Below is a list of notable grants recently awarded in the sciences - large federal grants as well as awards of all sizes from private foundations. The individual cited with each entry is the project's principal investigator.

Research into biological methods of halting the spread of the destructive mole cricket through use of nematodes. $100,000 from the Florida Turfgrass Research Foundation to the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida, Gainesville; J.H. Frank.

Research into the application of genetics and molecular biology to studies of the growth and development of the heart, blood vessels, and lungs. $10.8 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to the University of California, San Francisco; L.T. Williams.

Investigation of the feasibility of substituting biodegradable corn or soybean products for part of the petroleum-based polymers that are used in plastics...

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