The National Cancer Institute has awarded Mount Sinai researchers $3.15 million in grant funding to assess the potential of a multidisciplinary drug development platform to identify new biological targets for precision-based therapeutics for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The platform includes precision mouse models, tumor 3D organoids, and a proprietary library of small molecule inhibitors.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the establishment of a new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) in the field of materials science, in which Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is participating with a pioneering subproject. In addition, the existing CRC 1292 coordinated by JGU was approved for a further funding period of four years.
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
New research by RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences suggests that effective wound healing may be aided by replicating a crucial component of our blood.
- Advanced Functional Materials
The first ice core drilling campaign of Beyond Epica-Oldest Ice is starting at Little Dome C, in Antarctica. This international research project is funded by the European Commission with 11 million euros and it is coordinated by the Institute of Polar Sciences of the Cnr (National Research Council of Italy). The project aims to obtain information on the evolution of the temperatures and on the composition of the atmosphere 1.5 million years ago, by analysing the ice cores that will be extracted from the deep ice in Antarctica. These data will be invaluable for predicting future climate trends and for implementing mitigation strategies
- Horizon Europe
A new study reveals why coaches believe ‘game intelligence’, work ethic and competitiveness are far more important than physical fitness in determining success on the basketball court.
- Sports Medicine
All land plants originated from a single evolutionary event when freshwater algae got a foothold on land. The group of algae that would later give rise to land plants had already been living in freshwater and terrestrial habitats for over one billion years. A tiny group of these algae, most distantly related to land plants, still lives. A Göttingen University team honed in on one species, Chlorokybus, which lives in wet soil and rock cracks, to find that it contains not one, but at least five different species. Results appeared in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences