(1) Studies to fully utilize multiple forms of information (MRI and EEG); (2) Construction and investigation of a scanning equalization digital radiography (SEDR) system to over come the problems with projection x-ray imaging; (3) Utilization of functional magnetic resonance imaging (IMRI) technique based on the blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) contrast to provide a robust and noninvasive tool for studying functional processing of neural network at physiological and pathological conditions; (4) Development of two complimentary intervention devices for treating stroke victims: mechanical clot extraction system and a neurovascular stent; (5) Development of molecular array biosensors using metallic nanoparticle clusters to capture in parallel a large number of molecular species from very small samples typical of most collection procedures; and (6) Production of nanoparticles containing agents that will have cell and tissue specificity, and demonstration of the effectiveness of these nanoparticles in attaining the intended specificity in tissue permeation and localization.
This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.