A new study led by Dr. Michael S. Bloom will examine how gestational exposure to endocrine disruptors such as bisphenol A (BPA) and parabens, affects fetal outcomes for African American and white pregnant women. The team will also look at the endocrine disrupting effects of those phenols plus maternal exposures to multiple phthalates as a mixture.
Researchers in Northern Arizona University's Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) recently received four grants totaling more than $1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of Miami's Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) has joined FABRIC, the advanced U.S. cyberinfrastructure network funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), as a scientific partner. A three-year research award to UM was included in a $3 million NSF grant that will expand FABRIC to four leading scientific institutions in Asia and Europe, and support international research that benefits from real-time sharing of large-scale datasets.
University of Central researchers have received a $7.5 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to continue their work to help keep couples in the Orlando area together through relationship counseling, a project started in 2015 that has become more important during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 Clinical Neuroscience Study (COVID-CNS) will look at 800 UK patients who were admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and had neurological or neuropsychiatric complications, to understand how these problems occur and develop strategies to prevent and treat them.
SPIN, a European project powered by EIT Food, is currently developing a dietary supplement supporting the function of the immune system in the fight against SARS-CoV-2 infections in population at high risk.
Salk Institute Assistant Professor Dannielle Engle has been awarded a New Investigator Award from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) to examine how tobacco use promotes cellular changes that lead to pancreatic cancer. Engle will receive over $1 million over three years to develop new models for examining how tobacco carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) lead to tumor development and metastasis.
National Science Foundation funding to high-brightness dye technology developed at Michigan Tech now tops $1.6 million.
UMass Lowell researchers are working to determine how severe coastal storms contribute to water pollution in an effort funded by a $784,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
A University of Houston researcher is developing a new ultrafast 3D imaging system to assess the cornea's elastic properties. The new technology could potentially be used for routine clinical diagnostics of different corneal diseases and for improving the LASIK eye procedure.