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Public Release: 17-May-2016
UTSA professors receive grant to study San Antonio storm water
Marcio Giacomoni, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and Heather Shipley, associate professor and chair of the UTSA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio, have received a $42,800 grant from the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance and San Antonio River Authority to support top-tier research on how storm water can be decontaminated and used by the San Antonio community.
The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, San Antonio River Authority

Contact: Joanna Carver
joanna.carver@utsa.edu
210-243-4557
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 16-May-2016
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces $130 million available for foundational agricultural research, education and extension
The US Department of Agriculture today announced that $130 million in funding is available for research, education, and extension projects to support sustainable, productive and economically viable plant and animal production systems, including certified organic production.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Kelly Flynn
kelly.flynn@nifa.usda.gov
202-445-3465
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 16-May-2016
World's richest source of oceanographic data now operational at Rutgers
The data center for the pioneering Ocean Observatories Initiative, which collects and shares data from more than 800 sophisticated instruments and a transmission network across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is now operating at Rutgers University.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ed Tate
edward.tate@rutgers.edu
848-445-3153
Rutgers University

Public Release: 14-May-2016
Landmark Lions project to provide genome sequencing to hundreds of Aussie kids with cancer
Hundreds of Australian children with high-risk cancer will have access to new genome sequencing technologies that could guide their treatment, following the announcement today of substantial Lions Club funding for the Lions Kids Cancer Genome Project -- an important new component of the Zero Childhood Cancer Program for diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.
Lions Club International Foundation, Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation

Contact: Meredith Ross
m.ross@garvan.org.au
61-043-987-3258
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Public Release: 13-May-2016
UM researchers earn $1.4 million grant to study biomass
University of Montana forestry Professor Beth Dodson is the project director of a grant recently funded for $1.4 million from the US Department of Agriculture and US Department of Energy's Biomass Research and Development Initiative.
US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Energy

Contact: Beth Dodson
elizabeth.dodson@umontana.edu
406-243-5542
The University of Montana

Public Release: 13-May-2016
UC College of Medicine researcher receives $1.7 million grant to study cardiac hypertrophy
A new $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant will help University of Cincinnati researchers continue their investigation of the protein Human Antigen R and its possible role in cardiovascular disease, with the ultimate goal of translating this research to improve human health.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Cedric Ricks
cedric.ricks@uc.edu
513-558-4657
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 12-May-2016
HRL receives DARPA award to STAMP learning into the brain
DARPA's Biological Technologies Office has awarded HRL Laboratories, LLC, funding for a two-year project in the RAM Replay program to develop a man-portable system to boost learning during waking and memory consolidation during sleep, thereby increasing a person's ability to quickly integrate and accurately recall information.
DARPA BTO

Contact: Michele Durant
media@hrl.com
310-317-5321
HRL Laboratories

Public Release: 12-May-2016
SmartPractice donates $50,000 to TGen cancer research
SmartPractice today donated $50,000 to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to support research for the early detection and more precise treatment of breast cancer. This year's gift is double what SmartPractice donated to TGen last year in support of research that could help prevent breast cancer from spreading to other parts of the body.
SmartPractice

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 12-May-2016
Boston Cancer Support to receive ASTRO Survivor Circle grant
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected a Boston-based organization, Boston Cancer Support, to receive one of two 2016 ASTRO Survivor Circle grants.
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Contact: Erin L. Boyle
erin.boyle@astro.org
703-839-7336
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 12-May-2016
Award enables research for more efficient accelerators
Jefferson Lab Staff Scientist Grigory Eremeev has just been awarded a five-year grant through DOE's Early Career Research Program to double the efficiency of some of the most efficient particle accelerators being used for research.
DOE/Office of Science, DOE/Office of Nuclear Physics

Contact: Kandice Carter
kcarter@jlab.org
757-269-7263
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Public Release: 12-May-2016
Maihle leading national DOD initiative to develop successful ovarian cancer investigators
Dr. Nita J. Maihle, a tumor virologist/biologist and educator, is leading the US Department of Defense's national initiative to enable early career ovarian cancer investigators to stay focused and successful in their fight against the fifth-leading cause of cancer death in women.
US Department of Defense

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

Public Release: 12-May-2016
Experimental physicist Dmitry Budker receives an ERC Advanced Grant
Professor Dmitry Budker has been granted €2.5 million in funding by the European Research Council for his new project involving the hunt for dark matter and dark energy. Using a new approach, Budker is embarking on a systematic search for the particles that make up dark matter and the components that make up dark energy. Dark matter and dark energy are still among the great puzzles of physics.
European Research Council

Contact: Dmitry Budker
budker@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-27414
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 12-May-2016
New innovations to combat resistant infections
Two scientists at the University of Bristol have been awarded prestigious research grants to develop novel technologies that will help fight the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Funded by a consortium of four UK research councils through a focused call, 'AMR Theme 2: Accelerating Therapeutic and Diagnostics Development,' Innovation Grants are designed to support untested, high risk/high reward research that will provide new insights, be transformative and stimulate creative thinking.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Simon Davies
simon.l.davies@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-8086
University of Bristol

Public Release: 11-May-2016
Collaborative effort leads to unique informatics degree program
MU's College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine see the need for a new breed of well-rounded researchers, and a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help the University of Missouri pave the way in health informatics.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ryan Owens
owensrd@missouri.edu
573-882-1617
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 11-May-2016
FSU researcher targets on-off switch of cardiac contraction
Jose Pinto, a researcher in the Florida State University College of Medicine, will use a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to study how the heart's calcium is regulated and how to correct a calcium imbalance using an inside approach in the cardiac cell.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julie Jordan
julie.jordan@med.fsu.edu
850-645-9699
Florida State University

Public Release: 11-May-2016
Studying global warming events from millions of years ago for insight into climate change
A team of scientists led by researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington is examining global warming events that happened millions of years ago in order to gain new insights into present-day climate change.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 11-May-2016
NIH study adapts Health Information National Trends Survey into ASL
A Rochester Institute of Technology researcher is investigating how deaf adults, proficient in American Sign Language, use the Internet for health-related information. Poorna Kushalnagar won $438,104 grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a biennial Health Information National Trends Survey for ASL users.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
smguns@rit.edu
585-475-5061
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 11-May-2016
Penn State to lead University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research
Penn State will lead a University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) that will identify, select, execute, review and disseminate knowledge from research that will advance basic and applied research for clean energy in support of the US Department of Energy mission. UCFER will identify, select, execute, review and disseminate knowledge from research that will improve the efficiency of production and use of fossil energy resources while minimizing the environmental impacts and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 11-May-2016
Mitochondrial gene expression
Aleksandra Trifunovic, Principal Investigator at the Cluster of Excellence CECAD, will coordinate the REMIX project (REgulation of MItochondrial gene eXpression), an Innovation Training Network funded under the highly competitive Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action of the European Commission. The key aim of the REMIX network is to combine the skills of European research groups to strategically train the next generation of scientists in a program that will contribute to elucidating the molecular mechanisms and pathways that regulate mitochondrial gene expression.
European Commission

Contact: Aleksandra Trifunovic
aleksandra.trifunovic@uk-koeln.de
49-221-478-84291
University of Cologne

Public Release: 11-May-2016
€3.5 million for innovative Alzheimer's training and research program
A pan-European consortium of researchers and diagnostics experts led by Plymouth University, has received funding of €3.5 million for a project which could revolutionize the effectiveness of Alzheimer's diagnosis and clinical drug trials -- which in turn may lead to disease-modifying treatments and prevention strategies.
European (Horizons 2020) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

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

Public Release: 11-May-2016
NSF grant to enable research computing infrastructure dedicated to science and engineering
A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will enable FAU to install networking infrastructure to amplify its ability to conduct data-intensive science and engineering research. Referred to as a DMZ, the network isolates research traffic from other university network operations to achieve high performance. With a tenfold increase in capacity, the DMZ will span the Boca Raton, Jupiter, and Harbor Branch campuses, as well as Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
ggaloust@fau.edu
561-297-2676
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 10-May-2016
EPA awards $3 million to NJIT's Brownfields Technical Assistance program
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a $3 million grant to a team of sustainability experts at NJIT who provide technical assistance to communities working to transform contaminated properties into clean and productive land.
US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Tanya Klein
klein@njit.edu
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 10-May-2016
Strathclyde partners in €2.8 million spacecraft removal project
Technology for the removal of satellites from space is to be developed in a €2.8 million project involving the University of Strathclyde.
European Union

Contact: Corporate Comms
corporatecomms@strath.ac.uk
44-014-154-82370
University of Strathclyde

Public Release: 10-May-2016
Winter is coming! New sensors could cut millions from gritting costs
'Winter is Coming,' the motto of the House of Stark, from the hit TV series 'Game of Thrones,' warns of the inevitable onset of bad weather and bad times, and implies the need to prepare. Researchers, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council at the University of Birmingham have clearly taken note. They have been developing sensors that could cut millions from road-gritting costs and help local authorities be ready for the darker days ahead.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: EPSRC Press Office
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 10-May-2016
Taking malaria breath markers to the world
Australian scientists will be field testing their ground-breaking breath markers for malaria, thanks to a $1.4 million research grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CSIRO, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Menzies School of Health Research, Washington University in St. Louis

Contact: Andreas Kahl
andreas.kahl@csiro.au
61-883-038-888
CSIRO Australia

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