Sandrine Pierre, Ph.D., associate scientific director at the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (MIIR), has received a new grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further her research on myocardial infarction, known as a heart attack.
Growing data volumes open possibilities to master challenges of society, science, and industry. However, data and analyses are subject to uncertainties. These can be turned into a source of information by probability theory methods. Within the project 'Uncertainty Quantification - From Data to Reliable Knowledge' users and mathematicians of KIT and other institutions collaborate to gain reliable findings from large data volumes and develop applicable tools. The project is funded by Helmholtz Association for three years.
Graduates offer companies an untapped resource that leads to innovation, and small and medium-sized businesses need to embrace it.
IceCube, the Antarctic neutrino detector that in July of 2018 helped unravel one of the oldest riddles in physics and astronomy -- the origin of high-energy neutrinos and cosmic rays -- is getting an upgrade. This month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) approved $23 million in funding to expand the detector and its scientific capabilities. Seven new strings of optical modules will be added to the 86 existing strings already embedded in the ice beneath the geographic South Pole.
Blühen Botanicals and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have agreed to a four-year commitment for graduate-level research focused on agronomic practices for hemp production in Tennessee to benefit hemp farmers across the southeastern United States.
Growth for plant research in Halle: a new Research Training Group (RTG) opened at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in July. Doctoral students are investigating how complex biochemical processes are controlled in subdivided rooms (so-called 'compartments') of plant cells. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is investing around €4 million in the RTG 2498 'Communication and Dynamics of Plant Cell Compartments.'
Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing received a $2.8 million grant in July from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) program to provide financial support for graduate nursing students. HRSA's goal in funding the grant is to increase the number of advanced-practice nurses trained as primary-care providers in rural and underserved areas.
CUNY SPH Associate Professor Levi Waldron was awarded a U01 collaborative agreement by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to identify roles of the human microbiome in cancer development and treatment.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects aimed at advancing commercialization of promising energy technologies and strengthening partnerships between DOE's National Laboratories and private-sector companies to deploy important technologies to the marketplace. DOE's Argonne National Laboratory received $4.6 million to fund 12 projects across four research divisions.
The University of Pittsburgh received a $6 million grant to do vision restoration research using brain stimulation to better understand how the eye and the brain work together.