Montana State University's Stephanie McCalla won the $500,000, five-year grant to further her research on switch-like biosensors for diagnosing breast cancer, Alzheimer's disease and more.
Daejong Kim, a University of Texas at Arlington associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was awarded an $80,000 grant in January from South Korea-based POSCO -- one of the world's largest steelmakers -- to help fund a one-year feasibility study of intelligent robot systems for inspection and maintenance of steelmaking facilities.
The Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Science (The Brain Institute) at Chapman University, with Dr. Uri Maoz as project leader, is the recipient of a total of $7.04 million to study how the human brain enables conscious control of decisions and actions. The John Templeton Foundation funded $5.34 million; the Fetzer Institute funded $1.55 million; and the remaining $150,000 comes from the Fetzer Memorial Trust. This is Chapman's largest non-federal research grant to date.
Xiaojun 'Lance' Lian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was one of three recipients of the College of Engineering's ENGineering for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ENGINE) grant for 'Small Molecule-Based Definitive Endoderm Kit and Pancreatic Progenitor Kit for Stem Cell Research and Therapy.' The project focuses on differentiating stem cells into pancreatic beta cells to be used for therapies to treat Type 1 diabetes.
A$550,000 award from the National Science Foundation will enable engineers at the University of Pittsburgh and clinicians at the UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital to develop a new intervention using electroencephalography (EEG)-guided, non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI) technology. The therapy could complement clinical treatments and improve emotion regulation in people with ASD.
A team of UMass Lowell researchers has pioneered a new, more efficient way to power electric vehicles.
Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D., inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, has been awarded a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health training program grant to develop a cross-disciplinary and translationally oriented workforce to discover new drugs for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases and shepherd them through the drug-development pipeline.
City of Hope recently received $7.5 million to study a rare type of blood cancer that affects the skin: cutaneous T cell lymphoma. The NCI awarded $6.3 million over five years to City of Hope's Steven Rosen, M.D., and Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D., so they can develop improved therapies for the disfiguring, incurable cancer that affects about 3,000 new individuals per year. LLS gave the pair two grants totaling $1.2 million over three years.
Remote communities in the Peruvian Andes, as well as communities downstream, depend on the water from melting glaciers and mountain ecosystems to provide them with food and power, and to support industry.
If you think about it, our bodies are really just systems of individual, microscopic components that are out of equilibrium because they consume energy. That's what it's like to be active matter.