A potentially revolutionary new technology -- that could saves thousands of lives in intensive care units around the world -- is being trialed in a UK study co-led by Queen's University Belfast.
Following a kick-off meeting, the TransLUMINAL-B project, which is being led by Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin, is now officially underway. Over the next three years, researchers involved in the project will study the process of metastasis formation and the role of malignant cells, which accumulate in the blood and bone marrow of patients with certain types of breast cancer.
PNNL and its partners are developing three new technologies to improve the power grid, make biofuel from seaweed and produce hydrogen with grants from DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E.
The Precourt Institute for Energy and the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University have awarded 12 faculty seed grants totaling $2.1 million for groundbreaking research on clean energy.
A University of Texas at Arlington engineer is co-leading a team that is seeking ways to harness heat energy lost from automobiles, buildings and other devices.
MassGeneral Hospital for Children has been named a Grand Challenges Explorations winner through an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Led by Alessio Fasano, M.D., MGHfC researchers Christina Faherty, Ph.D., and Stefania Senger, Ph.D. -- along with researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled 'Disarming Type III Secretion System of Enteric Pathogens.'
Rice University researchers have won $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation to conduct the most extensive experimental research yet of wireless technology that uses 100 or more antennas per base station to send tightly focused beams of data to each user, even as they move.
Copper is an essential micronutrient, but unless it is bound to proteins, it is also toxic to cells. With a $1.3 million award from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute will conduct a systematic study of copper in the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a leading cause of hospital-associated infections, with the hope of discovering new drug targets that might allow cells in the body to use copper to battle bacterial invaders.
Chapman University associate professor Hesham El-Askary, Ph.D., is the regional coordinator on a €3 million grant from the European Union's Horizon 2020. The work of Dr. El-Askary and his colleagues will focus on earth observation related research with the aim of providing timely and accurate information, forecasts and projections.
When Mark Hain decided to leave his job as an emergency medical technician to pursue a degree in environmental engineering at the University of Georgia, he assumed he would immediately get his hands dirty designing and building projects. Instead, he found himself in a design course analyzing and discussing in detail how his work as an engineer might impact others -- and questioning whether certain projects should be built at all.