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Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Using ancient DNA, researchers unravel the mystery of Machu Picchu
A GW researcher is using ancient DNA to study the mystery of Machu Picchu.

Contact: Emily Grebenstein
George Washington University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
NSF CAREER award to improve data quality and data-driven processes
'Today, data is critical in almost every aspect of society, including healthcare, education, economy, and science,' says Meliou. 'However, because data is easily shared and reused, it has become less curated and less reliable. Data is often misused because its validity and origin are unclear, and mistakes easily propagate as data is often used to derive other data'
National Science Foundation

Contact: Alexandra Meliou
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Funding for viral hemorrhagic fever project
A team from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has received funding of £136,000 from the Health Partnership Scheme to develop a training program to help the Sierra Leonean Health Service to fight future outbreaks of viral hemorrhagic fever.
Health Partnership Scheme

Contact: Andrew Gould
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Grants fund efforts by UC Santa Cruz scientists to fight deadly bat disease
A team led by scientists at UC Santa Cruz will conduct field trials this winter of two strategies for protecting bats from white-nose syndrome, a deadly fungal disease. The effort is funded by two grants, one from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and another from Bat Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy. The UCSC team has also received two other grants from USFWS for studies of the ecology and epidemiology of the disease.
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bat Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Cornell, Sloan Kettering partner in $10M cancer center
Cornell University, in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), is opening a new $10 million Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence that brings together scientists, engineers, biologists and physicians to develop and translate new cancer care applications based on nanotechnology.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Melissa Osgood
Cornell University

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
You are what you click
It's no secret that the things we click on, scroll across, swipe, tap or drag when we're browsing online or using a smartphone application can yield valuable information about us. Such data is a veritable goldmine to web browsers and online retailers who use it to assess our preferences and target advertising to our tastes. But, researchers at UC Santa Barbara suggest that studying users' online or smartphone actions could yield far more information about us than simply shopping habits.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Forest Service scientists receive grant funding for white-nose syndrome research
US Fish and Wildlife Service grants announced on Sept. 29, 2015, include a total of $410,690 for Forest Service research at the Northern Research Station, the Southern Research Station, and the Center for Forest Mycology Research, part of the Forest Products Laboratory.

Contact: Jane Hodgins
USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
MIA grants $3.5 million for JAX Alzheimer's disease research
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has announced a grant of $3,567,446 to Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Assistant Professor Gareth Howell, Ph.D., and Harvard University Assistant Professor Beth Stevens, Ph.D., for research in mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Joyce Peterson
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Technology to crowdsource complex triggers of pediatric asthma
While pollution from cars and other sources is known to trigger asthma in some children, there are a number of lesser-understood factors that also increase their risk -- everything from viral infections, to stress, to playing soccer all day. A team of University of Utah researchers is developing an informatics platform that will make it possible to crowdsource scientific data and, eventually, pinpoint the cause of a child's wheezing.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julie Kiefer
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
NSF supports Caltech-led global project to study cosmic flashes
An international project led by Caltech astrophysicist Mansi M. Kasliwal has been selected to receive $4.5 million over five years by the NSF through its Partnership for International Research and Education program. The project aims to improve our understanding of cosmic transients--extremely bright flashes of light that suddenly appear in the night sky, shining like new stars, a million to a billion times brighter than the sun, and then quickly fade away.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
UMD, partners receive $4.5 million to study cosmic flashes
A Caltech-led project that includes UMD astronomers has been selected to receive $4.5 million over five years by the National Science Foundation. The project aims to improve our understanding of cosmic transients by formally establishing a network of telescopes at longitudes throughout North America, Asia and Europe to extend the hours of nighttime observing. At UMD, undergraduates in two new courses will analyze data collected by the telescopes to obtain scientifically useful results.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Abby Robinson
University of Maryland

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
$2.1 million grant will support the development of an all-in-one 3-D electronics printer
The University of Texas at El Paso has received a $2.1 million grant to develop a next-generation 3-D printer. The system will be an all-in-one printer that's capable of printing industry-quality parts, including electronics formed out of plastics, and assembling metals and electronics during the fabrication process.

Contact: Elizabeth Ashby
The University of Texas at El Paso

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
NCI renews funding for San Diego Universities, community health centers to work together
A collaborative program aimed at reducing the burden of cancer among Hispanic/Latinos in San Diego and Imperial counties through research and community outreach has received a $13 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. The five-year grant renews funding for a partnership started in 2008 between San Diego State University and Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Yadira Galindo
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Kansas State University uses $1.5 million grant to upgrade nuclear reactor
Kansas State University's nuclear reactor control is getting a much-needed upgrade, funded by a $1.5 million Nuclear Engineering University Partnerships grant from the US Department of Energy.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jeff Geuther
Kansas State University

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
BIDMC receives $11.3M grant renewal for Kidney Cancer SPORE
BIDMC oversees the NCI's only Kidney Cancer SPORE.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
NIH invests $46 million in technologies to monitor placental health
The National Institutes of Health has announced $46 million in research awards for the Human Placenta Project, an initiative to revolutionize understanding of the placenta. The awards will fund technology development and testing to assess placental function throughout pregnancy, with the ultimate goal of improving pregnancy outcomes and lifelong health.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Katie Rush
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
University of South Florida researchers battle red tide with two new grants
Scientists from the University of South Florida and colleagues have received a total of more than $750,000 in two separate grants to further the development and implementation of new technologies to forecast occurrences of 'red tide' and to identify Karenia brevis, the organism that lies at the root of the toxic blooms.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Bob Weisberg
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
App will have athletes seeing double to make them think twice about concussions
College football players and other student-athletes will be more likely to report concussions after using a virtual reality app being developed at the University of Arizona. The group has received funding to create the app as part of the NCAA Mind Matters Challenge, a joint initiative with the US Department of Defense to change attitudes and behaviors about concussions among student-athletes and soldiers.
NCAA, US Department of Defense

Contact: Pete Brown
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Public Release: 27-Sep-2015
Prestigious fellowship for Strathclyde physics researcher
A researcher at the University of Strathclyde has secured a prestigious fellowship worth £950,000 for study in the quantum physics -- one of only 10 academics in the UK to do so.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Corporate Comms
University of Strathclyde

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
Keck School of Medicine of USC postdoctoral fellow receives first Hearst Fellowship
Albert D. Kim, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University of Southern California, is the first Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher to win a Hearst Fellowship for his work investigating how to turn stem cells into nephrons, the functional units of the kidney.
Hearst Foundations

Contact: Leslie Ridgeway
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
Opening new doors
UC Santa Barbara has been selected to receive a $2.6 million grant from the US Department of Education for Opening New Doors to Accelerating Success, a new Title V program.
US Department of Education for Opening New Doors to Accelerating Success

Contact: Andrea Estrada
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
How do highly social wildlife species survive disease?
Researchers will determine how sociality and infectious disease interact and influence group and population level survival in social wildlife species.
NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program

Contact: Lynn Davis
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
Doctoral math students' career options multiply with training program
Beginning this fall, the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas is offering new opportunities for doctoral students in mathematics and statistics to prepare them for a wide range of career paths. The project, Team Training Mathematical Scientists through Industrial Collaborations, is funded by a three-year, nearly $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Amanda Siegfried
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
NIH launches landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain development
The National Institutes of Health today awarded 13 grants to research institutions around the country as part of a landmark study about the effects of adolescent substance use on the developing brain. The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study will follow approximately 10,000 children beginning at ages 9 to10, before they initiate drug use, through the period of highest risk for substance use and other mental health disorders.
NIH/Collaborative Research on Addiction, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: NIDA Press Office
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
Scientists to explore whether the loss of CO2 caused Earth to cool 3 million years ago
Scientists at the University of Rochester expect to learn more about the role of CO2 in climate change through a study of reverse global warming -- by researching the first ice sheets formed in the Northern Hemisphere.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter Iglinski
University of Rochester

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