Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in partnership with the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded a five-year grant, totaling $2.5 million to engage underrepresented minorities in Cleveland-area schools in cancer research.
The University of Freiburg will receive a subsidy for the "Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in Africa", making it the hub for African studies in Germany.
Environmental health scientist Alicia Timme-Laragy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study the health effects of two environmental pollutants, perfluoro-octanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and its recent replacement chemical, perfluoro-butanesulfonic (PFBS).
The Graduate Center (GC) of the City University of New York (CUNY) has entered into a joint endeavor with Princeton University to explore the interface between biology and physics through the establishment of the Center for the Physics of Biological Function.
The saying 'Listen to your gut' is taking on new meaning in the hunt for clues about Parkinson's disease. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a UMass Lowell public health professor a $2.1 million grant to study the relationship between gut bacteria and Parkinson's disease. The five-year study will be the largest of its kind to date.
The science of agriculture grows more complex every year. Today, the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced support for projects to help bridge the gap between biotechnology innovations and the policies on how to use them. These grants are funded through NIFA's Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants (BRAG) Program.
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced grants to help bring agricultural business ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace. Funding is made through NIFA's Small Business Innovation Research Program.
Prof Josip Glaurdic of the University of Luxembourg has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the research project ELWar, a five-year venture assessing the impact of war on political behavior in South-east Europe.
A Wayne State University research team recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop new treatment approaches for endophthalmitis, a severe inflammation of the interior of the eye caused by contaminating microorganisms that enter the eye following trauma or surgery -- notably cataract surgery.
A Michigan State University scientist is leading a federally funded effort to create a better system for predicting droughts, which cause billions of dollars in direct losses to the US economy every year.