A total of $12,500 in cash and prizes were awarded last week to the most innovative, student-developed product and service ideas at the 2016 TOP DAWG New Venture Championship at Louisiana Tech University.
The primary mission of the new BiodivERsA project STACCATO is to advance the long-term sustainable development of land use systems against risks of global change. The research initiative aims at quantifying the sensitivity of ecosystem functions and their subsequent ecosystem services to environmental pressures in representative agriculturally dominated landscapes in Europe.
Cybersecurity researchers at the University of Michigan were able to hack into the leading 'smart home' automation system and essentially get the PIN code to a home's front door.
In an effort to connect more New Yorkers to Weill Cornell Medicine's world-class physicians, the institution and the innovative on-demand healthcare service Pager have joined forces to ensure that patients have expanded access to the most advanced and specialized care.
The Critical Path Institute's (C-Path) Coalition Against Major Diseases (CAMD) is integrating its Alzheimer's clinical trial data into the Global Alzheimer's Association Interactive Network (GAAIN) data portal. Data made available through GAAIN are contributed by the world's foremost Alzheimer's researchers. CAMD will assist GAAIN as it expands the network's data fields to broaden their applicability for data sharing. The improved functionality of the GAAIN platform will provide additional sharing capabilities within Alzheimer's research networks.
One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy over the course of a lifetime. In advance of the June 23-26 Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy Conference, epilepsy experts and people who face seizures are sounding the alarm on a greatly underestimated problem -- epilepsy-related deaths. Although epilepsy affects 3 million Americans, communication and understanding around the risk of mortality remains low, creating a blind spot for caregivers that can prove devastating.
Nature lovers and green-fingered enthusiasts are urged to plant bee-friendly flowers to help ailing pollinator populations and to attract one of the many hundreds of bees due to be released later this summer from the rooftops of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in a competition launched by the London Pollinator Project.
The International Potato Center, global seed potato company HZPC and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture have announced a new partnership. Their joint aim is to develop better potatoes for tropical and subtropical conditions.
The American College of Rheumatology has released a statement about the highly anticipated proposed rule on the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and its impact on the rheumatology community.
Like many would-be parents, Katie Brenner was advised to select the optimum time for conception based on blood and/or urine tests of hormone levels. She developed a new, simpler test in which users wet a paper strip with saliva and within minutes the device holding the paper will deliver measurements to the patient's smart device.