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Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014
SU2C, Farrah Fawcett Foundation announce new HPV translational research team grant
Research efforts will investigate approaches to develop novel immune therapies for HPV-associated cancers.
Stand Up To Cancer, Farrah Fawcett Organization, HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation

Contact: Rick Buck
rick.buck@aacr.org
215-446-7162
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
Bezos family donates $20 million to Fred Hutch to develop therapies that 'melt' cancer
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists striving for new cancer cures -- and the patients who stand to benefit from them -- got an enormous boost today when the Bezos family committed $20 million to support the development of novel cancer immunotherapies. It is the largest single contribution in Fred Hutch's history.
The Bezos family

Contact: Kristen Woodward
media@fredhutch.org
206-667-2210
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
Grant to study promotion of breastfeeding in Kenya
Researchers in Kenya and from Brown University will test a program aimed at promoting breastfeeding among mothers in a rural district in Kenya's north.
US Agency for International Development

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

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
Liverpool to develop sensors for Fukushima monitoring
Research at the University of Liverpool is developing new sensors for that will help the recovery and regeneration of the post-disaster Fukushima region and pave the way for improved monitoring and control of radioactivity at nuclear sites worldwide.
Natural Environment Research Council, Science & Technology Facilities Council

Contact: Jamie Brown
jamie.brown@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-2248
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
$1.7 million NIH grant to Wayne State to discover treatments for methamphetamine-abuse
A Wayne State University professor recently received a nearly $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to explore whether proteasome and parkin -- two components of the ubiquitin-proteasome system -- are potential pharmaceutical drug targets that can be manipulated to promote survival and recovery of dopaminergic terminals after binge and chronic administration of toxic doses of methamphetamine.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014
New Stand Up To Cancer -- The Farrah Fawcett Foundation HPV Translational Research Team
The SU2C-Farrah Fawcett Foundation HPV Translational Research Team grant ($1.2 million over three years) for 'Therapeutic CD8 vaccines against conserved E7 HPV epitopes identified by MS,' focuses on patients with HPV-driven cancers (i.e., anal, cervical, head and neck) who relapse following initial therapy. Ellis L. Reinherz, M.D. and Robert I. Haddad, M.D. (Dana-Farber Institute) lead the team. The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation supporting the team by making an additional gift to SU2C.
Stand Up To Cancer, the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation

Contact: Jane Rubinstein
jrubinstein@eifoundation.org
646-386-7969
Entertainment Industry Foundation

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014
New SU2C-Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Convergence Dream Team announced
The Stand Up To Cancer-Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Convergence Dream Team, 'Transforming Pancreatic Cancer to a Treatable Disease' -- $8 million over three years -- will develop new therapies to exploit patients' own immune cells to treat their cancers, led by Team Leader Elizabeth M. Jaffee, M.D. (Johns Hopkins University). Robert H. Vonderheide, M.D., Ph.D., (University of Pennsylvania) will co-lead. The team will be supported in part by a gift to Stand Up To Cancer from the Fox Family Cancer Research Funding Trust.
Stand Up To Cancer, Lustgarten Foundation, Fox Family Cancer Research Funding Trust

Contact: Jane Rubinstein
jrubinstein@eifoundation.org
646-386-7969
Entertainment Industry Foundation

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014
SU2C awards inaugural SU2C Phillip A. Sharp Innovation in Collaboration Awards
This release focuses on Dr. David Solit and Dr. Nikolaus Schultz (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), cBioPortal web-based data management platform; Dr. Stephen Baylin (Hopkins) and Dr. James Allison (MDAnderson), intersection of epigenetic and immune checkpoint therapy; Dr. Dennis Slamon (University of Calirfornia Los Angeles) and Dr. Tak Mak (Toronto), clinical development of CFI-400945 in breast cancer; Dr. Dana Pe'er (Columbia) and Dr. Padmanee Sharma (MD Anderson), develop computational technology to analyze/ visualize tumor immune responses; Dr. Roger Lo (University of Calirfornia Los Angeles) and Dr. Jeffrey Sosman (Vanderbilt), genome-scale analyses of melanoma treatment sensitivity/ resistance.
Stand Up to Cancer

Contact: Jane E. Rubinstein
jrubinstein@eifoundation.org
646-386-7969
Entertainment Industry Foundation

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
Young faculty honored with Early Researcher Awards
Four Perimeter Institute faculty have received Early Researcher Awards from the Ontario government.

Contact: Eamon O'Flynn
eoflynn@perimeterinstitute.ca
519-569-7600 x5071
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
ACMG 2014 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
2014-2015 Genzyme/ACMG Foundation Medical Genetics Training Award announced
Paldeep S. Atwal, MD of Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Jamie J. Barea, MD, of University of California, San Diego were honored as the 2014-2015 recipients of the Genzyme/ACMG Foundation Medical Genetics Training Award in Clinical Biochemical Genetics at the ACMG 2014 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.
American College of Medical Genetics Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine

Contact: Kathy Ridgely Beal
kbeal@acmg.net
301-238-4582
American College of Medical Genetics

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
800,000 grant to create the computers of the future
Dr. Patmore was the recipient of one of the small number of University Research Fellowships bestowed annually by the Royal Society, which was founded in the 1660s. The fellowships -- for which there is intense competition -- run for several years, during which the Society provides the bulk of the recipient's salary and meets the cost of consumable items needed for research.
Royal Society

Contact: John Ramsdin
j.p.ramsdin@hud.ac.uk
01-484-472-693
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
Researchers receive $1.14 million to study threats to honey bees
Scientists in the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State received three grants from the US Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation to study various threats to honey bees, including disease, pesticides and the extinction and invasion of other species into their habitats.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
Age-related diseases and adversary risk analysis are the 2 new AXA Research Fund Chairs
The AXA Research Fund has created the permanent AXA Chair in Risk Prediction in Age-related Diseases, given to Ben Lehner, from the Center for Genomic Regulations; the permanent Chair in Adversary Risk Analysis was given to David Rios from the Spanish National Research Council's Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
AXA Research Fund

Contact: Juan Manuel Sarasua
juan.sarasua@crg.eu
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Academy of Natural Sciences receives major grant for program to protect drinking water
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will coordinate and oversee ecological monitoring projects by more than 40 national and regional environmental organizations in eight designated geographic areas in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware.
William Penn Foundation

Contact: Carolyn Belardo
belardo@ansp.org
215-299-1043
Drexel University

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
16 new Priority Programmes
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft will establish 16 new Priority Programmes, in which researchers will investigate fundamental scientific questions in particularly topical or emerging areas of research over the next few years. A total of 89 million euros will be available for the 16 new programs in the first three-year funding period.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Synthetic biology lab backed by 2 million award
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have been awarded 2M to build a state-of-the-art DNA synthesis facility, a capability offering much needed tools for genome engineering to the academic and private sectors.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Jamie Brown
jamie.brown@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-2248
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
DFG to establish 5 new research units
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft will establish five new Research Units.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
One million person study explores the combined influence of genetics and lifestyle in the development of Alzheimer's disease
A global study involving more than one million people worldwide will explore the relationship between genetics and lifestyle in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Led by scientists from Cardiff University, the 6M project will combine the power of multiple epidemiological studies from around the world to produce the most comprehensive understanding of the disease's risk to date.

Contact: Tomas Llewelyn Barrett
BarrettTL1@cardiff.ac.uk
07-950-792-532
Cardiff University

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Chordoma Foundation grant to JAX, University College
The Chordoma Foundation has made a seed grant of $75,000 to Adrienne Flanagan, M.D., Ph.D., of University College, London, and her Jackson Laboratory collaborator, Mike Sasner, Ph.D., to develop a new mouse model for chordoma, a difficult-to-treat bone cancer affecting the skull and spine.
Chordoma Foundation

Contact: Joyce Peterson
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Kessler Foundation awarded $750,000 grant from National MS Society for cognitive research
Kessler Foundation received a four-year $750,000 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to conduct a randomized controlled trial of speed of processing training (SPT) to improve cognition in multiple sclerosis. Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, Ph.D., the study's principal investigator, is Director of Neuropsychology & Neuroscience and TBI Research at Kessler Foundation. This double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial will examine SPT's impact on both objective tests of speed and memory abilities and everyday functional activities.
National MS Society

Contact: Carolann Murphy
CMurphy@KesslerFoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
New research initiative investigates gene regulation in evolution and development
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has received EUR 900,000 for three years to investigate, jointly with the Institute of Molecular Biology, how gene regulation affects evolution and development.

Contact: Dr. Ralf Dahm
press@imb-mainz.de
49-613-139-21450
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Investing in the future through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The National Science Foundation has announced this year's recipients of Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF). The graduate students awarded the GRF in 2014 represent a diverse group of scientific disciplines and come from all states and the District of Columbia, as well as commonwealths and territories of the United States. They are also a diverse group of individuals. Among the 2,000 awardees, 1,069 are women, 382 are from underrepresented minority groups, 55 are persons with disabilities, and 37 are veterans.

Contact: Maria C. Zacharias
mzachari@nsf.gov
703-292-8454
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
New project to help millions of people living in deltas adapt to climate change
Researchers from the University of Southampton are leading an international project to understand the effect of climate change on people living in deltas in South Asia and Africa, and how they respond. The $13.5m Canadian dollar DECCMA project is funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre and the UK's Department for International Development.
International Development Research Centre

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Earthquake research explores use of high-performance concrete
Bora Gencturk, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, is studying ways to selectively use high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete in buildings, making them more likely to survive an earthquake without suffering major damage. To minimize cost he proposes using the material only at those spots where structures are likely to fail and believes his work could lead to design specifications for the use of high-performance concrete at beam-column joints.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Professor Cyrus Cooper wins ESCEO-IOF Servier Pierre D. Delmas Prize
The 2014 ESCEO-IOF Servier Pierre D. Delmas Prize was awarded today to Cyrus Cooper, professor of rheumatology and director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton, and Professor of Musculoskeletal Science at the University of Oxford.
International Osteoporosis Foundation, European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Servier

Contact: C. Jagait
cjagait@iofbonehealth.org
41-229-940-102
International Osteoporosis Foundation

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