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Public Release: 26-Aug-2015
First-of-a-kind research in Minnesota explores peatland, carbon connection
From the top of trees to the microbial communities deep within the peat soil, an unprecedented whole-ecosystem manipulation at the Marcell Experimental Forest will measure how peatlands respond to increased temperature and elevated carbon dioxide. 'Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change (SPRUCE),' a Department of Energy (DOE) research initiative in which the USDA Forest Service and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are collaborating, was formally launched today near Grand Rapids, Minn.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jane Hodgins
jmhodgins@fs.fed.us
651-304-7607
USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
UTA hopes to increase underprivileged or minority students seeking graduate degrees
UT Arlington has joined a consortium of universities that hopes to expose undergraduate students to research early in their academic careers and increase their chances of continuing their education beyond a bachelor's degree. Bioengineering Professor Kytai Nguyen is leading the UT Arlington effort.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
A noninvasive test for surgical site infections in orthopedic implants
A team of researchers, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Eric Ledet, will investigate whether small wireless sensors incorporated into orthopedic implants could be used to detect surgical site infections.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mary Martialay
martim12@rpi.edu
518-276-2146
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
Development of new class of photodetectors funded by US Air Force
The United States Air Force, Office of Scientific Research, awarded $819,543 to Xiong Gong, University of Akron associate professor of polymer engineering, to develop a new class of photodectors that do not require cooling to obtain high detectivity.
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Lisa Craig
lmc91@uakron.edu
330-972-7429
University of Akron

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
Funding for toddlers' oral health pilot study
Researchers at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry have received funding of around £150,000 from the Medical Research Council to support a pilot study which aims to go some way towards addressing the national crisis in children's oral health, especially in communities of social deprivation.
Medical Research Council

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
Nova Southeastern University researcher and collaborators receive $1.1 million grant
Researchers are finding the hybrid corals are more resilient than their parents, and they are studying why and if this can help aid in coral reef restoration and preservation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joe Donzelli
jdonzelli@nova.edu
954-262-2159
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
EPSRC funding boost to aid discovery of new advanced materials
A new £6.65 million grant for research aimed at accelerating the discovery and application of new advanced materials for the energy sector was announced today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The grant, awarded to a team led by Professor Matthew Rosseinsky of the University of Liverpool, will support a programme, Integration of Computation and Experiment for Accelerated Materials Discovery.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
NIMBioS receives NSF grant to assess student learning in mathematics
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis has been awarded a two-year, $299,990 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new tool to assess whether using real-world biology examples in college-level mathematics courses enhances student understanding of quantitative concepts.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Catherine Crawley
ccrawley@nimbios.org
865-974-9350
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
CONRAD to receive USAID funding for Project EMOTION
CONRAD is pleased to announce a new funding agreement, in collaboration with the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the US Agency for International Development, in support of a human centered design strategy to increase demand, use and adherence of HIV prevention products for high risk women in Africa. The agreement will be implemented for a period of five years, starting in July 2015.
USAID/US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Contact: Annette Larkin
alarkin@conrad.org
703-772-6427
CONRAD

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
UI and WSU to help communities prepare for, recover from wildfires
More than 6,000 fires have burned more than a million acres in the Northwest so far in 2015, with experts predicting continuing severe wildfires in coming years. To help Northwest communities prepare for the future, University of Idaho and Washington State University researchers are studying ways to increase communities' ability to withstand and recover from wildfires with the support of a new $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tara Roberts
troberts@uidaho.edu
208-885-7097
Washington State University

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
New NSF award will expand scope and impact of ASU water research
In the grips of long-term drought, the Colorado River Basin and the cities that rely on its water face unprecedented challenges with a warming climate and large-scale land use change. They are developing new water resource policies for a future of increasing uncertainty. Now, water managers of cities of the CRB will be able to take greater advantage of ASU's Decision Center for a Desert City thanks to a $4.5 million National Science Foundation award.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Skip Derra
skip.derra@asu.edu
480-965-4823
Arizona State University

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
NSF grant enables University of Akron polymer scientist to engineer noses, jaws and ears
Imagine an infantry solder with a gunshot wound that shattered his jaw, or a person born with a birth defect such as a missing nose. The absent bone is replaced by new bone, which grows on a polymer scaffold custom-designed via 3-D printing according to a patient's own MRI and CT scanned images. Applied under the skin by a reconstructive surgeon, the polymer scaffold breaks down into normal body metabolites when the new bone sets.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lisa Craig
lmc91@uakron.edu
330-972-7429
University of Akron

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
Why do so many children born with heart defects have trouble in school?
As advances in medicine are giving rise to growing numbers of children who survive severe heart defects, it's emerging that over half have behavioral problems and difficulty keeping up academically. The University of Utah School of Medicine was awarded $6.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to identify causes of these disabilities, searching for genetic lesions that affect both the heart and brain. The goal is to be able to predict patient outcomes from genetic data, enabling early intervention.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julie Kiefer
jkiefer@neuro.utah.edu
801-597-4258
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
Accelerating forage breeding to boost livestock productivity
The Genome Analysis Centre, with partners in the UK, Colombia and Kenya bring together their leading expertise in forage breeding for animal nutrition, cutting-edge genomics and phenomics technologies to accelerate the improvement of Brachiaria, a vital livestock feed crop in central Africa and Latin America.
The British Council, Research Councils UK

Contact: Hayley London
hayley.london@tgac.ac.uk
44-160-345-0107
The Genome Analysis Centre

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
NSU researcher receives up to $4.3 million for marine safety training
The Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill on April 20, 2010 was the largest disaster of its kind in history. Its negative impact on the economy ran in the tens of billions of dollars and caused irreversible damage to the environment. To help preventable disasters like this from occurring again, the Institute for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness at Nova Southeastern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine created Project SEAMIST in 2010, which was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. As a result of its initial successes, the NIEHS has awarded an initial $590,000.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Jeremy Katzman
j.katzman@nova.edu
954-661-7000
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
Neurobiologist receives Beckman Young Investigator award
Northwestern University neurobiologist Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy has been named a 2015 Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. She and her research team plan to use the $750,000 grant to discover how neuromodulatory systems work together to support the palette of complex behaviors that characterizes humans and other vertebrates. Kozorovitskiy is one of eight nationwide to receive the honor this year.
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Flow of data through forest service's online Waterviz tool helped by NSF grant
In addition to further developing Waterviz at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest as a teaching tool for middle- and high-school science students, the NSF's 2-year, $300,000 'Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER)' will also support the creation of a Waterviz for the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest near Blue River, Ore.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jane Hodgins
jmhodgins@fs.fed.us
651-649-5281
USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
UMass Amherst neuroscientist receives grant to study how brain regulates locomotion
Neurobiologist Gerald Downes, with chemist James Chambers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Amherst College neurobiologist Josef Trapani, have been awarded a three-year $824,025 collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation to study the zebrafish brain to better understand how neurons regulate locomotion.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Louisiana Tech University researchers to contribute to NSF-funded consortium
Through a $20 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to the Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana Tech University will play an important role in a new state-wide consortium that will focus on research and development of advanced manufacturing techniques based on metals and alloys.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Dave Guerin
dguerin@latech.edu
318-257-4854
Louisiana Tech University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
NIH grant will fund IUPUI research into collagen's role in bone fracture resistance
A biomedical engineer researcher at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has received a $419,000 National Institutes of Health grant to uncover why mechanical loading of bones increases their resistance to fractures.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rich Schneider
rcschnei@iu.edu
317-278-4564
Indiana University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
$52M NIH grant advances clinical and translational research at UC San Diego
The Clinical and Translational Research Institute at University of California, San Diego has received a five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award for approximately $52 million from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science, part of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
UTA latest college to join NASA group investigating best ways to design aerospace systems
The University of Texas at Arlington is the newest member of NASA's Systems Engineering Consortium, which is funded by Marshall Space Flight Center and Langley Research Center.
NASA

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

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Reservation project to grow health with gardens
The Growing Resilience project leverages tribal assets of land, family, culture and community health organizations to develop and evaluate home food gardens as a family-based health promotion intervention to reduce disparities suffered by Native Americans in nearly every measure of health
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Christine Porter
cporte12@uwyo.edu
307-766-2143
University of Wyoming

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Fat mice bred to have more muscle give insight
Even without losing fat, more muscle appears to go a long way in fighting off the bad cardiovascular effects of obesity. That emerging evidence has scientists looking hard for new targets to uncouple the unhealthy relationship between fat and cardiovascular disease.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
UMass Amherst to commercialize math tutoring software
University of Massachusetts Amherst computer scientist Beverly Woolf, an international leader in intelligent tutoring systems and expert in science and mathematics learning, recently received a one-year, $199,944 grant from the National Science Foundation to commercialize the intelligent tutor known as MathSpring for e-learning in mathematics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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