In exfoliation glaucoma, a protein dandruff clogs the outflow pathway for the fluid in our eyes. Scientists have evidence that variants of the same gene that enables us to make connective tissue by crosslinking proteins is associated with this unusual glaucoma.
To address a worldwide need for data storage that far outstrips today's capabilities, federal agencies and a technology research consortium are investing $12 million in new research through the Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio) program. The goal is to create storage systems that integrate synthetic biology with semiconductor technology.
A decades-old drug known as ketamine is being repurposed to potentially help Parkinson's patients in a new clinical trial at the UA College of Medicine -- Tucson.
The British Library Endangered Archives Programme has extended a UTA-led project to digitize colonial documents in Cuba by another six months as part of their global initiative to preserve endangered documents relating to pre-industrial societies.
An innovative University of Liverpool research project that will investigate whether compounds used to treat snake venom and bee stings could provide an alternative to antibiotics in treating eye infection has been awarded £170,000 by the charity Fight for Sight.
A tissue donation portal opened today at TGen, which will advance research towards new treatments for an aggressive brain cancer that mostly strikes young children. This new portal will accelerate the ability of families of children with DIPG -- or Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma -- to help TGen build a tissue bank that will aid researchers in their investigations of this rare and currently incurable disease that strikes about 350 children in the US each year.
LSU Health New Orleans is one of 12 universities and health care entities conducting the first large-scale, multi-institutional study to help determine why African- American men are at higher risk for developing aggressive prostate cancer and dying from it.
The SunTrust Foundation will expand its existing partnership with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture with a $300,000 grant to further support UT Extension's On My Own program which promotes financial literacy education in Tennessee schools.
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has approved the establishment of five new Research Units and two new Humanities Centers for Advanced Studies.
The German Research Foundation supports the work of a University of Freiburg English language and literature specialist with a Reinhart Koselleck Project.