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Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Hearst Foundation funds TGen research into cancer-related 'wasting syndrome'
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has received a $175,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation to study how to prevent cancer patients from dying due to lost weight and muscle mass. Known as cachexia, or wasting syndrome, this condition is characterized not only by a loss of weight, but also by muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness, and significant loss of appetite.
The Hearst Foundation

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Lithuania joins the EMBO Installation Grants scheme
EMBO welcomes Lithuania as a member of the EMBO Installation Grants scheme. Early-career scientists looking to move to Lithuania to establish their own, independent research group can apply to the scheme for financial support for their first three to five years.

Contact: Tilmann Kiessling

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
UM announces creation of the Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering
The University of Miami announced Monday that it is creating the Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering to achieve those milestones by elevating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to help solve some of the world's most pressing problems.

Contact: Megan Ondrizek
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Mammal testing could be cut by moth larvae
The number of mammals used in animal testing could be cut dramatically and replaced with moth larvae.

Contact: Alex Morrison
University of Exeter

Public Release: 20-Jan-2017
CIRM approves new funding to UC San Diego researchers fighting Zika virus and cancer
The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has approved a pair of $2 million awards to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to advance studies of new treatments for Zika virus infections and the use of stem cell-derived natural killer (NK) cells to target ovarian cancer and other malignancies.

Contact: Scott LaFee
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
IT network upgrades support LSUHealthNO research enterprise
The Department of Information Technology at LSU Health New Orleans successfully competed for its first National Science Foundation grant. The $499,640 grant will support a complete cyberinfrastructure overhaul in two key research buildings to create a science demilitarized zone (DMZ) and a high-speed science network for LSU Health New Orleans researchers.

Contact: Leslie Capo
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
USDA invests $13.6 million in citrus greening research
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat a scourge on the nation's citrus industry, citrus greening disease, aka Huanglongbing. The funding is made possible through NIFA's Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Contact: Sally Gifford
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
USDA announces $8.8 million available for agricultural programs at Hispanic serving institutions
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture today announced availability of $8.8 million in funding to support agricultural science education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Contact: Sally Gifford
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Geosciences-inspired engineering
The Mackenzie Dike Swarm and the roughly 120 other known giant dike swarms located across the planet may also provide useful information about efficient extraction of oil and natural gas in today's modern world. To explore how naturally occurring dike swarms can lead to improved methods of oil and gas reservoir stimulation, the National Science Foundation Division of Earth Sciences awarded a $310,000 award to Andrew Bunger at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Paul Kovach
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
NIFA announces $1.85 million for potato breeding research
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $1.85 million in funding for regional potato breeding research to support development of superior-performing varieties that can be brought to market as soon as possible. The US is one of the top potato producers worldwide and industry sales estimates topped $3.6 billion in 2015.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Sally Gifford
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
USDA announces $18.9 million available to support agricultural education at 1890s land-grant institutions
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $18.9 million in funding for eligible 1890 land-grant colleges and universities to obtain or improve agricultural and food sciences facilities and equipment.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Sally Gifford
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
PPMD awards $600,000 to NJIT and Talem for Duchenne muscular dystrophy exoskeleton
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), today announced a $600,000 grant to be awarded to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Talem Technologies (Talem) as part of the organization's ongoing exploration of robotic technology to assist people living with Duchenne.

Contact: Tanya Klein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Chapman Perelman Foundation domestic violence gift awarded to Columbia Psychiatry
The Chapman Perelman Foundation has contributed $1 million to Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry to expand an initiative that provides mental health services to victims of domestic violence.

Contact: Rachel Yarmolinsky
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
RIT wins NSF grant to transform physics graduate education admissions and retention
A Rochester Institute of Technology professor won funding from the National Science Foundation to develop an inclusive approach to physics graduate education admission and retention of traditionally underrepresented US citizens. Casey Miller, associate professor and director of RIT's materials science and engineering graduate program, is collaborating with the American Physical Society on a $428,022 NSF Research Traineeship award in Innovations in Graduate Education to increase diversity and physics Ph.D. completion rates among women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Support for Chicago Biomedical Consortium renewed
The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust has renewed its funding commitment to the Chicago Biomedical Consortium, a research and education collaboration of Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Chicago that has helped establish the Chicago area as a biomedical sciences leader. The Searle Funds has pledged $21 million over five years, which will stimulate collaborations for improving human health and launch a focus on fostering entrepreneurship among university researchers.
The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
A quark like no other
A University of Iowa physicist is at the forefront of the search to confirm the existence of a particle believed to give mass to all matter. Her group helped build and operates a sub-detector to search for bottom quarks, which are thought to appear when a Higgs boson decays. Her research his funded by a grant from the US Department of Energy's Office of Science.
High Energy Physics Program, DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Richard Lewis
University of Iowa

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
New research on shallow warm clouds will advance climate models, weather forecasts
David Mechem is leading a new $525,000, three-year grant from the US Department of Energy to better understand the fundamental processes governing the behavior of shallow clouds.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Virtual renaissance
In a research project science historian Dr. Andreas Christoph of Friedrich Schiller University Jena together with IT specialists, physicists, culture and museum experts, aims to establish a new form of documentation. The project, 'Digital Culture and Collection Management in 3-D,' will be supported over the next three years with funding totaling almost €1 million from the European Fund for Regional Development, the Free State of Thuringia and Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
European Fund for Regional Development, Free State of Thuringia, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Contact: Ute Schoenfelder
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
UK's Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund announces latest grant awards
Five research projects with potential to make a real difference to tackling pancreatic cancer have been awarded grants by the UK charity Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, worth over £800,000 in total.
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Contact: Becky Tanner
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
UC3M receives the HR Excellence in Research Award
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has received the HR Excellence in Research Award, a distinction bestowed by the European Commission as public recognition of research institutions that have made progress in aligning their human resources policies with the principles set out in the European Charter and Code for researchers.
European Commission

Contact: Francisco Javier Alonso
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
$5M foundation gift to help support US-China energy center at Berkeley Lab
In 2015, Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, and Tsinghua University in Beijing formed the Berkeley Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change to develop scientifically based clean energy solutions and the next generation of leaders to champion those solutions. Now, that effort has received welcome support from Jim and Marilyn Simons in the amount of a $5 million donation.
Jim and Marilyn Simons

Contact: Jon Weiner
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Three companies receive seed funds to develop medical devices for children
The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium has announced seed grants of $50,000 each to three companies developing medical devices for children. The child-sized devices are a powered orthotic arm brace that amplifies weak nerve signals, a hand-operated rapid blood delivery system for emergency situations and a device that gradually corrects deformed ears in babies.
US Food and Drug Administration

Contact: John Ascenzi
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
National initiative to increase number of faculty from under-represented minorities
The University of Texas at Arlington hosted this weekend the launch of a multi-year collaborative project among 10 leading educational institutions that aims to increase the number of university faculty from under-represented minority groups.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Education

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
Family donates $1.25 million to Be The Match Foundation to support clinical trial candidates
Be The Match, the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on saving lives through bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplantation, has received a generous $1.25M donation from a patient family to fund a new clinical trial program that will help blood cancer patients identify and enroll in clinical trials more efficiently.

Contact: Alyse Brunella

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
Molecular clocks will turn back time on what wiped out the dinosaurs
Scientists from the Milner Centre for Evolution, based at the University of Bath, have been awarded almost £1 million by the Leverhulme Trust to investigate the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs.
Leverhulme Trust

Contact: Vicky Just
University of Bath

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