The Contenders of the fifth AmorChem KNOCK OUTTM Event valiantly climbed into the ring and duked it out against a panel of Heavyweight Champions for a chance of winning a coveted $500,000 financing from AmorChem.
An interdisciplinary research team from communications, anthropology, and political science will study Russian disinformation campaigns in three former Soviet republics as part of a $1.6 million Minerva research grant awarded through the United States Department of Defense. UT researchers were one of only 12 academic groups nationwide selected for the prestigious Minerva Research Initiative awards this year.
An international team embarks on a new project to reduce marine litter through lost fishing gear.
The Fondren Foundation committed $15 million to Houston Methodist to support the Food and Health Alliance, Immunology Center and to create the Fondren Inflammation Collaborative, a multidisciplinary program to address complex allergy, immunologic, autoimmune and GI conditions. The gift will also fund research, education and counseling and train the next generation of physician scientists. The collaborative will seek to understand how inflammation impacts immunologic and gastrointestinal conditions. Multicenter clinical trials will follow, focusing on innovative treatments.
Alan Mantooth, Distinguished Professor of electrical engineering at the University of Arkansas, received a five-year $1.5 million award from the US Department of Energy to help build advanced, high-temperature integrated circuits and next-generation power modules for electric- and hybrid-powered vehicles.
Mary Jo Gilmer studies the impact animals can have on children with life-threatening conditions. She recently received a grant from nonprofit Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) for a pilot program investigating the health benefits of human-animal interactions (HAIs) in reducing suffering of children with cancer undergoing debilitating treatments.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.7 million grant to the Leadership Alliance, a Brown University-based consortium of 35 leading research and teaching institutions that works to train, mentor and inspire students from diverse backgrounds to pursue research careers.
The human heart appears to be pure physics: valves open and close, blood flows through the heart's chambers, electrical impulses regulate the heartbeat. But a German-British research team is looking at it through a different perspective. It wants to break the heart down into its smallest parts -- the cells -- and unlock the secrets hidden there.
The five-year, $10.6 million contract will support Boston College researchers as they examine topics relevant to Air Force interests in the specification and forecasting of the space environment and the mitigation of risks to space assets under adverse conditions.
UD biologist Salil Lachke has a growing portfolio of research focused on eye development and the genetic disorders that obstruct healthy eye development. Now the National Institutes of Health has announced $1.7 million in support for his work to understand the developmental disorders that cause anophthalmia (no eye) and microphthalmia (small eye) at birth. The new grant provides five years of support.