A virus that infects a species of malaria-transmitting mosquito could help scientists gain a better understanding of mosquito biology and eventually could lead to methods for stopping or slowing the spread of the disease, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
A $597,380 grant from the National Science Foundation will fund SLU scientist Paul Bracher, Ph.D., and his research team as they study what life might look like on other planets -- or, here on Earth -- if it began in oil.
Vijaya B. Kolachalama, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, has received a Scientist Development grant from the American Heart Association.
A five-year federal research grant totaling $1,887,049 to Jackson Laboratory research scientist Yanjiao Zhou, M.D., Ph.D., will fund studies exploring the therapeutic potential of the gut microbiome in multiple sclerosis.
Brian Hermann, assistant professor of biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study male infertility with cutting-edge technology. Hermann, whose laboratory focuses on stem cell research to preserve male fertility, is examining the cells that make fertility possible in a way that has never been done before.
Chapman University's four-year-old School of Pharmacy continues its aggressive growth in federal grant awards. The School's faculty -- in addition to the grant money some have brought with them from other institutions -- have actively submitted proposals for research funding each year, bringing the total awards since the School opened in 2014 to just more than $3.5 million through nearly 30 awards.
Ali Abolmaali, the chair of the UTA Department of Civil Engineering, and co-investigators Arash Emami and Himan Jalali will use a one-year, $200,000 Tarrant Regional Water District and Water Research Foundation tailored-collaboration grant to gain an understanding of the best method of modeling large water pressure pipes reaction when laid in various backfill materials with differing depths of soil above them.
Yan Wan, an associate professor in UTA's Department of Electrical Engineering, is the team lead on a three-year, $998,803 grant from the National Science Foundation that will develop a networked airborne computing platform for multiple unmanned aerial systems.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved just under $10 million to fund two studies comparing the effectiveness of strategies designed to reduce unsafe opioid prescribing by improving pain management.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved nearly $74 million to fund seven studies comparing the effectiveness of different strategies for delivering palliative care. These projects will focus on advanced care planning for patients with serious illnesses and examine which approaches to delivering palliative care to patients in the community work best to improve quality of care and quality of life.