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2 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists receive Presidential Early Career Award

SEATTLE President Obama today announced that two Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center investigators have been awarded the nation's highest honor for scientists at the beginning of their independent research careers. Basic scientist Harmit Singh Malik, Ph.D., and cancer-prevention researcher Ulr...

New national genome center launched

A new UK national genome centre is being officially opened today (3 July) by Nobel Laureate and genome pioneer Prof Sir John Sulston and the Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk. The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) will further the UK's capacity in genomics - the science of understanding the genetic makeup...

NYU Langone Medical Center awarded NIH grants totaling $1,560,000

New York, NY, June 24, 2009 Two NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have received $1,560,000 in grant support for their first year of studies focused on microbiome and psoriasis and on microbiome and esophageal cancer from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The studies being conducted a...

University of Houston diesel testing center teams with state transportation agency to cut emissions

The Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center at the University of Houston, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to test a system designed to reduce emissions produced by construction vehicles. "Imp...

University of Houston Site of Regional Center of Excellence

Supply Chain Council -- Global Organization -- Begins in Houston HOUSTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supply Chain Council (SCC) and academic member, University of Houston Center for Logistics and Transportation Policy, College of Technology , announce today their agr...

New center at Georgia Tech aims to improve recovery of soldiers with severe injuries

When a soldier is wounded during combat, surgeons must focus on reducing infection and reconstructing damaged bone and tissues. Technologies that could improve the repair and regeneration processes are being developed in research laboratories across the country, but they are not being moved quickl...

Breast health center gives TGen new research opportunities

PHOENIX, Ariz. May 4, 2009 Today's opening of a new breast health center next to John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital will provide significant research opportunities for the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The 9,000-square-foot Breast Health and Research Center will include ...

DOE funds bio-inspired solar fuel center at Arizona State

TEMPE Ariz. -- Arizona State University will be home to a new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) announced by the White House in conjunction with a speech delivered by President Barack Obama. The ASU center, one of 46 new EFRCs, will pursue advanced scientific research on solar energy conv...

DOE to establish Energy Frontier Research Center at PNNL

RICHLAND, Wash. -- The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be home to one of 46 new multi-million-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers announced earlier this week by the White House in conjunction with a speech delivered by President Barack Obama at the annual meet...

UTSA, Health Science Center collaborate with Merck & Co. to develop chlamydia vaccine

San Antonio TX -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Health Science Center) today announced an exclusive license and sponsored research agreement with Merck & Co., Inc., to develop a vaccine for chlamydia, targeting the c...

Two Hutchinson Center researchers named HHMI Early Career Scientists

SEATTLE The Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute today announced that two researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are among 50 scientists nationwide to be appointed HHMI Early Career Scientists. Harmit Singh Malik, Ph.D., an associate member of the Center's Basic Sciences Div...

Uvalde Center water research could have national, international applications

UVALDE Intensifying drought conditions in Texas and other parts of the U.S. plus increasing worldwide water consumption makes ongoing water conservation research at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde even more relevant, said the center's director. "Our research includes...

NIH funds research center for women's reproductive health at Einstein

March 20, 2009 (BRONX, NY) The National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University a $7.5 million grant to establish a Specialized Cooperative Center Program in Reproduction and Infe...

Stevens' Center for Science Writings presents: 'Ravens at the Feast,' with Bernd Heinrich, April 1

HOBOKEN, N.J. The Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology will host "Ravens at the Feast: Sharing Versus Selfishness Among 'Wolf Birds,'" a talk by Bernd Heinrich, on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. The event will be held in the Babbio Center, Room 122, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ...

Bioscience institutions come together to launch Microlife Discovery Center for area students

Microbes may hold the key to many of the challenges we face today, such as renewable energy and disease eradication, and yet scientists estimate that they have discovered less than one percent of all microbial species. Helping students delve into such uncharted scientific territory as a means o...

Ocean's journey towards the center of the Earth

A Monash geoscientist and a team of international researchers have discovered the existence of an ocean floor was destroyed 50 to 20 million years ago, proving that New Caledonia and New Zealand are geographically connected. Using new computer modelling programs Wouter Schellart and the team re...

Texas Obesity Research Center at UH assembles researchers to discuss obesity

Researchers from across the country will convene on the University of Houston for a two-day conference to discuss obesity, underlying biological processes, public health issues and intervention strategies. The UH Texas Obesity Research Center (TORC) Conference is planned for April 9 10 at the...

Queen's receives $9.1 million to establish National Center of Excellence in green chemistry

Kingston, ON PARTEQ Innovations, the technology commercialization office of Queen's University, has been awarded $9.1 million from the federal government towards the establishment of a National Centre of Excellence for the development and commercialization of Green Chemistry technologies. The...

Public Policy Center hosts flood symposium March 10-12

The University of Iowa Public Policy Center is hosting a lecture and symposium Tuesday, March 10, through Thursday, March 12, offering opportunities to better understand the disastrous floods of summer 2008. "Living With Floods: From Science to Policy" is the topic of this symposium in The Fork...

NYU Langone Medical Center researchers find micro RNA plays a key role in melanoma metastasis

NEW YORK CITY (February 5, 2009)Scientists have long wondered how melanoma cells travel from primary tumors on the surface of the skin to the brain, liver and lungs, where they become more aggressive, resistant to therapy, and deadly. Now, scientists from NYU Langone Medical Center have identifi...

Statement by the Egg Nutrition Center and American Egg Board on Diabetes Care study on egg consumption

Park Ridge, Ill. (February 4, 2009) A large body of science supports the beneficial role eggs play in a healthful diet. Eggs provide high-quality protein for growth, muscle strength and energy and promote weight management. Key nutrients found in eggs have also been shown to reduce the risk of ne...

Texas Medical Center researchers win collaborative grants

HOUSTON (Jan. 21, 2009) Finding cures for hearing loss, breast cancer and childhood cancer and a way to identify people at risk for tuberculosis are goals of the first recipients of grants from the Virginia and L.E. Simmons Family Foundation Collaborative Research Fund. The fund, a $3 million in...

Donation for new Center for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology

Prof. Moein Moghimi (Professor of Biopharmacy and Nanomedicine, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical chemistry) and colleagues have received 28 million DKK (approximately 3.75 million Euros) from the Danish Council for Strategic Research (DSF) to set The Centre for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnol...

Ireland Cancer Center researcher finds most triple-negative breast cancers express muc-1 target

CLEVELAND: Research out of the Ireland Cancer Center of University Hospitals Case Medical Center has found that the vast majority of triple negative breast cancers express the MUC-1 target. This first-of-its-kind finding, presented today at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, has paved the w...

Disability Rights Legal Center honors Ossur

November 25, 2008 (LOS ANGELES, CA) -- The Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC), which for four decades has advocated for the civil rights of people with disabilities, has recognized Ossur, a trusted and leading global innovator and provider of non-invasive orthopaedic products and services, with...

Musculoskeletal center wins $2.2 million for drug safety

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) has won a $2.2 million federal grant to study the risks and benefits of a newer class of medicines called biologics. These are genetically engineered therapies that target the ...

Rhode Island Hospital simulation center examines benefits and applications of medical simulation

PROVIDENCE, RI Emergency medicine physicians and simulation experts from Rhode Island Hospital discuss the benefits of advanced medical simulation in five manuscripts appearing in the November 2008 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (now available online). The articles describe how simulation...

Trustee makes donation to start new solar energy research center at Rensselaer

Troy N.Y. Thomas R. Baruch, a member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Board of Trustees and alumnus of the Class of 1960, has donated a gift that will help to establish a new center at the Institute devoted to bio-energy research. The new center the Baruch '60 Center for Biochemical Solar...

Eastman Dental Center awarded $1.6 million to find ways to prevent cavities

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Eastman Dental Center's Hyun (Michel) Koo, D.D.S, Ph.D., $1.6 million to continue his work on preventing dental caries, the single most prevalent and costly oral infectious disease in the U.S. Dental caries (decay) results from the interaction of ...

The Marine Mammal Center begins new leptospirosis study in California

(SAUSALITO, Calif. October 22, 2008) The Marine Mammal Center is seeing a large number of leptospirosis cases in California sea lions this year and is leading a study to determine when and why the sea lions contract this disease. Every four to five years, the Center sees a surge in the number o...

New $11 million center to speed production of new compounds for drug discovery

Scientists from three Chicago-area universities have joined forces to develop new ways of building state-of-the-art chemical libraries that will help identify new compounds for future drug development and basic biomedical research. Scientists from the University of Chicago, Northwestern Univers...

MU brain imaging center provides research for autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease

Recently, the University of Missouri Department of Psychological Sciences introduced an addition to their field of research with the opening of the Brain Imaging Center (BIC). The BIC will allow MU researchers to conduct behavioral research on diseases that can have tremendous impact, including Pa...

San Diego Supercomputer Center and UCSD announce 'Triton Resource'

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego today announced plans for a unique facility called the Triton Resource, a high-impact, massive data analysis and storage system that will accelerate innovation, collaboration, and discovery through the use of lead...

Research center to free chemistry from Earth's bonds

A new research center combining the tools of chemistry and astronomy will use the unique laboratory of interstellar space to free the study of basic chemistry from the restrictive bonds of Earth. The Center for Chemistry of the Universe will allow scientists to explore new types of chemical rea...

New center will focus environmental debate and produce solutions for action

PHILADELPHIAThe Academy of Natural Sciences today announced a new Center for Environmental Policy that will bring together disparate parties in the wide-ranging environmental debate and offer practical solutions for managing the region's natural resources. The center will be funded by an $8...

UCLA, partners establish new center on environmental effects of nanotechnology

UCLA and 12 collaborating institutions have been awarded $24 million in federal funding to establish the University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN), which will help researchers design safer and more environmentally benign nanomaterials. The cen...

Duke to lead new NSF, EPA center to study the environmental implications of nanotechnology

DURHAM, NC--The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have awarded $14.4 million to create the Center for Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) to explore the potential ecological hazards of nanoparticles. Nanoparticles are as much as a ...

NSF funds multi-university center to study environmental implications of nanotechnology

Blacksburg, Va. Researchers from geosciences and civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech are part of a consortium of four principal universities and five other schools awarded a multi-million dollar grant to study nanotechnology and the environment. This is one of only two such conso...

CCNY receives $5 million NSF grant to establish center for nanostructure applications

NEW YORK, September 16, 2008 The City College of New York (CCNY) announced today that it has received $5 million over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a new, interdisciplinary research center that will investigate new applications for nanostructures and nanomateri...

New research center at Brandeis to combine materials science and biology

Waltham, MABrandeis University has won a highly competitive $7.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). The Center will study the effects of imposing constraints on materials, such as DNA confined in cells and th...
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