Grant and Award Announcement
The American Physical Society awards the Rahman Prize to Argonne senior scientist Giulia Galli.
The Gulf of Mexico is one of the most important areas in the world for marine life, and especially its natural banks and reefs that provide food, habitat and shelter for numerous species. It’s also home to a key marine protected area, and a Texas A&M University at Galveston marine biologist is heading a $1.9 million project to study how fish and marine life inhabit the region.
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Research teams from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their technologies have received seven 2021 R&D 100 Awards, plus special recognition for a COVID-19-related project.
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A new study will investigate how the brain and body fat communicate to control the production and release of leptin, a feedback hormone that helps regulate appetite and the number of calories burned.
- NIH/National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Scientists from Paderborn University, Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences and the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) are researching new environmentally-friendly plastic products based on lactic acid. The aim is to develop sustainable materials for optical applications such as headlights, lenses, reflectors and light guides.
- German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
A new four-year research study, supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, will identify appropriate ethical and policy guidance for translational xenotransplantation kidney clinical trials—studies that connect basic research with clinical practice.
- NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
La Jolla Institute scientists team up with Brigham and Women's Hospital to guide the development of vaccines against the coronavirus family
- NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
A researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington is developing technology that would allow virtual reality users to see the facial expressions of the person they are interacting with online.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has been awarded a five-year, $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to foster inclusive excellence in the biomedical sciences using evidence-based approaches. The NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) initiative award fuels a multi-institution effort to identify and implement new strategies to recruit faculty members from groups underrepresented in medicine by supporting faculty development, mentoring, sponsorship, and promotion.
Grassland soil today experiences increased nutrient inputs, which have dramatic impacts on biodiversity. To help understand this issue, researchers at the University of Oklahoma are leading the American contribution to a global study that aims to measure the impact of increased nutrients on soil microbial biodiversity and the ecosystem-level functions for grasslands around the world.
A leap into the future: the goal of the ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition is to develop robotic systems that can transmit a human's senses, actions and presence to a remote location in real time. Through these avatars they can perform a variety of handling tasks and can interact with humans - from audio and video transmission to direct physical contact. Team NimbRo from the University of Bonn qualified in Miami (USA) for the finals and is to receive 133,333 US dollars. The prize purse for the finals is eight million US dollars.