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Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Specific Technologies awarded $2.8 million NIH Commercialization Readiness Program grant
Specific Technologies, which has developed a new paradigm combining detection with ID of microorganisms growing in culture, announces that it is among the first recipients of a grant under the new NIH SBIR Commercial Readiness Program.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Paul Rhodes
press@specifictechnologies.net
Specific Technologies

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
UPSC Berzelii Centre becomes Vinnova Competence Centre
VINNOVA, Sweden's Innovation Agency, has decided to continue funding the activities of the UPSC Berzelii Centre for Forest Biotechnology at Umeå University for five more years (2017-2021). The UPSC Berzelii Centre now becomes a new VINNOVA Competence Centre and will be one of five existing Centres of Competence in Sweden that receive this funding.
VINNOVA

Contact: Ingrid Söderbergh
ingrid.soderbergh@umu.se
46-706-040-334
Umea University

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Research targets corneal disease through imaging, analysis
A biomedical engineer at the University of Houston is developing new techniques to map the structural integrity of the human cornea, work that could lead to more effective therapies for degenerative corneal disease.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
United States Golf Association taps Danforth Center to improve course sustainability
Research will advance the development of salt-tolerant turf varieties.
United States Golf Association

Contact: Melanie Bernds
mbernds@danforthcenter.org
314-587-1647
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Scientists work to protect the kidneys from powerful cancer drug
Cisplatin is a common, powerful chemotherapy agent used for a wide range of cancers such as breast, ovarian and lung, that in a handful of days can also permanently damage or destroy patients' kidneys.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Lung research -- EU Horizon 2020 funding to predict nanotoxicity
Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have received more than €1 million in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 Initiative. Dr. Tobias Stöger and Dr. Otmar Schmid from the Institute of Lung Biology and Disease and the Comprehensive Pneumology Center will be using the funds to develop new tests to assess risks posed by nanomaterials in the airways. This could contribute to reducing the need for complex toxicity tests.
European Research Council

Contact: Dr. Tobias Stöger
tobias.stoeger@helmholtz-muenchen.de
49-893-187-3104
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
DFG to fund 20 new collaborative research centers
Topics range from hepatitis viral infections and quantum systems to the adaptability of plants. Around 174 million euros in funding for initial four-year period have been granted.
German Research Foundation

Contact: Benedikt Bastong
benedikt.bastong@dfg.de
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 10-Jun-2016
UTA professor earns NSF grant to make lasers, amplifiers for silicon photonics technology
A University of Texas at Arlington researcher will explore the possibility of using a novel optical resonance effect in nanostructured silicon films to generate light, which could lead to more efficient and compact integrated photonic-electric circuits.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 10-Jun-2016
$3.5 million methane emissions test site to be built at Colorado State University
Colorado State University will be home to a national testing facility for evaluating new technologies for sensing methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency -- Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded a CSU team about $3.5 million over three years to create and operate the facility, which will simulate a broad range of natural gas production systems for testing technologies in real-world industry conditions.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Anne Ju Manning
anne.manning@colostate.edu
970-491-7099
Colorado State University

Public Release: 10-Jun-2016
MESO-BRAIN receives €3.3 million to replicate brain's neural networks through 3-D nanoprinting
MESO-BRAIN initiative receives €3.3 million to replicate brain's neural networks through 3-D nanoprinting.

Contact: Michelle Ricketts
m.ricketts@axolbio.com
44-122-375-1051
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 9-Jun-2016
Pioneering study will establish the legal framework for genomic medicine
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the first-ever grant dedicated to laying the policy groundwork needed to translate genomic medicine into clinical application.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Kathryn Grimes
grime002@umn.edu
612-625-2948
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 9-Jun-2016
Pioneering early stage researchers selected for NIDA's 2016 Avenir awards
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced seven recipients of its two Avenir Award programs for HIV/AIDS and genetics or epigenetics research.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: NIDA Press Office
media@nida.nih.gov
301-443-6245
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Release: 9-Jun-2016
£220,000 international project to turn blackcurrant pomace into food for human consumption
Food scientists at the University of Huddersfield have enlisted the aid of one of the UK's most iconic companies as they carry out Government-funded research into how a fruit by-product could enrich the fiber content of bread by up to 15 percent.
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 8-Jun-2016
Alberta funding focused on improving treatment of diabetes
The Alberta Diabetes Institute at the University of Alberta has awarded important financial support to another Alberta-based diabetes research project and renewed two projects to continue research that has already shown promising results. The Alberta Diabetes Institute: Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Research Fund is aimed at supporting research in diabetes with a focus on novel discoveries with a high potential for commercialization.
Alberta Diabetes Institute, Janssen Inc, Government of Alberta, Alberta Diabetes Foundation

Contact: Ross Neitz
rneitz@ualberta.ca
780-492-5986
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Public Release: 8-Jun-2016
$16.8 million in grants to encourage healthy food purchases for SNAP participants
The US Department of Agriculture today awarded $16.8 million in competitive grants to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables.
US Department of Agriculture

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

Public Release: 8-Jun-2016
Harold Alfond Foundation charitable gift to help improve cancer care in the state of Maine
A charitable contribution of $8,410,000 from the Harold Alfond® Foundation will support The Jackson Laboratory's efforts to enhance cancer diagnostics and treatment in Maine.
Harold Alfond Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Jun-2016
UTHealth receives $1.3 million biosafety and infectious disease training grant
A multi-institutional collaboration, including The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, has been awarded a $1.3 million training grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to fund the Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative.

Contact: Hannah Rhodes
hannah.c.rasorrhodes@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3053
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Scientists awarded $1.3 million to optimize probes to test new approach to cancer treatment
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $1.3 million by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop novel compounds to enhance the immune system of patients with cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Deep learning helps to map Mars and analyze its surface chemistry
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mount Holyoke College are teaming up to apply recent advances in machine learning, specifically biologically inspired deep learning methods, to analyze large amounts of scientific data from Mars. They are funded by a new four-year, $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to computer scientist Sridhar Mahadevan, lead principal investigator at UMass Amherst's College of Information and Computer Sciences.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
NIAID funding to Jackson Laboratory researcher to investigate chronic fatigue syndrome
Professor Derya Unutmaz, M.D., of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, will receive five years of funding -- totaling $3,281,515 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases -- to find better ways to diagnose and treat myalgic encephalomyelitis, the debilitating and mysterious condition more generally known as chronic fatigue syndrome.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

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

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
$1.3 million DARPA grant to fund next-gen infrared detector research
DARPA has awarded a $1.3 million grant to the University of Central Florida to develop a next-generation infrared detector that could be used in fields as varied as night vision, meteorology and space exploration. It would be portable, wouldn't need to be cooled and produce high-resolution images. Unlike current technologies, which can detect only one band of light, it would be tunable and able to see a range of bands.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Mark Schlueb
mark.schlueb@ucf.edu
407-823-0221
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Stress during pregnancy
The environment the unborn child is exposed to inside the womb can have a major effect on her or his development and future health. Maternal stress during pregnancy can be transmitted biologically to the unborn child. A team of researchers, led by Prof. Dr. Sonja Entringer from the Institute of Medical Psychology at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, is starting a new study about the potential effects of stress during pregnancy on newborn cell biology.
European Research Council

Contact: Prof. Dr. Sonja Entringer
sonja.entringer@charite.de
49-304-505-29216
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Study examines effect of manure management practices on antibiotic resistance, residues
Researchers from four US universities are teaming up with dairy farms across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to study the effect of three different manure management techniques on preventing the occurrence and spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, genes tied to resistance, and antibiotic residues -- traces of antibiotics and the compounds they break down into.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
chsu22@buffalo.edu
716-645-4655
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Scientists receive $3.5 million to study drug resistance in a global parasitic disease
Dr. Tim Anderson at Texas Biomedical Research Institute and Dr. Phil LoVerde at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have been awarded a $3.5 million grant over the next five years by the National Institutes of Health to understand the genetic changes in the schistosome parasite that lead to drug resistance.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lisa Cruz
lcruz@txbiomed.org
210-724-1691
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
Stampede 2 drives frontiers of science and engineering forward
Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $30 million award to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) to acquire and deploy a new large-scale supercomputing system, Stampede 2, as a strategic national resource to provide high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities for thousands of researchers across the US.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ivy Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
National Science Foundation

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