At a University of Maryland start-up called SD Nanosciences, scientists are covering soap bubbles with biomolecules that act as a disguise, tricking the body's cells into mistaking the capsule for a bacterium, a cancer cell or almost any other disease-causing cell. Because the technology is flexible, cost-effective and highly efficient, it is drawing a lot of attention from both public and private funders for drug delivery and vaccine production.
Chronic constipation is a common problem that affects approximately 15 percent of the US population, according to the American Gastroenterological Association. It can be painful and lead to a reduction in a patient's quality of life. Temple University Hospital is the only hospital in the Philadelphia region participating in a nationwide clinical trial to test an innovative, vibrating capsule for patients with chronic constipation.
The five universities selected to lead the Alan Turing Institute were announced today by Rt. Hon. Dr. Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. The Institute will build on the UK's existing academic strengths and help position the country as a world leader in the analysis and application of big data and algorithm research. Its headquarters will be based at the British Library at the center of London's Knowledge Quarter.
A unique research project to identify the effects of exercise on young hearts has been announced today. Manchester United's Academy players are being put through their paces having their hearts monitored by the newest imaging technology to give invaluable insights into how young people's hearts work while doing exercise.
The construction of the facilities for the JUNO neutrino experiment has been initiated with an official groundbreaking ceremony near the south Chinese city of Jiangmen. Involved in the Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory will be more than fifty institutions from China, the US and Europe -- with six from Germany alone, among them the Institute of Physics of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
The University of Louisville has launched a research trial to study an investigational medical device designed to aid patients with emphysema by shutting off the diseased part of the lung
The Office of Naval Research this week launched a study that could lead to breakthroughs in creating the next-generation of avatars, robots and other human surrogates for military training.
The goal of 'Spark' is to carry out the first preclinical stage of the development of a first-in-class drug that will prevent, stop and reverse the progression of cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia and other mental disorders, and to be able to start first-in-humans trials by 2016.
As mineral resources are dwindling, it is becoming increasingly important to know how even the tiniest amounts of minerals can be recovered from waste -- or how minerals can be substituted for other materials in industrial use.
In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, many police agencies across the country began looking for effective ways to cut costs and maintain services in their departments. As part of that project, William King, Associate Dean for Research and Program Development at Sam Houston State University's College of Criminal Justice, investigated the use of civilian employees in police departments.