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Public Release: 27-Mar-2015
NYU developing HIV antibodies and RNA test in a single POC
NYU College of Dentistry has received a sub-award in the amount of $335,000 from a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from NIH to complete the development of a fully automated self-confirming assay that can simultaneously detect HIV/AIDS antibodies and viral RNA from the AIDS virus in a single specimen.
NIH/Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Grant

Contact: Christopher James
christopher.james@nyu.edu
212-998-6876
New York University

Public Release: 27-Mar-2015
Boston University STEM outreach program gains major boost from AT&T
AT&T contributes $145,000 contribution to Boston University's College of Engineering to create a two-year engineering and technology program for an urban high school population, and to document its impact on high school graduation rates.

Contact: Jan Smith
smithjan@bu.edu
617-353-2682
Boston University

Public Release: 27-Mar-2015
Safeguarding the UK's water, energy and food resources
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is investing £4.5 million to safeguard the UK's water, energy and food security. With the world's population due to grow to eight billion by 2030, humanity is facing a crisis with predictions of increasing demand and shortages of water, energy and food. Water and energy are needed to produce food; water is required to produce energy and with the advent of biofuels, energy and food are increasingly competing for land.

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 27-Mar-2015
DFG to establish one clinical research unit and five research units
At its spring meeting in Bonn, the Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft approved the establishment of one new Clinical Research Unit and five new Research Units. The research collaborations are concerned with a wide range of topics, ranging from complications in pregnancy and fundamental problems in particle physics to 'graded' implants and issues surrounding integrated transport planning. They will receive funding of approximately 13 million euros for an initial period of three years. As a result, the DFG will be funding a total of 174 Research Units and 18 Clinical Research Units.

Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Chemistry professor secures grant to explore the hidden habits of the three-toed amphiuma
For the past six years, Pojman has studied a population of more than 50 animals living in a small Baton Rouge pond in an effort to learn more about the elusive three-toed amphiuma. To support this study, he has secured a $12,445 grant from the Coypu Foundation.
Coypu Foundation

Contact: Tara Kistler
tkistler@lsu.edu
225-578-3869
Louisiana State University

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth redesignated as NCI 'Comprehensive Cancer Center'
The National Cancer Institute has renewed its Cancer Center Support Grant to Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth, continuing NCCC's designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Kirk Cassels
kirk.A.Cassels@Hitchcock.org
603-653-6177
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
UCI team gets $5 million to create stem cell treatment for Huntington's disease
Leslie Thompson of the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UC Irvine has been awarded $5 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to continue her CIRM-funded effort to develop stem cell treatments for Huntington's disease.
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Pat Brennan
hbrennan@uci.edu
949-824-8249
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
UChicago Materials Research Center receives $20.6 million grant
The National Science Foundation has renewed funding for the University of Chicago's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center for another six years with a $20.6 million grant. UChicago was one of 12 institutions nationwide to receive a MRSEC grant from the NSF in this round of competition.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Steve Koppes
skoppes@uchicago.edu
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
The 2015 HFSP Career Development Awards
The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization has selected eight of its fellowship holders to receive the highly sought after Career Development Award. Following a rigorous selection procedure in a global competition, the future for these young scientists could not be brighter as they will receive an award worth $300,000 spread over three years to jump start their first independent laboratory.

Contact: Rosalyn Huie
communications@hfsp.org
Human Frontier Science Program

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
The 2015 HFSP Fellowships
The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization is pleased to announce the names of the recipients of HFSP international postdoctoral fellowships for 2015 following a rigorous selection process in a global competition. A total of 788 applications were received in this round from applicants originating from 61 different countries.

Contact: Rosalyn Huie
communications@hfsp.org
Human Frontier Science Program

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
The 2015 HFSP Research Grants
The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization is awarding about $35 million to the 31 winning teams of the 2015 competition for the HFSP Research Grants. In 2015, 10 Young Investigator teams were approved (involving 31 scientists) together with 21 Program Grants (involving 67 scientists).

Contact: Rosalyn Huie
communications@hfsp.org
Human Frontier Science Program

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Scientists secure £25.7m to create powerhouse of research
A £25.7 million funding boost will enable the University of Edinburgh to set up two world-leading laboratories advancing biological research and tissue repair.

Contact: Jen Middleton
jen.middleton@ed.ac.uk
44-131-650-6514
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
A global index of wellbeing one goal of new Canadian QE2 Scholarships
Two researchers from the University of Waterloo recently received funding for Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships. The scholarship funding, awarded by Rideau Hall Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada and Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, allows Canadian students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to participate in internships or academic study for periods of three months to one year in another Commonwealth country.
Rideau Hall FoundationCommunity Foundations of Canada, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

Contact: Nick Manning
nmanning@uwaterloo.ca
226-929-7627
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
University of Surrey to host new international research centre on Sustainable Prosperity
The University of Surrey has been awarded a £6m research grant from the Economic and Social Research Council to establish an international Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity.
Economic and Social Research Council

Contact: Amy Sutton
a.sutton@surrey.ac.uk
01-483-686-141
University of Surrey

Public Release: 25-Mar-2015
Study compares the cost, benefit of three uterine-conserving treatments for fibroids
The relative cost, benefits, and complications of three minimally invasive techniques for reducing or eliminating symptomatic uterine fibroids are being compared in women who don't have cancer and want to preserve their uterus.
Halt Medical Inc.

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 25-Mar-2015
$25m 'green light' for UK's first Compound Semiconductor Research Foundation
A $25.8m (£17.3m) award that will put Cardiff University at the cutting edge of semiconductor technology has been announced by UK Government.
UK Government

Contact: Heath Jeffries
jeffrieshv1@cardiff.ac.uk
44-029-208-70917
Cardiff University

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Rett Syndrome Research Trust awards $1.3 million for clinical trial
A surgical sedative may hold the key to reversing the devastating symptoms of a neurodevelopmental disorder found almost exclusively in females. Ketamine, used primarily for operative procedures, has shown such promise in mouse models that Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic researchers soon will launch a two-year clinical trial using low doses of the medication in up to 35 individuals with Rett Syndrome.
Rett Syndrome Research Trust

Contact: Jeannette Spalding
jeannette.spalding@case.edu
216-368-3004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Plymouth University to investigate medical revalidation in Australia
The Medical Board of Australia, with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, has commissioned the Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education, Research and Assessment at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry to investigate the evidence and options for the introduction of medical revalidation to Australia.
Medical Board of Australia

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
FARE announces recipients of investigator in food allergy awards
Food Allergy Research & Education announced the recipients of its inaugural FARE Investigator in Food Allergy Awards on Monday. This new, multimillion dollar, multiyear research grant program is aimed at attracting gifted early and mid-career investigators to the field of food allergy.
Food Allergy Research & Education

Contact: Nancy Gregory
ngregory@foodallergy.org
703-563-3066
Food Allergy Research & Education

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
US engineering schools to educate 20,000 students to tackle grand challenges
In a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair today, more than 120 US engineering schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century.
National Academy of Engineering

Contact: Dana Korsen
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
The Michael J. Fox Foundation supports promising Parkinson's project
Australian scientists receive support from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research to speed progress in developing a novel therapy for Parkinson's disease.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Contact: Alison Heather
a.heather@garvan.org.au
61-292-958-128
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Public Release: 20-Mar-2015
Ice core research gets 25 million kroner from A.P. Møller Foundation
Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, head of Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute has received a grant of 25 million kroner from the A.P. Møller Foundation for a new research project in Greenland. The project aims to drill a 2.5-kilometer deep ice core through the fast-flowing part of the ice sheet in northeast Greenland and gain new knowledge about how fast the ice is moving to improve forecasts of future sea level rise.
A.P. Møller Foundation

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
skaarup@nbi.dk
45-28-75-06-20
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Spreading the seeds of big data
Michigan State University is spreading the seeds of big data to improve agricultural practices around the United States. Through a $4.9 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, MSU will lead a team of scientists to develop big-data approaches to better manage water and fertilizers and to adapt to changes brought on by climate variability.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Layne Cameron
layne.cameron@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
IUPUI mathematician modeling human motor movements in Huntington's disease
Yaroslav Molkov, assistant professor of mathematics in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is using computational modeling to map a motor control system to study Huntington's disease.
CHDI Foundation

Contact: Candace Gwaltney
cmgwaltn@iupui.edu
317-274-0685
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Scripps Florida scientists win $1.5 million grant to develop new drugs for cancer
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop drug candidates that could treat cancer and neurodegenerative disease. The researchers will look for compounds that affect a key enzyme involved in the degradation and ultimate recycling of damaged cellular material.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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

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