A five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will help researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago answer basic questions about the role of arsenic in the development of diabetes and examine the mechanisms by which selenoproteins counter the effects of arsenic.
'This study will enable us to better understand how people with SCI have adjusted to life after injury and the role that the environment plays in their daily lives,' explained Dr. Botticello at Kessler Foundation. 'We anticipate that these data will help guide the development of health promotion programs,' she added, 'which will improve community reintegration for people with SCI who are at risk for social isolation.'
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded grants to support the initial development of innovative ideas in agriculture and food production through the Exploratory Research Grants (ERG) program. Funding is made possible through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded more than $10.2 million in 2017 through its Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) program to fund 64 new projects that will advance knowledge about geographic patterns and processes, as well as the complex dynamics of interactions among human, physical and biotic systems on Earth.
A mission to study New Zealand's largest fault by lowering two sub-seafloor observatories into the Hikurangi subduction zone is underway this week.
The reluctance of American chemical manufacturers to update their technology has dulled the nation's competitive edge for decades; however, University of Pittsburgh's Götz Veser has two new research collaborations between academia and industry, backed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and totaling nearly $10 million, to give American manufacturing a long overdue overhaul.
This March and April, an international team of researchers will install monitoring equipment inside an active fault zone off the coast of New Zealand, in the Ring of Fire, in the first-ever scientific drilling mission specifically designed to study slow earthquakes.
At The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), rheumatologist Shervin Assassi, M.D., is developing a blood test to determine which drugs work best for scleroderma patients with lung disease.
Washington State University scientists have been awarded $1 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop molecular machines that self-replicate, producing pounds of 100-percent pure material. You read that right.
A good way to describe ramps, it has been said, is to note what they are not. Ramps are not leeks, nor are they scallions or shallots. Ramps look like scallions, but they're smaller and have one or two broad, flat leaves.