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Public Release: 13-Jul-2017
NYU Tandon & NSF launch experiment to attract women & minorities to STEM entrepreneurship
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $500,000 to New York University's Tandon School of Engineering's Convergence of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Institute to attract, instruct, and mentor student entrepreneurs -- particularly women -- in ways to use STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Among the CIE's goals is to support diversity in STEM entrepreneurship, and to that end, teams with a desire to connect meaningful social change to innovation were encouraged to apply.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Public Release: 23-Jun-2017
Kopchicks give $10.5 million gift to MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School for fellows
Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., and his wife, Charlene, of Athens, Ohio, are paving the way for future scientists to do the same with a transformative $10.5 million gift to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Contact: Robert Cahill
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 23-Jun-2017
Cloud formation, infection research, ubiquitin code
The European Union is funding three new projects -- Innovative Training Networks (ITN) within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Programme -- for structured doctoral training at Goethe University Frankfurt.

Contact: Anne Hardy
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 23-Jun-2017
Research investigates causes of sea level falls in Dead Sea
The causes of falling sea levels in the Dead Sea, which have significant impacts on the environment and the economy, are to be investigated in new research led by the University of Plymouth.
Science and Innovation Network, British Council

Contact: Alan Williams
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 23-Jun-2017
Additional funding for prisoner mental health collaboration
A national collaboration investigating a cross-agency 'joined up' approach to the needs of prisoners with mental health needs on and immediately after release, has received additional funding of almost £290,000 to continue its work for another 10 months. Follow up will now be extended from six to 12 months and a more comprehensive economic analysis will be carried out.
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care in the South West Peninsula (NIHR PenCLAHRC)

Contact: Andrew Gould
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017
Deepwater Horizon oil spill grants fund critical coastal research
Enhancing sediment retention of diversions and improving flood-risk assessment are among the 13 studies recently funded through the first round of Louisiana's RESTORE Act Center of Excellence grant process. LSU faculty led eight of the 13 funded projects.

Contact: Alison Satake
Louisiana State University

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017
Worm studies investigate how grandparents' experiences can affect our genes
Studies of human populations suggest that our health and longevity could be affected by the diets and experiences of our grandparents. But the exact nature of these effects and how they are transmitted across generations remain unclear. In Susan Strome's lab at UC Santa Cruz, research on a tiny roundworm called C. elegans is helping to solve this puzzle.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017
UTA to develop solution ensuring better user experience with data center optimization
Hao Che, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, and Hong Jiang, the Wendell H. Nedderman Professor and department chair of CSE, believe they have a mathematical solution that will allow outstanding user experiences while balancing computing and network resource allocation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017
FAU launches new approach to preventing dementia
Is it possible to prevent dementia from happening in the first place? That's what a leading FAU neuroscientist plans to prove using an innovative approach that defies the idea that 'one-size-fits-all' when it comes to battling Alzheimer's disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinson's disease and other related disorders. Using a personalized approach and precision medicine to reduce risk, this center is one of only a handful of centers in the world that focuses on dementia prevention.
The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 21-Jun-2017
NJIT's center for pre-college programs receives upward bound federal grants
The United States Department of Education (USDOE) has awarded the Center for Pre-College Programs (CPCP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology two grants for its Upward Bound program.

Contact: Tanya Klein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 21-Jun-2017
Can courts solve everything?
A new Emmy Noether Independent Junior Research Group has started work at the Faculty of Law of Goethe University Frankfurt. The team headed by Dr. Anuscheh Farahat is dealing with the role played by constitutional courts in transnational solidarity conflicts.

Contact: Dr. Anuscheh Farahat
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 21-Jun-2017
IUPUI continues work with Toyota on autonomous and connected vehicle technologies
The drive toward putting autonomous cars on the road is in full gear, with most major automobile manufacturers vowing to release such vehicles in the next decade or so.

Contact: Rich Schneider
Indiana University

Public Release: 20-Jun-2017
USDA invests $6.8 million for research and extension grants on pollinator health
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced seven grants totaling $6.8 million for research and extension projects to sustain healthy populations of pollinators, which are crucial to the nation's food security and environmental health. The funding is made possible through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Sally Gifford
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 20-Jun-2017
Grant to fund research into new metamaterial that provides earthquake protection
Earthquakes and explosions damage thousands of structures worldwide each year, destroying countless lives in their wake, but a team of researchers at Penn State is examining a completely new way of safeguarding key infrastructure, thanks to a $50,000 Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant provided by the College of Engineering.
College of Engineering

Contact: Jennifer Matthews
Penn State

Public Release: 20-Jun-2017
UW-led scientists 'closing the gap' on malaria in India
The National Institutes of Health has renewed a major grant that funds a University of Washington-led research center to understand malaria in India.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: James Urton
University of Washington

Public Release: 19-Jun-2017
Possible enhanced pesticide absorption from fresh food via nanoemulsions
University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist David Julian McClements will lead a team that has received a three-year, $444,550 grant from the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the possibility that eating food nanoemulsions found in dressings, dips or sauces might increase the amount of pesticides absorbed from co-ingested fruits and vegetables, thus increasing risk of adverse health effects.
USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 19-Jun-2017
Keeping California's natural gas system safe
The massive natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon shined a light on California's aging natural gas infrastructure. And five years of extreme drought also exacted its toll on transmission pipelines. Now the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has been awarded $4.6 million by the California Energy Commission for two projects aimed at improving the safety and reliability of the state's natural gas system.
California Energy Commission

Contact: Julie Chao
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Jun-2017
GCS embarks on its 'smart exascale' decade'
In securing its next decade of funding, the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing plans to invest heavily in hardware while also further strengthening its user support programs.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Eric Gedenk
Gauss Centre for Supercomputing

Public Release: 16-Jun-2017
UM chemist to study climate, health effects of wildfire smoke
University of Montana scientists will fly straight into the smoke of western wildfires as part of a collaborative research project, thanks to a new grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lu Hu
The University of Montana

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
$1.9 million NIH grant to Wayne State to develop novel therapy for corneal bacterial infection
Wayne State University recently received a five-year, $1.925 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to test the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) -- a newly recognized level of gene expression regulation -- in bacterial keratitis - an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria -- as well as to identify new therapeutic targets and alternative treatment strategies.
NIH/National Eye Institute

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

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
DOE awards six research contracts totaling $258 million to boost US exascale technology
Today US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that six leading US technology companies will receive funding from the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) as part of its new PathForward program, accelerating the research necessary to deploy the nation's first exascale supercomputers.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: DOE Public Affairs
DOE/US Department of Energy

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Scripps Florida scientist and collaborators win $7 million grant to develop new ALS treatments
Professor Matthew Disney of the Department of Chemistry on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), together with scientists from Mayo Clinic's Florida campus and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has been awarded $7.2 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of The National Institutes of Health to create new RNA-based treatments for the most common form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as well as a type of frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Penn State researchers receive grant to develop new contraception technology
Two Penn State researchers have received a grant through the Grand Challenges Explorations program -- an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- to develop a novel approach to contraception.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Biomedical engineering professor Barclay Morrison awarded $2 million grant to study concussion
Barclay Morrison has won a $2 million five-year grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to study the underlying mechanisms of concussion. His award is part of a $9.25 million multi-center research grant given to the lead organization, the University of Pennsylvania, for research on the cellular mechanisms of concussion and potential clinical interventions that could improve recovery.
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Contact: Holly Evarts
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
The quest begins to bring ultra-speed wireless connectivity to first responders
The US Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded $2.3 million to the NYU WIRELESS research center at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering to create a research platform for public safety communications using frequencies above 6 gigahertz, in the mmWave spectrum. Researchers met in San Antonio, Texas, to begin executing their plans to greatly reduce the time to bring mmWave technology to public safety communications
US Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contact: Karl Greenberg
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

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