The talent pipeline for the agricultural workforce begins well before college, and today the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced the availability of $858,500 in funding to strengthen K-14 education in the food, agriculture, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences.
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $3 million in available funding to support Alaska Native- and Native Hawaiian-Serving (ANNH) colleges and universities.
The Austen Riggs Center has received a major grant from philanthropists Bill and Deborah Ryan to launch a research program, MRI-based Characterization of Complex Psychopathology. This program will explore how complex psychiatric disorders might be characterized in greater detail, with a view toward opening the door to a better understanding of each patient's mental illness and their response to psychotherapy.
Current drug treatments for Hepatitis C virus are prohibitively expensive and have limiting side effects and achieve sustained clearance of the virus in only 50 to 60% of patients. In a project funded by the Medical Research Council (UK) scientists from the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford and the School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences at the University of Plymouth take a new look at this problem by using a recently developed model system.
Galaxies are merging all the time, even our own galaxy, the Milky Way. But how these mergers occur isn't entirely clear. University of Iowa astrophysicist Hai Fu will use a National Science Foundation grant to find and characterize supermassive black holes associated with merging galaxies.
A University of California, Riverside researcher is leading a team that will receive $300,000 over two years to study the life cycles of viruses that are harmful to humans and agricultural plants.
Queen Mary University of London has been awarded $1.5 million (£1.2 million) by Edwards Lifesciences to carry out a study into a debated therapy for preventing complications, especially infections, after major surgery.
A new five-year project BBSRC Brassica, Rapeseed and Vegetable Optimisation (BRAVO), will receive funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Oilseed rape and Brassica vegetable crops have a combined UK market value in excess of £1 billion, but suffer yearly losses of up to £230 million, primarily due to increasingly unfavorable and unpredictable weather patterns. BBSRC BRAVO aims to combat these crop losses by unraveling the processes that control key aspects of plant development.
Experts have received € 29 million to investigate serious lung infections that particularly affect babies and older people. The research aims to improve the management of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections, which are estimated to affect more than 30 million children each year. Investigators from 18 universities, public health institutes and pharmaceutical companies from across Europe are working together on the project.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, named 16 new Damon Runyon Fellows at its fall Fellowship Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious, four-year award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer research in the laboratories of leading senior investigators across the country. The Committee also named three new recipients of the Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists.