The MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation announced today it is awarding $1,151,000 in grants to fifteen MIT research teams currently working on early-stage technologies.
Ferring Research Institute Inc. today announced the recipients of the 2015 Ferring Innovation Grants. This global program awards each recipient $50,000 to support research in the fields of reproductive health, gastroenterology and/or urology.
The government of Chile announced today at the Our Oceans Summit in Valparaiso its plan to design a network of Marine Protected Areas for the purpose of safeguarding Patagonia's whales, dolphins, sea lions, sea birds and other coastal biodiversity, an initiative that would expand the country's protected waters by 100,000 square kilometers (more than 38,000 square miles).
A team of University of Georgia faculty members, led by a researcher in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has received an $8.2 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services, to improve the lives of children and families in the child welfare system in Georgia.
Penn Medicine's Basser Center for BRCA announced $375,000 in new grant funding to support BRCA-focused research projects across the nation. The grants are aimed at advancing the care of patients living with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.
A new $2.48 million federal grant will allow researchers at Case Western Reserve University to revise and test the effectiveness of an interactive avatar-based technology that helps users make end-of-life decisions well in advance of an ICU emergency.
UMass Medical School and its partners at Boston Children's Hospital and other academic medical centers have been awarded $20 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand their efforts toward preventing another outbreak of Ebola or other highly contagious virus in Liberia.
A multidisciplinary team of Rice University scientists backed by the National Science Foundation studies how neuronal networks form in the brain. They hope to learn how to manipulate natural systems to help treat stroke and neurodegenerative disease.
The NIH has awarded a grant of $15.5 million to a UC Davis team to build the world's first total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, which could fundamentally change the way cancers are tracked and treated and put the university on the nation's leading edge of molecular imaging.
University of California, Davis, researchers have been awarded nearly $5 million to find out how well the state prepares K-12 students for college and careers. The grant comes from the US Department of Education.