Lehigh University engineers, Xuanhong Cheng and James Hwang, awarded National Science Foundation grant to explore the use of microwave technology to characterize the nucleus of a live cell captured on a lab-on-a-chip microfluidic device.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) presented its prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to Dr. Herndon for her project, 'Manganese Biogeochemistry and Impacts on Carbon Storage in Plant-Soil Systems.' The five-year grant is expected to total $487,000.
Jianhan Chen at UMass Amherst has a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study a newly recognized class of proteins with highly flexible three-dimensional (3D) structural properties, in particular some extra-floppy ones called intrinsically disordered proteins. By staying flexible, IDPs may have an advantage in interacting with other proteins and each other, perhaps letting them respond faster than a more rigid structure, or interact with a wider variety of molecules, or both.
University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have received approximately $2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop a better way to regenerate bone or tissues that have been lost to disease or injury.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced the formation of the Morris Scientific Discovery Fund, which will provide up to $250,000 per year for eligible research programs. The goal of the fund is to ensure the continued development of the faculty by providing short-term, pilot project support for research programs that demonstrate a likelihood of successfully competing for federal funding. The fund is supported by Martha and Wistar Morris of Villanova, Pa., and Northeast Harbor, Maine.
Researchers led by Colorado State University's Cameron Ghalambor are launching a National Science Foundation-supported study of what evolutionary biologists term 'microgeographic' adaptation strategies of island scrub-jays, North America's only island-endemic bird. Island scrub-jays live exclusively on Santa Cruz Island, one of the Channel Islands off the southern California coast.
The American College of Rheumatology's Collaborative Initiatives department has received two grants from the Office of Minority Health to support the development of programs that aim to increase the recruitment and enrollment in clinical trials of minority populations affected by lupus.
The National Science Foundation's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program today issued its first research awards for 31 projects totaling approximately $45 million.
The Departments of Emergency Medicine and Hematology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health toward further study of inhaled corticosteroids to treat sickle cell disease (SCD) in individuals who do not have asthma.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded $6.5 million to a consortium that includes the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to establish the Center for Reproducible Biomedical Modeling. The multi-institution biomedical technology resource center will accelerate the development of predictive models of biological systems to guide precision medicine and bioengineering and provide much-needed model building resources to the research community.