Four-year $1.9 million grant to Stanford program renews a partnership aimed at accelerating access to safe, reliable and affordable water services.
Researchers at Boston Medical Center, in collaboration with Northwestern University, are using imaging technology to create an effective and inexpensive way to screen for colorectal cancer among young adults. The research is part of the R33 Cancer Moonshot Project, and is a 3 year $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. Once researchers create this test and achieve quality goals, they will begin a clinical trial, which can then lead to regulatory approval and launch in clinical practice.
A team of computer science, education and museum researchers is launching a project to better understand how museum visitors interact with educational exhibits. The ultimate goal: helping museums capture public interest.
Uri Laserson, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and collaborators have been awarded one of 85 grants announced today from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF (CZI). The grants totaling $15 million are dedicated to research projects aimed at building tools and technologies to support the goals of Human Cell Atlas.
In its first investment in EPFL, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and DAF, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, have awarded a research grant to the lab of Professor Bart Deplancke supporting the development of a web-based platform to analyze the transcriptome of single cells. With the grant, the genetics platform becomes part of the network of open computational tools for the Chan Zuckerberg's project Human Cell Atlas (HCA).
Indiana University Bloomington psychology professor Chen Yu has been awarded $1.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to better understand the earliest phases of language learning in children.
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded the ERC Advanced Grant to the genetics researcher Manolis Pasparakis. The award is endowed with €2.5 million for five years and is considered the most important European research grant.
ERC Advanced Grants -- the European Union's most prestigious research funding program -- is granting Professor Oliver Billker €2.5 million for a period of five years for research on the sexual biology of malaria parasites. Molecular biologist Oliver Billker is a new top recruit to Umeå University.
Washington State University researchers are studying a variety of potential cannabis-related health impacts, including its effects on pregnant women, young people, and those with chronic pain. They are also looking at public and professional attitudes to the drug, its intersection with tobacco, and the science of how it stimulates users' appetites.
A donation from Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton is enabling a new project from the Blue Marine Foundation and the University of Plymouth Marine Institute which aims to improve the conservation of fish and the incomes of fishermen in UK coastal waters.