ASU professor to get $6.25M basic research award under DoD’s MURI program Arizona State University professor Hao Yan, an innovator in neuro-scientific nanotechnology, has been selected to get a five-12 months, $6.25 million basic research award under the Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program Click here . The highly competitive MURI program will award a total of $155 million over the next five years for 23 studies, subject to the availability of federal appropriations. ‘The power of ASU to successfully compete between the nation’s best experts speaks volumes about the product quality and acknowledgement of Hao Yan’s innovative work and the talents of the study team he has assembled,’ stated ASU President Michael Crow.
ATA announces analysis grants to aid projects proposed by little researchers The American Thyroid Association is very happy to announce that grants have already been awarded to support projects proposed by leading young researchers. Three of these projects involve the genetic evaluation of thyroid tumors transporting the BRAFV600E mutation, which is linked to the development of some forms of thyroid tumor and improved risk for distant metastases, more complex disease, and higher mortality. These studies aim to recognize molecular markers that help clinicians assess patient risk and tailor treatments to improve individual outcomes and minimize unwanted effects.