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Public Release: 5-Oct-2017
Harvard Medical School scientists receive NIH Director's Awards
Four Harvard Medical School scientists are among 86 recipients nationwide honored by the National Institutes of Health High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.

Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva
ekaterina_pesheva@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 5-Oct-2017
Jens Nielsen honored by ENI for research on the production of fuels from renewables
Jens Nielsen is awarded the prestigious 'Energy Frontiers Award' by the Italian oil company ENI for research on the engineering of microorganisms that open new solutions for the production of fuels and chemical products from renewables.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation

Contact: Anders Østerby Mønsted
andmon@biosustain.dtu.dk
45-24-67-79-47
Technical University of Denmark

Public Release: 5-Oct-2017
Prestigious award for pioneer of gold catalysis
A Cardiff University scientist who discovered a more environmentally friendly way of producing one of the world's most commonly used plastics, PVC, has been honoured with a coveted ENI award.
ENI

Contact: Michael Bishop
bishopm1@cardiff.ac.uk
029-208-74499
Cardiff University

Public Release: 5-Oct-2017
Salk neurobiologist receives NIH Director's New Innovator award
Salk Institute Assistant Professor Eiman Azim has been named an NIH Director's New Innovator for 2017 as part of the National Institutes of Health's High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program. The award provides $1.5 million for a 5-year project during which Azim will explore how the nervous system controls dexterous movements.

Contact: Salk Communications
press@salk.edu
858-453-4100
Salk Institute

Public Release: 4-Oct-2017
Ocean Sciences Meeting
W. Stanley Wilson selected as a Fellow of the Oceanography Society
The Oceanography Society congratulates W. Stanley Wilson on being selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society. The citation on Dr. Wilson's certificate recognizes him for his key role establishing NASA's Oceanography from Space Program and organizing the international coalition in support of the Argo observing system.

Contact: Jennifer Ramarui
jenny@tos.org
301-251-7078
The Oceanography Society

Public Release: 4-Oct-2017
Ocean Sciences Meeting
James R. Ledwell selected as a Fellow of the Oceanography Society
The Oceanography Society congratulates James R. Ledwell (Emeritus Research Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) on being selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society. The citation on Dr. Ledwell's certificate recognizes him for seminal contributions to the understanding of oceanic mixing. Dr. Ledwell will be formally recognized on Feb. 13, 2018, during a ceremony at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Ore.
The Oceanography Society

Contact: Jennifer Ramarui
jenny@tos.org
301-251-7708
The Oceanography Society

Public Release: 4-Oct-2017
Science News presents The SN 10: Scientists to Watch
Today, Science News is unveiling the SN 10: Scientists to Watch -- highlighting 10 early- and mid-career scientists on their way to widespread acclaim. Each scientist included in the SN 10 was nominated by a Nobel laureate or recently elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. All are age 40 or under, and were selected for their potential to shape the science of the future.

Contact: Gayle Kansagor
gkansagor@societyforscience.org
202-872-5103
Society for Science and the Public

Public Release: 4-Oct-2017
Science News selected Carnegie's Jose Dinneny as 'scientist to watch'
Science News magazine has selected José Dinneny, of Carnegie's Department of Plant Biology, as one of ten young scientists to watch in 2017. The researchers were selected because they are likely to make big discoveries. The investigators are spotlighted in the Oc. 14 edition of Science News available online today.

Contact: Sue Rhee
srhee@carnegiescience.edu
Carnegie Institution for Science

Public Release: 4-Oct-2017
Professor Kenneth Leung awarded the Biwako Prize for Ecology by the Ecological Society of Japan
Professor Kenneth Mei Yee LEUNG of the Swire Institute of Marine Science and School of Biological Sciences of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has been awarded the 19th Biwako Prize for Ecology jointly by the Government of Shiga Prefecture and the Ecological Society of Japan.

Contact: Cindy Chan
cindycst@hku.hk
852-391-75286
The University of Hong Kong

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
OSA Laser Congress
Unlocking the secrets of the universe; LIGO team awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in physics
David H. Reitze, LIGO Executive Director and Fellow of The Optical Society, said 'With continued, long-term investment, Advanced LIGO and now Virgo in Italy, will continue to add to the early building blocks of their dedication to the field of gravitational wave science. We celebrate their success and the incredible team from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.'
National Science Foundation

Contact: Josh Miller
jmiller@osa.org
703-868-8324
The Optical Society

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
NSF-funded LIGO pioneers named 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates
Three scientists who led the development of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work detecting gravitational waves -- ripples in space and time created by the motion of massive objects in the universe.

Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 3-Oct-2017
Endocrine Society announces Early Investigators Award winners
The Endocrine Society has selected 22 new recipients for its Early Investigators Awards.

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery
jgingery@endocrine.org
202-971-3655
The Endocrine Society

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
Statement on the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017
The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael Rosbash of Brandeis University and Michael W. Young of Rockefeller University in New York for 'their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.'

Contact: Robert Margetta
rmargett@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
Rockefeller University biologist Michael W. Young honored with Nobel Prize
Rockefeller University biologist Michael W. Young, who studies the biological clocks that regulate sleep, metabolism, and response to disease, is this year's recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Nobel Foundation

Contact: Katherine Fenz
kfenz@rockefeller.edu
212-327-7900
Rockefeller University

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
Per-Gunnar Martinsson awarded 2017 Germund Dahlquist Prize
Per-Gunnar Martinsson was awarded the 2017 Germund Dahlquist Prize by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics on September 11, at the 2017 International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations (SciCADE 2017) held at University of Bath, UK.

Contact: Becky Kerner
kerner@siam.org
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017
Rosbash awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute announced today that Michael Rosbash, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at Brandeis University, Jeffrey C. Hall of Brandeis University and Michael W. Young of the Rockefeller University are the recipients of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.

Contact: Meghan Rosen
rosenm2@hhmi.org
301-215-8859
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Public Release: 29-Sep-2017
BMC Research in Progress Photo Competition showcases the best of science photography
From stunning microscopy, to researchers at work, and the various forms of life they investigate, the first BMC Research in Progress Photo Competition has received submissions which reflect the innovative spirit, curiosity and integrity of research in progress around the world. All images are open access and available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Contact: Anne Korn
anne.korn@biomedcentral.com
44-020-319-22744
BioMed Central

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
Bloomfield receives Outstanding Clinician-Scientist Award
Clara D. Bloomfield, MD, Distinguished University Professor, cancer scholar and senior advisor to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, has received the 2017 Robert A. Kyle Award for Outstanding Clinician-Scientist. The award was presented by the Mayo Clinic's Division of Hematology to recognize outstanding contributions in the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic cancers, which include leukemias, lymphomas and multiple myeloma

Contact: Amanda Harper
Amanda.Harper2@osumc.edu
614-685-5420
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
Four Los Alamos scientists named as 2017 Laboratory Fellows
Four Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have been named 2017 Fellows: Donald Burton, Stephen Doorn, Manvendra Dubey, and Turab Lookman.

Contact: Laura Mullane
mullane@lanl.gov
505-667-6012
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
National Eye Institute awards prize for 'Retina in a dish' competition
A proposal to create a living model of the human retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, won $90,000 in the National Eye Institute (NEI) 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC). The NEI 3-D ROC is an initiative that seeks to design human retinas from stem cells. Erin Lavik, Sc.D., at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, led the awarded team. The NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Kathryn DeMott
neinews@nei.nih.gov
301-496-5248
NIH/National Eye Institute

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
Sensational works on sensors snare major award
Three awardees were chosen by the American Chemical Society based on the significant impacts of their recent works on the fields of sensors and analytical chemistry.

Contact: Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh
kourosh.kalantar@rmit.edu.au
61-488-332-245
RMIT University

Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
Pioneering bacterial energetics and antimicrobial resisitance group honored
A world-leading team of microbiologists, whose work on a novel new way to fight TB infections shows great promise, has been selected as the recipient of New Zealand's University of Otago's latest Research Group Award.
Health Research Council of New Zealand, Marsden Fund, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprize the Royal Society of New Zealand, NZ Fund for Global Partnerships in Livestock Emissions Research

Contact: Greg Cook
greg.cook@otago.ac.nz
University of Otago

Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
Two CNRS 2017 gold medals awarded to physicists Alain Brillet and Thibault Damour
In 2017, the CNRS has awarded two Gold Medals, to the physicists Alain Brillet and Thibault Damour for their major contributions to the detection of gravitational waves, first announced on 11 February 2016 . The prize, France's highest scientific distinction, is awarded by the CNRS Management Board and will be presented on 14 December 2017 during a ceremony held at the Collège de France.

Contact: Veronique Etienne
veronique.etienne@cnrs.fr
33-144-965-137
CNRS

Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
UNH earns highest national rating for sustainability
The University of New Hampshire is one of only three higher education institutions in the world to have earned a STARS Platinum rating--the highest possible--in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Contact: Erika Mantz
erika.mantz@unh.edu
603-862-1567
University of New Hampshire

Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
2017 Golden Goose Award recognizes six researchers whose taxpayer-funded work benefits society
The sixth annual Golden Goose Award ceremony will recognize three teams of scientists whose silly-sounding research has returned serious benefits to society. Led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the award committee includes several science societies and organizations and Congressional supporters.

Contact: Tiffany Lohwater
tlohwate@aaas.org
202-326-8737
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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