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Research network wins approximately £5.7 million to target human and animal diseases in Africa

Deadly diseases including plague, Ebola and Rift Valley Fever are being targeted as part of a new multi-million pound international partnership involving African researchers and the London International Development Centre (LIDC). The Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SAC...

UT San Antonio researcher wins $917,000 from NIH to study memory

San Antonio Every 16 hours, give or take, the brain's hippocampus makes six to nine thousand new neurons in the dentate gyrus, the portion of the brain which is believed to play a significant role in the preservation of episodic, or autobiographical, memory. But how do those neurons store info...

UTSA wins San Antonio Area Foundation grant to further chlamydia research

San Antonio Ashlesh Murthy, the newest research assistant professor in the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $32,000 grant from the Semp Russ Foundation of the San Antonio Area Foundation to study the role...

Research team wins funds to unravel a DNA mystery

An international research team headed by two researchers from the University of Adelaide, Australia, has been awarded a US$900,000 grant to help unravel the phenomenon of "DNA looping". DNA looping is responsible for controlling the expression of genes in cells. It is believed to play a key ro...

Pest management specialist Charles Summers wins prestigious Woodworth Award

A University of California entomologist whose career spans 39 years in the pest management of field and vegetable crops, is the winner of the prestigious Charles W. Woodworth Award from the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America. Charles "Charlie" Summers, stationed at the UC ...

TGen's Dr. Von Hoff wins award for cancer research

PHOENIX, Ariz. March 18, 2009 Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has won an award recognizing his achievements in cancer research. Dr. Von Hoff, who also is Chief Scientific Officer of TGen Clinical Research Services at Scottsdale ...

UC San Diego bioengineering professor trey ideker wins 2009 Overton Prize

University of California, San Diego bioengineering professor Trey Idekera network and systems biology pioneerhas won the International Society for Computational Biology's Overton Prize. The Overton prize is awarded each year to an early-to-mid-career scientist who has already made a significant co...

UTSA wins $500,000 to develop biosensor and regenerative medicine Ph.D. program

San Antonio The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) announced today it will receive $500,000 from The University of Texas System over the next five years to develop a unique Graduate Program Initiative emphasizing biosensors and regenerative medicine. Of the 37 proposals received by the UT...

Wallace S. Broecker wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change

The 2008 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category has found its way, in this inaugural edition, to U.S. researcher Wallace S. Broecker, who more than three decades ago predicted the existence of climate warming due to human activity. In 1975, Broecker published t...

Lockheed Martin Team Wins Role on Key Department of Defense Biometrics Contract Vehicle

Corporation One of 12 Industry Leaders Chosen for BOSS-U ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Department of Defense Biometrics Task Force (BTF) has named Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT ) an industry leader capable of being awarded task orders under the Biometrics Operations...

Springer author and advisory board member wins L'Oreal UNESCO Women in Science Award

Physicist Athene Donald is one of five women scientists who will receive the prestigious 2009 L'Oreal UNESCO Women in Science Award. She and the other recipients, each representing a different continent, will receive the awards on 5 March 2009 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Each laureate wil...

Rice's James Tour wins Feynman Prize

James Tour, the inventor of the nanocar at Rice University, has been awarded the prestigious Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for experimental nanotechnology for 2008 by the California think tank dedicated to the beneficial implementation of nanotechnology. Tour was one of four nominees for th...

New dummy design and development wins US Department of Defense award

Blacksburg, Va. -- The Virginia Tech Wake Forest University's School of Biomedical Engineering and Science's Center for Injury Biomechanics has received the Army Modeling and Simulation Award for 2008. The Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army and Director of the Army presented the ...

French scientist wins the Journal of Experimental Biology Outstanding Paper Prize

The Editors of The Journal of Experimental Biology are pleased to announce that Dr Audrey Dussutour from the University of Sydney is the winner of this year's JEB Outstanding Paper Prize. The award is announced on the 28th November in The Journal of Experimental Biology at http://jeb.biologis...

Halas wins high-profile national security award

HOUSTON -- (Nov. 25, 2008) -- Rice University nanophotonics pioneer Naomi Halas has been named a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow (NSSEFF) by the Department of Defense. Halas is one of just six fellows chosen from more than 650 nominees this year for the prestigious program...

'Cool' idea for efficient climate control wins recognition

EAST LANSING, Mich. A Michigan State University researcher and a colleague have won the Boston Innovation Prize for the design of a low-cost, energy-efficient method of cooling and dehumidifying residential and small commercial spaces. Norbert Mϋller, assistant professor in Michigan State...

ORNL supercomputer simulation wins prize for fastest-running science application

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 20, 2008 -- A team led by Thomas Schulthess of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory received the prestigious 2008 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Prize Thursday after attaining the fastest performance ever in a scientific superc...

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 ...

HJF nursing specialist wins prestigious Celina Field Cargiver Award

Rockville, Md. (Nov. 06, 2008)Christine M. Rupprecht, MSN, RN, nursing specialist for the Army's Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management Initiative at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, has won the prestigious Celina Field Caregiver Award by the National Pain Foundation (NPF). Ms. Rupprecht is an empl...

Kalyon wins Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems

HOBOKEN, N.J. Dr. Dilhan Kalyon, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Highly Filled Materials Institute at Stevens Institute of Technology, has won the AIChE's Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems. The award, sponsored by Shell Global Solutions, Inc., recognizes an indivi...

UC Davis chemical ecologist wins major award

DAVIS, CALIF.Chemical ecologist Walter Leal, professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, is the 2008 winner of a major award from the Entomological Society of America (ESA): the Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology. Leal, former chair of the De...

Penn State researcher wins Entomological Society of America award

Consuelo M. De Moraes, associate professor of entomology, Penn State, is the first recipient of the Early Career Innovation Award from the Entomological Society of America (ESA). The award honors young professionals working in entomology who have demonstrated innovation through contributions w...

Minnesota ecology professor wins international award for biodiversity and biofuels research

David Tilman, Regents Professor of Ecology at the University of Minnesota, has been named the 2008 recipient of the International Prize for Biology. Tilman will receive a medal, a $100,000 cash prize and a gift from Emperor Akihito of Japan in a ceremony in Tokyo on Dec. 8. Following the ceremony,...

Duke stem cell biologist wins 3 major awards in 1 month

DURHAM, N.C. Chay Kuo, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of cell biology at Duke University Medical Center, has won three prestigious awards in one fell swoop. His cutting-edge, noteworthy progress in stem cell research is the reason that three different organizations called him with good news thi...

UT Knoxville wins 2 $3M National Science Foundation research and education grants

KNOXVILLE -- Two research groups from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have won $3 million grants from the National Science Foundation to create new graduate research and education programs designed to train tomorrow's top scientists. The grants, called Integrative Graduate Education and...

Iowa State wins $18.5M grant to create NSF Center for Biorenewable Chemicals

AMES, Iowa The National Science Foundation has awarded Iowa State University and its research partners a five-year, $18.5 million grant to establish the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State. The award is part of the National Science Foundation's Genera...

Fujitsu PalmSecure(TM) Wins Network Products Guide 2008 Reader Trust Award

Palm Vein Recognition Solution Named the Winner in the Best Security Solution for Healthcare Category SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, perip...

Halas wins prestigious nanotechnology research award

HOUSTON, Sept. 3, 2008 -- Rice University nanophotonics pioneer Naomi Halas has won one of nanotechnology's top academic honors, the Research Excellence Award from the University of Pennsylvania's Nano/Bio Interface Center (NBIC). Halas is being honored for her numerous contributions in the inn...

UT Knoxville wins $16M NSF mathematics and biology center

KNOXVILLE -- Mathematicians and biologists from around the world will converge on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to take part in a new institute dedicated to finding creative solutions to pressing problems from animal disease to wildfire control. The National Science Foundation (NSF) h...

Springer bee expert Juergen Tautz wins prize for public communication

Juergen Tautz will receive a special discretionary prize as part of the 2008 European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Award for Communication in the Life Sciences. The award was made in recognition of Tautz's long-term public communication activity on a single organism using all available m...

Prominent German biologist wins EMBO Communication Award

Today, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced that the German evolutionary biologist Axel Meyer from the University of Konstanz, Germany, will receive the 2008 EMBO Award for Communication in the Life Sciences. EMBO awards the prize annually to a practicing scientist in Europ...

Kalyon wins Society of Plastics Engineers' 2008 Research Award

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Dr. Dilhan M. Kalyon, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Highly Filled Materials Institute at Stevens Institute of Technology, has won the Society of Plastics Engineers' 2008 Research Award (in Memory of John C. Moricoli). Kalyon received his B.Eng. in Chemical...

Clemson bioengineer wins prestigious Early Career Award

CLEMSON Ning Zhang, assistant professor of bioengineering at Clemson University and the CU-MUSC Bioengineering Program, has received the prestigious 2008 Early Career Translational Research Award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. The foundation judged Zhang's research on an injectable hy...

Gladstone's Shinya Yamanaka wins prestigious Shaw Prize

SAN FRANCISCO, CA June 11, 2008 The J. David Gladstone Institutes today announced that senior investigator Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, also of Kyoto University and UCSF, has been awarded the prestigious Shaw Prize for his contributions in reprogramming adult skin cells to pluripotent, embryonic-l...

Harold Mooney wins prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Harold Mooney has been awarded the 2008 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for his work in helping to transform ecology into a global discipline. The prize is awarded annually to individuals with world-class environmental accomplishments to their credit. Mooney, the Paul S. Achilles Prof...

Dr. John Polanyi wins Canada's most prestigious science award

This release is available in French . OTTAWA Dr. Colin Carrie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Dr. ...

UM coral scientist Peter Glynn wins award for scholarly activity

VIRGINIA KEY, FLA. Dr. Peter Glynn, a professor at the University of Miamis Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has been selected to receive the 2007-2008 Provosts Award for Scholarly Activity. The award recognizes extraordinary research and scholarly pursuits, and provides the r...

VeCommerce's Voice Biometrics Wins Challenge

ACTON, Mass., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- VeCommerce, a speech self-service company based in Acton, MA, provided bankers at the recent ABA National Conference for Community Bankers a unique lesson in how to combat identity fraud using voice biometrics. Called the "VeCommerce Voice Biometric $100...

Iowa middle school wins IEEE-USA National Engineering Award

Harding Middle School of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, won the IEEE-USA Best Communications System Award during the National Engineers Week Future City Competition National Finals on Feb. 20. The award was presented to Harding at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill for the most "efficient and accur...

Academy volunteer wins national paleontology award

PHILADELPHIA His friends used to think he was eccentric, crawling like Spiderman along a rocky sandstone road cut in north-central Pennsylvania, hauling dental tools and a jack hammer. Now, says Norman Douglas Rowe of Renovo, theyve gotten over it, and are congratulating him on receiving the ...
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