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Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
NOAA announces $4 million in funding to build coastal resilience
As part of its efforts to provide communities and businesses with products, tools, services, and funding to better address weather- and climate-related threats, today NOAA announced $4 million in recommended funding for six habitat restoration projects across the United States.

Contact: Kate Brogan
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Prof Elizabeth Hillman wins BRAIN Initiative grant for high speed microscopy technique
Biomedical Engineering Professor Elizabeth Hillman has won an NIH BRAIN Initiative grant, the first awarded to Columbia Engineering, for her work on SCAPE, a high-speed 3-D microscope she has developed for imaging the living brain. Whereas most modern microscopes can only image a single plane at up to 20 frames per second, Hillman's technique can over 100 planes within a 3-D volume in the same amount of time, enabling scientists to make exciting new discoveries.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Holly Evarts
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Einstein awarded $148 million for research from NIH in 2015
Investigators at Albert Einstein College of Medicine received $148 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health during the federal fiscal year of 2015. Below are some highlights of those received between July 1 and September 30.

Contact: Deirdre Branley
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Photonics workforce development study focuses on Rochester, N.Y.
A wide ranging study of current practices in the photonics and optics industry will help educators better understand how to prepare students for job opportunities in that burgeoning field. Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are using a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study workplace trends in a field that encompasses science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM disciplines.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Research targets role of dispersants in cleaning up after oil spills
Researchers are looking for answers to one of the most vexing questions that followed the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: Did the use of chemical dispersants help or hurt efforts to clean up the oil?
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
University of Illinois awarded $5M to increase water use efficiency in bioenergy sorghum
The University of Illinois has been awarded a 3-year, $5 million grant from the DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy as part of its OPEN 2015 funding initiative. Under Principal Investigator Andrew Leakey, Associate Professor of Plant Biology, the interdisciplinary and multi-institutional team intends to increase the water use efficiency of sorghum, a valuable bioenergy crop.
Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Gates Foundation supports KAUST with $1.5 million for parasitic weed research in Africa
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has approved funding of $1.5 million for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology to conduct scientific research towards eradicating a destructive parasitic weed in croplands throughout sub-Saharan African countries.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Forensic science -- as much about what you hear as what you see!
Dr Erica Gold, a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Speech Science, is about to embark on a £360,000 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to explore to what extent can population data -- accents -- be generalized for forensic evidence purposes.
Economic and Social Research Council

Contact: Nicola Werritt
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Computer system will be an angel on your shoulder, whispering advice, instruction
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are building a computer system called Gabriel that, like the angel that is its namesake, will seemingly look over a person's shoulder and whisper instructions for tasks as varied as repairing industrial equipment, resuscitating a patient or assembling IKEA furniture. The National Science Foundation has awarded CMU a four-year, $2.8 million grant to further develop the wearable cognitive assistance system.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Byron Spice
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
UCI part of US effort to find Alzheimer's biomarkers in people with Down syndrome
A University of California, Irvine research team is part of a $37 million national effort to identify biomarkers that will predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome. Pediatric neurologist Dr. Ira Lott and colleagues will receive $4.7 million of that funding from the National Institute on Aging to support his continuing work to uncover the mystery of progressive cognitive impairment seen in some people over 40 with Down syndrome.

Contact: Tom Vasich
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Assessing impact of asthma and eczema on children's lives
A new Northwestern Medicine project, 'Asthma and Atopic Dermatitis Validation of PROMIS Pediatric Instruments' (AAD-PEPR), will focus on two common childhood diseases that affect almost 25 percent of American children under age 18.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Contact: marla Paul
Northwestern University

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
UTA researcher to build internal nanotechnology device to simplify blood sugar testing
What if a diabetic never had to prick a finger to monitor his or her blood-glucose levels, and instead could rely on an internal, nanoscale device to analyze blood continuously and transmit readings to a hand-held scanner? That's the life-transforming medical technology that Kyungsuk Yum, an assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, is developing with support from a $100,000 Texas Medical Research Collaborative grant.
Texas Medical Research Collaborative

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Carnegie Mellon receives $3 million NIH grant to study healthy aging
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $3 million grant to Carnegie Mellon University's David Creswell to study how stress management training can boost healthy aging among lonely older adults.

Contact: Shilo Rea
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
DFG to fund fifteen new collaborative research centres
Topics range from Arctic amplification and data privacy to collaborative media and the physics of atomic nuclei / Approximately 128 million euros in funding for an initial four-year period.

Contact: Magdalena Schaeffer
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
900,000 Euros for memory research
Investing more than 900,000 euros, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the US-American National Institute of Health are funding a close research cooperation between Prof Dr Sen Cheng from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Prof Dr Kamran Diba from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Together, both researchers and their three collaborators will investigate 'Neural network mechanisms of sequence generation in the hippocampus'. The three-year project begins in December 2015.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, National Institute of Health

Contact: Sen Cheng
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Fulbright partners with RMIT for new scholarships
A partnership between the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has created two new scholarships. The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is for a US citizen to work at RMIT for 6 months. The new Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship is for an Australian citizen from any academic background to conduct study or research in the US for 10 months.

Contact: Gosia Kaszubska
RMIT University

Public Release: 29-Nov-2015
Next Generation STEM Learning
Computational thinking in a fun scientific setting may help students learn chemistry
A team of researchers led by a Virginia Tech faculty member has received $1.25 million from the National Science Foundation to introduce computational approaches to help students learn chemistry in an environment that encourages scientific discussion.

Contact: Susan Bland
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 26-Nov-2015
Prestigious medical training awards announced
The Medical Research Council has announced it will be funding 15 PhDs at the University of Warwick over the next three years.
Medical Research Council

Contact: Nicola Jones
University of Warwick

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Queen's University Belfast leads bid to save lives of people suffering respiratory failure
A potentially revolutionary new technology -- that could saves thousands of lives in intensive care units around the world -- is being trialed in a UK study co-led by Queen's University Belfast.
National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Una Bradley
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Breast cancer -- improved diagnostic accuracy and treatment targeting
Following a kick-off meeting, the TransLUMINAL-B project, which is being led by Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin, is now officially underway. Over the next three years, researchers involved in the project will study the process of metastasis formation and the role of malignant cells, which accumulate in the blood and bone marrow of patients with certain types of breast cancer.
German Cancer Aid

Contact: Prof. Dr. Carsten Denkert
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Three new technologies to make energy cleaner, more efficient
PNNL and its partners are developing three new technologies to improve the power grid, make biofuel from seaweed and produce hydrogen with grants from DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E.
US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

Contact: Franny White
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Stanford faculty awarded $2.1 million for promising energy research
The Precourt Institute for Energy and the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University have awarded 12 faculty seed grants totaling $2.1 million for groundbreaking research on clean energy.
Precourt Institute for Energy and TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Stanford University

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
UTA engineer to build device to capture lost heat energy
A University of Texas at Arlington engineer is co-leading a team that is seeking ways to harness heat energy lost from automobiles, buildings and other devices.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
MassGeneral Hospital for Children receives grant to pursue novel antibacterial strategy
MassGeneral Hospital for Children has been named a Grand Challenges Explorations winner through an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Led by Alessio Fasano, M.D., MGHfC researchers Christina Faherty, Ph.D., and Stefania Senger, Ph.D. -- along with researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled 'Disarming Type III Secretion System of Enteric Pathogens.'
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Susie Flaherty
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Rice wins $2.4 million to study many-antenna wireless
Rice University researchers have won $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation to conduct the most extensive experimental research yet of wireless technology that uses 100 or more antennas per base station to send tightly focused beams of data to each user, even as they move.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

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