The National Institutes of Health has renewed a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant, worth more than $11 million. The University of Delaware Center is focused on discovery of new molecules that can be used to study and treat diseases such as breast cancer, renal cancer, Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and Legionnaires disease.
More than 30 Southwest Virginia residents on the University of Virginia Cancer Center Without Walls Community Advisory Board have set four regional priorities for cancer prevention and early detection. Their areas of focus are helping residents quit tobacco use, screenings for lung and colorectal cancer, along with efforts to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes several cancers.
The Christian Doppler Laboratory for Technology-Guided Electronic Component Design and Characterization investigates ways to better control electromagnetic interactions in smart networked devices, especially in the 5G frequency range.
The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and the Republic of Korea's Global Disease Eradication Fund (GDEF) have agreed to conduct joint projects to fight cholera, which include vaccination for a total of approximately 540,000 people at risk of cholera in Nepal and Mozambique. KOICA GDEF is providing a grant of US $8.05 million to support the project entitled 'Enhancing Cholera Control' (ECHO).
Cranfield University is co-leading a new international project to examine the role of culture and archives in enhancing possibilities for peace and preventing conflict in communities around the world.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield and Abertay University are working to create an affordable food source with the help of mopane worms, best known in the UK for being part of the eating challenges on I'm a Celebrity
A new research project aims at developing a transnational system for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystems in Europe. It is being coordinated by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. The results of the project are to inform the political decisions of the European Commission and other decision-makers. The EU is providing three million euros in funding for the project.
University of Arkansas engineering professor Lauren Greenlee received a $750,000 award from the Department of Energy to investigate the chemical and electronic structure of iron and oxygen atoms. The research will improve battery materials, water electrolysis for hydrogen production, polymer recycling and water treatment.
Researchers from the University of Liverpool are leading a £965k research project that aims to make the plastic packaging used in products such as shampoo bottles more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Funded by UKRI, the project also involves the University of Manchester, Unilever and Bright Green Plastics.
Design and construction of first phase of unique permanent magnet stellarator funded to begin.