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Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Lehigh awarded Keck Foundation grant for anti-thermal materials research
The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Lehigh University to study and discover the mechanisms that govern anti-thermal processes that appear to reverse nature. The work has the potential to revolutionize scientists' basic understanding of thermal processes and inform the development of new materials that could withstand higher temperatures.

Contact: Lori Friedman
Lehigh University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Research center will develop consistent manufacturing processes for cell-based therapies
A $15.7 million grant from the Atlanta-based Marcus Foundation has helped launch a new Georgia Institute of Technology research center that will develop processes and techniques for ensuring the consistent, low-cost, large-scale manufacture of high-quality living cells used in cell-based therapies.

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
FAU bioengineer receives NIH grant for novel biodegradable stent for esophageal cancer
Using a special 3-D printing technique, researchers at FAU will develop the tissue-engineered stent for esophageal cancer using biodegradable elastomeric polymer materials that will make it sufficiently rigid yet flexible enough to expand and contract with the esophagus. This new stent, which will mechanically open the esophagus, also will release the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel to locally treat esophageal cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Lupus Research Institute awards 12 novel research grants
This year's LRI novel research projects tackle what causes lupus and introduce new approaches to better treat and even prevent this complex disease. LRI's Novel Research Grant program gives scientists the ability to ask entirely new questions, providing a precious launch pad for scientific creativity. The dynamic of integrated innovation across the full range of novel research continues to produce the most pivotal discoveries in lupus.
Lupus Research Institute

Contact: Margy Meislin
Lupus Research Institute

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
$4 million NSF grant to help map changes in blood flow when specific neurons fire
Technologies once used to make corrections to space telescopes, along with new lasers, will help answer a fundamental question, according to Prakash Kara, Ph.D., a researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina: 'Is there a universal microcircuit that is repeated everywhere in the brain with regard to how neurons communicate with blood vessels?'
National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

Contact: Dawn Brazell
Medical University of South Carolina

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
DOE announces new projects to modernize America's electric grid
Today, US Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced up to $220 million in new funding for a consortium of DOE national laboratories and partners to support critical research and development over the next three years to help modernize our nation's electrical power grid. The secretary also announced the release of DOE's comprehensive new Grid Modernization Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP), a blueprint for the Department's research, development, and demonstration agenda to enable a modernized grid.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
The Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation donates £1 million for medical research
The generous donation will fund new staff to allow the Medical School to expand its research to improve patient care in the NHS and beyond, building its expertise in the diagnosis of genetic disorders, including in early pregnancy, and other innovative diagnostic testing.
Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation

Contact: Louise Vennells
University of Exeter

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
UTA civil engineers shaping sustainable solutions, increasing energy output at landfill
UTA and the City of Denton are partnering on a groundbreaking landfill project. The project is supported through a three-year, $399,806 Denton grant. It is the first ever landfill mining project in Texas and first-ever landfill mining project as part of sustainable waste management system in the country.
City of Denton, Texas

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Continuing the search for better energy materials
Throughout almost two decades of work with energy-related materials, Zhifeng Ren has received a number of grants for work in basic energy science from the Department of Energy. Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics and principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity, will use his latest grant to continue his work with flexible transparent electrodes and thermoelectric materials.
Department of Energy

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Georgia State receives $867,000 to continue tobacco control work in China
Georgia State University's School of Public Health has received a grant of more than $867,000 from Pfizer Inc. to continue working with Chinese health officials to implement tobacco control programs in five major cities in China.

Contact: Anna Varela
Georgia State University

Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
$5 million donation from the Hospira Foundation will support research in cancer care
The Hospira Foundation has donated $5 million to the University of Chicago Medicine to create the Hospira Foundation Professorship in Oncology. This position significantly bolsters the University's capacity to conduct pioneering research in cancer.
Hospira Foundation

Contact: John Easton
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
Queen's University in new partnership to fight against invasive species
The rapid spread of invasive species across Europe, which currently threatens native plants and animals at a cost of €12 billion each year, is to face a major new barrier. Leading scientists at Queen's University Belfast, the Institute of Technology, Sligo (project-lead) and Dublin-based INVAS Biosecurity, have announced a new partnership after securing €320,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency for new research towards controlling, preventing and eventually eradicating such alien species.
US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Anne-Marie Clarke
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 15-Jan-2016
Mount Sinai heart initiates study of worksite lifestyle intervention to reduce cardiac risk
Study led by world-renowned cardiologist Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., to investigate how worksite-based lifestyle intervention and imaging techniques can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Contact: Wendi Chason
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 15-Jan-2016
Wayne State receives $1.9 million NIH award to aid in treatment of life-threatening infections
Infections caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) bacteria can often be serious and life threatening. These drug-resistant bacterial pathogens are one of the most problematic in the hospital setting, especially in immune system deficient patients, and constitute an emerging local and global health crisis. Wayne State University recently received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the the National Institutes of Health to further explore treatment of these problematic bacteria in the hospital setting.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

Public Release: 15-Jan-2016
€400,000 EU serious games project to combat domestic violence
A major EU-funded project at the University of Huddersfield will lead to the development of a game that aims to do precisely the opposite, by helping to reduce levels of domestic violence.
European Union's Delegation to the Eastern Caribbean Research Programme: Towards a Future Free from Domestic Violence.

Contact: Nicola Werritt
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 15-Jan-2016
France's WWII 'petits réfugiés' offered 'a voice' for first time
University of Huddersfield historian Dr. Lindsey Dodd has received Anglo-French funding which will enable her to record and analyze memories of French people who became 'petits réfugiés' (little refugees) during the Second World War.
Arts and Humanities Research Council French Laboratoires d'Excellence

Contact: Nicola Werritt
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
UK launches world's first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer research
The world's first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer is to launch in the UK, to help push forward research into the cancer with the bleakest prognosis.
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Contact: Becky Tanner
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Berkeley Lab launches new projects for grid modernization
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced awards today as part of two new additions to DOE's ongoing Grid Modernization Initiative. Berkeley Lab will lead two projects and partner in several others. In total, the Secretary announced up to $220 million for 88 new projects across 14 National Laboratories to deliver new grid concepts, tools and technologies to support the nation's effort to modernize the power grid.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jon Weiner
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Researchers attack citrus greening with $4 million USDA grant
International researchers, including ones at Florida State University and the University of Florida, are teaming up through a $4 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to attack the problem of citrus greening, a disease that has devastated citrus crops in Florida.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Kathleen Haughney
Florida State University

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Eindhoven student team to build the world's first car powered by formic acid
Building a car that is powered by formic acid. That is the ambition of Team FAST, a new student team from Eindhoven University of Technology. Since formic acid can store hydrogen, an environmentally-friendly fuel, it has more benefits than existing hydrogen or electric powered cars.

Contact: Barry van der Meer
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
The most remarkable project on optical measurement technologies in Finland has started
Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Tekes is funding so far the biggest joint project on optical measurement in Finland.

Contact: Mauri Aikio
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
$60 million to fund study of genetics underlying common diseases
The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will receive $60 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the genetics of common diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, autism and epilepsy.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Diane Duke Williams
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
NIH genome sequencing program targets the genomic bases of common, rare disease
The National Human Genome Research Institute and other institutes will fund genome sequencing centers to focus on understanding the genomic bases of common and rare human diseases. The Centers for Common Disease Genomics will use genome sequencing to explore the genomics of common diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and autism. NHGRI is also funding the next phase of the Centers for Mendelian Genomics, which will investigate the genomic underpinnings of rare, inherited diseases.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Steven Benowitz
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Work on the mystery of the glass transition receives NSF CAREER grant
Why can some materials act like solids without crystallizing? This question - the central issue in the study of the 'glass transition' -- is one of the longest standing and most technologically important problems in materials science and soft matter physics. Dr. David S. Simmons, an assistant professor in the Department of Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award to study this problem.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lisa Craig
University of Akron

Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
The Danforth Center collaborates with U of I to Develop more efficient crops
Research will focus on enhancing nitrogen use efficiency.
US Department of Agriculture, NIH/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Melanie Bernds
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

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