NIH initiates pilot grant program for innovative neurological research

NIH initiates pilot grant program for innovative neurological research

The first 30 recipients of the new R35 Research Program Award (RPA), a pilot program designed to encourage creative research by enhancing funding stability, have been announced by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health. NINDS-supported investigators who secure an RPA will have their research funded for a period of five years, with the potential to have that funding extended for up to an additional three years. This funding initiative was developed to provide support for a grantee’s overall research program,…

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Dr. Serdar Dogulu Named Vice President, Innovative Learning Solutions at IHRDC

Dr. Serdar Dogulu Named Vice President, Innovative Learning Solutions at IHRDC

Dr. David Donohue, President of IHRDC in Boston, announced today that the IHRDC Board of Directors, during their December meeting, promoted Dr. Serdar Dogulu to Vice President, Innovative Learning Solutions. Serdar joined the company in 1999 and, during his 17-year tenure, has been active in developing LSIM, our innovative and unique Learning Simulation Toolbox, and applying it to many of the simulation games that exist in our highly-regarded learning programs. He has also used the same technology to build company-specific simulation learning scenarios for their internal use, including Chevron, ConocoPhillips,…

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Three Indian-origin teens secure scholarship worth $200K in science contest for innovative research

Three Indian-origin teens secure scholarship worth $200K in science contest for innovative research

Houston :   Three Indian-origin teenagers, including identical twin sisters, in the US have bagged a total scholarship worth USD 200,000 in a science competition for their innovative research that will help doctors diagnose health problems including schizophrenia. Shriya and Adhya Beesam, 16, who are 11th grade studentsin Plano, Texas shared the USD 100,000 grand prize in the 17th annual Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition on Tuesday for their project entitled, ‘Linked Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System: A Novel Approach to Schizophrenia Diagnosis’. Vineet Edupuganti, a senior at Oregon Episcopal School,…

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Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing space junk

Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing space junk

Japan has launched a cargo ship which will use a half mile- (700m)-long tether to remove some of the vast amount of debris from Earth’s orbit. The tether, made of aluminium strands and steel wire, is designed to slow the debris, pulling it out of orbit. The innovative device was made with the help of a fishing net company. There is estimated to be more than 100 million pieces of space junk in orbit, including discarded equipment from old satellites, tools and bits of rocket. Many of these objects are…

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Headteachers’ leader backs ‘innovative’ answers to permit cheaper family vacations

Headteachers’ leader backs ‘innovative’ answers to permit cheaper family vacations

primary lengthens faculty day to permit longer half-term breaks – and wins help from the NAHT A headteachers’ leader has supported the idea of making the college day longer to be able to deliver students more excursion – pronouncing that colleges need to take a innovative method to time period times. Russell hobby, trendy secretary of the NAHT headteachers’ union, backed Chiddingstone CofE primary faculty in Kent, which has lengthened its faculty day by way of 20 mins to permit two greater weeks’ of vacation a year. returned to first…

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