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Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Comparison of cultures and epochs: What discourses on weaknesses can trigger
Humanities scholars in Frankfurt can begin a mammoth project on Jan. 1, 2015: the German Research Foundation granted a Collaborative Research Centre, currently the only one of its kind in the Humanities faculty of the Goethe University. It is entitled: 'Discourses on weaknesses and resource regimes.'
German Research Foundation

Contact: Dr. Hartmut Leppin
h.leppin@em.uni-frankfurt.de
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Global recognition for developing eye tests to diagnose diabetes-related nerve damage
Researchers from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation developing eye tests to assess diabetic neuropathy and pave the way for earlier treatment are key partners in a consortium awarded $US1.1 million from the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Amanda Weaver
amanda.weaver@qut.edu.au
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
New European research will improve interaction between virtual and physical worlds
With a new EUR 8 million research project, Aarhus University will spearhead a project that aims to develop a new form of interaction between physical objects and their computer control using different software models. During the three year project, called INTO-CPS, a diverse consortium made up of 11 partners from industry and academia aim to create new methods and tools, that will make it both easier and cheaper to validate computer-based products.
European Commission, Horizon 2020, Information and Communications Technologies

Contact: Peter Gorm Larsen
pgl@eng.au.dk
454-189-3260
Aarhus University

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Study to investigate the role of proteins in dementia
Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have received funding from Alzheimer's charity BRACE for a pilot study to investigate the role of proteins in the development of dementia diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
BRACE

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Researcher works to block the blood-vessel dysfunction that occurs in diabetes
One of diabetes' dangerous consequences is dysfunction of the single-cell layer that lines our blood vessels. Too much circulating sugar and fat can leave our endothelial lining inflamed and unable to dilate properly, driving blood pressure up, which multiplies the problem and sets the stage for vascular disease. A new one-year, $100,000 grant from the Diabetic Complications Consortium of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases is funding the study.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
USDA grant supports UNH research on how plants recognize friends and foes
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have received a near $400,000 grant from the USDA to investigate the chemical processes that allow certain plants and bacteria to signal each other that they are friends, not foes, and thus work together in an ecologically mutual partnership.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Lori Wright
lori.wright@unh.edu
603-862-1452
University of New Hampshire

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Mainz Egyptologist receives approval for long-term project on Egyptian cursive scripts
The Joint Science Conference of the German federal and state governments has ratified the 2015 Academies' Program, coordinated by the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities and worth an approximate total of EUR 62 million, and approved two new long-term projects of the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz, including the project 'Ancient Egyptian Cursive Scripts: Digital Paleography and Systematic Analysis of Hieratic and Cursive Hieroglyphs.'
Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities

Contact: Ursula Verhoeven-van Elsbergen
verhoeve@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-38349
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physician-researcher awarded NHLBI grant
One of medicine's most prominent experts in sudden cardiac arrest has received a new $2.36 million grant to study how to better predict the deadly heart condition that kills an estimated 300,000 Americans each year.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Sally Stewart
sally.stewart@cshs.org
310-248-6566
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 2-Dec-2014
Novel nanoparticle technology to be used to screen for Ebola virus in saliva
Ceres Nanosciences will work with George Mason University and the United States Army Medical Research Institutes of Infectious Diseases to assess the ability of the Nanotrap technology to develop a more sensitive and safer Ebola virus detection method that uses saliva instead of blood.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Michele McDonald
mmcdon15@gmu.edu
703-993-8781
George Mason University

Public Release: 2-Dec-2014
Nova Southeastern University to receive approximately $8.5 million for oil spill research
NSU Oceanographic Center researchers will study the effects of oil spills and dispersants on marine ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

Contact: Joe Donzelli
jdonzelli@nova.edu
954-262-2159
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 2-Dec-2014
Louisiana Tech University receives UTeach grant to support STEM teacher preparation
The National Math and Science Initiative and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have awarded Louisiana Tech University a $1.45 million grant to support teacher preparation in science, technology, engineering and math fields, as part of the national UTeach program.
National Math and Science Initiative, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Dave Guerin
dguerin@latech.edu
318-257-4854
Louisiana Tech University

Public Release: 2-Dec-2014
NIH-funded study is decoding blue light's mysterious ability to alter body's natural clock
Blue light bombards us, whether city lights, smartphones or tablets, says chemist Brian Zoltowski, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Blue light knocks off-kilter the natural circadian clock in humans, plants and animals, and can result in health problems, sleep and mood disorders, drug addiction, crop disease, and even confused migratory animals. The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $320,500 grant to Zoltowski's lab to map the trajectory of blue lightwaves signaling the body's natural clock.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Margaret Allen
mallen@smu.edu
214-768-7664
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 2-Dec-2014
Rate of prescribing psychotropic drugs to Kentucky kids studied at UofL
A grant from Passport Health Plan will help University of Louisville researchers uncover the reasons why Kentucky kids are prescribed psychotropic meds at almost twice the national average.
Passport Health Plan

Contact: Jill Scoggins
jill.scoggins@louisville.edu
502-852-7461
University of Louisville

Public Release: 1-Dec-2014
$3 million funding takes Monash Bionic Vision closer
The Monash Vision Group moves a step closer to clinical trials of its Bionic Eye, thanks to landmark donations from two respected business leaders.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Lucy Handford
media@monash.edu
Monash University

Public Release: 1-Dec-2014
University of Toronto professor wins GSK's 2014 Discovery Fast Track Challenge
University of Toronto Professor Tania Watts is a winner of GSK's 2014 Discovery Fast Track Challenge, which is designed to accelerate the translation of academic research into novel therapies. Watts and her team are investigating how the body's immune system might contribute to some types of cancer. The winning University of Toronto team will work with scientists in GlaxoSmithKline's Discovery Partnerships with Academia and the Molecular Discovery Research teams to test their hypotheses using GlaxoSmithKline's resources.
GlaxoSmithKline

Contact: Liam Mitchell
liam.mitchell@utoronto.ca
416-978-4672
University of Toronto

Public Release: 29-Nov-2014
Canada funds 11 new global health innovations in La Francophonie member states
Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today announced $1.2 million in funding for 11 new global health innovations implemented in member states of La Francophonie. All new projects excel in boldness and creativity and aim to address pressing health challenges, such as malaria, malnutrition and sanitation. They will help to improve maternal, newborn and child health, Canada's top development priority.
Grand Challenges Canada

Contact: Lode Roels
lode.roels@grandchallenges.ca
416-673-6570
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 28-Nov-2014
DFG to fund 8 new Collaborative Research Centers
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft will establish eight new Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs). This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee during its autumn session in Bonn. The new CRCs will receive a total of 62 million euros in funding. There will also be a 20 percent program allowance for indirect project costs. Two of the eight new networks are CRC/Transregios, spread across multiple research sites.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Benedikt Bastong
benedikt.bastong@dfg.de
49-228-885-2376
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 28-Nov-2014
New material makes water and oil roll off
Car finish, to which no dirt particles adhere, house fronts, from which graffiti paints roll off, shoes that remain clean on muddy paths -- the material 'fluoropore' might make it possible. Both water and oil droplets roll off this super-repellent polymers. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research will fund its further development at KIT with EUR 2.85 million. This fundamental research is aimed at making use of this new material for universal protective coatings.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
UT Arlington wins grant to educate Hispanics about depression, treatment
Katherine Sanchez, assistant professor in the UTA School of Social Work, will use a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services grant to educate Hispanic patients about depression and reduce barriers to treatment.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Funding to investigate an alternative to chemotherapy
Professor Simon Rule, professor in hematology at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and consultant hematologist at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, has been awarded a significant grant by Cancer Research UK to carry out a research study into the treatment of older patients with mantle cell lymphoma.
Cancer Research UK

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
Multi-million pound grant awarded to research secure communication technologies
Royal Holloway, University of London, and seven other leading universities have announced the creation of a new collaboration to develop secure communication technologies for consumer, commercial and government markets.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Paul Teed
paul.teed@rhul.ac.uk
01-784-443-552
Royal Holloway, University of London

Public Release: 26-Nov-2014
JCU joins forces with US Special Ops Command to save wounded soldiers
US Special Forces are funding a world first, breakthrough drug therapy for treating battle casualties that's being developed by James Cook University scientists in Australia. The US Special Operations Command is providing $550,000 to fund work by professor Geoffrey Dobson and research associate Hayley Letson from JCU's Division of Tropical Health and Medicine.
US Special Operations Command

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

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
UTMB part of national research group awarded $20 million HIV grant
The University of Texas Medical Branch is part of a collaboration led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science that received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel intravaginal ring capable of delivering powerful antiretroviral drugs to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted HIV in women. The total award to University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is approximately $2.5 million.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Donna Ramirez
donna.ramirez@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
$1.3 million grant bolsters aerospace research in Montreal
Thanks to $680,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and a matching amount from collaborating companies Bombardier and Bell Helicopter, a new project called Lean Aerospace Value Streams is set to keep Canada at the forefront of aerospace research and development.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Clea Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
51-484-824-245-068
Concordia University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2014
Krishnaraj Rajalingam selected to be a fellow of the Gutenberg Research College
The Gutenberg Research College (GRC) of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has awarded the coveted GRC fellowship to Professor Krishnaraj Rajalingam. In the upcoming years, he will lead a research team at the Research Center for Immunotherapy at Mainz University.
Gutenberg Research College

Contact: Dr. Krishnaraj Rajalingam
krishna@uni-mainz.de
49-613-117-6198
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

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