Kessler Foundation scientists Denise Fyffe, Ph.D., Anthony Lequerica, Ph.D., and John O'Neill, Ph.D., have won a $75,000 sub-award from Langston University (LU), a historically Black college/university (HBCU).
Erkut Kucukboyaci, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded a 2018 Switzer Research Fellowship by NIDILRR.
'Imagine waking up and being capable of doing heavy physical jobs without pain or injuries,' said Srinivasan. 'Productivity would be boosted if people are healthier and safer. Workers currently in those positions would be able to do the job with less physical effort and in a safer way, develop new technological skills, and possibly get paid better. We are hopeful that younger generations will not look down upon heavy industrial jobs as a result.'
At present one-tenth of generated electricity is lost in the grid because of the cables we use. The Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University has secured a £20,000 Royal Society Research Grant to develop improved copper-carbon nanotube materials to deliver electricity more efficiently and to save energy.
A $1.38 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund the development of a new video game designed to help kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) learn academic skills and better succeed in school.
The Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received $4.4 million in funding from the federal government to advance its work improving HIV/AIDS care, prevention and education in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Green light therapy results in decreased chronic pain without side effects and has the promise of easy clinical application due to its low cost, efficacy and availability. This new project addresses the critical need for effective non-pharmacological treatments for HIV-related neuropathy and the hypersensitivity associated with antiretroviral therapy.
Texas Biomed researchers -- in collaboration with the University of Iowa -- are trying to find out how malarial infections impact people exposed to Ebola virus. Both diseases are endemic in that region.
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz will be receiving EUR 2.5 million in the second funding period of Germany's Teacher Training Quality Campaign for its project 'Teaching & Learning Research Labs as focal points of in-depth learning: the Mainz Model of Cooperative Teacher Training'.
Warren Ruder was one of 58 researchers to be awarded $1.5 million with the NIH Director's New Innovator Award. Ruder's group works at the interface of biology and engineering to create new biomimetic systems that provide insight into biological phenomena while also serving as platform technologies for future medical applications. He will combine his backgrounds in synthetic biology and biomimetics for this project titled 'Creating Magnetically Inducible Synthetic Gene Networks for Cell and Tissue Therapies.'