A team of Penn State researchers is planning to create a new map of the brain that will establish a neural circuit diagram of oxytocin, a compound often associated with affection and emotional behavior. Researchers hope the map will give them insight into how oxytocin in the brain drives social behavior.
The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the Simons Foundation, has launched four new centers to bring mathematical perspectives to the biological search for the Rules of Life.
Bernd Chudoba, UTA aerospace engineering professor, has received a $250,000 grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory headquarters to develop parameters for a forecasting methodology that will allow strategic planners to identify science and technology gaps related to space transportation issues like hypersonic speed, space launch/return and in-space operation. The grant also would identify and rank emerging technologies that the United States needs to address.
Boston Medical Center has been approved for a $13.5 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to test the efficacy of two different methods of delivering cognitive behavioral therapy.
Beth Rink has won a five-year, $3.12 million grant for a sexual and reproductive health program for American Indian youth on the Fort Peck Reservation. Rink also has been named a Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholar to help advance Arctic nations.
Saint Louis University researcher Gina Yosten, Ph.D is pursuing solutions for people with diabetes who are at risk of life-threatening drops in blood sugar.
A KU researcher has earned $1.5 million from the NIH to continue research on developmental language disorder, an under-studied disorder as common as dyslexia or ADHD.
The National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation have awarded a grant to Harvard scientists for the creation of a new research center, dubbed the NSF-Simons Center for Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Biology at Harvard University, aimed at bringing biologists and mathematicians together to answer some of the central questions about living systems.
AGA provides more than $2 million in research funding to 41 promising investigators.
The Life Sciences - Life Writing Research Training Group at Mainz University will receive financial support to the tune of EUR 2.2 million over the next four and a half years to look at the correlation between new developments in biomedicine and borderline human life experiences.