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Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
Regional and minority languages need better access to the digital world
Regional and minority languages are severely under-represented in the digital world. A research consortium has now been formed in order to establish the Digital Language Diversity Project (DLDP), which is designed to facilitate future access to the digital world for users of European regional and minority languages. The project will run for three years and is being funded by the EU as part of the Erasmus+ program.

Contact: Anneli Sarhimaa
sarhimaa@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23082
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
UK's Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund announces third £1 million funding round
Six new research projects are being funded with a total of £1 million by Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) -- the UK's leading pancreatic cancer research charity -- bringing the charity's support for research into the this lethal cancer to over £8 million.
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Contact: Becky Tanner
beckytanner@pcrf.org.uk
44-020-836-01119
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
FAU researchers and collaborators receive $2.8 million NIH grant
Researchers will work to define the mechanisms that govern how cells decide whether to become a mature cell or whether to die. This 'to be or not to be' decision is at the heart of discovering those cell controls that determine for example how healthy cells become cancer cells and how stem cells become organs. Understanding these controls is critical in learning how to make transplantable tissues to cure human disease.
NIH/National Eye Institute

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

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
Study to develop new forensic methods for human DNA cases
Sam Houston State University was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Justice to develop and test the best possible sample preparation methods for skeletal and decomposing human remains using emerging next generation DNA technology to help identify missing persons or victims of mass disasters.
National Institute of Justice

Contact: Beth Kuhles
kuhles@shsu.edu
936-294-4425
Sam Houston State University

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
NET Research Foundation receives transformational gift for rare cancer research
NET Research Foundation receives $15 million gift from the Margie and Robert E. Petersen Foundation to fund ambitious research effort to find cure for rare cancer affecting over 100,000 Americans
Margie and Robert E. Petersen Foundation

Contact: Jamie Lacroix
jamie.lacroix@netrf.org
617-948-2514
Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
Scientists win $1.2 million to advance therapies for obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have been awarded nearly $1.2 million from the National Institutes of Health to create a series of drug candidates that advance more effective treatments for a range of conditions, including obesity, type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and muscle atrophy.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
IUPUI chemist receives $1.1 million for research, training of future minority researchers
Supported by an NSF CAREER award, Lisa M. Jones of IUPUI is developing a novel approach to study of cell membrane proteins in their native cellular environment -- work fundamental to gaining a better understanding of protein misfolding, which has been linked to life-limiting human diseases including cystic fibrosis. Her work provides state-of-the-art research training for undergraduate students from historically black colleges and universities as well as both undergraduate and graduate students from IUPUI.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
Wayne State chemistry professor earns NSF CAREER Award to examine unusual chemical structure
Wayne State University's Jennifer Stockdill, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $650,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Her research will advance understanding of reactions that form novel chemical structures.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
Carnegie Mellon joins IARPA project to reverse-engineer brain algorithms
Carnegie Mellon University is embarking on a five-year, $12 million research effort to reverse-engineer the brain, seeking to unlock the secrets of neural circuitry and the brain's learning methods. Researchers will use these insights to make computers think more like humans. The research project is funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity through its Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks research program.
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

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

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
Will climate change make the koalas' diet inedible?
The koala could soon be even more endangered than at present, if it turns out that climate change alters the nutritional value of the only food it can eat -- Eucalypt leaves. Assistant Professor Elizabeth Neilson from the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences from University of Copenhagen has received a $5 million grant from the Villum Young Investigator Program for the search of how the chemical structure of the leaves is disrupted.
Villum Young Investigator Program

Contact: Elizabeth Heather Neilson
en@plen.ku.dk
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Project embeds computer science lessons in math instruction for K-5 students
A two-year project funded by the National Science Foundation is laying the groundwork for meeting society's growing demand for citizens literate in computer science by integrating computing with elementary school mathematics -- an approach that holds promise for democratizing access to computer science education and promoting diversity within the U.S. technology workforce. The project is a collaborative partnership among researchers at the University of Illinois, the University of Chicago, and faculty and students at Champaign Unit 4 Schools.
National Science Foundation STEM+C

Contact: Sharita Forrest
slforres@illinois.edu
217-244-1072
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
MD Anderson shares in $13.4 million award to study treatment for low-grade DCIS
Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer will share in a funding award of $13.4 million with hopes of answering one of the biggest questions in the current management of breast cancer: do women with the earliest form of the disease, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), need invasive surgery?
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Laura Sussman
lsussman@mdanderson.org
713-745-2457
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
NSF awards rapid response grants to study current El Niño, one of the strongest on record
El Niño: What effect will it have on weather, on flooding and landslides, and on economically important coastal ecosystems?

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 2-Feb-2016
Cooling with metal muscles: Engineers develop the refrigerator of the future
Cooling is a hugely important process in today's world. But how can cooling be carried out in future in a way that does not harm the climate and that helps to conserve natural resources? The approach taken by Professors Stefan Seelecke and Andreas Schütze from Saarland University focuses on systems that use shape memory materials, also known as 'artificial muscles.' Working together with researchers in Bochum, they are developing a new method of cooling.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Dr. Stefan Seelecke
stefan.seelecke@imsl.uni-saarland.de
49-068-130-27134
Saarland University

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
UTA engineers finding uses for ultra-thin semiconductor lasers in medical, consumer fields
A new type of ultra-thin semiconductor laser under development at The University of Texas at Arlington can be integrated with mainstream electronics on the same silicon substrate with increased capacity and energy efficiency.
US Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Planning for a disease outbreak? There's a game for that
Computer scientists and statisticians at Colorado State University are turning disease outbreak planning exercises into a game. They're creating powerful new software that can predict, simulate and analyze a major disease outbreak -- all in the form of an intuitive, multiplayer game.
US Department of Homeland Security

Contact: Anne Ju Manning
anne.manning@colostate.edu
970-491-7099
Colorado State University

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
MaxMind gives $100,000 to GW to create gene drive to eliminate schistosomiasis
MaxMind, an industry-leading provider of IP security and online fraud detection tools, has given a $100K gift to the George Washington University's Research Center for Neglected Diseases of Poverty to end schistosomiasis through gene drive technology.
MaxMind

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Elsevier Foundation contributes $1 million USD in improving health information, research in developing countries
The Elsevier Foundation has launched a series of new programs to improve health information delivery, research ecosystems in developing countries, and diversity in science, technology and medicine; a total annual contribution of $1 million.

Contact: Ylann Schemm
newsroom@elsevier.com
31-204-852-025
Elsevier

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Rice to receive $7 million from Houston Endowment for urban research
Houston Endowment has awarded $7 million to Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research to greatly expand its research capacity and ability to help solve the most pressing challenges facing Houston and cities across the US Sun Belt.
Houston Endowment

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
How does neurodevelopment affect diseases in adulthood?
A total of 48 doctoral candidates at FAU will conduct research in a new Research Training Group, GRK 2162 'Neurodevelopment and CNS vulnerability.' The Research Training Group, which will allow FAU to explore in a new direction, has been approved by the German Research Foundationfor an initial period of four and a half years, during which time it will receive 4.3 million euros in funding.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Dr. Dieter Chichung Lie
chi.lie@fau.de
49-913-185-24622
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
UTSA researcher receives $670,000 grant to fight malaria
Kirsten Hanson, assistant professor of biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), is the principal investigator for a $670,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop novel liver-stage antimalarial treatments to stop the parasite that causes malaria before the disease is able to take hold.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Joanna Carver
joanna.carver@utsa.edu
210-243-4557
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Scientific expedition to Antarctica will search for dinosaurs and more
An international team of researchers supported by the National Science Foundation will journey to Antarctica this month to search for evidence that the now-frozen continent may have been the starting point for some important species that roam the Earth today.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Anton Caputo
anton.caputo@jsg.utexas.edu
512-232-9623
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 31-Jan-2016
Research explores communication in human interaction
A major new €3.5 million research initiative led by the University of East Anglia will aim to improve understanding of a fundamental part of communication in humans.
European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program

Contact: Cat Bartman
press@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-93496
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
Remicade® developer funds new super-resolution microscope at Scripps Florida
The co-developer of Remicade®, one of the three top-selling drugs in the world, has donated more than $500,000 to fund what will be known as the Iris and Junming Le Foundation Super-Resolution Microscopy Facility on the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute.
Iris and Junming Le Foundation

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
#AnalyzeMyData campaign looks at the way personal data is being used
Experts in the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute at The University of Nottingham have launched a Twitter based campaign to look at the way personal digital data is being used and analysed by companies, government, third-sector organisations and academics.
Economic and Social Research Council

Contact: Lindsay Brooke
lindsay.brooke@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15751
University of Nottingham

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