With mosquito season underway, Saint Louis University vaccine researchers have received NIH funding to study the body's immune response to Zika.
The Center for Vaccine Development has been awarded a grant for research to help determine why so many children under five are dying in the world's poorest countries. The grant will fund use of an innovative alternative to traditional autopsy known as minimally invasive tissue sampling.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a grant totaling $3.4 million over five years to Jackson Laboratory Professor and Director of Immunological Sciences Jacques Banchereau, Ph.D., to develop new clinical adjuvants -- agents that boost vaccine effectiveness -- to better protect elderly and immunosuppressed patients.
An international team of researchers led by UC Riverside anthropologist Travis Stanton will begin excavating household sites in the ruins of Yaxuna, Coba and a rural community along a causeway on the Yucatán Peninsula next summer in an effort to determine how life changed for tens of thousands of people who lived along what was the longest road in the ancient Maya world.
Led by Claudio Soto, Ph.D., researchers from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have been awarded $11 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the pathogenesis, transmission and detection of prion diseases -- such as chronic wasting disease in deer -- that can potentially spread to humans.
University of Tennessee Extension has been awarded one of four $10,000 sponsorships from HughesNet; to implement a 'Summer Camp STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Experience' during Junior 4-H camp this summer in Columbia, Crossville and Greeneville. During Tennessee 4-H Junior Camp, youth statewide will experience STEM through a series of hands-on stations at 4-H Camp. Summer Camp STEM Experiences are part of a national effort to spark youth interest in STEM education.
The 2016 Lupus Insight Prize was awarded to Ann Marshak-Rothstein, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School, for a project with great promise to improve the treatment of lupus-related skin disease. Announced at FOCIS 2016, the 16th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS), the $200,000 Lupus Insight Prize is a collaborative initiative among the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR), the Lupus Foundation of America and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI).
The National Science Foundation has awarded $200,022 to a research team led by Likun Zhu, an associate professor of mechanical engineering with the School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, to overcome problems with one approach to increasing the capacity of lithium ion batteries.
University of Montana doctoral candidate Joanna Kreitinger was one of 48 people nationwide selected to receive a 2016 American Association of Immunologists Careers in Immunology Fellowship. This highly competitive fellowship will provide Kreitinger with one year's salary to support her training in UM Professor David Shepherd's lab, which is housed in the College of Health Professions & Biomedical Sciences.
Ronald Rudin, a professor in Concordia's Department of History, has received funding from the federal Department of Canadian Heritage to unearth some of these lesser-known tales in time for Canada Day 2017.