
Biomedical engineers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have received $2.7 million in funding to advance a treatment that regenerates blood vessels.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Sandra Zaragoza
Zaragoza@utexas.edu
512-471-2129
University of Texas at Austin

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