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A South Dakota research group has been selected to receive a NASA EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) major research grant in the amount of $750,000. The project entitled, Wireless Body Area Network in Space: Development of Wireless Health Monitoring System with Flexible and Wearable Sensors is a joint effort between researchers from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T), South Dakota State University (SDSU), University of South Dakota (USD) and collaborators at four NASA research centers. The proposed outcome of the research is to enable a wireless network system for real-time and multi-dimensional monitoring of the physiological parameters…

South Dakota BioSNTR researchers investigate how antibody therapeutics work Written by Christie Delfanian, SDSU Marketing & Communications Brookings, S.D. — Researchers from South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota are investigating how antibodies protect the body from influenza through the state’s BioSystems Networks and Translational Research (BioSNTR) center. What they learn will help Sioux Falls-based SAb Biotherapeutics (SAB) improve its influenza therapeutic and result in technologies that other biotechnology companies can use to evaluate product effectiveness. SAB’s immunotherapy platform was recognized by the World Health Organization as one of the top platforms for rapidly responding to infectious…

SMART ROBOT HAS SDSU TIES Printed in The Brookings Register October 25, 2016 – Designing a robot that can learn from its environment and thereby explore a new planet – that’s what a South Dakota State University assistant professor wants to do. Zhen Ni of the electrical engineering and computer science department is working with colleagues at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on a grant titled ”Development of Intelligent Control System for Autonomous Robot Navigation for NASA Space Applications.” Through a Research Initialization Grant from the NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research program, Ni presented a design…

$4.6 Million NSF Grant Will Help Missouri-Led Team Study Grafting as a Way to Adapt Crops to Climate Change Press Release by Saint Louis University ST. LOUIS (Oct. 5, 2016) — Saint Louis University has been awarded a $4.6 million grant by the National Science Foundation to lead a Missouri-based team of researchers in understanding how root systems of grapevines affect the vine’s stems, leaves and fruits — the parts of perennial plants used most commonly in food production. The five-year project will be led by Saint Louis University professor, Allison Miller, Ph.D. Miller, an evolutionary biologist specializing in perennial…

USD Part of NSF Environmental Research Project on Upper  Missouri River Basin  Published by: Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan VERMILLION ­- The University of South Dakota will receive nearly $2 million as part of a National Science Foundation effort to research the intersection of food, energy and water systems. USD researchers will work on the project with col­ leagues from lead institution Montana State University and the University of Wyo­ming. They will examine the consequences of an economy based on bioenergy and “car­bon capture and sequestra­tion.” That is the process of capturing carbon dioxide so that levels of the greenhouse…