Staff at the University of Liverpool's Department of Eye & Vision Science have been awarded £1.3 million by the National Institute for Health Research's (NIHR) Intervention for Innovation (i4i) programme to develop a state-of-the-art Ultra-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (Ultra-OCT) system. The Ultra-OCT is intended to revolutionise the way corneal eye conditions are detected, diagnosed and managed.
The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant by the UK Research Councils and the Department of Health to lead an inter-disciplinary research project to tackle the growing threat of antibacterial drug resistance (ABR) in Thailand.
Historical-critical edition of the works of jurist Hans Kelsens is adopted into Mainz Academy program.
Researchers have received a $1.8M, three-year grant from the US Department of Defense to develop an implantable muscle stimulator for preventing pressure ulcers and deep tissue injuries to the buttocks. These serious medical conditions, which are caused by lying or sitting in one place for long periods of time, can lead to severe pain and infection, even death.
The UC Davis Department of Pediatrics has received a $2 million, five-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to fund a new telemedicine program for children in remote communities. The School-Based Tele-Physiatry Assistance for Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Services (STARS) program will provide critical physiatry care for kids with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries and other disabilities.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for health education projects for individuals and families living in rural areas. Funding is made through NIFA's Rural Health and Safety Education (RHSE) Competitive Grant Program.
A researcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is using computer science to help fight the growing problem of crowdturfing -- a troublesome phenomenon in which masses of online workers are paid to post phony reviews, circulate malicious tweets, and even spread fake news. Assistant professor Kyumin Lee has developed algorithms that have proven highly accurate in detecting fake 'likes' and followers across various platforms like Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter.
Radiation therapy for children with cancer is painless, but preparation for it may cause great stress for a child and his or her family because the child is routinely sedated before each treatment, to stay motionless. Manish Vaidya at the University of North Texas is using a computer program to train young patients to stay motionless so sedation won't be necessary.
With a $1.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Anita Mattson, a biochemist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), will develop a new class of catalysts that could make it possible to reliably synthesize organic compounds that hold the promise of treating cancers that have become resistant to commonly used chemotherapy medications. The catalysts may also open the door to a new approach to discovering new drugs for cancer and many other diseases.
Kent State University's Exercise Science/Physiology Program was awarded a $248,000 grant by i-Health Inc. to conduct a study relating to the use of probiotics and physical exercise. Kent State faculty and students are interested in combating heat-caused complications during exercise, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.