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.'
Nalinikanth Kotagiri, M.D., Ph.D., is studying ways ultraviolet light can activate light-sensitive drugs to treat metastatic breast cancer.
Big storage capacities, short charging times, and no burnable liquid electrolytes -- the solid-state battery is to enable safe electric mobility with large ranges in the future. Now 14 scientific institutions including the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have formed the 'FestBatt' competence cluster to work together on this next battery generation. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funds research and development with EUR 16 million. The competence cluster is coordinated by the University of Gießen (JLU).
Investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases give rise to big data volumes. Their systematic analysis may produce new findings for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases, such as can-cer. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), and Heidelberg University now plan to train young researchers at the interface of health research, life sciences, and data sciences in this area. For this purpose, a total budget of EUR 12 million has been made available.
Three research projects and two conferences by the scientists of Ural Federal University received grants from the Russian Foundation for Basic Researchers.
The world's largest outdoor earthquake simulator, operated by structural engineers at the University of California San Diego, has received a $16.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to upgrade the facility to expand its testing capabilities. The funds will enable the simulator, also commonly known as a shake table, to more realistically recreate the motion of the ground during strong earthquakes.
MIT has announced a new $1 billion commitment to address the global opportunities and challenges presented by the prevalence of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). The initiative marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the rapid evolution of computing and AI.
Gene therapies have had success in treating blindness but can't save areas of the retina where cells have already died. In a new effort, University of Pennsylvania scientists John Wolfe, also of CHOP, and William Beltran, along with David Gamm of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will attempt to develop a stem-cell-based approach that restores vision.
In new research, Antonella Caccamo and her colleagues explore a number of critical factors that appear to link the Down syndrome (DS) and Alzheimer's disease. In a new project, Caccamo will use DS as a window into the underlying mechanisms that may give rise to Alzheimer's pathology. Using this complementary approach, her $3.1 million NIH grant will explore the effects of a critical protein complex known as mTOR.