UCSB is named a National Science Foundation Neurotechnology Hub for optical brain imaging.
A new five-year grant totaling $5,382,423 to Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Assistant Professor Catherine Kaczorowski will fund research to explore why some people with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, and even brain changes associated with the disease, nevertheless manage to maintain their cognitive capabilities
A team of engineers and clinicians at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester Medical Center received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a non-contact, video recording technology to detect the presence of atrial fibrillation.
A chemical engineer from the University of Houston is leading a $2.1 million project to find new catalytic materials that work at low exhaust temperatures, allowing automakers to build vehicles that operate more efficiently while retaining the ability to clean emissions before they leave the tailpipe.
Junzhou Huang, an associate professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, will use a $210,000 National Science Foundation grant to explore how to combine the two methods to more accurately predict the outcome of future data. Chao Chen at the City University of New York is co-principal investigator on the project.
A research team at New York University College of Dentistry has been approved for a $13.3 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study cavity prevention, quality of life, and school performance.
Researchers at Wayne State University led by Nathan Fisher, associate professor of computer science in the College of Engineering, received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to address the need for effective, integrative battery operating systems that provide sustained and reliable power.
Van Andel Research Institute scientist Scott Rothbart, Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, $2.375 million Maximizing Investigators' Research Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health that will fuel in-depth, multidisciplinary studies into the epigenetic control mechanisms that regulate the genetic code.
New awards from the National Science Foundation's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) will provide 30 non-tenured researchers with fellowships, partnering them with premier research centers and enhancing their ability to work at the frontiers of science and engineering.
Tufts University will elevate its standing as a national leader in improving student learning outcomes thanks to an $8 million gift from the James S. McDonnell Family Foundation to establish the Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction (IRLI). IRLI will be one of the first research centers to focus on better understanding how students learn at the collegiate level.