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Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Researchers examine how neurofibromatosis causes premature cardiovascular disease
It's a fairly common genetic condition that can surface as a series of dark skin spots and result in a host of maladies from tumors to premature cardiovascular disease.
American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant, New Investigator Award from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs of the US Department of Defense

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Exploring global climate impact if Antarctica's ice sheets melt
As the world anticipates a global climate change meeting next month in Paris, there is compelling historical evidence that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is vulnerable to rapid retreat and collapse, says climate scientist Alan Condron at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, yet very few if any studies have explored what might happen to Earth's climate if Antarctica's ice sheets were to melt over the next few decades.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Particle accelerator on a microchip
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $13.5 million (€12.6 million) to promote the development of a particle accelerator on a microchip. DESY and the University of Hamburg are among the partners involved in this international project, headed by Robert Byer of Stanford University and Peter Hommelhoff of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Within five years, they hope to produce a working prototype of an 'accelerator-on-a-chip'.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Thoms Zoufal
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
$13.5 million Moore grant to develop working 'accelerator on a chip' prototype
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $13.5 million to Stanford University for an international effort, including key contributions from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, to build a working particle accelerator the size of a shoebox based on an innovative technology known as 'accelerator on a chip.'
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Andrew Gordon
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
$2.5 million grant funds study of how infectious diseases become epidemics
Kansas State University researchers are part of a team funded by US and UK agencies to identify and control infectious human, animal, and plant diseases.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Caterina Scoglio
Kansas State University

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Uni successful in £350k bid to measure students' 'learning gain'
When students go the extra mile and take part in university activities beyond the course curriculum, does this boost their all-round abilities, self-confidence and employability? The University of Huddersfield is taking part in a £350,000 research project that aims to settle the issue.
Higher Education Funding Council for England

Contact: Nicola Werritt
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Van Andel Research Institute's Hui Shen receives ovarian cancer research award
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund yesterday announced that Van Andel Research Institute Assistant Professor Hui Shen, Ph.D., has received a prestigious award to support her search for the cells of origin for ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Contact: Beth Hinshaw Hall
Van Andel Research Institute

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
$4 million grant funds Brain Safety Lab focused on brain health of older adults
Brain health is critical to successful aging. A four-year $4 million grant from AHRQ to the Indiana University Center for Aging Research funds the Brain Safety Lab which seeks to redesign the complex systems involved in providing health care to amplify attention to the well-being of the human brain. The Brain Safety Lab will develop potential brain safety solutions, test prototypes and deploy them in a real-world clinical setting.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
Indiana University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Improved nuclear waste disposal focus of $800,000 Department of Energy grant
An innovative method for removing radioactive elements from nuclear waste that could reduce the amount of total waste being generated through nuclear fission is the focus of a three-year, $800,000 grant from the Department of Energy through its Nuclear Energy University Program.
US Department of Energy

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Pitt project aims to turn world on to DC power
The University of Pittsburgh receives a $2.5 million grant to bring a direct current power grid closer to fruition and to make Pitt and Pittsburgh the epicenter of an emerging DC power industry.

Contact: Joe Miksch
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
NYU scientists receive $2 million Moore Foundation grant for atom-by-atom engineering
NYU researchers have received a three-year, $2 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to explore new ways to create advanced materials atom-by-atom -- with the aim of laying the groundwork for the next generation electronic devices.
the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: James Devitt
New York University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
New York businessman, philanthropist gives $30 million to cancer research
Andy Sabin, of East Hampton, N.Y., has committed $30 million -- the philanthropist's largest grant to date -- to support research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Contact: Sarah Watson
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
UTA landscape architect creating sustainable plantings through 'polycultures'
Landscape architect David Hopman isn't only installing plants on a sparse patch of ground just west of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs Building: he is shaping a new way of thinking about how and what to plant.
UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
UT Arlington work to safeguard cyber-physical systems made with legacy subsystems
A University of Texas at Arlington computer scientist will work to ensure that using legacy components in cyber-physical systems -- those that have been reused from prior versions of a cyber-physical system in subsequent versions -- will not result in failures due to unforeseen requirements made between software and physical components.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Forged in the hearts of stars
Arizona State University professors are studying thermonuclear reaction rates to determine how much of certain elements exploding stars can produce.

Contact: Nikki Cassis
Arizona State University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
INCITE grants awarded to 56 computational research projects
The US Department of Energy's Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world's most challenging scientific questions. The projects will share 5.8 billion core hours on America's two most powerful supercomputers dedicated to open science.

Contact: Eric Gedenk
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Geoscientist Denis Scholz appointed to a Heisenberg Professorship funded by the DFG
Junior Professor Denis Scholz of the Institute of Geosciences at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has been appointed to a Heisenberg Professorship by the German Research Foundation. The expert in speleothem research will thus hold a chair that will be funded for the next five years by the DFG and will subsequently be a permanently established professorship at Mainz University.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Dr. Denis Scholz
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 13-Nov-2015
New research center to investigate errors in weather forecasts and limits of predictability
Since the atmosphere is a chaotic system, there is also a fundamental limit to predictability beyond which a weather forecast cannot be extended by any practical means. It is important to recognize this limit and, at the same time, produce the best possible forecast within this limit. This challenge is taken up by the new Transregional Collaborative Research Center 'Waves to Weather,' which has recently received funding approval by the German Research Foundation.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Volkmar Wirth
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 13-Nov-2015
DFG to fund sixteen new research training groups
Topics range from key mechanisms of aging to cultures of critique, €72 million in funding for 4.5-year period, 25-year anniversary of program promoting structured doctoral research and training.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Benedikt Bastong
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 13-Nov-2015
Hackers gonna hack: UH Gets $2.6 million to protect next-gen 911 centers
It's common to hear of cyberattacks hitting private companies, the government, retailers, airlines, banks, law firms and, now, even 911 dispatch centers. Computer scientists at the University of Houston are joining forces with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to confront these threats. UH has been awarded $2.6 million to develop technology to help protect emergency response systems, such as current and next-generation 911 systems, against Distributed Denial of Service attacks.
US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
MSU receives $18.5 million in USAID grants, continues legacy of fighting global hunger
Michigan State University will use two grants, awarded by the US Agency for International Development and totaling more than $18 million, to support two African nations as they fight hunger and take charge of their own food security future.
US Agency for International Development

Contact: Layne Cameron
Michigan State University

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
Human handouts could be spreading disease from birds to people
People feeding white ibises at public parks are turning the normally independent birds into beggars, and now researchers at the University of Georgia say it might also be helping spread disease. They recently launched a study to find out how being fed by humans is changing the health, ecology and behavior of white ibises in south Florida, where construction and land development is drying up their wetland habitats.
National Science Foundation's Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program

Contact: Sonia Hernandez
University of Georgia

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
CWRU researchers building digital pathology tools to predict cancer outcomes
Case Western Reserve University researchers have been awarded two grants totaling $3.16 million from the National Institutes of Health to create analytic software for managing, annotating, sharing and analyzing digital pathology imaging data. They will start by focusing on tools for quantifying tissue-based biomarkers and disease patterns on digital images of prostate and breast cancer biopsy.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
$4.2 million NSF grant helps biologist gather large-scale river measurements
Walter Dodds, university distinguished professor of biology, is part of a collaborative five-year, $4.2 million National Science Foundation project to better understand how climate change affects river systems.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Walter Dodds
Kansas State University

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
OU initiative focuses on measuring virtue and how virtue develops in humans
A $2.6 million three-year research initiative at the University of Oklahoma, titled The Self, Motivation and Virtue Project, is funding 10 interdisciplinary research projects on the moral self, with a special focus on new ways of measuring virtue and how it develops in human beings.
John Templeton Religion Trust and the Spencer Foundation

Contact: Jana Smith
University of Oklahoma

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