A principal difficulty in designing therapies against viruses lies in the fact that attempts to stop them from entering a cell are also likely to affect normal physiological processes. If studied carefully, it may be possible to design therapies that can block specific virus entry while leaving normal cellular processes intact.
Taking advantage of computing power in subsystems between users and data servers could make networks faster and provide better and quicker real-time analytics. Rice University computer scientists have earned a National Science Foundation grant to study the development of next-generation systems.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus received an $8 million, five year continuation grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR), part of the National Institutes of Health, to refine and expand the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC).
Clinical studies find that plant products or traditional antioxidants like vitamins have failed to lower blood pressure. University of Houston researchers suggest using a naturally-occurring protein that will.
Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside, have received a five-year grant of $2.44 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to investigate the role hormones play in the female mosquito's ability to use human blood for egg production. The funding will allow the entomologists to introduce novel research tools for genetic manipulation, such as CRISPR, in their research.
Researchers will model response of colon cancer cells to anticancer drugs using 3D cultures. By exploring specific mechanisms of a cancer cell's feedback signaling that renders tumors non-responsive, they can design treatment strategies that effectively block tumor growth with significantly reduced toxicity to normal cells.
Vladimir Beljanski, Ph.D., clinical research assistant professor, Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine, received a $454,924 grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a project titled 'Modulation of therapeutic cells exosome content by autophagy.'
The UA Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center studies the effects of arsenic, air particulates, sunlight and other environmental factors to improve the lives of people residing in Arizona, the Southwest and desert climates worldwide.
As the mental health community pursues new ways to improve the lives of the severely ill, a University of Texas at Dallas researcher is focusing on what can be learned from patients' answers to a simple question: 'How do you think you are doing?' The multi-university study recently received more than $2.8 million from the National Institutes of Health for its nearly four-year duration.
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has awarded $1.4 million in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen US manufacturing.