The new Center for Materials for Water and Energy Systems aims to find more creative approaches and new materials to use and reuse existing water and improve upon existing water purification methods.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $218 million in funding for 85 research awards in the important emerging field of Quantum Information Science (QIS).
In a major new initiative to help diabetics, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.8 million grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, and to the University of New Mexico (UNM) in a groundbreaking effort to discover new treatments for diabetic blindness. Known as diabetic retinopathy, this disease is one of the nation's leading causes of blindness, afflicting as many as 24,000 Americans each year.
In a coordinated national strategy to fund quantum-related research and education, the National Science Foundation has awarded two of eight nationwide RAISE-EQuIP grants to physicists Yuping Huang and Stefan Strauf at Stevens Institute of Technology for their proposed research on technologies that could become the safest and most secure information networks ever seen.
The All of Us Research Program awarded funds totaling $28.6 million to establish three genome centers around the country. These centers will begin to generate genomic data from biosamples contributed by the program's participants. Ultimately, this information will become a critical component in the program's precision medicine research platform, a national resource to support studies on a variety of important health questions. The All of Us Research Program is part of the National Institutes of Health.
Morris Animal Foundation is funding three new pilot studies in horse health, with a focus on equine parasitic worms and equine metabolic syndrome. The studies, collectively awarded more than $30,000 in grants, are in addition to eight large-animal research projects the Foundation announced in April.
Producing fuels from sunlight. It's an environmentally sustainable approach to reducing the impact of fossil fuels and biofuel crops.
The NIH has given a $2.7 million R01 award to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and their colleagues in Nicaragua to study maternal-fetal transmission of Zika and its impact on infant neurodevelopment.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) today announced $40 million in awards over five years to 11 institutions to support the training of researchers to conduct patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) within learning health systems (LHS).
Developing the next generation of dynamic science leaders from diverse student populations is the goal of a three-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) award to The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). An interdisciplinary UTSA project led by Janis Bush, a professor of environmental science and ecology, was one of 12 new projects funded by NSF's Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE).