National Science Foundation

By Heather Mack January 23, 2017
Researchers at California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, Stockholm University and Uppsala University are working on a smartphone-based microscope in hopes of developing a cost-effective and accessible way for DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis. As described in a recently published article in the journal Nature Communications, the researchers used a 3D printer to produce a lightweight...
By Aditi Pai September 23, 2015
Sarah E. Du, a researcher at Florida Atlantic University, has received a $166,935 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a smartphone-connected test, for people with sickle cell disease, that monitors the activity of red blood cells. The development project is expected to run for two years. "A major challenge in the management of sickle cell disease is the tremendous pain that...
By Jonah Comstock June 18, 2013
Speedy response is what emergency services are all about. But when it comes to responding to changes in technology, emergency response providers can be a little slow. The Federal Communications Commission announced last year that, with the penetration of smartphones and cellphones, the time had finally come for a next generation 911 service where people could use text messages, and even...
By Brian Dolan August 9, 2012
Waltham, Massachusetts-based Affectiva, which spun out of the MIT Media Lab in 2009, has raised $12 million from Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Horizons Ventures to build out its emotion measurement technology for advertisements and for various medical research initiatives. According to various media outlets, the company has now raised more than $20 million, including grants from the National...
By Brian Dolan August 17, 2009
The National Science Foundation has awarded Dartmouth College a $3 million federal grant, which is part of the federal stimulus bill, to develop secure,  efficient systems that enabled physicians to monitor patients through mobile phones and wearable wireless sensors. The three year project aims to explore the security challenges related to protecting patient data while also making sure that the...