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Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
Wayne State receives $1.4 million from NSF to prepare next generation of math teachers in Detroit
There is a growing critical need to produce a high quality teaching workforce in elementary and middle school mathematics nationally. Thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, Wayne State University will be embarking on a new program that will prepare the next generation of mathematics teachers in Detroit.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
Researchers to study how to treat behavior that leads to type 2 diabetes
Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received a $2.4 million grant to investigate and improve maladaptive decision-making that may contribute to type 2 diabetes.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Paula Brewer Byron
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
International research project on EU-Turkey relations
In an intense competition, the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation has awarded a grant of 2.5 million euros to the Jean Monnet Chair for European Politics at the University of Cologne. The proposed project addresses relations between the European Union and Turkey.
Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research

Contact: Wolfgang Wessels
University of Cologne

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
UH professor wins bronze for research of rare neurological disorder
Michihisa Umetani, assistant professor of biology and biochemistry at the University of Houston's Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling, won a Bronze Prize in the BeHEARD 2015 Science Challenge held by the Rare Genomics Institute. Umetani will receive technical services valued at $5,000 from the Neuron-Genetics Institute to further his research into hereditary spastic paraplegia type 5A, a human neurological disorder that results in lower extremity spasticity and weakness.
Neuron-Genetics Institute, Rare Genomics Institute

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
$1.225M Viertel Fellowship to advance critical lung research
Lung researcher Dr. Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat has won a competitive $1.225 million Viertel Fellowship for an ambitious research program to advance our understanding of lung development and cancer. The funding will help to develop better treatments for premature babies with critically underdeveloped lungs, as well as children and adults with lung disease, including cancer.
Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation

Contact: Liz Williams
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Cornell, Environmental Defense Fund partner on environmental projects
Cornell University's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced four new research projects addressing pressing health and environmental issues Nov. 9. The projects mark the official launch of a new partnership between the two institutions made possible by a $1.7 million grant from Cornell alumnus and private investor David Atkinson and his wife, Patricia Atkinson.
Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Environmental Defense Fund

Contact: Melissa Osgood
Cornell University

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Something on your mind?
With the potential to allow quadriplegics to operate robotic limbs, to reverse damage caused by Parkinson's disease, and to map the pathways of the 100 billion neurons of the brain, microelectrode arrays -- or electronic brain implants -- are key to the human-computer interface.

Contact: Matt Cichowicz
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
UC San Diego health researchers join pancreatic cancer 'dream team'
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers Andrew Lowy, MD, and Tannishtha Reya, PhD, have been recruited for their expertise in preclinical modeling, clinical trials and stem cell biology to join a 'dream team' of international pancreatic cancer researchers. The three-year, $12-million effort is sponsored by Stand Up To Cancer, Cancer Research UK and The Lustgarten Foundation.
Stand Up To Cancer, Cancer Research UK, The Lustgarten Foundation

Contact: Yadira Galindo
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
'One-drop' blood test study funded by Alzheimer's and Down syndrome organizations
There is increasing evidence that the brain changes of Alzheimer's disease begin decades before memory and thinking problems occur, prompting the need for better methods of early detection for this progressive, fatal brain disease. Consequently, there is a growing school of thought that the most effective future Alzheimer's drug therapies will be administered to those who are at high risk of the disease before cognitive symptoms appear.
Alzheimer's Association, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

Contact: Michael Campea
Alzheimer's Association

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
School violence prevention project to focus on mobile apps, peer dynamics
In a project funded by the National Institute of Justice, experts on youth violence, bullying and school climate issues in Illinois and Oregon are teaming up to develop a comprehensive school safety intervention that will use mobile apps and high school youths as key change agents in preventing school violence.
US Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice

Contact: Sharita Forrest
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
TGen will lead international SU2C dream team to tackle deadly pancreatic cancer
The Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) will lead an international Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Dream Team of top cancer researchers in a $12 million effort to double the survival of patients with pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the US.
Cancer Research UK, Lustgarten Foundation, SU2C

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
Moffitt's Physical Sciences -- Oncology Center receives $10.4 million grant
Moffitt Cancer Center was awarded a $10.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for its Physical Science -- Oncology Centers.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Kim Polacek
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
Dream team selected to tackle one of cancer's deadliest forms: Pancreatic cancer
The Stand Up To Cancer-Cancer Research UK-Lustgarten Foundation Dream Team of top cancer researchers from the United States and the United Kingdom was named here today to launch a fresh attack on pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer on both sides of the Atlantic.
Cancer Research UK, Lustgarten Foundation, SU2C

Contact: Rick Buck
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
Australia needs right tools to build path to innovation
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is desperate for Australia to be innovative -- but do businesses have the technologies they need to truly transform?
The Australian Government's 2016 Australian Research Council Discovery Projects

Contact: Rob Kidd, QUT Media
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
Australian plants could hold key to treating wounds, Alzheimer's and other diseases
A QUT Indigenous Medicines Group researcher has been awarded more than $1 million in funding from the Australian Government and an Australian biotech company to explore the use of plants in treating a range of global infections and diseases.
Health Focus Products Australia Pty Ltd, Commonwealth Government (Australia)

Contact: Amanda Weaver
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
Archaeologists from Mainz University continue their excavation work in Iran
Archaeologists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have been progressively examining the city located in the ancient Elamite site of Haft Tappeh in southwestern Iran since 2002. Their excavations have revealed important information relating to the city's structure and its historic development, but have also produced evidence of a human tragedy that occurred here 3,400 years ago.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Dr. Doris Prechel
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
Nomadic computing speeds up Big Data analytics
Inderjit Dhillon, a professor of computer science at the University of Texas at Austin, is a leader in this new world of Big Data. He was named a 2014 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery for his contributions to large-scale data analytics, machine learning and computational mathematics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
Study explores nicotine patch to treat memory loss
Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $9.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to test the effectiveness of a transdermal nicotine patch in improving memory loss in older adults with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Craig Boerner
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
UTIA researchers receive $1.8 million USDA grant to study organic dairy production
Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have received a $1.8 million grant to study forage production for organic dairies. The organic dairy industry is a strong alternative market and there has been a shortage of research-based information for producers. The information gained through this study will help producers select forages that will increase efficiency and productivity as well as maximize profits for their operations.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Doug Edlund
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
Georgia State scientist gets $1.675 million to study link between cancer and DNA replication, repair
Ivaylo Ivanov, associate professor of chemistry at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $1.675 million federal grant to study how problems with DNA replication and repair may lead to cancer susceptibility and inheritable genetic diseases.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: LaTina Emerson
Georgia State University

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
Teaching the blind to draw -- and do STEM
$1 million NIH technology transfer grant will speed adoption of interactive raised line graphics devices in schools that help young blind students learn to draw and, later, facilitate their taking math and science courses that require them to interact with graphics. The devices were developed by University of Vermont start-up E.A.S.Y. LLC.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeff Wakefield
University of Vermont

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
$2 million to improve wheat yields for farmers across the world
Scientists from the University of Liverpool have been awarded $2 million to lead international food security research into improving wheat yields through more efficient photosynthesis.
International Wheat Yield Partnership

Contact: Nicola Frost
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
World-class bioscience investment at University of Leicester
Inward investment into the knowledge economy sees more than £1.5 million go to pioneering work that impacts on health.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: University of Leicester Press Office
University of Leicester

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
Surrey Earth Observation expertise to monitor the internationally important Bacalar Corridor
A new remote satellite monitoring program, powered by UK technology and expertise has been launched to help conserve a unique, fragile ecological corridor in the Caribbean.
UK Space Agency

Contact: Amy Sutton
University of Surrey

Public Release: 4-Nov-2015
New mood disorders program aims to advance treatments, erase stigma
A gift of $20 million from the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund to the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco will support research on mood disorders.
Dolby Family Fund

Contact: Pete Farley
University of California - San Francisco

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