A new £20 million fund that aims to explore new ideas and innovations that can bring changes in the UK's plastics manufacturing and consumption patterns is announced today by Science Minister, Sam Gyimah. The Plastics and Research Innovation Fund (PRIF) will engage Britain's best scientists and innovators to help move the country towards more circular economic and sustainable approaches to plastics.
The US Department of Energy Office of Science's Office of Nuclear Physics awarded the 'Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications' grant to a Michigan State University (MSU) chemistry professor. It is a two-year $356,598 grant.
UA College of Medicine -- Phoenix scientists cross-utilize plant biology, medicine and engineering to create novel platform.
Utah State University is among 33 institutions nationwide selected to join the 2018 cohort of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Inclusive Excellence initiative. As a member of the initiative, the state of Utah's land grant university receives $1 million in support over five years to initiate the 'Mentoring and Encouraging Student Academic Success (MESAS)' program.
The University of Louisville today announced a $5 million gift to establish the Envirome Institute at the School of Medicine. The gift, from the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation, supports the first institute dedicated to the study of the human envirome. Taking a holistic approach to researching how the human-environment interrelationship impacts peoples' lives, the institute will build on the pioneering work of Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D., the institute's director, in the field of environmental cardiology.
With grants to 33 colleges and universities, HHMI is catalyzing efforts to improve the inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds in science education.
Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals, leaders in stress granule biology, an exciting new target for the development of neurodegenerative therapeutics, announced today that it has been awarded $3.4 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in a competing grant to advance novel therapeutic drug candidates towards the clinic for treating patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Syracuse University is a 2018 recipient of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence grant, supporting diversity and inclusion in science education. The five-year, $1 million grant will fund the University's Collaborative High-Impact Activities in Natural Science Education (CHANcE) Project, which seeks to build an inclusive culture in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields nationwide.
Researchers have scrutinized more than 5 terabytes of Internet-scale data to produce a report that provides a unique 24-hour glimpse of cyberattacks and threats in Florida and the US FloridaSOAR, a first-of-its-kind, large-scale analysis of the magnitude of compromised Internet of Things devices, pinpoints malicious attacks and infections in near real-time by targeted sectors and providers. It can detect exploitations as soon as they are encountered, and store and share that threat information with IoT operators worldwide.
A transformative gift of $10 million from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation in support of the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health will expand the Centre's internationally renowned role in brain research and establish a Global Brain Consortium of leading research institutions. The consortium will focus on sharing research methodologies and results, with the goal of accelerating the finding of novel and ground-breaking solutions to mental health and neurodegenerative diseases.