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Public Release: 28-May-2015
UT Arlington electrical engineer's research pushing batteries to their limits
A University of Texas at Arlington engineering researcher is working to determine how oversized a battery has to be while operating safely and efficiently during its lifetime of use by the US Navy.
Office of Naval Research

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

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Algae industry to organize to capitalize on growing business opportunities
While Mainers have been harvesting seaweed for nearly 80 years for a variety of uses and products, in recent years wild harvests have not been able to meet market demand for some species. The Maine Technology Institute stepped in to provide $50,000 to help form a Maine algal cluster that would include those involved in macroalgae and microalgae to help the industry take advantage of a growing market.
Maine Technology Institute

Contact: Darlene Trew Crist
dtcrist@bigelow.org
207-315-2567 x103
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Public Release: 28-May-2015
SDSC, UCSD focus on sustainable computer science courses
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant valued at almost $1 million to help three of the region's school districts develop model 'villages' for introducing and sustaining up-to-date computer science courses in their curriculum.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jan Zverina
jzverina@sdsc.edu
858-534-5111
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Anthropologist receives $1.84 Million to study craniofacial malformations
Penn State will receive $1.84 million over five years as a subcontract on a National Institutes of Health grant through the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, to explore craniosynostosis, a birth defect that includes facial and cranial dysmorphology.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 28-May-2015
TGAC awarded £150k to help boost science innovation
TGAC, with partner Institutes, has been awarded £150k from the Norwich Research Park Translational Fund for three data-driven projects to advance bioinformatics tools from concept to commercialization for research and clinical use. The products will help defy 'big data' analysis to aid the development of effective personalized treatments, contributing to the UK's economy and social welfare.
Norwich Research Park

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
44-160-345-0107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 27-May-2015
NEH funds international project to digitize Coptic texts
Caroline T. Schroeder, associate professor of religious and classical studies at University of the Pacific, has been awarded a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for an international project to digitize Coptic texts and make them easily available to scholars and others. The two-year $192,500 grant was among just six nationally awarded by the NEH Office of Digital Humanities.
National Endowment for the Humanities

Contact: Claudia Morain
cmorain@pacific.edu
209-946-2313
University of the Pacific

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Canadian Association for Neuroscience
Focus on the brain: RI-MUHC researchers address unmet needs in neurosciences
The means to study glutamate are currently very limited but a new research team led by Dr. Don van Meyel, Director of the Centre for Translational Biology of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, has been awarded close to $1.5 million to develop a glutamate biosensor platform for brain diseases.
CQDM, Brain Canada, Ontario Brain Institute

Contact: Julie Robert
julie.robert@muhc.mcgill.ca
514-934-1934 x71381
McGill University Health Centre

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Healthy Hearts Northwest helps small and mid-sized practices
With Qualis Health, Oregon Rural Practice Research Network at Oregon Health & Science University, and Institute of Translational Health Sciences, MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at Group Health Research Institute is inviting small- and medium-sized primary-care practices in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho to participate in Healthy Hearts Northwest: Improving Practice Together, part of EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's 3-year grant initiative to transform health care delivery.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Contact: Rebecca Hughes
hughes.r@ghc.org
206-287-2055
Group Health Research Institute

Public Release: 27-May-2015
University of Miami researcher earns $1.9 million grant from Florida Department Of Health
Associate Professor of Psychology in the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences Monica Webb Hooper received a grant from the Florida Department of Health James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program to determine how cognitive behavioral therapy impacts people's ability to quit smoking, and their feelings of stress and depression around these efforts.
Florida Department of Health James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program

Contact: Megan Ondrizek
m.ondrizek@umiami.edu
305-284-3667
University of Miami

Public Release: 27-May-2015
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015
AACR and Bayer partner to fund fellowships to advance cancer research
The American Association for Cancer Research and Bayer HealthCare are pleased to announce a new partnership that will expand AACR's Basic Cancer Research Fellowship Program for 2015.
Bayer HealthCare

Contact: Lauren Riley
lauren.riley@aacr.org
215-446-7155
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Pennington Family Foundation awards $200,000 grant to LIBD for autism research
'We are very grateful for this new partnership with the Pennington Family Foundation,' said Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D., Director and CEO of LIBD. 'Our model at LIBD is driven by collaboration to bring as many resources as possible to bear on understanding and better treating psychiatric illness.'
Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation

Contact: Laura C. Wells
laura.wells@libd.org
917-254-6269
Lieber Institute for Brain Development

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Understanding and controlling the propagation of waves
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has successfully acquired funding for a new collaborative research center (CRC). The German Research Foundation (DFG) will finance the CRC 'Wave Phenomena: Analysis and Numerics' coordinated by KIT. Here, mathematicians in the areas of analysis and numerics cooperate to analytically understand, numerically simulate, and manipulate the propagation of waves. In addition, the DFG has approved the new CRC/Transregio 'Waves to Weather.' It addresses a new generation of weather forecasts.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Scripps Florida scientists win $2.2 million to expand study of innovative obesity therapy
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded nearly $2.2 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to advance an innovative approach to the treatment of obesity, a serious health problem that affects more than one-third of all Americans.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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

Public Release: 27-May-2015
When children with autism grow old
In the public consciousness, autism spectrum disorder only affects children. In truth, ASD is a lifelong condition. But how it affects older adults is a gaping unknown in autism research. Now, a new and significant grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers at San Diego State University understand how the disorder plays out across the lifespan.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Natalia Elko
natalia.elko@mail.sdsu.edu
619-594-2585
San Diego State University

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Protecting South America's iconic golden dorado fish
A new study launched this month by University of Massachusetts Amherst fisheries biologist Andy J. Danylchuk, in collaboration with Argentina's Ministry of Environment and regional partners including Juramento Fly Fishing, Tigres del Rio, Fish Simply, and Patagonia Inc., is the first to assess the impact of catch-and-release fishing and other human and environmental pressures on the golden dorado, a fish of high economic and recreational value across South America.
Patagonia, Inc., Argentina's Ministry of Environment, Juramento Fly Fishing, Tigres del Rio and Fish Simply

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

Public Release: 26-May-2015
New NIST Center of Excellence to improve statistical analysis of forensic evidence
As part of a national collaborative effort to strengthen the scientific basis for forensic evidence used in the criminal justice system, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded Iowa State University up to $20 million over five years to establish a Forensic Science Center of Excellence focused on pattern and digital evidence.

Contact: Michael E. Newman
michael.newman@nist.gov
301-975-3025
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 26-May-2015
MCW researcher to study gene therapies for hemophilia
A researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to continue her study of blood platelet gene therapies for hemophilia A, a genetic bleeding disorder.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Maureen Mack
mmack@mcw.edu
414-955-4744
Medical College of Wisconsin

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Iowa State to be home to a new, $20 million national center for forensic science
Iowa State University will be the home of a national Forensic Science Center of Excellence. The National Institute of Standards and Technology just awarded a five-year, up to $20 million grant to establish the center. Alicia Carriquiry, an Iowa State statistician and Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences, will lead the center. The center will also include researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, the University of California, Irvine and the University of Virginia.
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contact: Alicia Carriquiry
alicia@iastate.edu
515-294-7782
Iowa State University

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Hearing loss in developing countries: Canada, Google fund creative innovations
Investments of CDN$2.3 million (US$1.85 million) from sources in Canada and the USA, including Grand Challenges Canada and Google.org, will enable two Canadian organizations address hearing loss in developing countries. Not-for-profit World Wide Hearing Foundation International will develop a diagnostic kit for rural use. And a new company, Hearing Access World, will screen and quickly equip people with high-quality hearing aids at a fraction of the usual $2,000-$3,000 cost.
Grand Challenges Canada, Google.org

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Wrasse project offers production boost to Scottish salmon industry
Aquaculture experts from the University of Stirling, Scotland, are leading the research behind a £4 million project to boost production in the Scottish salmon farming industry. Scientists from the University's internationally acclaimed Institute of Aquaculture have helped to develop the potential of wrasse, a cleaner fish which supports the efficient production of salmon. Stirling researchers are using wrasse as part of a sustainable, integrated pest management strategy.
Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, Marine Harvest, Scottish Sea Farms, BioMar, University of Stirling

Contact: David Christie
david.christie1@stir.ac.uk
01-786-466-653
University of Stirling

Public Release: 22-May-2015
Ames Laboratory intern awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Former Ames Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship student William Robin Lindemann has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Lindemann is a senior at Iowa State University majoring in materials science and engineering.

Contact: Breehan Gerleman Lucchesi
breehan@ameslab.gov
515-294-9750
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 22-May-2015
Nonfriction literature
Friction and wear costs the US at least $500 billion every year. The National Science Foundation is supporting joint Lehigh-DuPont research into tribology through the GOALI Program, Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jordan Reese
jor310@lehigh.edu
610-758-6656
Lehigh University

Public Release: 22-May-2015
Building expertise to protect the Serengeti
Tanzania's Serengeti National Park is under severe pressure from human population growth and climate change. A new €10 million grant from the European Union will help unite scientists from Europe and Africa to develop innovative and practical (on the ground) solutions for the continued delivery of ecosystem services provided by the park.
European Union

Contact: Eivin Røskaft
eivin.roskaft@ntnu.no
47-906-52883
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 21-May-2015
UC Davis gets federal grant to fund research on online learning
A federal grant will allow the study of K-12 virtual schooling in Florida.
US Department of Education

Contact: Karen Nikos-Rose
kmnikos@ucdavis.edu
530-752-6101
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 21-May-2015
Researcher awarded $4.9 million grant from California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Shaomei Wang, MD, PhD, a research scientist in the Eye Program at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute, received a $4.9 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance her work in retinitis pigmentosa, a type of degenerative retinal disease.
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Cara Martinez
cara.martinez@cshs.org
310-423-7798
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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