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Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
David and Barbara Roux make $10 million gift to the Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory announced today that technology investor David Roux and his wife Barbara have gifted $10 million to support research and find cures for genetically based diseases. The center will be based at the Laboratory's locations in both Maine and Connecticut.

Contact: Joyce Peterson
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Oct-2014
New $13.8 million project aims to boost banana production in Uganda and Tanzania
Millions of smallholder banana farmers in Tanzania and Uganda are set to benefit from a new $13.8 million project to develop and distribute higher-yielding, disease-resistant hybrid banana varieties. The effort is being funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. Rony Swennen, a professor at KU Leuven and head of banana breeding at IITA, is leading the project.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Rony Swennen
Rony.Swennen@biw.kuleuven.be
32-163-21420
KU Leuven

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
OHSU, partners Kineta, UW, VGTI Florida awarded NIH contract to develop vaccine adjuvants
Oregon Health & Science University's Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute has been awarded a $10 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Todd Murphy
murphyt@ohsu.edu
503-494-8231
Oregon Health & Science University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
UTA engineer uses advanced sensing, crowdsourcing to predict urban water flow, city needs
A University of Texas Arlington water resources engineer has been awarded a four-year, $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to improve sustainability of large urban areas from extreme weather, urbanization and climate change.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Grant funds 'smart city' power grid lab at WSU
Addressing the critical national need for a reliable and secure electric power grid, Washington State University researchers are building the most comprehensive 'smart city' laboratory in the U.S. to test smart grid technologies. Scientists have received a $500,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to build a city of the future in Washington State University's engineering buildings complete with simulated windmills, solar panels, fuel cells, power substations and smart meters.
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Contact: Chen-Ching Liu
liu@eecs.wsu.edu
509-335-1150
Washington State University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Partnership with national laboratory brings latest diagnostic tests to university
A Kansas State University veterinary medicine team is partnering with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to bring the latest diagnostic tools to the university and provide opportunities for students.
Kansas National Bio and Agro-defense Facility Transition Fund

Contact: Raymond "Bob" Rowland
rrowland@k-state.edu
785-532-4631
Kansas State University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Packard Foundation names UChicago's Jacob Bean as a 2014 fellow
The University of Chicago's Jacob bean has received a 2014 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Bean is one of 18 early-career scientists and engineers nationwide to receive the fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Preventing woody shrubs from swallowing grasslands a burning issue
A team from four universities including Virginia Tech will use a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant to look at governmental policies and social attitudes on the use of fire to reduce the vulnerability of grasslands to the invasion of woody plants.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lynn Davis
davisl@vt.edu
540-231-6157
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Van Andel Research Institute funds $7.5M to continue stand up to cancer epigenetics dream team
Van Andel Research Institute is providing $7.5 million to continue the work of the inaugural Stand Up To Cancer Epigentics Dream Team. The VARI-SU2C Epigenetics Dream Team will focus on epigenetic mechanisms in cells, which help control whether genes are turned on or off without changing the DNA sequence itself and clinical trials evaluating the response of patients to epigenetic therapy alone, or to sensitize patients to subsequent chemotherapy.
Van Andel Research Institute

Contact: Jane Rubinstein
jrubinstein@eifoundation.org
646-386-7969
Entertainment Industry Foundation

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Grant awarded for development of therapy for Sanfilippo disease
There is no therapy or treatment for Sanfilippo disease. Phoenix Nest will partner with LA BioMed to investigate the development of a therapy for treating the devastating inherited disorder.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Laura Mecoy
Lmecoy@labiomed.org
310-546-5860
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)

Public Release: 17-Oct-2014
Using social media to better understand, prevent, and treat substance use
More than $11 million over three years will be used to support research exploring the use of social media to advance the scientific understanding, prevention, and treatment of substance use and addiction. The awards are funded through the Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH, an NIH consortium involving NIAAA, NIDA and NCI.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: NIDA Press Office
media@nida.nih.gov
301-443-6245
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Assurex Health and CAMH awarded $6 million grant from Genome Canada
Clinical studies in peer-reviewed journals in the United States have demonstrated the clinical validity, utility and economic benefit of genetic testing in making decisions about treatment for patients with major depression, compared with treatment as usual. A $6 million grant from Genome Canada will launch a three-year study into the benefits of genetic testing to guide medication decisions with patients with depression or schizophrenia, as well as examine clinical outcomes and cost benefits.
Genome Canada

Contact: Sarah DeDeimar
sdediemar@assurerxhealth.com
513-701-5162
Assurex Health

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
UH Cancer Center receives $3.5 million NCORP grant for cancer care, research in Hawaii
The National Cancer Institute awarded the University of Hawai`i Cancer Center and The Queen's Medical Center a grant of more than $3.8 million over five years to conduct cancer clinical trials in the state for minority and underserved populations. Queen's was chosen to lead and perform the cancer care delivery research component of the grant.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Stacy Wong
swong@cc.hawaii.edu
808-356-5753
University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
EPA grant will help localities conserve headwater wetlands
Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science have received a three-year, $392,773 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to identify the streams and wetlands most vulnerable to sea-level rise, and to develop tools to help local governments and citizens conserve these important ecosystems.
EPA Wetland Program Development Grant

Contact: David Malmquist
davem@vims.edu
804-684-7011
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Why are some people with autism hypersensitive to sound?
The University of California, Riverside has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the mechanisms of auditory hypersensitivity -- an increased sensitivity to sound through a negative emotional response -- in Fragile X syndrome (FXS). The five-year $8.7 million grant is awarded to UC Riverside and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. FXS is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability and the most common cause of autism.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
IU-led team of biologists earns 1 of 12 biodiversity grants awarded by NSF
Indiana University biologists who specialize in the ecology and evolution of microbes have been named one of 12 teams in the nation to receive funding from the National Science Foundation's Dimensions of Biodiversity Program.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Steve Chaplin
stjchap@iu.edu
812-856-1896
Indiana University

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
DFG establishes 9 new research units
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft is establishing nine new Research Units. The research collaborations will offer researchers the opportunity to pursue current and pressing issues in their research areas and to establish innovative work directions.
German Research Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
UT Arlington project to detect possible damages in aircraft parts early in process
UT Arlington engineering professors have received a $451,781 Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant to examine the material surface at the micro- and nano-scale level that will provide clues for predicting fatigue in aircraft parts.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Defense University Research Instrumentation Program

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Creating medical devices with dissolving metal
University of Pittsburgh researchers recently received another $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to continue a combined multi-university, private-industry effort to develop implantable medical devices made from biodegradable metals.

Contact: Joe Miksch
jmiksch@pitt.edu
412-624-4356
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
New research center to focus on family caregivers of elderly, disabled
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a five-year, $4.3 million grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Administration for Community Living to establish a new, multi-institutional center to study the needs of families caring for people with disabilities.
NIH/National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Administration for Community Living

Contact: Sharon Parmet
sparmet@uic.edu
312-413-2695
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
VIMS to help protect key Native American site
A $199,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will allow researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to help protect Werowocomoco -- one of the most important Native American sites in the eastern US -- from shoreline erosion and sea-level rise.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Contact: David Malmquist
davem@vims.edu
804-684-7011
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
$6 million in federal funding makes animal feed go further
Researchers from Concordia University are poised to develop new enzyme combinations for pork and poultry feed that will result in significant improvements in digestion.

Contact: Clea Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
51-484-824-245-068
Concordia University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
UTSA awarded $640,000 NSF grant to help economically disadvantaged students pursue science careers
The University of Texas at San Antonio has been awarded a five-year, $640,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help economically disadvantaged students pursue graduate studies or scientific careers in the workforce.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Charles Marcus receives American research prize
Charles Marcus, who is a professor and head of the Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has been awarded the prize for 'Research Excellence in Nanotechnology' by the nanoscience center, NBIC at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. It is an international prize and is given in recognition of outstanding research in nanotechnology.

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
100k project to understand how the brain hears 3-D sound
Dr. Hyunkook Lee is a Senior Lecturer in Music Technology in the University of Huddersfield's School of Computing and Engineering, and he has been awarded a grant of 100,077 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for a two-year project entitled, 'Perceptual rendering of vertical image width for 3-D multichannel audio.'
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

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