Georgia State University's Urban Studies Institute has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant under Systems for Action, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to study the mobility challenges limiting low-income, chronically ill patients in accessing healthcare, healthy food and other activities that enhance physical and mental well-being.
A combined research team from Carnegie Mellon University and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is pairing a nanoscale imaging technique with virtual reality (VR) technology to create a method that allows researchers to 'step inside' their biological data. They will combine expansion microscopy with VR to enlarge, explore and analyze cell structures far beyond the capabilities of traditional light microscopy through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges initiative.
Researchers in Georgia State University's School of Public Health have been awarded a five-year, $3.15 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s National Cancer Institute to further develop and evaluate a text messaging program to help people quit smoking.
The University of Nottingham is leading a €2m High Performance Computing (HPC) project to optimise the sustainable exploitation of wind power in both the European and Brazilian energy markets. Full story below....
Emerging viral diseases is a term used to refer to diseases caused by pathogens such as the Ebola virus. Whilst vaccines can protect people against these diseases, there is an urgent need for treatment options after infection. A new global research consortium has received 35 million dollars in funding from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA, within the context of the Centres for Excellence in Translational Research programme in order to carry out research in this very important area.
The investigation will examine whether virtual reality (VR) can improve perspective taking and related brain function and behavior in youth with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) or conduct disorder (CD). If successful, an additional three years of funding may be received during the R33 phase for a five-year grant total of $4.06M.
A new international partnership will examine plant-microbe interactions to make crops more resilient.
Huddersfield's Institute of Railway Research will work with industrial partners to develop environmentally-beneficial hybrid locomotives.
The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) has awarded funding to four multi-institutional research projects through the Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program. By providing seed grant funding to support early phase research projects, the program is intended to accelerate joint discovery and the application of translational medical research.
CABI has received a US $200,000 grant from the Grand Challenges program, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to begin an ambitious undertaking to capture and measure the global impacts of crop pests and diseases with the ultimate aim of helping to improve global food security.