35 partners, led by the AWI, are developing a comprehensive environmental observing system for the Arctic as part of the Arctic PASSION project.
The USDA awarded Dr. Tomer Avidor-Reiss, professor of biological sciences, $500,000 to use his advancements made in human fertility research to help farmers reduce their costs for dairy production.
Binghamton University anthropologists Robert DiNapoli and Carl Lipo received a $60,280 grant from the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration to explore how ancient populations managed freshwater scarcity.
The National Institutes of Health will fund grants totaling $38 million over five years to develop methods that will improve the way that polygenic risk scores can be used to predict disease in diverse communities. Polygenic risk scores, often referred to as PRS, are a genetic estimate of a person's risk for specific diseases. Researchers and clinicians calculate polygenic risk scores by comparing the genomic data of people with and without a particular disease.
The development of millimeter wave communication technologies could improve the speed, latency and reliability of wireless communications significantly, according to Penn State researchers. Jing Yang, assistant professor of electrical engineering, received a four-year, $800,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop machine learning and large-scale optimization-based schemes to advance the technology.
When searching for information online, the results can vary widely from person to person. Jiqun Liu, an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Studies in the University of Oklahoma's College of Arts and Sciences, wants to improve the quality of online search results that accounts for users' biases and returns more balanced and useful results.
'We hope this will lead to improved models and better predictions of regional air quality,' he said. His research may also provide fundamental insights into the impact of different types of emissions on the chemistry of the atmosphere.
A new project by DESY, HZDR and CASUS is testing an approach with which data on physical systems behavior can be generated more quickly using neural networks. The 'SynRap' project was selected for funding through a competitive process. The 15 winning teams are to receive a total of 6.2 million euros over the next few years to carry out their projects through the Helmholtz Association's Artificial Intelligence Cooperation Unit Helmholtz AI.
The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) at Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) has been awarded more than $37 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue operations into 2026. The P51 grant, given by the NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, provides essential funding to house and care for nearly 2,500 non-human primates that are part of life-science research programs at Texas Biomed and partners around the globe.
The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced the 2021 class members of the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences. The 10 postdoctoral fellows from six Latin American countries--Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay--will receive two years of funding to conduct research in laboratories across the United States and will work under the mentorship of prominent biomedical scientists, including members of the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.