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Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
Joachim Kopp receives ERC Starting Grant for research in particle and astroparticle physics
Professor Joachim Kopp receives a prestigious Starting Grant worth 800,000 Euros from the European Research Council to help promote his work in the field of theoretical particle and astroparticle physics.
European Research Council

Contact: Joachim Kopp
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants CMU $2 million to transform education in Humanities
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a five-year, $2 million grant to use technology-enhanced learning to transform and enhance graduate education in the humanities. With a well-established legacy of pioneering technology-enhanced learning and through its Simon Initiative, a strategic, university-wide commitment to use technology-enhanced learning to improve learning outcomes for all students, Carnegie Mellon is uniquely positioned to advance digital scholarship and technology-enhanced learning in the humanities.

Contact: Shilo Rea
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
Innovative manufacturing to take IT beyond the electronic age
A £5.2 million project led by the University of Leeds is aiming to transform data communications with a new generation of photonic microchips.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Chris Bunting
University of Leeds

Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
Securing future food supply for the developing world
An interdisciplinary research project led by FAU scientists aims to determine ways to increase the total biomass and starch yield of the cassava plant. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which combats disease, hunger and poverty in the developing world, has awarded $10 million in funding over a five-year period to the project, entitled 'Metabolic engineering of carbon pathways to enhance yield of root and tuber crops.'
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Dr. Uwe Sonnewald
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
UTSA and UTHSCSA researchers awarded $1.9M to discover novel breast cancer therapies
Stanton McHardy, associate professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Innovative Drug Discovery in The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Sciences, is partnering on a $1.9 million award to develop next-generation breast cancer treatment drugs. McHardy will collaborate with Rong Li, professor of molecular medicine in the Cancer Treatment Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Penn and UGA awarded $23.4 million contract for pathogen genomics database
A five-year, $23.4 million contract from the National Institutes of Health will support a growing database of genomic information about disease-causing microbes, co-directed by the University of Pennsylvania's David Roos.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Five new Research Units, 4 new Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft is establishing five new Research Units and four new Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies. This was decided by the DFG Senate in Bonn. The research collaborations will enable researchers to pursue current and pressing issues in their research areas and establish innovative work directions.
German Research Council

Contact: Benedikt Bastong
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Life Sciences Discovery Fund announces proof of concept awards, inaugural matching grants
The Life Sciences Discovery Fund announced $1.2 million in Proof of Concept grants to Washington-based organizations to foster the advancement of promising health-related technologies to commercial products. Also announced were two commercialization-focused awards, totaling $600,000, through a new funding program requiring external cash matching.

Contact: Cathyryne Manner
Life Sciences Discovery Fund

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
UT Arlington Public Works Institute to deliver traffic work zone safety classes
The University of Texas at Arlington's Public Works Institute in the Division of Enterprise Development received a $486,234 Texas Department of Transportation contract to train city and county work crews on working in traffic safety zones.
Texas Department of Transportation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation selected to receive up to $63 million from UNITAID
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the UNITAID Executive Board to receive up to $63 million in funding to improve early infant diagnosis of HIV programs in nine African countries. This investment will pave the way for universal access to HIV testing and enable a ten-fold increase in HIV treatment, thus transforming the effort to end AIDS in children worldwide.

Contact: Johanna Harvey
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Public Release: 17-Dec-2014
'Draw me a picture,' say scientists: Computer may respond
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Hawaii to take the first steps towards developing a computer that can take data and produce meaningful visualizations based on natural language requests, accompanied by common gestures like pointing.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Grant funds national expansion of watershed modeling website for science curriculum
Stroud Water Research Center, in collaboration with the Concord Consortium and Millersville University of Pennsylvania, received a $2.9 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to dramatically expand Model My Watershed, part of the WikiWatershed suite of online tools. This application allows users to explore how land use affects stream ecology and hydrology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Beverly Payton
610-268-2153 x305
Stroud Water Research Center

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
UTSA engineers receive $1.08 million NIH grant to advance breast cancer research
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a $1.08 million grant to the University of Texas at San Antonio to combine computational modeling with biological information to advance our understanding of what may cause breast cells to become cancerous.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: KC Gonzalez
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Study hints at antioxidant treatment for high blood pressure
High blood pressure affects more than 70 million Americans and is a major risk factor for stroke, heart failure and other renal and cardiovascular diseases. Funded by a $1.3 million National Institutes of Health grant, University of Houston College of Pharmacy researchers are examining the role of intrinsic antioxidant pathways in mitigating hypertension.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Research studies role native language plays in processing words in new languages
Research at the University of Kansas is exploring how a person's native language can influence the way the brain processes auditory words in a second language. Annie Tremblay, an assistant professor of linguistics, and a group of international collaborators received a three-year, $259,000 National Science Foundation Grant for the research.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Christine Metz Howard
University of Kansas

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
American Physiological Society's Professional Skills Training Course
MARC travel awards announced for: APS Professional Skills Training Course
The FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the American Physiological Society's Professional Skills Training Course from Jan. 15-18, 2015 in Orlando, Fla.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kelly Husser
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Zhang receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation
Engineers design metabolic pathways in cells to convert cheap raw materials into useful chemicals, biofuels and pharmaceuticals, but it's a delicate balance of systems for that to happen. Fuzhong Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering, will study these systems with a prestigious five-year, $605,000 Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie Flory
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
The La Caixa Foundation stands firm in its commitment to research
The 18 research centers accredited with the Severo Ochoa seal of excellence have convoked the third edition of the 'La Caixa' -- Severo Ochoa International Ph.D. Fellowships Programme. This initiative, funded by the La Caixa Foundation, will enable 46 students to be taken on to study their doctoral thesis projects for the next four years.
La Caixa Foundation

Contact: Laia Cendrós
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
DNDi receives US$10 million from USAID to develop new drugs for neglected filaria patients
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative has been awarded US$ 10 million by the United States Agency for International Development to develop new treatments for onchocerciasis, better known as river blindness, and lymphatic filariasis, better known as elephantitis -- the first-ever USAID grant for neglected tropical disease research and development.

Contact: Violaine Dallenbach
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Archaeologists awarded Templeton, NEH grants for research at Cahokia Mounds
Archaeologists at Indiana University and the University of Illinois have been awarded two grants totaling $640,000 to continue and expand their research at Cahokia Mounds, site of the largest and possibly the most sophisticated pre-Columbian city north of Mexico.
National Endowment for the Humanities, John Templeton Society

Contact: Steve Hinnefeld
Indiana University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Vulnerable young adults will have better access to mental health care
The University of Missouri School of Social Work, in partnership with the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Social Work, has received more than $1 million from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration to expand training to mental and behavioral health professionals throughout Missouri. The project is designed to improve access to services among high-need young adults ages 16-25 throughout the state and in East St. Louis, Ill.
US Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Jesslyn Chew
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Team led by Louisiana Tech University biomed professor receives NSF funding
National Science Foundation funding to develop and commercialize artificially manufactured cells and cell platforms for educational, research and industry application has been awarded to a team of scientists led by Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James E. Wyche III Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Dave Guerin
Louisiana Tech University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
COUNTDOWN research consortium calls 'time' on NTDs
The COUNTDOWN research consortium has been launched today following a £7 million grant allocation from the UK Department for International Development earlier in the year. As part of the push towards universal access to health services, there is international consensus that NTDs such as onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, schistosomiasis and trachoma, must be tackled more effectively and NTD control programs need more assistance.
UK Department for International Development

Contact: Clare Bebb
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Scripps Florida scientists win grant to uncover ways to erase toxic PTSD memories
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $2.3 million from the Department of Health and Human Services of the National Institutes of Health to better understand how memories are stored in the hopes of eventually being able to treat post-traumatic stress disorder by erasing traumatic memories without altering other, more benign ones.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Stanford faculty awarded seed grants for innovative energy research
Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded eight seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Stanford University/Precourt Institute for Energy, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center,TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

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