Navigation Links
Caltech receives more than $33 million from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Date:2/24/2010

PASADENA, Calif.Research in genomic sciences, astronomy, seismology, and neuroeconomics are some of the many projects being funded at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

As part of the federal government program of stimulating the economy, ARRA is providing approximately $21 billion for research and development. The goal is for the funding to lead to new scientific discoveries and to support jobs.

ARRA provides the funds to federal research agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy, which then support proposals submitted by universities and other research institutions from across the country.

Caltech has received 82 awards to date, totaling more than $33 million. Spending from the grants began in the spring of 2009 and thus far has led to the support of 93 jobs at the Institute.

"This funding will help lead to substantive and important work here at Caltech," says Caltech president Jean-Lou Chameau. "We're grateful to have this opportunity to advance research designed to benefit the entire country."

For biologist Paul Sternberg, the Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Biology at Caltech and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, the ARRA funds mean an opportunity to improve upon WormBase, an ongoing multi-institutional effort to make genetic information on the experimental animal C. elegans freely available to the world.

"All biological and biomedical researchers rely on publicly available databases of genetic information," says Sternberg. "But it has been expensive and difficult to extract information from scientific research articles. We have developed some tools to make it less expensive and less tedious to get the job done, for WormBase and many other groups."

Sternberg's ARRA funds$989,492will go towards developing a more efficient approach to extractin
'/>"/>

Contact: Jon Weiner
jrweiner@caltech.edu
626-395-3226
California Institute of Technology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. UNC, Caltech research finds further evidence for genetic contribution to autism
2. Caltech researchers find dual-use sexual attraction and population-control chemicals in nematodes
3. Caltech scientists awarded $20 million to Power the Planet
4. Caltech neurobiologists discover individuals who hear movement
5. Caltech engineers build mini drug-producing biofactories in yeast
6. Caltech researchers awarded $10M for molecular programming project
7. Caltech scientists create DNA tubes with programmable sizes for nanoscale manufacturing
8. Caltech biologists spy on the secret inner life of a cell
9. Caltech scientists engineer supersensitive receptor, gain better understanding of dopamine system
10. Caltech engineers build firast-ever multi-input plug-and-play synthetic RNA device
11. Caltech geobiologists discover unique magnetic death star fossil
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/20/2014)... newborn baby a gift of germsgerms that help ... used to fend off infection, may paradoxically interrupt ... babies more susceptible to dangerous pathogens. , ... The Children,s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) sheds light ... microbes play a crucial role in fostering the ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic ... atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts have long ... quantities of a specific molecule and often in ordered ... all but impossible to peer into the structure of ... may soon be a thing of the past. ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... that sprout as soon as they,re planted may be good ... more careful. In the wild, a plant whose seeds sprouted ... disaster. More than just an insurance policy against late frosts ... has long-term advantages too: Plants whose seeds put off ... species, finds in a team of researchers working at the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study of gut microbes, antibiotics: Clues to improving immunity in premature infants 2MRI, on a molecular scale 2MRI, on a molecular scale 3Plants with dormant seeds give rise to more species 2
... not typical of their species, the first known example ... mammal. The discovery, reported in today's Nature, further supports ... individual social relationships among animals that separate and reunite ... bats. , Researchers from the Amboseli Trust for Elephants ...
... chemical,detection by factor of 10 billion,New research published ... finds that tailored nanoparticles known as nanoshells can,enhance ... times. That makes,them about 10,000 times more effective ... materials scatter light, a small fraction of the ...
... developer of advanced diagnostic products, announced today that it ... Array" by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The ... or more electrodes (or "test sites") across multiple rows ... a method for storing the value of the voltage ...
Cached Biology News:Elephants imitate sounds as a form of social communication 2Study shows nanoshells ideal as chemical nanosensors 2Nanogen Issued Patent for Electronic Microarray With Memory 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 AudioNotch is the ... therapy for the treatment of tinnitus. Patients listen to ... and over a period of weeks to months, their tinnitus ... in two forms: Notched Music and Notched White Noise. Now, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Date: Friday, ... , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 Almshouse Road, Warrington, Pa. ... national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for ... affected worldwide, will host its annual Crystal Ball on Friday, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Histogen, Inc., ... products of cells grown under simulated embryonic conditions, today ... agreement with Suneva Medical, Inc. for physician-dispensed aesthetic products ... , This agreement is an amendment to the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... As pet owners drew up their lists of New Year,s resolutions ... care of my furry companion." Nowadays there are pet salons, dog ... to take the little canine or feline darlings along wherever mommy ... some pricey toys at the pet store. But anyone who has ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 2Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 3New Year's Resolution: Give Pets the Gift of Top-Notch Health Care 2
... Black and Mediterranean Seas, sampling water and cataloguing ... supporters Beyster Family Foundation Fund and matching grants ... The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today ... Expedition--the J. Robert Beyster and Life Technologies 2009-2010 ...
... dedicated to recruiting exceptional talent to jobs at venture ... most rewarding careers on the planet, but they historically ... website, www.startuphire.com , lists thousands of jobs that ... and more. Search agents allow users to define ...
... from subsequent higher-dose cohorts to be presented at EASL ... ITMN ) today announced that an abstract from ... polymerase inhibitor R7128 (Roche/Pharmasset), referred to as the INFORM-1 ... late-breaker session at the 44th Annual Meeting of the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Venter Institute Launches the J. Robert Beyster and Life Technologies 2009-2010 Research Voyage of the Sorcerer II Expedition 2Venter Institute Launches the J. Robert Beyster and Life Technologies 2009-2010 Research Voyage of the Sorcerer II Expedition 3Venter Institute Launches the J. Robert Beyster and Life Technologies 2009-2010 Research Voyage of the Sorcerer II Expedition 4Venter Institute Launches the J. Robert Beyster and Life Technologies 2009-2010 Research Voyage of the Sorcerer II Expedition 5StartUpHire Launches Comprehensive Search Engine for Jobs at Venture-Backed Companies 2StartUpHire Launches Comprehensive Search Engine for Jobs at Venture-Backed Companies 3INFORM-1 Interim Results Accepted for Late-Breaker Presentation at the 44th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) 2INFORM-1 Interim Results Accepted for Late-Breaker Presentation at the 44th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) 3INFORM-1 Interim Results Accepted for Late-Breaker Presentation at the 44th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) 4
Bovine Renal Artery Smooth Muscle Cells (BRASMC) (>500,000 cells)...
... T4 DNA Ligase catalyzes the joining of ... and the 3´-hydroxyl groups of adjacent nucleotides ... (1). The enzyme has also been shown ... either a DNA or RNA strand in ...
... The EC3 Darkroom is designed for ... The EC3 systems offer direct control ... and darkroom settings by hand , A ... the best system for all fluorescent and ...
... ChromaDoc-It features a 4.1 mega pixel ... capturing brilliant TLC color images., The ... shortwave and longwave UV tubes positioned on ... illumination for fluorescence studies , Interior ...
Biology Products: