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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

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Grant focuses on 'hydrogen sponge' for use in fuel-cell vehicles
Finding practical hydrogen storage technologies for vehicles powered by fuel cells is the focus of a $682,000 grant from the US Department of Energy, awarded to Mike Chung, professor of materials science and engineering, Penn State.
US Department of Energy

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Salk Institute scientist Eiman Azim named Pew Scholar and Aging Brain Scholar
The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that Eiman Azim, an assistant professor in Salk's Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, is one of 22 researchers to be named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.
Pew Charitable Trusts

Contact: Salk Communications
Salk Institute

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Dr. Denise Fyffe of Kessler Foundation awarded major grant by Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Denise Fyffe, Ph.D., senior research scientist in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)/Outcomes and Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded a $392,000 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation grant to explore the personal and environmental factors that influence functional independence and community participation of racial/ethnically diverse people with SCI.
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

Contact: Laura Viglione
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Boston University awarded Macy grant to improve refugee health
Given the unprecedented refugee crisis and the current political and social climate today's immigrant's face, training the next generation of health professionals to be competent global healers and leaders is imperative. In an effort to prepare students at the earliest stages of their medical training, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has received a three-year, $392,000 grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to help train future physicians to better serve refugee and immigrant populations.
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Contact: Gina DiGravio
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards $1.9 million in grants to three Penn researchers
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has named Penn Medicine dermatology expert Elizabeth A. Grice, Ph.D., as a recipient of the 2017 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infection Disease Award. In addition, the Fund has awarded 2017 Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) to two additional Penn researchers, Vijay Bhoj, M.D., Ph.D., and Kara Maxwell, M.D., Ph.D. They will each receive a five-year, $700,000 grant.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Contact: John Infanti
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Mapping project will open up new routes to uncharted territory
What if fictional places in books, such as Middlemarch, Treasure Island, Barsetshire and Gormenghast, could be generated as maps and even 3-D visualizations out of the text itself? Now a pioneering project, led by Lancaster University, will set out to do just that following the announcement of a £914,000 grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Arts and Humanities Research Council

Contact: Anne Rothwell
Lancaster University

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
5 promising cancer researchers selected as Pew-Stewart Scholars
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust announced today the 2017 class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research. The five early-career scientists making up this year's class are conducting groundbreaking research aimed at finding cures for cancer; each will receive four years of flexible funding to invest in his or her work.
Pew Charitable Trusts, Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust

Contact: Matt Mulkey
Pew Charitable Trusts

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Pew awards 22 promising biomedical researchers funding to advance human health
Today, The Pew Charitable Trusts announced 22 exceptional early-career researchers as Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences. Each scholar will receive four years of flexible funding to pursue foundational research.
Pew Charitable Trusts

Contact: Matt Mulkey
Pew Charitable Trusts

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Pew supports 10 Latin American scientists conducting innovative research
The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today the 2017 class of Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences. Ten pioneering postdoctoral scientists from Latin America will each be awarded two years of funding to conduct research at laboratories and academic institutions in the United States.
Pew Charitable Trusts

Contact: Matt Mulkey
Pew Charitable Trusts

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
The soft touch
What do ketchup, silly putty, leaves, glue, cloth and our bodies have in common? They all fall under the category of soft matter, a class of materials that squish, flow and otherwise deform in response to mechanical stress or condition changes, much of it occurring around room temperature and generally at a timescale of seconds.
Humboldt Foundation

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Community partnerships can help art programs succeed
Today, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Kisida, along with Daniel Bowen, assistant professor at Texas A&M University, a $90,000 grant to study the impacts of arts enrichment on students' academic and social outcomes. They will be studying the Arts Access Initiative in Houston, a partnership between Houston Public Schools and dozens of arts organizations.
National Endowment for the Arts

Contact: Sheena Rice
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Researchers team with Land Institute to boost perennial permaculture with native fungi
A collaboration between scientists at the Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas and The Land Institute aims restore fungi historically tied with native tallgrass prairie -- all in hopes of making farming viable for the long-term future.

Contact: Brendan M Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Speed limit study set to reveal if twenty is plenty on city streets
The impact of 20mph speed limits is to be evaluated in two British cities as part of a new major study funded by NIHR.
National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Kate McAllister
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Singapore 3MT® Competition
Springer Nature sponsors first Singapore 3 Minute Thesis competition
Twenty Ph.D. candidates from Singapore will gather on Aug. 4, 2017 at the Nanyang Technological University, for the 2017 Singapore Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. The competition challenges participants to explain their research thesis in a clear and engaging three-minute talk aimed at non-specialists. The main prize, which is sponsored by Springer Nature, is EUR 2,000 to attend the Asia-Pacific 3MT® in Brisbane, Australia on Sept. 29, 2017.
Springer Nature

Contact: Elizabeth Hawkins

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Hebrew University wins tender to build national quantum communications system
The Hebrew University's Quantum Information Science Center has won a government tender to lead the construction of Israel's first national quantum information project, which will develop Israeli expertise and technology for a system to prevent eavesdropping, protect data privacy and secure national infrastructure.

Contact: Dov Smith
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
UAF research hub seeks to help Alaska communities stop suicides
University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers have received a $4.25 million federal grant to help Alaska Native communities use the most effective ways of preventing suicides. The UAF Institute of Arctic Biology, Center for Alaska Native Health Research and College of Rural and Community Development received the five-year grant. It was one of three awarded nationwide by the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Leona Long
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
RTI International addressing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
With funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, RTI International is responding to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Lindsey Luxon
RTI International

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
How puberty prepares adolescents for adulthood through changing face perceptions
Suzy Scherf, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, is heading up a five-year project being funded by a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Scherf and her research team will investigate adolescent-specific changes in face processing before, during and after pubertal development.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Kristie Auman-Bauer
Penn State

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
Detroit research team to expand imaging technology to guide cancer treatment
A team of Wayne State University and Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute researchers recently received funding from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to expand the use of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in cancer therapy.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
Man(ufacturing) of steel
The Office of Naval Research has provided funding to a University of Pittsburgh engineer to explore next-generation metals, especially steel, for use in additive manufacturing.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Paul Kovach, Director of Marketing and Communications
University of Pittsburgh

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