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.
A physics professor at the University of Strathclyde has been awarded a prestigious Chair in Emerging Technologies by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).
Joel Sharbrough, a postdoctoral fellow at Colorado State University, is sharing a $1.83 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Integrative Organismal Systems to answer fundamental questions about how genome doubling influences the biology of a set of key crop plants. The grant was jointly awarded to Jonathan Wendel's lab at Iowa State University.
The UC Riverside School of Medicine will address the marginalization of students in recovery from substance-use disorders with a $250,000 award designed to engage the Riverside campus and all others in the University of California system. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Eugene Washington Engagement Award will allow Ann Cheney, an assistant professor at the Center for Healthy Communities in the School of Medicine, to work for two years with students, academic colleagues, and recovery professionals.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is to lead a major new project that aims to reveal which interventions should be implemented to improve the well-being of people with disabilities in low and middle-income countries (LMIC).
The University of South Florida has been awarded approximately $700,000 in initial funding (3U19AI089672-11S1) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to study the effects of malaria treatments and mosquito control measures on health outcomes in Southeast Asia. USF may receive up to approximately $4.56 million over five years for the project if milestones are met.
Wake Forest University's Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) has received $2.14 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting the expansion of the research center's study of mercury pollution and reforestation in the Peruvian Amazon.
The mid-20th century was the golden age of natural product discovery. Scientists discovered groundbreaking drugs, like penicillin and tetracycline, from sources in nature. But as the search for natural products continued, pharmaceutical companies kept finding the same products over and over again. The era of genomics brought success in discovering new natural products, but only on a very small scale. Now, a new project aims to discover new natural products on a large scale by using synthetic biology and automation.
Ten faculty members in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University have received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Awards between September 2018 and April 2019. The awards total an estimated $5 million to fund their projects over the next five years.