A $4 million award from the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR RII Track 2 program will bring together researchers from Kansas and Delaware and fund work to improve how plastics are manufactured and recycled.
Michelle Hummel, an assistant professor in UTA’s College of Engineering, received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to work with the city of Ingleside on the Bay, Texas. The city has seen environmental impacts on its community from higher tides, ship wakes and air and water pollution caused by industrial growth.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst will continue to play a lead role in protecting the nation’s computing networks and infrastructure through a $4.4 million federal grant to educate cybersecurity researchers and professionals and then place them in jobs throughout the federal government. The program provides generous financial support to help students launch their careers.
PARP inhibitors are an important ovarian cancer treatment, but patients can commonly develop resistance to them. This resistance and how to overcome it are an area of research that Benjamin Bitler, PhD, CU Cancer Center member and assistant professor of reproductive sciences, has pursued with research partners across the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the country. Now, his ongoing research is supported by a seven-year R37 MERIT Award, given by the National Institutes of Health to provide long-term support to investigators whose research competence and productivity are deemed superior.
New hot pepper agronomic practices and technologies could help rejuvenate the U.S. market and help reduce production costs for producers.
At a time when incidence of Lyme disease is rising across the U.S., a study led by University of Kentucky College of Medicine researcher Brian Stevenson, Ph.D., may provide a significant impact in the fight against the disease. A new study will build upon Stevenson's three decades of research aimed at understanding Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
All of Henry Ford Health System’s five hospitals that are equipped to treat stroke earned Gold Plus and Honor Roll status for stroke care excellence from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. This top quality achievement recognizes the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring patients with stroke receive the most appropriate and timely treatment according to nationally-recognized, research-based guidelines grounded in the latest scientific evidence.
Rice University scientists win a National Institutes of Health award to create software for designing customized treatments for movement impairments.
- NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering
A new grant from the Danish Villum Experiment programme will start up the research project Spin-Grain, which aims to scale down a brain-inspired computing system to dust grain size and with energy consumption so low, it can be harvested from the surroundings. The project is headed by AI-researchers at Aarhus University.
- Villum Experiment Programme
It’s the rare engineer who gets to conduct experiments in space. But Lehigh University now has three who will be doing just that. A multidisciplinary trio from Lehigh’s P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science recently received $400,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to fund their project studying thermophoresis in quiescent fluids for bioseparations. The team is led by James Gilchrist, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and includes Xuanhong Cheng, a professor of bioengineering and materials science and engineering, and Kelly Schultz, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Their experiments will take place aboard the International Space Station (ISS), and are expected to launch in the next one to two years.
Dairy science students from the University of Tennessee Department of Animal Science recently garnered several awards during the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) in July. The meeting attracted nearly 90 students and their advisors along with more than 1,200 professionals and guests from the U.S., Mexico, Canada and beyond.