The National Science Foundation has awarded funding to the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii, for a significant enhancement of the performance of the Adaptive Optics system on the Keck II telescope.
Penn Medicine's Innovation Accelerator Program, now in its fifth year, has announced funding for four new projects aimed at addressing disparities to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes. The program, operated by the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, supports proposals from University of Pennsylvania Health System faculty and staff, based on their insights into opportunities to achieve high value care.
Women & Infants Hospital has awarded three approximately $25,000 grants from the Constance A. Howes Women's Health Innovation Research Fund. Awardees are Women & Infants researchers Valery Danilack, MPH, PhD, research associate in the Division of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Paul DiSilvestro, MD, director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Niharika Mehta, MD, obstetric internist in the Center for Obstetric and Consultative Medicine.
Sensors for incorporation in inexpensive measuring devices or virtual personal support systems are increasingly in demand in the environmental, safety, and health-monitoring fields. To date, however, progress has been hampered because the cost-effective manufacturing processes necessary for mass production are lacking. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) with international partners from Israel and Germany have set about changing this in a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received two grant awards, in partnership with investigators from other institutions, from the National Institutes of Health to conduct major studies on Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of memory loss and other forms of dementia in older persons.
Researchers from Russia, China and India are going to develop the software for creating informative 3-D models of urban infrastructure objects using the laser scanner survey technologies and photography. The project has become the winner of the of international scientific consortia competition of the BRICS countries in the field of science, technology, and innovation (BRICS STI Framework Programme).
A scientific network involving the economic historian Junior Professor Julia Rischbieter from the University of Konstanz examines the significance and effects of sovereign debt by investigating the actions of individual agents.
An Oregon State University researcher will lead a study of chemical signaling and metabolite production among microbial communities whose origins trace back billions of years.
Researchers at Duke Health are working to expand the medical toolkit for treating Lyme disease by identifying vulnerable areas of disease-causing bacteria that could lead to innovative therapies.
With the help of funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, a Wayne State University professor is researching gene-environment interactions to determine the association between environmental exposure to lead and cadmium and hearing loss in Detroit firefighters.