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Public Release: 2-Oct-2014
£125 million announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable for the next generation of scientists to drive the economy of the future
Business Secretary Vince Cable will announce £125 million of funding over five years to support the training and development of 1,250 Ph.D. students Friday, Oct. 3.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Rob Dawson
rob.dawson@bbsrc.ac.uk
44-755-748-7865
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 2-Oct-2014
ONR-supported scientist earns 'genius' status from MacArthur Foundation
A scientist sponsored by the Office of Naval Research has won a 'genius grant' from the MacArthur Foundation for his investigations into how the tiniest materials can improve electronics, medical devices and renewable energy -- three critical areas for the Navy.
MacArthur Foundation

Contact: Peter Vietti
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 2-Oct-2014
Researcher receives $1.2 million to create real-time seismic imaging system
Dr. WenZhan Song, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a real-time seismic imaging system using ambient noise.
National Science Foundation

Contact: LaTina Emerson
lemerson1@gsu.edu
404-413-1353
Georgia State University

Public Release: 2-Oct-2014
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center awarded $20 million grant to study HIV treatment
A grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will test broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of HIV.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Diabetes in a dish
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are co-recipients of a $4.1-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance treatments for type 1 diabetes. Using human stem cells, the team plans to culture bits of human pancreas in a dish and, using microfluidics, mimic blood flow through the islet.
National Institutes of Health Consortium on Human Islet Biomimetics

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

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Laying the groundwork for data-driven science
The ability to collect and analyze massive amounts of data is rapidly transforming science, industry and everyday life, but what we have seen so far is likely just the tip of the iceberg. Many of the benefits of 'Big Data' have yet to surface because of a lack of interoperability, missing tools and hardware that is still evolving to meet the diverse needs of scientific communities.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
adubrow@nsf.gov
703-292-4489
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
BRAIN Initiative to fund first decoding of a key brain circuit in mammals
Over the next three years, researchers will chart the complex connections between brain cells that allow us to make and retrieve lasting memories. That process, called consolidation, hinges on the brain's ability to replay stored memories.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: James Cohen
cohen@kavlifoundation.org
The Kavli Foundation

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
UT Arlington big data analytics could yield better treatment for pain management
A UT Arlington multi-disciplinary team is optimizing and integrating volumes of data in a National Science Foundation research project to help physicians make better, more informed decisions about treating patients' pain.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Carnegie Mellon leads new NSF project mining educational data to improve learning
Carnegie Mellon University will lead a five-year, $5 million early implementation project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to improve educational outcomes and advance the science of learning by creating a large, distributed infrastructure called LearnSphere that will securely store data on how students learn.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Byron Spice
bspice@cs.cmu.edu
412-268-9068
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
UT Dallas Cybersecurity program earns $3.9 million award
The scholarship program will build on solid infrastructure and expand public outreach efforts.
National Science Foundation

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
lakisha.ladson@UTDallas.edu
972-883-4183
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Boston University receives NIH 'BEST' grant to promote biomedical careers beyond academia
Boston University is one of seven institutions to receive the prestigious Broadening Experience in Scientific Training award by the National Institutes of Health. The five-year, $1.8 million award will provide biomedical research trainees from across the University with enhanced training to help PhD students and postdoctoral trainees prepare for careers beyond conventional academic research.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
£2.5 million to recognize and reduce cyber-attack threats to critical infrastructure
New research co-funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council will focus on the cyber-security of the UK's vital industrial control systems which run, for example, manufacturing plants, power stations, the electricity grid, and the rail network. The research will help understand and mitigate threats from hackers or malware infiltrating the systems behind our critical national infrastructure.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
44-179-344-4404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Scientists wield plant viruses against deadly human disease
Case Western Reserve University researchers have won grants to customize a plant virus into a vaccine for an aggressive form of breast cancer, and to turn another plant virus into a transporter that delivers clot-busting drugs to a blood clot before it causes a heart attack or stroke.
Susan G. Komen, American Heart Association

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
UMD receives inaugural BRAIN Initiative award
University of Maryland and National Institutes of Health researchers received a three-year $1.7 million grant from the NIH to develop new imaging technologies and data analysis techniques that will further our understanding of how large networks of neurons in the brain interact to process sensory information. This knowledge will help researchers identify the precise interactions between millions of nerve cells that drive behavior and alterations in these interactions that may be responsible for brain disorders.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Abby Robinson
abbyr@umd.edu
301-405-5845
University of Maryland

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Salk scientists receive $3 million for BRAIN Initiative grant
This three-year award will advance a novel approach to understanding the brain.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Salk Communications
press@salk.edu
Salk Institute

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
NIH taps lab to develop sophisticated electrode array system to monitor brain act
The National Institutes of Health awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory a grant today to develop an electrode array system that will enable researchers to better understand how the brain works through unprecedented resolution and scale.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ken Ma
ma28@llnl.gov
925-423-7602
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
$18 million NSF investment aims to take flat materials to new heights
Graphene, a form of carbon in which a single layer of atoms forms a two-dimensional, honeycomb crystal lattice, conducts electricity and heat efficiently and interacts with light in unusual ways. These properties have led to worldwide efforts in exploring its use in electronics, photonics and many other applications.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
703-292-7738
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Four Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists will contribute to President Obama's BRAIN Initiative under new NIH grants
Four scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory will perform research in President Obama's BRAIN Initiative under two new Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory grants announced in Washington today.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Researchers get $5.25 million to advance nuclear technologies in South Carolina
A team of environmental scientists and engineers, led by Clemson University associate professor Brian Powell, was awarded a three-year, $5.25 million grant from the US Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to make a direct positive impact on South Carolina in the advancement of monitoring, remediation and disposal of radioactive contaminants.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Brian Powell
bpowell@clemson.edu
864-656-1004
Clemson University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Pitt team searches for genetic roots of cleft lip, palate
An $11.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help University of Pittsburgh researchers explore the genetic roots of craniofacial disorders, including cleft lip and palate, and expand these efforts to populations in Colombia, Nigeria, the Philippines and Pennsylvania.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
SrikamAV@upmc.edu
412-578-9193
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
CWRU researchers receives $2.06 million to study how patients make end-of-life decisions
The choice to die at home surrounded by loved ones comes too late for some cancer patients. Why that happens and how to change the process so that more patients may die as they wish is the focus of new research the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University will pursue with a four-year, $2.06 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research.
NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research

Contact: Susan Griffith
susan.griffith@case.edu
216-368-1004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Plymouth University leads global study examining wave energy transfer on rocky coastlines
Plymouth University is leading a £340,000 international study analyzing the ability of rocky foreshores to absorb the impact of waves on the world's coastlines.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Alan Williams
alan.williams@plymouth.ac.uk
44-175-258-8004
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Virginia Tech awarded $1.7 million to study social networking for addiction recovery
Researchers will study how social media interactions could foster support for people recovering from alcohol, opiate, or stimulant addictions.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Paula Brewer Byron
paulabyron@vt.edu
540-526-2027
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Mymetics' HIV vaccine candidate obtains funding to begin study at Texas Biomed
Mymetics Corporation announced today that its HIV vaccine candidate will enter a new preclinical trial to confirm results obtained in a previous trial. The study is to be funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and will be led by Dr. Ruth Ruprecht, scientist and director of the Texas Biomed AIDS Research Program.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Lisa Cruz
lcruz@txbiomed.org
210-258-9437
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Project to develop depression care for older adults
UC Davis and the University of Washington are implementing a project to develop innovative new models of care for depression in older adults through a $2.5 million grant from the California-based Archstone Foundation, a private grant-making organization whose mission is to contribute toward the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population.
Archstone Foundation

Contact: Karen Finney
karen.finney@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9064
University of California - Davis Health System

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