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Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Scientists win up to $10 million to complete preclinical trials for new migraine treatment
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have received a grant of nearly $4.5 million -- with the possibility of up to $10 million including outsourced studies -- from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to complete preclinical studies on a new anti-migraine drug candidate.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Pursuit of happiness leads to a $2.1 million grant award for University of South Carolina, Chicago
A pair of philosophy researchers from the University of South Carolina and the University of Chicago has been awarded a $2.1 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study the connections between virtue, happiness and the meaning of human life and society.
The John Templeton Foundation

Contact: Peggy Binette
peggy@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-7704
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
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Unraveling the Web
We call them 'hunches,' 'snap judgments' and 'gut feelings,' these notions we're barely conscious of that can nevertheless inform countless decisions we make each day. But what we call our solid intuitions are often the results of error-prone cognitive biases that we don't even know we have.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
NSF awards maximum support to Iowa State-based Center for Biorenewable Chemicals
The National Science Foundation has awarded full and final funding to the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State. That funding will total $35.26 million over 10 years. Center leaders say the program has quickly built a legacy of innovation in research, technology-led entrepreneurship and education.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brent Shanks
bshanks@iastate.edu
515-294-1895
Iowa State University

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Innovative visualization technology to help strengthen climate change action
Data scientists at the University of Warwick are starting a new project using innovative visualization techniques, which they believe could transform how evidence is used to inform climate change adaptation initiatives.
Government of Denmark, Government of Canada

Contact: Lee Page
l.page@warwick.ac.uk
44-024-765-74255
University of Warwick

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Multi-million pound project to use nanotechnology to improve safety
The University of Southampton has been awarded a multi-million grant from Lloyd's Register Foundation to find new ways of using nanotechnologies to improve safety at sea, on land and in the air.
Lloyd's Register Foundation

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Major grant for Manchester graphene research
The University of Manchester has been awarded a £3m research grant to develop breakthrough applications for two-dimensional materials.
Lloyd's Register Foundation

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
0044-161-275-8382
University of Manchester

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Zooplankton study could bridge gap between ecology and evolution
UT Arlington biologist Matthew Walsh hopes to bridge the gap between ecology and evolution through his study of zooplankton in more than 20 lakes in Alaska and Wisconsin.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
NSF and USAID announce latest round of awards to address global development challenges
Building sustainable fisheries, monitoring landslide risk, studying the emerging bioeconomy: these are some of the research projects announced today in the newest round of an interagency partnership to foster collaborative global research.
National Science Foundation, US Agency for International Development

Contact: Jessica Arriens
jarriens@nsf.gov
703-292-2243
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
UM scientist earns grant to study carbon across North America
University of Montana researcher Ashley Ballantyne recently was awarded a nearly $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study ecosystem carbon production and consumption across North America.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Leana Schelvan
leana.schelvan@umontana.edu
406-243-6693
The University of Montana

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
IU researchers lead $1.2 million effort to unlock economic potential of maker movement
Indiana University researchers have received $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation to study maker movements, repair collectives and 'hackerspaces' in the Midwest and Asia as a potential a driver of the US economy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin D. Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
UMass Amherst to train students in use of soft materials for life sciences
Polymer scientist Kenneth Carter, who co-directs the program with colleague Gregory Tew, says the NRT will engage 74 students over five years in polymer science and engineering, immunology, food science and several engineering fields. One goal is to explore new models for graduate education.
National Science Foundation National Research Traineeship program

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
International research project gets high level of funding
Antibodies are protein molecules that are produced by the body to fight pathogens. Their formation basically follows the principle of evolution. The best candidates are selected and optimised further in multiple rounds of competition. Some aspects of antibody formation will be elucidated more closely by a team of researchers from USA, England, Australia and Germany. This work will be coordinated by Professor Michael Meyer-Hermann of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Germany.
Human Frontier Science Program

Contact: Dr. Jan Grabowski
jan.grabowski@helmholtz-hzi.de
49-053-161-811-407
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
NIH grants seek best ways to combine genomic information and EHRs
The NIH has awarded grants to support research to incorporate DNA sequence information into electronic medical records. The research is aimed at better understanding the genomic basis of disease and tailoring medical care to individual patients based on their genomic differences. The grants, administered by the National Human Genome Research Institute's Electronic Medical Records and Genomics program, focus on moving genomics research closer to clinical application.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steven Benowitz
Steven.Benowitz@nih.gov
301-402-0911
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
New UT Arlington-developed product could help concepts become working apps
A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington has developed a computer program to automatically create a working app from an artist's concepts. The product, called PixeltoApp, may soon enter the marketplace, aided by a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant.
National Science Foundation I-Corps

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Buck Institute joins researchers in Chile to jumpstart research on aging in South America
The Buck Institute's mission to extend healthspan has always been global in nature -- now that global outreach has a new focal point, as the Institute partners with researchers in Chile who have been awarded a $6.5 million, five-year government grant to establish the 'Center for Geroscience, Brain Health and Metabolism' in Santiago.
Government of Chile

Contact: Kris Rebillot
krebillot@buckinstitute.org
415-209-2080
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
UC San Diego scientists investigate global hemorrhagic fever bacterial disease
An international research team, headed by Joseph Vinetz, M.D., professor of medicine at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and director of the UC San Diego Center for Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health, has been awarded a five-year, $1.89 million cooperative agreement to carry out transnational research studies of leptospirosis, an infectious and sometimes fatal bacterial disease endemic in much of the world.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Study will investigate storm impacts on fresh water
Stroud Water Research Center and the University of Delaware received a $475,000 grant from the US Department of Agriculture to study how the enormous amount of particulate organic nitrogen transported downstream during intense storms contributes to the overall nitrogen load, and what then happens to all the particulate materials.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Beverly M Payton
bpayton@stroudcenter.org
610-268-2153 x305
Stroud Water Research Center

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Sohl to expand autism care network
Pediatrician Dr. Kristin Sohl will expand the growing ECHO Autism program, which launched in March, to an additional 10 sites. Sohl's ECHO Autism project will be the centerpiece of a recent grant renewal through the federal Health Services Research Administration's Autism Intervention for Physical Health initiative. The $15 million award is shared among 14 autism centers in North America.
Health Services Research Administration's Autism Intervention for Physical Health initiative

Contact: Adrienne Cornwall
cornwalla@health.missouri.edu
573-884-4512
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
New predictive math for problems with many variables and complex interactions
Markos Katsoulakis, professor of mathematics and statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with others, recently received a $3.1 million award from US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a reliable, predictive computational framework for computer-simulated design of better-performing and/or lower cost materials for catalysis, energy production and energy storage applications.
US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Archaeologists plan to bring to life ancient land lost under the sea
University of Bradford archaeologists have received one of Europe's premier research grants for a ground-breaking project to reconstruct an ancient landscape now hidden beneath the North Sea.
European Research Council

Contact: Beck Lockwood
beck@campuspr.co.uk
University of Bradford

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
Northwestern, partners launch AIDS research center to stop HIV
A new $6.25 million NIH grant will create a Third Coast Coast Center for AIDS Research to help investigators from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and others across the city of Chicago work together to slow and stop HIV. HIV infections rise 5 percent each year in young gay men.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marla Paul
Marla-paul@northwestern.edu
Northwestern University

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
$3.9 million supports search for moral superstars
While much national media attention focuses on the moral failures of people in the public spotlight, a team of researchers at Wake Forest University has been awarded $3.9 million to search for moral superstars.
Templeton Religion Trust

Contact: Cheryl V. Walker
walkercv@wfu.edu
336-758-6073
Wake Forest University

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
2015 American Association of Physics Teachers Conference
Top university teacher influencing how high school physics will be taught
Meera Chandrasekhar, a professor of physics at the University of Missouri, received a $5 million multi-year grant from the NSF to address science instruction challenges. She developed a hands-on physics course for ninth graders designed to give them a better chance at being successful in higher-level science courses. The handheld tablet and computer-based curriculum application modules called 'Exploring Physics' were developed through this grant and have just become available for instructors and students.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
SLU researcher opens next chapter on blood-clotting mysteries
In order to develop better life-saving drugs, SLU scientists observe how the blood-clotting protein prothombin's structure changes when it is activated.
American Heart Association

Contact: Carrie Bebermeyer
bebermcl@slu.edu
314-977-8015
Saint Louis University

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