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Helping chlorine-eating bacteria clean up toxic waste

...m. The project is funded by a three-year, $381,000 grant from the Department of Defense, which has some 6,000 toxic-dump sites of its own to clean up. Richardson explained that in the field "the bacteria sometimes start and then stop. We might improve conditions for the organisms." For example, she said...

Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice

...ve. The new project will be funded by a $100,000 grant from the Wendy P. McCaw Foundation and will enable landscape ecologists to bring nearly 30 years of daily collected satellite imagery and meteorological data into a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) map that will enable conservationists to more ...

'Virtual Patient' to simulate real-time organ motions for radiation therapy

With a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), rese...dation CAREER grant. The new four-year, $2 million grant is funded by the National Library of Medicine, which is part of NIH....

Scientists discover 5 new species of sea slugs from the Tropical Eastern Pacific

...nchia,” sponsored by a National Science Foundation grant to Terrence M. Gosliner, senior curator for Invert...scope work also was supported by the NSF through a grant to Valdes and collaborators. A list of the new species (and one still to be classified) that are c...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...pport for the new study comes from an unrestricted grant from the Cherry Marketing Institute, a trade association for the cherry industry. CMI has no influence on the design, conduct or analysis of any U-M research it funds. Seymour and the laboratory's director, U-M cardiac surgeon Steven Bolling, M.D....

Maggots rid patients of MRSA

...rnal Diabetes Care, has now been awarded a £98,000 grant by Diabetes UK to carry out a randomized controlled trial to compare this treatment with two others. "Maggots are the world's smallest surgeons. In fact they are better than surgeons - they are much cheaper and work 24 hours a day," Professor Boul...

Diminishing dinosaur steps saved by laser and laptop

...by palaeontologist Dr Phil Manning, who received a grant of Euro 9,000 from the Consorci Ruta Minera to fund the laser scanning. The computer modelling for the project was done by Dr David Hodgetts, a senior lecturer in Reservoir Modelling and Petroleum Geology. Student Karl Bates, who is now carryin...

World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'

...lopedia. The effort is spurred by a $10 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and $2.5 million from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and will ultimately serve as a global beacon for biodiversity and conservation. "The Encyclopedia of Life will provide valuable biodiversi...

The longest carbon nanotubes you've ever seen

...Rice University. The research was supported by NSF grant 0510823, in addition to support from the Office of Naval Research through North Carolina A&T SU. ...

New study examines 'brain's own marijuana'

...d behavior and anxiety. A five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health is supporting this investigation. “It is widely accepted that one of the major reasons that people use and abuse marijuana is to relieve stress,?according to Samir Haj-Dahmane, Ph.D., neuroscientist and ...

Discovery of 'master switch' for the communication process between chloroplast and nuclei of plants

...pathways." Work for the project was supported by a grant from the Department of Energy, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, EMBO long term and Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowships....

York mathematician probes geometric route to combat viruses

...io of projects arising from these results.? This grant will enable Dr Twarock to expand her group and fund three postdoctoral positions and four PhD students. The group will collaborate closely with the Astbury Centre in Leeds, and they will jointly organise a workshop on Mathematical Virology at the Int...

Bones in motion: Brown scientists to create new 3-D X-ray system

...tem will be designed and built with a $1.8-million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, one of the nation's...y and Evolutionary Biology, leads the team. The grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, paired with matching funds from Brown, will pay for the X-ray machine...

Veterinary scientists explore poultry virus as cancer killer

...d Pathobiology, was awarded a prestigious research grant by the Department of Defense. This “Congressionall...University of Maryland campus, received a $113,250 grant for their ongoing work using a genetically modified version of NDV to treat prostate cancer in human...

ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5M biofuels research program at Iowa State

... technologies that produce biorenewable fuels. The grant is part of ConocoPhillips' plan to create joint re... ConocoPhillips will make an initial $1.5 million grant in 2007 to support Iowa State researchers, with additional grants of $3 million per year for seven y...

Research finds music training 'tunes' human auditory system

...rants from the National Institutes of Health and a grant from the National Science Foundation....

Rapid, Low-Cost DNA Testing

...f Rochester Chemistry Department received a NYSTAR grant in August 2006 to continue working on a recent discovery by Huixiang Li, a research associate in his group: how to rapidly test DNA to improve our health and make sure we're drinking clean water and eating uncontaminated food. In fact, his new method...

New molecular pathway could reveal how cells stick together

...nge their adhesive properties. With a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, they plan ...cently awarded an individual investigator research grant to extend her work from cells in a Petri dish to an organism. The grant, from the National Institute...

Computer scientists join in search for ivory-billed woodpecker

... catches an ivory-bill, that's a bonus." With a grant from the National Science Foundation, Song and Goldberg programmed ACONE to distinguish birds from other objects and only record the birds with its two digital cameras, Arecont Vision's AV3100s. "It's a fast, flying object," Song said. "And also,...

Lab research may one day lead to cancer treatment using patient's own immune cells

... UH Ireland Cancer Center, has received a $660,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a five-year study that hopes to lead to new treatments using a set of immune cells, called T cells, to fight skin cancer (melanoma) and breast cancer. The research project is called "Molecular studies of T ...

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