Grant and Award Announcement
Together with a consortium of experienced and highly committed scientists from Africa and Europe, the European Vaccine Initiative is spearheading global efforts towards developing a safe, affordable and effective vaccine against placental malaria. Fresh funding of €10 M from the European Commission (EC) will provide a major boost to these efforts. The funding has been granted to the ADVANCE-VAC4PM project that aims to accelerate the development of two promising vaccine candidates against placental malaria, PRIMVAC, which was discovered at INSERM, FR and PAMVAC from the University of Copenhagen, DK. These two vaccine candidates have previously been shown to be safe, well-tolerated and able to induce a strong and functional immune response in clinical trials in Europe and Africa
- European Commission
•Primary liver cancer hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is usually diagnosed at a late stage and current therapies have limited efficacy because there are no validated biomarkers to guide individualised treatment. •Singapore Ministry of Health’s National Medical Research Council (NMRC) has awarded a SG$25 million national grant to a multi-institution Singapore team for research which aims to change clinical practice and improve outcomes for HCC patients
A Curtin University research centre will continue to discover new ways to reduce the economic impact of crop disease for Australian growers, with a further five-year investment of $30 million by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
For the internet of things to reach its maximal benefit, all those connected devices have to keep up with the times. UVA Engineering assistant professor of computer science Brad Campbell has earned a CAREER Award for a project to extend the life of internet-connected sensors and actuators over decades.
- National Science Foundation
Although interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a common manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it is a difficult condition to diagnose. By the time ILD is visible in a CT scan, it is often at an advanced state and difficult to treat. Fan Zhang, PhD, an assistant professor of rheumatology in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, recently received a grant from the PhRMA Foundation for her research aimed at finding an approach to diagnose and treat RA-associated ILD earlier.
How can we better hold environmental polluters accountable? How can we enhance the efficiency of qubits? These questions, which loom large for the researchers who study them, are the type of big-issue topics that UC Santa Barbara graduate students are encouraged to tackle. And they’re the central themes of the dissertations that won the 2021-2022 Winifred and Louis Lancaster Dissertation Awards.
The eBRAIN-Health project is led by BIH Johanna Quandt Professor of Brain Simulation Prof. Dr. Petra Ritter, who is also Head of the Brain Simulation research group at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) and Head of Charité’s Department of Neurology and Experimental Neurology. The project aims to develop a decentralized, data protection-compliant research platform capable of simulating some of the brain’s complex neurobiological phenomena.
The University of Cincinnati's Pier Paolo Scaglioni, MD, has received a $1.5 million National Cancer Institute grant to continue research into the roles of the KRAS gene and lipids in lung cancer.
- NIH/National Cancer Institute
Scientists are aiming to use a single-celled amoeba to deliver antibodies to prevent and treat potentially deadly C. difficile infections in young children.
- Hartwell Foundation
The University of Kentucky has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to find out why people in the Appalachian region of Kentucky have such consistently poor sleep outcomes.
- National Institutes of Health
Boston, MA, June 9, 2022 – Today, Eric and Wendy Schmidt announced the 2022 cohort of Schmidt Science Fellows. The 29 new Fellows are a group of exceptional early-career scientists from around the world, each committed to transcending disciplines to advance discovery and driving innovation that improves the quality of life for all.