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Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
£70 million boost for UK science research
More than £70 million is being injected into science research projects to tackle challenges including airport capacity and our ability to search vast volumes of visual data. The funding has been provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for equipment and projects at 18 universities across the UK.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: EPSRC Press
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
NSF grant will support Rocky Mountains research, expose minority teens to geosciences
Majie Fan, UT Arlington assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, will use a $485,627 National Science Foundation grant to research the Rocky Mountains and to expose underrepresented youth to the geosciences.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Use of transplanted regulatory T cells could provide relief for inflammatory diseases
With a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, a team of researchers -- including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Juergen Hahn -- will investigate the potential of using transplanted regulatory T cells to reduce inflammation in diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, which currently has no known viable treatment options.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Mary Martialay
martim12@rpi.edu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
MSU leads $7 million effort to improve science teaching
A Michigan State University professor created a successful model for teaching middle- and high-school students about carbon cycling, the primary driver of climate change. Now, Charles W. 'Andy' Anderson and partners are using a nearly $7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help America's teachers put the program into action.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Press Office
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
NASA awards UCI $9 million to study underlying mechanisms of 'space brain'
With $9 million in NASA funding, UC Irvine professor of radiation oncology Charles Limoli will lead a national effort to understand the early and long-term effects of space radiation on the central nervous system.
NASA

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
GW researchers receive $6.2 million NIH program project grant to research pediatric dysphagia
An interdisciplinary group of researchers from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Children's National Health System has been awarded a program project grant for $6.2 million from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to solve pediatric dysphagia -- a chronic difficulty with feeding and swallowing in children.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
St. Louis MetroMarket to take the fight to end hunger on the road
Saint Louis University received $75,000 in grant funds to tackle the health impacts of living without easy access to grocery stores and healthy foods.

Contact: Maggie Rotermund
rotermundmm@slu.edu
314-977-8018
Saint Louis University

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
2015 Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship winners announced
The American Geosciences Institute would like to congratulate Emma Reed and Annette Patton, both Master's candidates, as the two latest recipients of the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship.
American Geosciences Institute

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Designing a better way to study stomach flu
Rice University bioengineers are teaming with colleagues from Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center to apply the latest techniques in tissue engineering toward the study of one of the most common and deadly human illnesses -- the stomach flu.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Cancer drug may reduce bleeding in patients with rare genetic disorder, HHT
A cancer drug that helps keep tumors from growing blood vessels may help patients with a rare genetic condition in which malformed vessels increase their risk for bleeding and anemia.
GlaxoSmithKline

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Mathias Klaeui awarded ERC Proof of Concept Grant to develop innovative magnetic sensors
Condensed matter physicist Mathias Kläui has been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept Grant to develop innovative magnetic sensors for applications involving thousands of revolutions.
European Research Council

Contact: Dr. Mathias Kläui
klaeui@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23633
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 15-Mar-2015
Kavli IPMU given a long-term future
Last month, the WPI Program Committee examined five WPI centers carefully, and concluded that all centers had met the goal of the WPI program. Among the five centers, Kavli IPMU has been nominated for a five-year extension. The World Premier International Research Center Initiative program was launched in 2007 to build 'globally visible' research centers within Japan by the government.

Contact: Marina Komori
press@ipmu.jp
81-471-365-977
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
NIH awards $2.4 million to image cerebral cortex function and development
Dr. David Fitzpatrick, Scientific Director and CEO at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, has been awarded a $2.4 million five-year grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the functional organization and development of neural circuits in the cerebral cortex, specifically, in the area of brain responsible for processing visual information.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Jennifer Gutierrez
jennifer.gutierrez@mpfi.org
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
NIH awards UC biologist $1.9 million for genetic research
An additional award of over $500,000 from the National Science Foundation will explore why animals lose traits over time, and how that might apply to loss of skin pigmentation in humans.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Dawn Fuller
dawn.fuller@uc.edu
513-556-1823
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
Computer scientist and social choice expert Lirong Xia receives NSF CAREER Award
Xia will use the five-year $524,989 grant to investigate computational mechanisms that improve individual contributions to collective decision making processes -- such as news rankings -- including crowd-sourcing in the presence of online 'noise answers.'
National Science Foundation, Division of Information & Intelligent Systems

Contact: Mary Martialay
martim12@rpi.edu
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
€2 million for studying protein motions and implications for the treatment of prostate cancer
It is known that signalling occurs within proteins; however, how these signals are transmitted remains unclear, and it is a question that could transform the field of drug discovery. The project will focus on the target protein for the treatment of prostate cancer.
European Research Council

Contact: Sònia Armengou
armengou@irbbarcelona.org
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 11-Mar-2015
Wistar receives $1.1 million grant from the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation
The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation awarded The Wistar Institute a $1.1 million grant to create The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Breast Cancer Research Consortium at The Wistar Institute. The Consortium will support the highly synergistic, multidisciplinary research projects of three Wistar scientists dedicated to advancing breast cancer research.
Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation

Contact: Darien Sutton
dsutton@wistar.org
215-898-3988
The Wistar Institute

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
KIT physicist receives ERC Consolidator Grant of EU
The 'QuantumMagnonics' project of Dr. Martin Weides of the Physikalisches Institut of KIT deals with dynamic processes inside ferromagnets, such as iron or cobalt. Results of his fundamental research might be used for magnetic data processing components. The Research Council of the European Union funds the project with EUR 2 million.
European Research Council

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
Life Sciences Discovery Fund announces matching grant awards
The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) today announced nearly $1 million in Matching grants to two Washington-based companies to promote translation of promising treatments for devastating medical conditions from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace. Each award must be matched at least 1:1 by other funding sources. These grants complete the evaluation of applications under the first cycle of LSDF's 2014-2015 granting programs.

Contact: Cathyryne Manner
manner@lsdfa.org
206-456-9583
Life Sciences Discovery Fund

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
Loyola receives $735,516 from the American Heart Association for cardiac research
The American Heart Association awarded Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine $735,516 in 2014 in new and continuing grants for cardiac research.

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
Federal agencies award UT Arlington's TMAC $6.7 million to bolster manufacturing
UT Arlington's TMAC, formerly the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, has won a five-year, $33.5 million Commerce Department award to manage Manufacturing Extension Partnership centers to help small and mid-sized manufacturers across the state.
US Department of Commerce, NIH/National Institute of Standards and Technology

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

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
IUPUI study: How alcohol hijacks brain's reward system
With the support of a $545,000 three-year grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis are conducting research on how the brain's reward system -- the circuitry that helps regulate the body's ability to feel pleasure -- is hijacked by alcohol.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
UTHealth awarded $3.5 million to develop treatments for extremely lethal cancers
Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have been awarded $3,481,666 by the State of Texas to develop innovative treatments for several of the most lethal types of cancer including pancreatic, colon and lung.
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
Boston Medical Center to play key role in back pain treatment study
Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers are part of a national clinical trial that will examine how best to treat acute low back pain and potentially prevent it from being chronic. BMC will receive $2.3 million for its role in the five-year study that was recently approved for a $14 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

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

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
UI researchers launch rockets in search of unseen parts of universe
A team comprised of University of Iowa researchers and students is sending its own technology on a series of NASA rockets to find parts of space we can't currently see.
NASA

Contact: Brittany Borghi
brittany-borghi@uiowa.edu
319-384-0048
University of Iowa

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