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Public Release: 29-Jan-2016
Effects of European earthworms in North America will be studied
The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Starting Grant to Professor Nico Eisenhauer, a scientist from the University of Leipzig and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research. The grant, which is endowed with €1.5 million over the next five years, is awarded to study the effects of European earthworms in North America. As an invasive species, these earthworms are influencing biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in many North American ecosystems.
European Research Council

Contact: Tilo Arnhold
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
RIT researchers study safety of electronic cigarette flavorings
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf are developing methods to better analyze the effects of flavorings used in electronic cigarettes. In partnership with RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering and the University of Rochester Medical Center, RIT/NTID is part of the team that has received a $329,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the safety of e-cigs with flavorings.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Susan Murad
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
UMass Amherst neuroscientist receives $599,000 grant to study brain function
Cognitive neuroscientist Rosie Cowell at UMass Amherst recently received a five-year, $599,619 NSF CAREER award to develop and test a theory of how memory interacts with fine-grained visual perception and how both brain functions depend on the medial temporal lobe, once thought to be critical for memory but not for visual perception. It has become clear that a segregated model of separate brain regions being responsible for single functions such as language or memory is not accurate.
National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development program

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016
Case Western faculty receive funding for new technologies aimed at blood, lung disorders
Three Case Western Reserve University faculty members have received funding to further develop emerging technologies aimed at malaria, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia.
National Center for Accelerated Innovation

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
RIT faculty studies productivity and international computer tech transfer
It's hard to imagine life today without computers, but computer technology was not warmly welcomed in Germany following World War II. That's one conclusion Assistant Professor Corinna Schlombs, who teaches history in Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Liberal Arts, found while studying productivity and trans-Atlantic technology transfer and their impact following the war. Her research was made possible with a $90,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Greg Livadas
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
KU to train next-generation cybersecurity experts for government service
A new initiative, called CyberCorps: New Scholarship for Service Program at the University of Kansas -- Jayhawk SFS, will support dozens of undergraduate, master's and doctoral students, who following graduation from the University of Kansas commit in turn to work at government cybersecurity jobs safeguarding critical infrastructure.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
NSF RAPID funding awarded to study erupting Momotombo volcano
When Nicaragua's Momotombo volcano, which had been dormant since 1905, erupted on Nov. 30, 2015, Peter LaFemina saw a chance to investigate the volcano in more detail to better understand how and when volcanos erupt. He and two other Penn State researchers -- Christelle Wauthier and Maureen Feineman, both assistant professors of geosciences -- were awarded a grant for just over $40,000 from the National Science Foundation to closely monitor the volcano.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
NIHR to invest in more research into the prevention and treatment of obesity
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) will invest millions of pounds into research addressing the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity. The call for proposals follows comments from the Chief Medical Officer who has highlighted obesity as one of the biggest threats to the nation's health.
NIH/The National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Naomi Williams
University of Southampton

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Philanthropist Samuel Yin provides $12.8 million gift for labs at the Scripps Research Institute
Philanthropist and businessman Samuel Yin of Taiwan has given $12.8 million to the Scripps Research Institute to help fund construction of a new building complex on the La Jolla campus.

Contact: Mika Ono
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Home or away? Award focuses on post-chemo recovery for children with leukemia
After children with leukemia receive a course of chemotherapy at a hospital, are they better off remaining in the hospital, or going home with their families? A pediatric oncologist is leading a collaborative multicenter study to find out, evaluating both safety and family preferences.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: John Ascenzi
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
NYU/UCLA $2.4 million to study non-psychotropic cannabinoids to suppress chronic cancer pain
The purpose of the five-year, $2,494,784 R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute is to test PRCBs for oral cancer and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy pain reduction.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Christopher James
New York University

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
£1.7 million project will pave the way for smarter cities and driverless cars
i-Motors -- a new Innovate UK-funded project -- intends to provide the infrastructure to standardize the way in which connected and driverless cars talk to one another and to other machines, and how data is stored and processed.
Innovate UK

Contact: Emma Lowry
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Research grant for Marti G. Subrahmanyam and SAFE
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has granted an Anneliese Maier Research Award 2016 to Marti G. Subrahmanyam, Charles E. Merrill Professor of Finance, Economics and International Business at the Stern School of Business, New York University.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Contact: Dr. Muriel Büsser
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016
Can prison visitation reduce recidivism?
A study funded by the National Science Foundation will explore if prison visitation can help reduce recidivism rates and whether there are gender, racial, and ethnic differences in these patterns.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth Kuhles
Sam Houston State University

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
New grant to investigate how bacteria induce settling and transformation of marine larvae
A grant, totaling more than $870,000, from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to the University of Hawai'i will support research to understand the mechanisms by which marine biofilm bacteria -- bacteria that live in slime films on the surfaces of all objects submerged in the sea -- induce the settling of larvae of marine invertebrate animals.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
Grant to Regenstrief and IU supports study of dental treatment outcomes across US
Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry researchers will conduct an analysis of electronic dental records of patients treated by community dentists across the US to explore feasibility of using electronic dental records data for clinical research, with goal of improving oral health care nationwide.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
Indiana University

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
Wyss Institute will lead IARPA-funded brain mapping consortium
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced a cross-institutional consortium to map the brain's neural circuits with unprecedented fidelity, made possible by a $21 million contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
Monoclonal antibody holds promise of reducing learning, memory problems in schizophrenia
Chronic learning and memory problems that plague patients with schizophrenia may have a worthy foe in a monoclonal antibody that also holds promise in the fight against cancer and is already used to treat a rare disorder similar to lymphoma, researchers say.
Stanley Medical Research Institute

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
PPPL team wins 80 million processor hours on nation's fastest supercomputer
The US Department of Energy has awarded a total of 80 million processor hours on the fastest supercomputer in the nation to an astrophysical project based at the DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The grants will enable researchers led by Amitava Bhattacharjee, head of the Theory Department at PPPL, and physicist Will Fox to study the dynamics of magnetic fields in the high-energy density plasmas that lasers create.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: John Greenwald
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
Feds back new heart patch for infants
Bioengineers at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital have won a National Institutes of Health grant to develop a new generation of patches to repair the damaged hearts of infants.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016
€1,000,000 multi-national project will reduce the impact of major natural disasters
A €1 million, multi-national project aimed at reducing the impact of disasters and boosting the ability of communities to recover from them is to be headed by the Global Disaster Resilience Centre based at the University of Huddersfield.
European Commission

Contact: Nicola Werritt
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
TTUHSC El Paso Receives Grant to Establish New Gastroparesis Treatments
EL PASO, Texas - Gastroenterologists at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) have received a grant of nearly $470,000 to continue their research on gastroparesis, a condition that prevents the stomach from emptying properly.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Veronique Masterson
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
Realistic data needed to evolve the 21st century power grid
PNNL is helping to create open-access power grid datasets for use in testing new grid technologies.
DOE/Advanced Research Projects Agency -- Energy

Contact: Susan Bauer
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
University of Louisville awarded $2.55 million to create program for rural and underserved seniors
The Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging at the University of Louisville, now in just its 15th month of operation, has garnered a major grant to further efforts to bring health care to rural and medically underserved Kentuckians through the Kentucky Rural & Underserved Geriatric Interprofessional Education Program.
US Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Jill Scoggins
University of Louisville

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016
Therapy that uses storytelling may be key to fighting trauma from bullying, violence among youth
In search of a less expensive, yet effective, form of therapy, a new study led by UB behavioral health researcher Ellen Volpe will investigate the effectiveness of narrative exposure therapy (NET) at treating PTSD and substance abuse among adolescents who have experienced multiple traumas.
National Institutes of Health's Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program

Contact: Marcene Robinson
University at Buffalo

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