Clemson University research scientist Zhicheng Dou has received a $64,786 grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to study a microscopic parasite that can cause blindness, birth defects and other severe health consequences.
Researchers at Emory University, the University of Georgia, and Georgia Tech will study the mechanisms of resilience after malaria infection, via a $6.4 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Army Research Laboratory. The team hopes to find better strategies to prevent and treat malaria. The project is part of DARPA's THoR (Technologies for Host Resilience) program.
A researcher at Case Western Reserve University is mining magnetic resonance images and surgical data to provide surgeons with guidance as to which patients require rectal cancer surgery after chemoradiation and how much tissue to remove.
The National Institutes of Health has partnered with the US Environmental Protection Agency to fund five new research centers to improve health in communities overburdened by pollution and other environmental factors that contribute to health disparities. Within each center, scientists will partner with community organizations to study these concerns and develop culturally appropriate ways to reduce exposure to harmful environmental conditions.
With the help of a $341,694 grant from the National Science Foundation, 'Establishing the Crystallochemical Principles Governing Energy-Transfer Processes in Upconversion Nanocrystals,' a Wayne State University researcher aims to improve upconversion nanocrystals' composition and atomic structure to expand the library of bright and multicolor upconverters, while also generating fundamental understanding of light-matter interactions at the nanoscale.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Miami and Meharry Medical College were recently awarded a five-year, $11.6 million grant to launch a new center that will enable research using precision medicine to eradicate health disparities, specifically those among African-Americans and Latinos.
Berlin researchers win at the OneStart life sciences & healthcare accelerator with their project 'Captain T Cell'. They developed a new platform for the identification and isolation of T cell receptors which are in great need for future personalized cancer treatments.
The Government of Canada today announced a renewed investment of CA$ 85 million for the Stop TB Partnership's TB REACH initiative over the next five years.
With new NIH funding, researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center hunt for targets that will betray Zika virus to the human immune system, paving the way for a new vaccine to defeat the virus. They believe the same technology that led to the development and successful testing of a vaccine for West Nile virus may work equally well against Zika, which is part of the same family of viruses.
María Bárbara Zepeda Cortés will spend 10 months searching 'The Gálvez Papers' for Spanish reformer José de Gálvez. Lehigh University history professor Zepeda Cortés won a prestigious long-term fellowship to study at The History professor María Bárbara Zepeda Cortés awarded 10-month fellowship to study at The Huntington Library in California, home of largest Gálvez archive in the US.