Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a grant to develop better diagnostic tests for worm infections as part of an international effort to eliminate two tropical infectious diseases: lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis.
The Lustgarten Foundation and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) have established two new career development awards for early-career female and underrepresented pancreatic cancer researchers, representing a generous commitment of the Lustgarten Foundation of up to $1.8 million.
COVID-19 can be transmitted when an infected person talks, coughs, sneezes or sings, expelling virus-containing respiratory droplets that can reach the mouth, nose or eyes of previously uninfected people. These aqueous droplets tend to fall rapidly out of the air and evaporate on the floor or the ground, but some smaller droplets can evaporate before reaching the ground, leaving virus nuclei floating through the air.
Researchers in Georgia State University's School of Public Health and Emory University's School of Medicine have received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to help nursing homes implement practices to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Researchers from the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath have joined forces with industrial collaborators in a project that will enable mixtures of plastics to be recycled together.
Researchers at Swansea University have received £230,000 to develop the world's first smart vaccine device that will both deliver the COVID-19 vaccine and measure its efficacy through monitoring the body's associated response. The team will use microneedles to create a 'smart-patch', similar to transdermal nicotine patches that help people give up smoking.
In a new project, researchers from Aarhus University aims at a paradigm shift in the development of wind farm flow models for super optimizing the energy output. With the project, the researchers seek to develop intelligent models to accurately predict complex interactions between atmospheric turbulent flows, wind farms and their environment at a considerably lower computational cost than models using computational fluid dynamics. The project is backed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
Currently, no mapping systems exist to pinpoint every community affected by the displacement and environmental destruction.
The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research announces the first recipients of its Endeavor Awards and that the online portal for new Endeavor awards is now open. Endeavor Awards were created to unite scientists with diverse areas of expertise to address urgent questions in cancer research. This collaborative program enables teams of investigators -- working either within a single institution or across multiple organizations -- to tackle research challenges in cancer that are too complex for an individual lab to address on its own.
A team of researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York has been selected to receive $2.6 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to develop ways to reliably support higher amounts of solar power on the grid.