The University of Texas at San Antonio has been awarded a $5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the university's community partnerships in advancing racial justice. UTSA's project -- Democratizing Racial Justice -- will be a transformative, community-based People's Academies for Racial Justice. Selected community fellows and faculty fellows will collaborate on a public-facing project. Grant funding will further support community dialogues with key scholars working in fields related to social justice.
A new national research project to study the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2 will be launched with £2.5 million of funding from UK Research and Innovation. The 'G2P-UK' National Virology Consortium will study how mutations in the virus affect key outcomes such as how transmissible it is, the severity of COVID-19 it causes, and the effectiveness of vaccines and treatments.
Ghaith Androwis, Ph.D.: 'We are very interested in testing the effectiveness of this novel and non-invasive approach in persons with spinal cord injury, Such interventions may improve participants' performance of activities of daily living leading to gains in their overall quality of life. This particularly is important when an intervention can be provided simultaneously with conventional therapy.'
Multi-institutional teams of scientists, physicians, and engineers will study Parkinson's disease, celiac disease, pediatric heart transplant, pediatric telemedicine, and epilepsy.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Rinku Majumder, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, a $2.5 million grant over four years to help reduce the high stroke risk to women with obesity who take estrogen-containing birth control pills.
Scientists are homing in on the amazing flying skills of insects. How flying insects are able to respond rapidly and appropriately in a fast-changing surroundings is a serious ambition of new Australian Research Council study. Led by Flinders University, investigators will study hoverflies and 'train' European honeybees in a new ARC project to help unravel how the insects' movements through the world helps them make rapid decisions.
Over the next four years, the international research project SciFiMed aims to develop a biosensor to help better characterise inflammatory reactions in the body. This visionary project, thereby hopes to improve the diagnosis and therapy of various types of inflammatory diseases.
A civil engineering associate professor at The University of Texas at Arlington has received a pair of grants focused on detecting and repairing natural gas leaks in underground pipelines.
The Department of Defense (DoD) recently awarded $50 million in grants to 150 university scientists--54 of whom are sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR)--via the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).
A University of Houston medical researcher is using a $1.4 million grant to target the suPAR protein found elevated in patients with kidney disease. In the past year, the same high serum suPAR levels have also been found to predict kidney and multiple organ failure in hospitalized patients with COVID-19.