A crucial step in sequestering carbon dioxide and realizing the energy transition means finding where to store it to avoid earthquakes and possible leakage pathways, which Yingcai Zheng at the University of Houston is taking on in collaboration with Los Alamos National Lab and Vecta Oil and Gas with support from the U.S. Department of Energy.
UCLA Health will receive a $4.8 million grant from The National Institutes of Health to develop methods that will improve genetic risk estimates - polygenic risk scores - for specific diseases in people from diverse populations and mixed ancestries.
Automated vehicle (AV) technology is widely acknowledged as a promising means to prevent crashes, increase mobility among drivers and even lower emissions. But there is a hesitancy toward autonomy among drivers, which Texas A&M University researchers are attempting to understand.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center's College of Nursing has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund a much-needed expansion of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training and certification in West Tennessee.
Researchers from the University of Missouri and the United States Geological Survey are using a grant from the USGS Aquatic Invasive Species Competitive Grants Program to develop a 3D model to better predict how the variable dynamics of river water flows -- currents and water turbulence -- influence the spread of invasive carp throughout the U.S. Invasive carp reproduce in rivers, and can lay thousands of eggs that can drift for miles in river flows before hatching.
Summer Thyme, Ph.D., has been named as one of 22 early-career researchers selected to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. These scientists will receive funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts over the next four years as they investigate timely questions surrounding human health and disease. This is the fourth prestigious early-stage investigator award for Thyme, an assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Neurobiology.
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have received a $5 million federal grant to pool genomic information from existing and new datasets - predominantly in African and African American populations -- in order to calculate the risk of developing specific diseases. They will use sophisticated modeling and genetic datasets to calculate the risk, known as a polygenic risk score, with an emphasis on studying people from different ancestries.
A $1 million grant from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Scott Medina, Penn State assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will study a new protein coating that could eliminate the need for drug refrigeration.
Wayne State University recently received an Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) T32 training program grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. This $2.5 million grant will aid in growing Wayne State's successful IMSD R25 graduate training program in biomedical sciences and behavioral research.
Newly funded EU Horizon 2020 project PROMICON will learn from nature how microbiomes function through development and application of quantitative physiology, imaging, cell sorting, machine learning, and systems biology