The 2020 Gruber Genetics Prize is being awarded to geneticist Bonnie Bassler, Ph.D., of Princeton University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, for her groundbreaking work on how bacteria 'talk' to each other using molecular 'languages.' This process is known as quorum sensing. Her discoveries have greatly expanded our understanding of the microbial world and opened up innovative approaches to promoting health and preventing disease.
Senator Mike B. Enzi (R-WY) and Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA-18) will receive the Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy for the pivotal roles they have played in accelerating life-saving medical progress. Research!America will honor these leaders at its Advocacy Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC.
Five food science Ph.D. students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been honored with 2020 student awards from the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS) for their outstanding contributions to science. The AOCS is a century-old international scientific and professional organization serving the field of fats, oils and lipids.
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has received a five-year, $25 million contract from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide testing and analytical services related to vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency.
JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, today announced the winners of five prestigious research awards.
Syracuse University biomedical and chemical engineering Professor Zhen Ma has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his project entitled 'Engineering Stem Cell-Based Cardiac Organoids.' Ma's research centers on using stem cells to study the formation and growth of a heart during embryo development.
A trio of pioneers in the fields of visual arts, jazz and literature have been named as the 2020 Artists-in-Residence at Columbia's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. Artist Julie Mehretu, musician Miguel Zenón and author Nicole Krauss will spend the next year collaborating with scientists at the Institute in an endeavor that immerses artists in the cutting-edge field of neuroscience.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today the selection of four grand prize and three meritorious prize winners for its first-ever NSF 2026 Idea Machine prize competition. The awardees are being honored today at a ceremony at NSF headquarters in Alexandria, Va.
A Tufts University team is one of four grand prize winners in the National Science Foundation's search for big ideas to inform its research agenda for the coming decade.
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology and Conservation Biology has gone in this 12th edition to marine biologists Carlos Duarte, Terence Hughes and Daniel Pauly for 'their seminal contributions to our understanding of the world's oceans, and their efforts to protect and conserve marine biodiversity and oceanic ecosystem services in a rapidly changing world,' in the words of the award citation.