Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology will use photonic integrated circuit technology to improve the processing speed and energy consumption of brain-inspired computing techniques. The university received $422,733 from the National Science Foundation for "PIC: Hybrid Silicon Electronic Photonic Integrated Neuromorphic Networks," a multiyear project to advance neuromorphic computing using photonic circuits.
A multidisciplinary research team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a three-year, $936,000 grant to use collaborative computational modeling approaches to promote better community health through more equitable food systems.
Weiwei Zhang, an assistant professor of psychology at UC Riverside, has received an NIMH grant to assess how the brain's hippocampus supports encoding, maintaining, and accessing precise short-term and long-term memories.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that Life Biosciences, a biotech company co-founded by David Sinclair, Ph.D., a leading researcher on aging and age-related diseases, has contributed $100,000 to fund its biomedical innovation course on aging. The intensive, two-week course attracted graduate and post-doctoral students from around the globe to the coast of Maine to study the latest advances in the biology of aging with the leaders in the field.
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center announced the nationally competitive renewal of a $20 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a part of the National Institutes of Health.
Everyone knows what happens if you drop a coffee cup -- it usually shatters into several pieces. Ideally, we just smile and say 'break a thing, mend your luck'. However, the consequences of material fracture if it occurs in aeroplanes, ships or trains are far more serious and can cost lives. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has now approved a new research training group at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) that is researching precisely this topic.
Kaiser Permanente researchers have received a major grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to examine the role of opioid use in suicide risk and develop better tools to help clinicians identify patients who are at highest risk. The three-year, $1.4 million study will be led by Bobbi Jo Yarborough, Psy.D., an investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon.
Tufts Medical Center researchers have received a five-year grant award for more than $8 million from the National Center For Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the integration of targeted genomic sequencing into neonatal diagnosis and care. Funding for the national clinical trial, "Precision Medicine in the Diagnosis of Genetic Disorders in Neonates," begins today.
The Virtual Brain (TVB), an international brain-mapping platform co-developed by Baycrest researchers, has become part of one of the largest European research enterprises to advance neuroscience, medicine and computing. Through TVB's international partners at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Berlin Institute of Health, the platform will be integrated as the core simulation tool within the Human Brain Project, a multi-billion dollar enterprise involving more than 750 scientists in more than 20 countries.
Physicists at Syracuse University are closer to understanding what happened after the Big Bang nearly 14 billion years ago, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will support ongoing physics data analysis at the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHcb) experiment at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland, as well as the construction and testing of a new tracking device called the Upstream Tracker (UT), located in the experiment's particle detector.