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DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today that Energy Department-funded researchers have won 46 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The coveted awards are presented an...

Seattle Times reporters win ASM public communications award

Washington, DC March 19, 2009 The 2009 American Society for Microbiology Public Communication Award has been awarded to Seattle Times reporters Michael Berens and Ken Armstrong for their three-part investigation into methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Washington State hospit...

Researchers win award for best clinical paper in orthopedic physical therapy

University of Delaware researchers have won the American Physical Therapy Association's award for the best clinical paper in orthopedics published in 2008. Their study focused on one of the most controversial topics in sports medicine-the management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries....

New York, Florida schools win awards at national student competition

Farnsworth Middle School of Guilderland, N.Y., won the ninth-annual IEEE-USA Best Communications System Award at the National Engineers Week Future City Competition National Finals on Wednesday. Farnsworth was recognized for the most "efficient and accurate communications system" at the Hyatt ...

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...

Developer of advanced computing memory, father of biochemical engineering, and innovative engineering educators win highest engineering honors of 2009

WASHINGTON -- The engineering profession's highest honors for 2009, presented by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), recognize three achievements that helped the expansion of computing power; led to the widespread production of antibiotics; and developed unique entrepreneurial-themed curric...

UT faculty members win American Heart Association awards for advancing research

Faculty members at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHSC-Houston) were honored for their work in the fight against heart disease at the 2008 American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. Heart disease is the nation's No. 1 killer. UT faculty members ...

Sandia, SES win Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Innovator Award

Chuck Andraka, Sandia National Laboratories engineer, and Bruce Osborn, chief operating officer of Stirling Energy Systems (SES), were honored with a Popular Mechanics magazine Breakthrough Innovator Award Oct. 15 during a ceremony at the Hearst Tower in New York City. Sponsored by Bristol-Myer...

UH researchers win top prize for research with humanitarian applications

HOUSTON, Aug. 19, 2008 We all understand that even the tiniest changes in the environment can create big opportunities and challenges for plants, animals and humans, but rarely do we consider what's happening on a microscopic level and what those changes could mean for the infinite varieties of l...

UGA researchers win $9.2 million stem cell grant from NIH

A research group led by Stephen Dalton, professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar of Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia, has been awarded $9.2 million as part of a major new research grant by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institu...

2 Springer authors win important awards from the Ecological Society of America

The Springer authors Monica Turner and Stuart Chapin will receive two prestigious awards from the Ecological Society of America (ESA). Turner is the winner of this year's Robert H. MacArthur Award presented for outstanding ecological achievement. Chapin is given the Sustainability Science Award fo...

UTMB inventions win University of Texas System commercialization awards

GALVESTON, Texas Two inventions created by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have won $50,000 awards from the Texas Ignition Fund, a new program designed to spur the commercialization of technologies developed at UT System institutions. One of the inventions, conceive...

Colorado Engineering Firms Win NASA Grant to Develop Innovative Insulation for Next Generation Spacecraft - Super-Insulation May Allow Future Energy Efficient Appliances

DENVER, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Product Development, teaming with Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., has completed a NASA research program and successfully demonstrated a new thermal insulation. NASA has awarded the team a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant to develop and...

Five young Hebrew University scientists win first competitive EU grants

Jerusalem, Dec. 26, 2007 Five young Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists have been awarded five-year research grants under the European Unions first competition for outstanding starting independent investigators. The amount awarded to the five Hebrew University winners totals 6,380,000 euros...

Carnegie Mellon students win contest

PITTSBURGH Carnegie Mellon University graduate engineering students Shahzeen Attari, Ines Margarida Lima de Azevedo, Benjamin Flath and Constantine Samaras are first-place winners in a letter-writing competition called Tomorrows Energy Ambassadors, Managers and Scholars (TEAMS). ...

Rheumatologists win $1.2M for arthritis research

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Three researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have been awarded a combined $1.2 million to study the underlying causes of rheumatoid arthritis and to help find a cure for the disease. The grants were among 15 awards nationwide made through the American C...

2 French scientists win European award for communication

French cell biologists Christian Sardet and Ali Saib are joint winners of the 2007 EMBO Award for Communication in the Life Sciences. Both recipients present science in a unique format that is both enlightening and entertaining, a key requirement in winning the award. Using different media, they h...

Scientists win grants to develop $1,000 genome sequencing technology

The current cost to determine the sequence of nucleotide bases in the 6-billion-base-pair human genome is roughly $10 million, but researchers at UC San Diego and eight other universities and biotech companies hope to use a federal grant to lower the cost to only $1,000 per human genome sequenced. ...

Boston University biomedical engineers win major grant for pursuit of the '$1,000 Genome'

Two Boston University biomedical engineers have won a major National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to continue groundbreaking research aimed at reducing the cost of sequencing individual human genomes to about $1,000. Boston University Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Physics ...

Ammonia-loving archaea win landslide majority

A genetic analysis of soil samples indicates that a group of microorganisms called crenarchaeota are the Earth's most abundant land-based creatures that oxidize ammonia, according to an international team of researchers from Norway, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States. Soil microbes...

Researchers win money to develop breath test to detect breast cancer

One of the biggest problems in fighting breast cancer is the lack of inexpensive, early detection diagnostic tools. Researchers at the University of Michigan hope to change that by developing a device to test breath for the presence of metabolites associated with breast cancer. The team won a Br...

Ants win a waxy race

Ever tried to defeat natural forces? Specialist ants are capable of running on slippery waxy plant surfaces in order to reach their nests and food supplies. Some Macaranga trees in South East Asia have waxy stems to protect themselves from ants and other insects. Only one specific ant is capable of...

Smaller plants punch above their weight in the forest, say Queen's biologists

...trees have no effect on the number of species with which they coexist. "Think of the plants like professional boxers," says Professor Aarssen. "To win the fight, you need more than a solid punch; you need to be able to tolerate all the punches you're going to take. The winner may be the competitor wi...

Carnegie Mellon's Kris Matyjaszewski recieves EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

...high-performance, less-hazardous, safer materials for a wide variety of applications. Matyjaszewski is the second chemist from Carnegie Mellon to win this award since its inception in 1996. Terry Collins, the Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry, received the award in 1999 for the development of TAML ...

Hidden genitalia in female water striders makes males 'sing'

...tory of Behavioral Ecology and Evolution at Seoul National University, females of an Asian species of water striders, Gerris gracilicornis, do seem to win this race as they have evolved a morphological shield behind which their genitalia are hidden from males, protecting them against the males' forceful ...

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

...e through the city. In Baltimore, Zhang will present GM's patented new methods for detecting lanes and correcting a vehicle's route, which helped them win the challenge. Though they won, don't look for robotic chauffeurs immediately. The technology must prove reliable in many different road, weather a...

UF scientist tapped by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to pursue 'best ideas'

... their creativity is a wise investment, and I think there will be inevitable returns in terms of scientific discoveries and biomedical progress," said win Phillips, UF's vice president for research. Researchers from U.S. universities and medical schools chosen for the Early Career Scientist Program be...

Frog's immune system is key in fight against killer virus

...ify the point in our evolutionary history when this multiplication of genes occurred. With luck, even the frog's simpler system will be sufficient to win their battle". It is too early to determine if the adaptation in the frogs' immune response will be enough to save them from the virus. Her colle...

UC San Diego senior named Churchill Scholar for extraordinary undergraduate research

... advanced level. Eight of the 480 former Churchill Scholars have gone on to win Nobel Prizes. Juneja said he would not have been able to win the scholarship if he hadn't attended UC San Diego, where he was given extr...

Engineers create intelligent molecules that seek-and-destroy diseased cells

...Smolke's lab developed at the California Institute of Technology. A recent example of these systems, developed with postdoctoral researcher Maung Nyan win (who joined Smolke in her move to Stanford), was described in a paper published in the Oct. 17, 2008, issue of Science. "We do our design on the co...

WWF seeks innovative solutions to bycatch through worldwide competition

...hing devices that reduce bycatchthe capture of unintended species in fishing gear. The competition is open to anyone and carries with it the chance to win $57,500 in prizes. "Bycatch is one of the greatest and most pervasive threats to sharks, sea turtles, fish and marine mammals that live in the ocea...

Game of two halves leads to brain asymmetry

...es to attract the migrating group of nerve cells," says Dr Regan. "This isn't a fair fight, however Fgf8 on the left-hand side has an ally to help it win the battle." A second protein, known as Nodal, is present only on the left and teams up with Fgf8 to attract the group of nerve cells, triggering...

NTU undergrad is first Singapore champion of an internationally acclaimed engineering competition

...ur of becoming the first student from Singapore to win the top prize in a global competition that pitted ...tent but also on their presentation skills. The win over his native speaking rivals from Canada, North...ry innovative and interesting. I never expected to win the top prize. But I am very passionate about my p...

UNH researchers track lobster migrations to improve population estimates

...y valuable fishery, thus allowing lobster to remain front-and-center among the New England menu choices. Goldstein and UNH professor of zoology win Watson are particularly interested in the movements of "berried" females, those carrying eggs. This year, they are comparing the berried females' move...

Fiddler crabs reveal honesty is not always the best policy

...die and reproduce. According to Lailvaux: "By studying exactly how animals fight, and what physiological and performance capacities enable males to win fights, we're getting closer to identifying which traits are likely to be generally important for male combat. Honest signalling is important for seve...

L-1 Identity Solutions Selected by the State of New York as the Winning Bidder to Provide Enrollment Services for a Contract Estimated at Up to $250 Million

...s figure could grow to over a half a million prints annually if the network is utilized by other state agencies and employers. "This is an important win for us as we now have a strong enrollment services presence in the top five most heavily populated states including California, Texas, Florida, Illino...

'Color My Pyramid' nutrition education program battles obesity in DC schools

...el. The program incorporates the Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid.gov for Kids Blast-Off Game, an interactive computer game that allows kids to win by fueling their rocket with nutritious foods and a healthy level of physical activity. The Color My Pyramid program comprises six classes taught o...

Galloping and breathing at high speed

... HILTON HEAD, SCThe coordination of two systems are key for any horse to walk, trot, gallop or win a race. The first are the lower limbs, which allow the animal to move along on a "spring-like" tendon. The second is a complicated respiratory system,...

New study looks to define evangelicals and how they affect polling

...organized constituency of the Republican Party," Lindsay said. "However, Democrats have made unprecedented efforts to woo religious voters. They won't win the votes of all evangelicals, but in a tight election year, they don't have to -- only a few are needed. The perception over whether evangelicals are...

MGH researcher Gary Ruvkun named a co-recipient of the Lasker Award

...and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Lasker Awards are often considered the American version of the Nobel Prize, and many Lasker recipients have gone on to win the Nobel. The award will be presented in New York on Friday, Sept. 26. Ruvkun and his co-recipients Victor Ambros, PhD, of the University of Ma...
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