A new spray for treating severely painful blisters, mouth ulceration and oral scarring in patients with a rare genetic skin condition is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham funded by UK charity DEBRA.
Five research projects with exceptional promise to deliver new life-changing and health-altering therapies have received the inaugural Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards (BTCA) at Harvard Medical School.
Fifteen hundred frontline workers are being recruited for a yearlong study to find what percentage are positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, what percentage become positive and whether the antibodies they produce protect them from reinfection.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $39 million to a team of engineers and computer scientists at the University of California San Diego to build a first-of-its-kind testbed to better understand how to integrate distributed energy sources such as solar panels, wind turbines, smart buildings and electric vehicle batteries into the power grid. The goal is to make the testbed available to outside research teams and industry by 2025.
On October 29, 2020 the National Science Foundation (NSF) approved a $53 million grant to a consortium of the country's top ocean-research institutions to build a global network of chemical and biological sensors that will monitor ocean health.
Cell biologists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Bar-Ilan University at Israel and a bioimaging expert at the University of Central Florida are teaming up in what they hope may lead to a major breakthrough in understanding of the three-dimensional organization of the nucleus over time and their role in certain diseases.
Armed with evidence that a specific site on heparan sulfate -- known as the 3-O-sulfate group -- is critical to the transfer of harmful tau proteins in the brain, a research program funded by the NIH's National Institute of Aging is scrutinizing the interactions between heparan sulfate and tau, determining how misfolded tau spreads in the brain, and developing strategies to block it.
The University of Bath is thrilled to announce that CAMERA, the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications, has been awarded over £10m to fund its research in Intelligent Interactive and Visual Computing until 2026.
A new £1.1 million study led by the University of Stirling is seeking to understand recent changes in opening hours for bars and nightclubs, and how these changes impact on health, crime levels, and emergency services in Scotland.
In 2018, the US Department of Energy established a network of facilities operating ultra-powerful lasers, called LaserNetUS. Organized and funded through the Department's Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES), the new network was created to provide vastly improved access to unique lasers for researchers, and to help restore the US's once-dominant position in high-intensity laser research. This new funding ($18 million), distributed among 10 partner institutions.