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Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
NSF grant supports the nation's TV weathercasters as local climate education
The nation's television weathercasters will have better tools to keep their viewers informed about the local consequences of climate change, thanks to a $3 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to George Mason University and Climate Central, a non-profit science and journalism organization.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Michele McDonald
mmcdon15@gmu.edu
703-993-8781
George Mason University

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Ocean acidification: NSF awards $11.4 million in new grants to study effects on marine ecosystems
With increasing levels of carbon dioxide accumulating in the atmosphere and moving into marine ecosystems, the world's oceans are becoming more acidic.

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

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Southern Ocean's role in climate regulation, ocean health is goal of $21 million project
A six-year, $21 million program by Princeton University and 10 partner institutions will seek to make the importance and health of the Southern Ocean encircling Antarctica better known scientifically and publicly. The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling program, or SOCCOM, will create a biogeochemical and physical portrait of the ocean using an expanded computational capacity and hundreds of robotic floats deployed around Antarctica.
National Science Foundation, NASA, NOAA

Contact: Morgan Kelly
mgnkelly@princeton.edu
609-258-5729
Princeton University

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Behçet's syndrome drugs to be investigated for first time
The University of Liverpool is to lead and international study to investigate the effectiveness of two drugs used to treat a rare but serious disease, in a project that will save the NHS a minimum of 500,000.
Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Program, Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Jamie Brown
jamie.brown@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-2248
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Jeffrey Modell Foundation supports Belgian research on primary immunodeficiency
For the first time the Jeffrey Modell Foundation is giving a research grant to a Belgian laboratory. The team of Adrian Liston from VIB-KU Leuven will use the grant to develop a gene therapy to cure children that suffer from IPEX syndrome, a rare and fatal autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues and organs. At the moment, the only successful therapy to treat the syndrome is a bone marrow transplantation, which is not available for all children.
Jeffrey Modell Foundation

Contact: Evy Vierstraete
info@vib.be
32-924-46611
VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
UT Arlington genomic data-mining framework to aid manufacturers discover desired materials
A UT Arlington computer and data scientist has won a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a scalable data-mining framework that will help manufacturers quickly discover desired materials for building their products.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Rice chemist wins rare NSF Special Creativity Award
Ounce for ounce, gold nanorods cost about 7,000 times more than bulk gold, but that may change, thanks to an award-winning research program in the laboratory of Rice University chemist Eugene Zubarev.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Miriam Hospital among national research group awarded $20 million NIH grant
The Miriam Hospital is part of a research collaboration that has received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an intravaginal ring that can deliver powerful antiretroviral drugs to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted HIV in women. Led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science, the five-year research initiative is funded under the NIH U19 Program, which supports collaborative projects involving multiple institutions.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Elena Falcone-Relvas
efalconerelvas@lifespan.org
401-793-7484
Lifespan

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Barley business for beer brewing nets scientists enterprise funding
Scientists will revive old 'heritage' lines of barley for use in the brewing business. Revived barley lines will also be used to breed crops with better disease resistance.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Chris Melvin
chris.melvin@bbsrc.ac.uk
01-793-414-694
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Media event: GM awards Carnegie's BioEYES environmental education grant
The General Motors Corporation is presenting a $5,000.00 award to Carnegie's BioEYES K-12 educational program on Sept. 11, 2014, to deliver a two-week environmental curriculum, Your Watershed, Your Backyard. The event will start at 11:45 a.m., at GM's Baltimore Operations, 10301 Philadelphia Rd., White March, Md.

Contact: Chandra Harvey
harvey@ciwemb.edu
410-246-3004
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Winner of Sofja Kovalevskaja Award to take up research at Mainz University
Biologist Dr. Helen May-Simera is the recipient of a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Contact: Dr. Uwe Wolfrum
wolfrum@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-25148
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Suppressing food allergies quickly is the goal of University of Cincinnati research team
Fred Finkelman, M.D., leading a team of researchers at the University of Cincinnati, has received a three-year grant of $734,986 from Food Allergy Research & Education to test whether food allergies can be safely suppressed by rapid desensitization with a laboratory grown monoclonal antibody, one that targets and deactivates the cells that play a key role in allergic reactions.
Food Allergy Research & Education

Contact: Cedric Ricks
cedric.ricks@uc.edu
513-558-4657
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Canada funds 22 inventive ideas for better health in developing nations
A device that converts sound into symbols for display on eg. Google Glass, captioning conversations in real-time for deaf people and a sterile cover that enables the substitution of an everyday $100 power drill for a $30,000 orthopedic surgery unit in low-resource settings are among 22 projects to improve health in developing countries seed funded today by Canada.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
Boston University Medical Center receives grant funding from Cardinal Health Foundation
The Cardinal Health Foundation announced it has awarded Virginia R. Litle, M.D., a Thoracic Surgeon at Boston Medical Center, grant funding from the E3 Grant Program to implement best practices and help improve the effectiveness, efficiency and excellence of patient care.

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
USF awarded $1.3 million to expand research to prevent back injury in firefighters
The University of South Florida's John Mayer, D.C., Ph.D., recently received a $1.3 million Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters grant -- an award that will help build upon cumulative research evaluating the effectiveness of targeted exercise programs to reduce the risk of low back pain and disability in firefighters.
DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida Chiropractic Research Foundation

Contact: Anne DeLotto Baier
abaier@health.usf.edu
813-974-3303
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
Kent State researchers to develop mobile app for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
A $972,000 NSF grant to researchers at Kent State University will result in a mobile device app to help visitors to Cuyahoga Valley National Park learn about the park's history and ecology and become 'citizen scientists' by sharing their findings. The study will focus on informal science learning. The app, once developed, could be adapted for other national parks.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cindy Weiss
lweiss4@kent.edu
330-672-0731
Kent State University

Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
EUR 750,000 in funding for new Competence Center for HPC in the Natural Sciences at Mainz
The Carl Zeiss Foundation will be providing a total of EUR 750,000 over four years to fund the Competence Center for HPC in the Natural Sciences at the Institute of Computer Science of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. The proposed competence center for high performance computing will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the natural sciences and computer science at Mainz University over the long term.
Carl Zeiss Foundation

Contact: Petra Giegerich
presse@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-22369
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Would web support be good for patients in an exercise referral scheme?
Exercise referrals are a useful tool available to doctors for the benefit of their patients. But would web support alongside the scheme increase uptake and use?
National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
University of Houston researchers begin work on $1.8 million design-and-build project
Paul Chu, T.L.L. Temple Chair of Science and founding director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, will lead a group of investigators as they build a one-of-a-kind piece of equipment designed to further their research and ultimately help make superconductivity and thermoelectricity more commercially viable.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Hartman Foundation expands support for co-op program
The Hartman Foundation Inc., founded by David Hartman, a 1958 graduate of the Case Institute of Technology, is investing time and money to expand co-op opportunities at Case Western Reserve University. Foundation directors have approved a second $300,000 donation to the Case School of Engineering (CSE) co-op program. President Douglas Hartman will regularly visit campus to meet with students, faculty and staff involved in the program and tour and meet with officials of companies that do -- or are considering -- offering co-ops.

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

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Cocaine rewires the brain: New study to unlock keys that could disrupt addiction
Why do cocaine addicts relapse after months or years of abstinence? The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded a University at Buffalo scientist a $2 million grant to conduct research that will provide some answers.
NIH/ational Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Ellen Goldbaum
goldbaum@buffalo.edu
716-645-4605
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 3-Sep-2014
The Aboriginal world and the challenges of living together
How can we bring about social change within Aboriginal communities so as to ensure social justice and a fairer and more harmonious coexistence? A team of researchers will put their heads together with Aboriginal leaders, stakeholders, and academics to examine this question. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has awarded the project 'The Aboriginal world and the challenges of living together: governance, pluriculturalism, and citizenship' a partnership grant of $2.6 million.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Contact: Carole Lévesque
Carole.Levesque@ucs.inrs.ca
INRS

Public Release: 3-Sep-2014
$8.2 million grant to support Binghamton University's alcohol research efforts
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year grant in the amount of $8.2 million to the SUNY Research Foundation in support of the Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center, an alcohol research center led by Binghamton University.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ryan Yarosh
ryarosh@binghamton.edu
607-777-2174
Binghamton University

Public Release: 3-Sep-2014
Parker Hannifin Foundation commits $2 million to endow engineering chair at CWRU
The Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University has received an extraordinary gift from the Parker Hannifin Foundation: a $2 million commitment to create the Arthur L. Parker Endowed Chair in the electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) department. The position is named in honor of Parker Hannifin Corporation's founder.

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

Public Release: 3-Sep-2014
LSU Health New Orleans awarded grant to provide early data on cancer in kids
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health's Louisiana Tumor Registry a $1.3 million grant over five years to more rapidly find and report cases of cancer in children and young adults. One of only eight state registries to successfully compete for this funding, the award will support efforts to increase the availability of this data for surveillance and research activities at the local, state and national level.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

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