Policy & Ethics
Impetus Grants provides funding for scientists to start working on what they consider the most important problems in aging biology, without delay. Such work should not be held up by red tape: we offer grants of up to $500k, with decisions made within 3 weeks. Our review process asks "what's the potential for impact" rather than "could this go wrong".
Topic: “Why do we still need LCA-modelling in waste management?” Speaker: Prof. Thomas H. Christensen (Technical University of Denmark) Register here: https://forms.gle/AdhmTwJ5uaz15BqS8 Registration is free of charge.
An investigation of the work and workers in fossil preparation labs reveals the often unacknowledged creativity and problem-solving on which scientists rely.
In one of the first studies to explore clinician moral distress related to the ethically challenging provision of healthcare to undocumented immigrants, researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine surveyed physicians and nurses to assess their perspectives on treating end-stage renal disease in undocumented immigrants, a condition which Medicare covers for U.S. citizens regardless of age, but does not cover for undocumented immigrants.
- Health Equity
Rice University scientists have won a grant to advance the development of custom-designed microbial colonies for a variety of applications.
- NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Tianning Diao, associate professor of chemistry at New York University, with funding for research on “upcycling” poly(acrylic acid), a plastic component commonly used in household products. Diao and her lab will work to develop chemical methods to repurpose the polymer as new functional materials.