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NIH grants $117 million in institutional development awards to underserved states

...storically have not received significant levels of competitive NIH research funding. New COBREs are being establ...jects receiving continued funding after undergoing competitive review include: immunological research at Dartmouth Medical School; cardiovascular investigations at...

High-value chemicals produced from ethanol feedstocks could boost biorefinery economics

...d help make ethanol produced by biorefineries cost competitive with traditional fossil fuels. At the 232nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, a researcher from the Georgia Institute of Technology will describe green chemical processes that could produce chemicals worth up to $25 per pound from ...

Frank Uhlmann of London Research Institute wins 'EMBO Gold'

...or the EMBO Young Investigator Programme, a highly competitive programme renowned for its scientific excellence. On hearing the news of the EMBO Gold Medal, Frank Uhlmann said:"I am absolutely delighted by this award. So many researchers work hard to contribute to our molecular knowledge of cells and organisms...

Northwestern receives Gates Foundation grant for medical diagnostics

...markets in developing countries, analyzing current competitive offerings, identifying needs not addressed by current products and working with local officials to understand health priorities and product distribution channels. Analysis of this information will guide the entire team in making business and scientif...

FSU biologists uncover mechanisms that shape cells for better or worse

...al Institutes of Health have awarded Deng a highly competitive "R01" (Research Project Grant) for health-related research and development. Just after joining the FSU faculty in 2004, Deng led a Drosophila oogenesis study that revealed mechanisms of cell-to-cell signaling along other key pathways. Those finding...

Scientific issues associated with carbon-neutral energy sources such as cellulosic ethanol

... the DOE Office of Science's Basic Energy Sciences competitive grant awards program for Energy Biosciences research and member of the DOE Office of Science Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). He was the speaker on "Biofuels and the [DOE] Biofuels Workshop Report" at the July 11, 20...

Sequencing the genome of a new kind of methane producer

... Archaea. The mechanisms that give these Archaea a competitive advantage remained unexplained, because it was impossible to get a pure culture of them. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin have...

Super blackcurrants with boosted vitamin C

...nable product to sell that will ensure they have a competitive edge." The project has another two years to run and there are still some key questions to be explored. Dr Hancock explained: "We have explored whether vitamin production takes place in the leaves or the blackcurrant fruit and answered important que...

US grant targets genes behind severe arthritis

...relativelysmall. "But you can be internationally competitive and get good funding from elsewhere if you do the right project in the right disease." He said some of the first work on the project was to collate the 8000 DNA samples from the US and UK together in one place. ...

Texas A&M system agencies join forces to hasten bioenergy revolution

...tation in College Station. "Now that's the type of competitive advantage that producers are seeking." ...

Columbia University receives $16.9 million NIEHS award to study arsenic in ground water

...ion with a previous, $11 million award, the highly competitive grant renewal will enable this multi-disciplinary team of scientists to conduct research concerning anthropogenic and naturally occurring sources of human exposure to arsenic and manganese in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Maine. The award ...

UCI receives $2.9 million grant to start 'LifeChips' program

... This is the first time UCI has received a highly competitive IGERT grant, designed to support well-focused multidisciplinary graduate programs. The grant and subsequent UCI funding will support six new students each year, for a total of 30 students over five years. Each student will receive a $30,000-per-year ...

Stevens professor named an Early Career Principal Investigator

...d an Early Career Principle Investigator, a highly competitive and prestigious award from the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research of the Office of Science, US Department of Energy (DOE). "I'm thrilled to see Frank's hard work pay off so soon in his short time at Stevens," said Director of the CEOE ...

Climate change not the only factor controlling distribution of plant species

...l region. The Rocky Mountain region is also a more competitive environment for hemlock, with frequent fires and disturbance-adapted species. The limited time for dispersal combined with intense competition have probably retarded the range expansion of this species in certain areas". The authors warn that similar...

AACR awards $2.6 million in grants for metastatic colon cancer research

...awards were selected through a rigorous and highly competitive process by a committee of accomplished senior scientists. AACR is currently distributing a total of $2,644,977 to the successful investigators. "Among the 114 applications submitted, these 11 awardees were judged to have the most merit," said David...

A boost for European Life Sciences as ESF launch EuroBioFund

...ghout the world and, in order for Europe to remain competitive with the US and Asia, the necessary critical mass of expertise and resources must be made available in a coordinated manner. Currently, R & D investment is fragmented among numerous funding bodies across Europe. Now, with support from the European Co...

French-German cooperation extended

...presenting a system of the next generation that is competitive in a global context. Financial requirements for the completion of 'Victoria 4000' are estimated to be at least five million euros. With an estimated eight months of operation shared equally by AWI and Ifremer and an operational crew of seven engine...

HHMI helps physicians launch careers in research

...medical therapies for patients. We hope that these competitive grants will enable some of the most promising M.D.s and M.D.-Ph.D.s to make a successful transition from mentored training to independent junior faculty research positions at academic medical centers." HHMI already supports two programs to recruit ...

UCI researcher named Pew Scholar

...nce and innovation in their field through a highly competitive selection process. The program is funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts through a grant to the University of California, San Francisco. "I am very honored not only to be named as a Pew Scholar, but also to have my work recognized by my peers at UCI wh...

Impressive new Impact Factors for BioMed Central's open-access journals

...in the top five of research journals in the highly competitive Genetics and Heredity field, and the 4th most cited journal in the Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology. Matthew Cockerill, BioMed Central's Publisher, comments, "Genome Biology's impressive Impact Factor is evidence of BioMed Central's commitment to...

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(Date:10/16/2014)... body. Battles are won, lost or sometimes end ... as tumor dormancy—can last up to 25 years ... poorly understood. , A new computational model ... Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, may help ... switch to a malignant state. Published today in ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... challenged conventional thinking on how the bowel lining develops ... how bowel cancer starts. , The researchers produced evidence ... the ,crypts, that are a feature of the bowel ... bowel cancer development, a controversial finding as scientists are ... 3D imaging technologies, Dr Chin Wee Tan and Professor ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Northridge, Calif. (October 16, 2014) – Post-menopausal women ... effect on hormone levels or genital bleeding, after ... of an investigational fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement ... according to a new peer-reviewed pilot study reported ... Society (NAMS) annual scientific meeting. , "These ...
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