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NSF Accepting RAPID Proposals Related to Ebola Virus Research

(Image from cdc.gov)

(Image from cdc.gov)

In light of the recent cases of the Ebola virus in the United Sates, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical care research that can be used immediately to better understand how to model and understand the spread of Ebola, educate about prophylactic behaviors, and encourage the development of products, processes, and learning that can address this global challenge.

Researchers are encouraged to use the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism, which allows for the acceptance and reviewal of proposals that have “a severe urgency with regard to availability of, or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events.”

For more information, read the letter from the director of the NSF, Dr. France A. Cordova and find guidance on submitting a RAPID proposal.


Researchers at ORNL Achieve Unmatched Precision in 3-D Manufacturing

ORNL researchers have demonstrated the ability to precisely control the structure and properties of 3-D printed metal parts during formation. The electron backscatter diffraction image shows variations in crystallographic orientation in a nickel-based component, achieved by controlling the 3-D printing process at the microscale. (Photo by ORNL)

The electron backscatter diffraction image shows variations in crystallographic orientation in a nickel-based component, achieved by controlling the 3-D printing process at the microscale.
(Photo by ORNL)

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have found a way to control the structure and properties of metal components during an additive manufacturing process with a heretofore unmatched precision seen by conventional manufacturing methods.

“We’re using well established metallurgical phenomena, but we’ve never been able to control the processes well enough to take advantage of them at this scale and at this level of detail,” said Suresh Babu, the University of Tennessee-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing.

Continue reading at R&D Magazine.


Nursing Students Provide Care to Those with Mental Health Needs

UT graduate students in nursing, pharmacy, nutrition, and exercise physiology are coming together to tackle a new health challenge facing the nation—a critical need for advanced practice psychiatric mental health nurses.

The students, part of the College of Nursing program called Recovery-Based Interprofessional Distance Education (RIDE), are working as interprofessional teams to help clients at the Helen Ross McNabb Center live better. The program is funded by a three-year $1 million grant from Health Resources and Services Administration.

Continue reading at tntoday.utk.edu.


Monument to Harvest Season at West Tenn. Research and Education Center

Horticulturalist Jason Reeves and his team created a pumpkin display at UT’s West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. (Photo: Courtesy of Bob Hayes )

Horticulturalist Jason Reeves and his team created a pumpkin display at UT’s West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson.
(Photo: Courtesy of Bob Hayes )

Jason Reeves, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture horticulturist and research associate, and his team built a monument to harvest season at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. The display, comprised of more than 70 varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and winter squash, took several days to erect.

Read more at The Jackson Sun.


Study Finds Crocodiles are Sophisticated Hunters

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Recent studies have found that crocodiles and their relatives are highly intelligent animals capable of sophisticated behavior such as advanced parental care, complex communication, and use of tools for hunting.

New UT research published in the journal Ethology Ecology and Evolution shows just how sophisticated their hunting techniques can be.

Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has found that crocodiles work as a team to hunt their prey. His research tapped into the power of social media to document such behavior.

Continue reading at tntoday.utk.edu.

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