Can publicly available data from large-scale social media networks be used to help predict catastrophic events within the country's infrastructure, such as threats to national security, the energy system or even the economy?
The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has received a $10.78 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research obesity and related conditions.
'Our goal is to help eradicate these diseases by building better diagnostics, designing new drugs and informing vaccine design,' says principal investigator Kristian Andersen, PhD.
Clinical researcher, Alana Rojewski, Ph.D., receives career development award to study smoking cessation programs in an oncology setting at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center and benefits of technology-based interventions for lung cancer screening patients.
Armed with a $600,000 grant, Michigan State University researchers will work alongside Latino migrant farmers to reshape how Michigan harvests fruit -- and cultivate a new workforce.
Following their latest grant competition, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research announced a total of $1.5 in funding for two INRS professors. Professor Albert Descoteaux will receive $918,000 over five years to study the parasite Leishmania, specifically the mechanisms it uses to evade our immune system. Professor Kessen Patten will receive $627,300 over five years as well to enhance the understanding of the mechanisms involved in spinal muscular atrophy, a fatal and untreatable illness that is still poorly understood.
Michael Nelson, assistant professor of kinesiology at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received a new five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the link between fat storage in the heart and cardiovascular disease, as well as the influence of gender on the development of cardiac dysfunction.
Two engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are combining their work in decision making for self-driving cars and wireless communications to find the key to developing self-driving cars that can operate safely and efficiently, even in complex city environments. With a three-year, $425,000 award from the National Science Foundation, they seek to create a network that will enable these vehicles to share information about everything from traffic flow to road conditions and accidents.
A competition for radical ideas in the fight against blindness will move to its next phase by challenging participants to build functioning human retina prototypes. The National Eye Institute (NEI) 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (NEI 3-D ROC 2020) is a $1-million federal prize competition designed to generate lab-grown human retinas from stem cells. Organoids developed for the competition will mimic the structure, organization, and function of the human retina.
The American College of Rheumatology was awarded a $10,000 grant from the American Society of Association Executives to develop a new program, Uniting Collaborators for Innovation (UCOIN), that focuses on creating member-led initiatives that diminish racial and ethnic disparities in patients with rheumatic diseases.