NSF has awarded a grant with total funding expected to reach $1.3 million this month to the Natural History Museum of Utah and the College of Education at the University of Utah. This project, titled Engaging Practices for Inquiry with Collections in Bioscience, uses authentic research investigations of objects from the museum's digitized collections to provide students, particularly traditionally underserved populations, with access to museum objects and engaging STEM investigations to improve critical thinking skills.
Maurizio Pellecchia at the University of California, Riverside has received two grants to continue his research aimed at finding therapeutics for cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and other neurodegenerative diseases. The first grant from the US-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine totals $190,000 for two years. The second is a nearly $2.3 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
With microbial resistance to antibiotics growing into a major global health crisis, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with national research institutions and private industry, are leveraging hard-won expertise to exploit a natural viral enemy of pathogenic bacteria, creating North America's first Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH).
A new £20 million fund that aims to explore new ideas and innovations that can bring changes in the UK's plastics manufacturing and consumption patterns is announced today by Science Minister, Sam Gyimah. The Plastics and Research Innovation Fund (PRIF) will engage Britain's best scientists and innovators to help move the country towards more circular economic and sustainable approaches to plastics.
The US Department of Energy Office of Science's Office of Nuclear Physics awarded the 'Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications' grant to a Michigan State University (MSU) chemistry professor. It is a two-year $356,598 grant.
UA College of Medicine -- Phoenix scientists cross-utilize plant biology, medicine and engineering to create novel platform.
Utah State University is among 33 institutions nationwide selected to join the 2018 cohort of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Inclusive Excellence initiative. As a member of the initiative, the state of Utah's land grant university receives $1 million in support over five years to initiate the 'Mentoring and Encouraging Student Academic Success (MESAS)' program.
The University of Louisville today announced a $5 million gift to establish the Envirome Institute at the School of Medicine. The gift, from the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation, supports the first institute dedicated to the study of the human envirome. Taking a holistic approach to researching how the human-environment interrelationship impacts peoples' lives, the institute will build on the pioneering work of Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D., the institute's director, in the field of environmental cardiology.
With grants to 33 colleges and universities, HHMI is catalyzing efforts to improve the inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds in science education.
Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals, leaders in stress granule biology, an exciting new target for the development of neurodegenerative therapeutics, announced today that it has been awarded $3.4 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in a competing grant to advance novel therapeutic drug candidates towards the clinic for treating patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.