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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

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
UH professor helps South-Asian countries manage water resources
A University of Houston researcher will train South-Asian government officials to independently manage their water resources, using computer software that interprets data collected from NASA satellites.
NASA Applied Sciences Program

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

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
Semi-artificial chloroplasts to manufacture biotechnologically relevant products
An international research team wants to create semi-artificial chloroplasts for the manufacture of biotechnologically relevant products. For this purpose, they aim to modify the photosynthetic process of natural chloroplasts. The EU is funding the undertaking with 1.2 million euros for the time period of three years, as part of 'ERASynBio,' an initiative striving to promote synthetic biology in Europe. Dr. Thomas Happe from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is coordinating the 'Sun2Chem' project.
European Union

Contact: Dr. Thomas Happe
thomas.happe@rub.de
49-234-322-7026
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
James Cook University in major study on rapid fish acclimatization
A JCU team from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies has been granted more than $600,000 to find out why fish exposed to high water temperatures have offspring that are born already acclimatized to the high temperatures.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Contact: Alistair Bone
alistair.bone@jcu.edu.au
61-747-814-942
James Cook University

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
UH researchers find link between flame retardants and obesity
Could your electronics be making you fat? According to University of Houston researchers, a common flame retardant used to keep electronics from overheating may be to blame. Scientists at UH's Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling have been researching the issue using zebrafish. Supported by a $375,209 grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, the researchers set out to screen for compounds that lead to obesity, called obesogens.
NIH/National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences

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

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
Team to study Montana forest to help forests across American West
Jia Hu's research has taken her to Australia and Tibet. Now the Montana State University ecologist has received a federal grant to help forests across the West by studying a forest in western Montana.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Evelyn Boswell
evelynb@montana.edu
406-994-5135
Montana State University

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
UT Arlington award will test bridge foundation work for Caltrans
A University of Texas at Arlington researcher's project will show whether California bridge foundations are safe and up to standards that the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials have set.
California Department of Transportation

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

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Advanced Laser Light Source at INRS receives major funding from CFI
INRS's Advanced Laser Light Source, the only facility of it's kind in Canada, has obtained $1.5 million of funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This will allow it to continue its mission as an international center of excellence in ultrafast science. The research facility provides ultrafast light sources for exploring fundamental questions in physics and chemistry through the study of matter at the atomic and electronic level.
Canada Foundation for Innovation

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
American Society for Microbiology receives grant to support ICAAC
The American Society for Microbiology has received a $161,460 multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help support the research being presented at ASM's Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Through their Global Health Division, the foundation will not only partner with ASM to host joint sessions during the conference, they are also providing a travel award for scientists through The Gates Travel Award program.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Aleea Khan
akhan@asmusa.org
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Twitter could bring better understanding of vaccine refusal patterns
Researchers will track vaccine refusal patterns using Twitter in a five-year, $1.5 million grant.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Emily Grebenstein
emgreb@gwu.edu
202-994-3087
George Washington University

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
NIH awards $2.4 million for research into mechanisms of auditory information processing
Samuel Young, Jr., Ph.D., at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience has been awarded a $2.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to investigate how synaptic vesicle activity modulates the transfer of auditory information and ultimately how this impacts our ability to discern sounds.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

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

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
LUT investigates the role of nuclear power in Europe
A project investigating the role of nuclear power on the energy map of Europe is about to be started in the Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT. The study will involve, in total, 26 European countries and is the most extensive project studying nuclear power in Europe. It is the first to form a comprehensive picture on the role of nuclear power in Europe.
European Union

Contact: Karl-Erik Michelsen
karl-erik.michelsen@lut.fi
358-405-120-527
Lappeenranta University of Technology

Public Release: 2-Mar-2015
New UTHealth therapy targets PTSD, substance use disorders
A new cognitive behavioral therapy designed to treat both post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders is the focus of research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School.
National Institutes of Health, UTHealth Clinical and Translational Sciences

Contact: Deborah Mann Lake
deborah.m.lake@uth.tmc.edu
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 2-Mar-2015
Mysterious microbes hold big possibilities for Sloan Research Fellow Alyson Santoro
Marine microbiologist Alyson Santoro of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science was recently awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship to study mysterious single-celled mircroorganisms called archaea. Once thought to live only in extreme environments, they are now known to be among the most abundant organisms on the planet yet still little is known about them.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
apelsinsky@umces.edu
410-330-1389
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Public Release: 2-Mar-2015
Autism Speaks' DELSIA funds clinical trial of therapeutic game device
Autism Speaks' not-for-profit affiliate Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism has announced new funding for clinical testing of a cognitive video game designed to improve executive function skills in children and adolescents with autism. Studies have shown many people with autism have impaired executive function, and these impairments often are associated with everyday behavioral challenges. The grant invests in the clinical development of Project: EVO, a medical video game by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs.
Autism Speaks-Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism

Contact: CJ Volpe
cj.volpe@autismspeaks.org
646-385-8532
Autism Speaks

Public Release: 2-Mar-2015
NSF CAREER award to Wayne State aims to determine causes of seismic anisotropy
Wayne State University's Sarah Jo Brownlee, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, the foundation's most prestigious accolade for up-and-coming young faculty members.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 2-Mar-2015
Mobile phone app to identify premature babies in the developing world
A mobile phone app that will identify babies born prematurely in the developing world is being developed by researchers at the University of Nottingham.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-115-951-5793
University of Nottingham

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