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Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
AGI awards diversity grants to geoscientists studying deep carbon
The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to announce the first seven recipients of the Deep Carbon Observatory Diversity Grants.
American Geosciences Institute

Contact: Heather Houton
hrh@americangeosciences.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
Children's Research Institute at UT Southwestern research garners Stand Up To Cancer grant
Dr. Hao Zhu, Assistant Professor of Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern, is one of 10 researchers in the nation to receive a Stand Up to Cancer grant to further his studies of a gene whose absence protects mice against liver cancer and promotes liver tissue regeneration in mammals.
Stand Up To Cancer

Contact: Deborah Wormser
deborah.wormser@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
Wayne State student receives NIH fellowship to study stress-induced use of nicotine
Eric Woodcock, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in Wayne State University's School of Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $76,000 predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health for the project, 'Neuropharmacological investigation of frontostriatal network function and nicotine seeking behavior in current smokers.'
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
A $5,000 idea blossomed into a $300,000 algae research and innovation accelerator
A one-stop shopping facility for algal research and development, the Maine Algal Research and Innovation Accelerator, MARIA, will be constructed on the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences campus in East Boothbay this spring. MARIA will initially be used to develop better fatty acid products for a variety of medical conditions. The Maine Institute of Technology provided startup funds. The Maine Community Foundation is providing funds for the construction project and scaling up of activity.
Maine Technology Institute, Maine Community Foundation

Contact: Darlene Trew Crist
dtcrist@bigelow.org
207-315-2567 x103
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
OU team investigates microbe-climate interactions in greenhouse gases
A University of Oklahoma research team will analyze microbe-climate interactions in greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O) from grasslands and croplands in Oklahoma. The four-year, $3 million project funded by the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture will provide an understanding of microbe-climate interactions, plus educational opportunities for educators, students and professionals.
US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
MDI Biological Laboratory awarded grant from Glenn Foundation to study aging
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received a grant from the Glenn Foundation For Medical Research to support a new course on aging that will draw internationally renowned scientists to Bar Harbor, Maine, to examine fundamental questions about our ability to repair and regenerate tissue as we age.
Glenn Foundation For Aging Research, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Stefanie Matteson
smatteso@mdibl.org
207-288-9880
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
Queensland Government funds UQ research to improve explosives detection
Making people safer from explosive devices is the aim of a University of Queensland research project awarded funding under a scheme supporting original research that will have positive impacts on Queensland. The project is one of 19 awarded to UQ today under the Queensland Government's Advance Queensland Research Fellowships Scheme, which will fund projects over three years, up to $100,000 per year.
Queensland Government Advance Queensland Research Fellowship

Contact: Dr. Paul Shaw
p.shaw3@uq.edu.au
61-733-467-989
University of Queensland

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
Newly funded UQ project aims to help in managing Great Barrier Reef
New maps identifying sections of the Great Barrier where management actions are more likely to help maintaining the reef ecological integrity are expected to result from a State Government-funded fellowship to a University of Queensland researcher. Dr. Juan Ortiz, a postdoctoral fellow in UQ's School of Biological Sciences was today awarded one of 19 Queensland Government's Advance Queensland Research Fellowships made to UQ researchers.
Advance Queensland Research Fellowship

Contact: Dr. Juan Ortiz
j.ortiz@uq.edu.au
61-733-651-671
University of Queensland

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
USC professor awarded $11.25 million to lead brain-machine interface research
Maryam M. Shanechi, Assistant Professor & Viterbi Early Career Chair in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, has been awarded a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant to lead an interdisciplinary team that will develop brain-machine interfaces to enhance human decision making.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Emily Gersema
gersema@usc.edu
213-740-0252
University of Southern California

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
Using data to explore poetic sound
Hoping to bridge data science and the humanities, Michigan State University researcher Sean Pue will use a fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the role of sound in modern South Asian poetry.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Contact: Kristen Parker
kristen.parker@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8942
Michigan State University

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
IUPUI ecohydrologist studies fog, dew and other novel water sources for dryland vegetation
Ecohydrologist Lixin Wang of the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is investigating how non-rainfall water sources -- especially fog and dew -- impact drylands with important implications for their agriculture.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
Designing attack-resilient micro aerial vehicles
University of Delaware researcher Guoquan Huang has been awarded a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to design attack-resilient micro aerial vehicles.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
Joint European research into the herpes virus
Fifteen Ph.D. students now have the opportunity to improve their skills via the EDGE project. Here they will specialize in the herpes virus, which is widespread and can cause of serious diseases, particularly in children, elderly people and those with a weakened immune system.
EU/HORIZON2020

Contact: Søren Riis Paludan
srp@biomed.au.dk
45-87-16-78-43
Aarhus University

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
European Research Council Advanced Grant for Bochum scientist
The pan-European funding body European Research Council will finance the team of Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum with 2.5 million Euros in five years to develop a ground-breaking methodology called 'Time-Resolved THz-Calorimetry.' Scientists will tinker with Terahertz laser spectroscopy to deduce with nanosecond precision how proteins and solvent exchange energy and rearrange themselves in a biological process.
European Research Council

Contact: Martina Havenith-Newen
pc2office@rub.de
49-234-322-8249
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
NIH Grant Announcement
Researcher receives NIH grant to develop new therapeutic agents for MS, cancer and sepsis
A leading scientist at FAU has received $540,250 from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to continue his groundbreaking research to develop new therapeutic agents for collagen-based diseases including multiple sclerosis, cancer and sepsis. Collagen-based diseases also referred to as connective tissue diseases involve the protein-rich tissue that supports organs as well as other parts of the body such as fat, bone and cartilage.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
ggaloust@fau.edu
561-297-2676
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 19-Apr-2016
Lauren Sciences LLC awarded second grant for LAUR-301 from The ALS Association
Lauren Sciences LLC, private New York biotechnology company developing breakthrough V-Smart™ Nanomedicines for brain diseases, announced today award of second grant from The ALS Association. The ALS Association grant will support Lauren Sciences continued development of LAUR-301, its V-Smart™ Nanomedicine designed for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
The ALS Association

Contact: Susan Rosenbaum
srosenbaum@laurensciences.com
212-737-0455
Lauren Sciences LLC

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
NASA selects USU engineering team for small rocket motor research
Aerospace engineering researchers at Utah State University will receive funding from NASA to flight test a next-generation small rocket motor. The small, 'green' motors are made by printing multiple layers of ABS plastic. The units will be flight tested on a sounding rocket to determine if their exhaust plumes can contaminate solar panels or other external spacecraft surfaces.
NASA Undergraduate Student Instrument Project, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Contact: Tony Whitmore
stephen.whitmore@usu.edu
435-797-2951
Utah State University

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
McMaster University projects awarded $3.3 million to address auto industry, nuclear safety
Two pioneering research projects will bring together 17 McMaster researchers, a dozen industry partners and more than 80 students thanks to $3.3M in research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's CREATE program.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Contact: Monique Beech
beechm@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140 x27082
McMaster University

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
$4.7 million available in grants for food safety training, outreach and technical assistance
The US Department of Agriculture today announced the availability of $4.7 million in grants for food safety education, training, and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers, food hubs, farmers' markets, and others.

Contact: Kelly Flynn
kelly.flynn@nifa.usda.gov
202-702-6133
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
USDA announces $4 million available to develop innovative pest management solutions
The US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture today announced the availability of $4 million to support research and extension efforts to mitigate pest issues and increase crop protection practices for the agricultural community.

Contact: Kelly Flynn
kelly.flynn@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-6133
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy announces ACGT Wendy Walk grant recipient for sarcoma
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy and Wendy Walk announce Dr. Crystal Mackall of Stanford University is the recipient of the ACGT Wendy Walk Sarcoma Grant.
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Wendy Walk

Contact: Jenifer Howard
press@acgtfoundation.org
203-273-4246
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016
Stand Up To Cancer supports Innovative Research Grants for 10 early-career scientists
At the 2016 Annual Meeting of AACR, SU2C awarded ten $750,000 grants to early-career investigators to support innovative, high-risk, high-reward projects. IRG funding allows recipients to focus on their science, rather than grant writing, for three years. Grantees' affiliations include UC Davis; University of Pittsburgh; Weill Cornell Medicine; University of Pittsburgh; UC San Francisco; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Vanderbilt University; Koch Institute, MIT; University TX Southwestern Medical Center.
Stand Up To Cancer

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

Public Release: 18-Apr-2016
Researcher pioneers bacterial infection treatment using novel target: Vesicles
Angela Brown, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Lehigh University, is pioneering a unique approach to treating bacterial infections focused on a novel target: outer membrane vesicle -- which are regularly shed by Gram negative bacteria, among the most challenging type of bacteria to treat. Her work has caught the attention of the National Science Foundation, which recently awarded her an NSF CAREER grant to fund the development of this transformative approach.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lori Friedman
lof214@lehigh.edu
610-758-3224
Lehigh University

Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Amlan Ganguly receives NSF CAREER Award for improving data center energy efficiencies
Amlan Ganguly, a faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology, recently received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award expected to total $596,512 over five years for 'Energy-efficient data center with wireless interconnection networks.' The five-year grant award is being used toward further exploring the design of energy efficient data centers utilizing a communication infrastructure with wireless interconnections.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Michelle Cometa
macuns@rit.edu
585-475-4954
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Apr-2016
Steve Elgar named National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow
Steve Elgar, a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has been selected as a 2016 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow by the Department of Defense.
US Department of Defense

Contact: WHOI Media Relations Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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