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Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
How does evolution work?
Professor Juliette de Meaux from the Botanical Institute of the University of Cologne has received a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council for her project AdaptoSCOPE, which explores the molecular basis of Darwinian adaptation. The project will run for five years and receive up to 1.6 million euros in funding.
European Research Council

Contact: Professor Juliette de Meaux
jdemeaux@uni-koeln.de
49-221-470-8213
University of Cologne

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
Ludwig and Hilton Foundation advance dietary prevention & early detection of colon cancer
Ludwig Cancer Research and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced today the launch of a $10 million research program to advance dietary interventions and technologies for the prevention of colon cancer. The new program, to which each organization will contribute $5 million over five years, expands an existing partnership between the two organizations to develop DNA tests to detect the recurrence of colon cancer in cancer patients.
Ludwig Cancer Research, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Contact: Rachel Steinhardt
rsteinhardt@licr.org
212-450-1582
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
$2 million endowment will expand architecture exchange program
A $2 million gift from University of Colorado alumnus and Saudi Arabian businessman Zuhair Fayez will enable the expansion and extension of an innovative exchange program that builds cultural understanding among graduate architecture students from the University of Colorado Denver and Dar Al-Hekma University, a women's college in Saudi Arabia.

Contact: Emily Williams
Emily.R.Williams@ucdenver.edu
303-550-5789
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
UTSW receives key NCI funding to plan first US Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy Research
The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health awarded UT Southwestern a $1 million planning grant to establish the country's first National Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lori Soderbergh
lori.soderbergh@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
Google gives University of California's Lick Observatory $1 million
Google Inc. has given $1 million to UC's Lick Observatory in what UC Berkeley astronomer Alex Filippenko hopes is the first of many private gifts to support an invaluable teaching and research resource for the state. The unrestricted funds, spread over two years, will go toward general expenses, augmenting the $1.5 million the UC Office of the President gives annually to operate the mountaintop observatory for the 10-campus UC system.
Google Inc.

Contact: Robert Sanders
rlsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
Pitt team developing technology to allow amputees to feel with prosthetic limb
Rehabilitation experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine hope to one day give people with an arm amputation a prosthetic limb that not only moves like a natural one, but 'feels' like it, too. They expect such sensation will improve dexterous control of the device and give users greater intuition about what they are doing with their prosthetic.
DARPA

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
SrikamAV@upmc.edu
412-578-9193
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
Temple researchers receive $7.4 million grant to explore brain impairment in HIV patients
Researchers at Temple University School of Medicine have been awarded a $7.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to determine how cocaine and HIV-1 interact to cause brain impairment in patients infected with HIV. Kamel Khalili, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Director of Temple's Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center, will lead a team examining how cocaine worsens the neurological deficits that can plague HIV patients as they age.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Jeremy Walter
Jeremy.Walter@tuhs.temple.edu
215-707-7882
Temple University Health System

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
Researchers investigate the communications behind swarming
New research seeks to investigate the directional information flow underlying collective animal behavior. The implications of this work, which integrates dynamical systems theory and behavioral studies, could transform the fields of behavioral brain research and neuropsychobiology. Experiments will employ robotic replicas, live zebrafish, and novel experimental protocols complemented with state-of-the-art behavioral quantification tools. They will seek to demonstrate that an information-theoretic approach can measure social animal behavior.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
kathleen.hamilton@nyu.edu
718-260-3792
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
NIH awards IU team $3.3 million in fight against antibiotic resistance
The alarming increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria poses health and economic threats worldwide, with more than 2 million Americans infected by the bacteria each year. Now, a team of Indiana University chemists and biologists has been awarded a major grant to develop and use a chemical tagging method to better understand how bacteria build their cell wall, which is still the best target for new antibiotics.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steve Chaplin
stjchap@iu.edu
812-856-1896
Indiana University

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
NIH grant will help understanding how connections rewire after spinal cord injury
With a nearly $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Ph.D., at Washington University in St. Louis, is using novel methods to take a closer look at how nerve cells grow and make new connections that could restore function and movement in people with spinal cord injuries.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julie Flory
julie.flory@wustl.edu
314-935-5408
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
A pediatric diabetes gamechanger
UCSB and Yale University researchers receive a grant to develop an artificial pancreas for the management of Type 1 diabetes in children.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
National team to expand CWRU research restoring amputees' sense of touch
To speed development of a mobile system providing a sense of touch that amputees can use anywhere, Case Western Reserve University researchers and colleagues at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center have assembled a team including medical device-makers Medtronic and Ardiem Medical, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the universities of Chicago and California at San Francisco, and the Providence VA's Ocean State Research Institute.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
CWRU awarded $3.9 million for innovative HIV research
A researcher at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded $3.9 million to determine if gut leakage caused by human immunodeficiency virus leads to disease and malfunction of vital organs commonly found in HIV patients, whether drug abuse exacerbates the problem, how to fix the leaks and whether gut repair improves overall health.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
NIH-funded research lays groundwork for next-generation prosthetics
Three groups of researchers who have received support from the National Institutes of Health will obtain funding from the President's BRAIN Initiative to improve artificial limb technology. The new awards will be funded and administered by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and will build on the fundamental discoveries that were made possible by National Institute of Health support.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Barbara McMakin
nindspressteam@ninds.nih.gov
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
Utah team gets $1.4M for bionic hand research
University of Utah researchers have received $1.4 million to further develop an implantable neural interface for thought-controlled prosthetic hands that convey feelings of touch and movement.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Vince Horiuchi
vincent.horiuchi@utah.edu
801-585-7499
University of Utah

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
Grant supports total watershed restoration to reduce flooding, improve habitat
Scientists and watershed restoration professionals at Stroud Water Research Center will restore Sharitz Run, a Tributary to Doe Run in the headwaters of the Brandywine Creek near Coatesville and Unionville, Pennsylvania. The project goal is to reduce flooding to downstream communities and improve the stream ecology so that it will once again support a breeding population of native brook trout and other coldwater fish species.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Contact: Beverly Payton
bpayton@stroudcenter.org
610-268-2153 x305
Stroud Water Research Center

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
Cleveland Clinic researcher receives up to $2.5 million to evaluate prosthetic limb technology
A research team led by Paul Marasco, Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute, has won a $2.5 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The contract was awarded through DARPA's new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces program, which aims to deliver naturalistic sensations to amputees and enable better control over their prosthetic limbs through direct connections to users' nervous systems.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Laura Ambro
ambrol@ccf.org
216-636-5876
Cleveland Clinic

Public Release: 6-Feb-2015
NASA scientist advances methane sounder to measure another greenhouse gas
A NASA scientist who has played a key role developing and demonstrating a new technique for gathering around-the-clock global carbon-dioxide measurements is applying the same general principles to develop a new laser instrument sensitive to another greenhouse gas -- methane.
NASA

Contact: Lori Keesey
Lori.j.keesey@nasa.gov
865-244-6658
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 6-Feb-2015
UT Dallas scientists target smartphone technology to improve hearing devices
A team of UT Dallas scientists has received a $522,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project aimed at harnessing the power of smartphones to improve hearing assistive devices.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
lakisha.ladson@UTDallas.edu
972-883-4183
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
NIEHS funds 6 early-career researchers for innovative science
New grants totaling $3 million will go to six outstanding early-career scientists, bridging a funding gap to independent biomedical research. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, created the award to encourage early stage researchers who want to discover how our environment influences human health.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Joe Balintfy
balintfyj@niehs.nih.gov
919-541-1993
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
UNC-Chapel Hill spinout secures $33 million investment to advance novel cancer treatments
An RTP-based pharmaceutical company with roots at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $33 million in Series B venture capital funding to develop more effective and less toxic methods to treat patients with cancer.
Eshelman Ventures, RA Capital Management, Lumira Capital, Boxer Capital of Tavistock Life Sciences, Hatteras Venture Partners, MedImmune Ventures, Mountain Group Capital

Contact: Katy Jones
katy_jones@med.unc.edu
919-883-7848
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association 2015
New center to increase physical therapy research
With a new five-year, $2.5-million grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy, Brown University will lead a multi-institution center to train physical therapy health services researchers and to seed new studies.
The Foundation for Physical Therapy

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 5-Feb-2015
Magnum opus: 'The Government of Things: Foundations and Perspectives of New Materialism'
Frankfurt Professor of Sociology, Thomas Lemke, has received funding from the Volkswagen Foundation for his 'Magnum Opus.' For the 51-year old scientist, who has dedicated himself to the subject of 'Biotechnology, Nature and Society' for many years, this means 18 months of freedom to devote himself solely to a larger scientific work. The working title: 'The Government of Things: Foundations and Perspectives of New Materialism.'

Contact: Dr. Thomas Lemke
lemke@em.uni-frankfurt.de
49-069-798-36664
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 4-Feb-2015
Keck Medicine of USC researchers win $4.3 million for stem cell research
Three scientists from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California have won grants exceeding $4.3 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for research that includes creating a temporary liver for transplant patients, finding novel ways to treat immune disorders and blood diseases and developing a new animal model for exploring diseases like heart failure, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases.
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Leslie Ridgeway
lridgewa@usc.edu
323-442-2823
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 4-Feb-2015
UH gets Homeland Security funding to fight bioterror
The University of Houston received funding from the US Department of Homeland Security to conduct research on making biochemical threat detection economically sustainable. Awarded to the UH Department of Computer Science, the contract is part of the SenseNet program. The goal of this award is to design and implement faster, more autonomous, less expensive bio-threat detection systems.
US Department of Homeland Security

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

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