NASA's Solar Probe Plus -- the first mission that will fly into sun's upper atmosphere and 'touch' the sun -- has passed a design review, an important milestone leading to its anticipated summer 2018 launch.
SHARE at FAU is the name of the new scientific collaboration project between Schaeffler and the Friedrich-Alexander Universität of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Both parties signed the contract on July 22. Research will be carried out in the fields of digitalization and production processes.
The research team at the Laboratory for Infant & Child of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Food Safety and Technology Research Centre has undertaken a study in breast milk to analyze the calcium, iron and iodine levels of breast milk of Hong Kong lactating women and their daily intakes of the respective micronutrients.
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society's new Research Communications Initiative (RCI) will help scientists and engineers enhance the impact of their research. Through RCI, Sigma Xi will team up with researchers and research institutions to guide them through the process of creating, and publishing, communications such as feature-length articles, videos, infographics, animations, podcasts, social media campaigns, and more. Additionally, all of the content published under the program will have a Creative Commons license, making it available for republishing at no charge.
Following a competitive call and selection process in May and June, Climate-KIC -- the EU's public-private climate innovation initiative -- has announced it is expanding its climate innovation network to include five additional regions across Europe. The new consortia came together yesterday in Brussels to launch high-impact low-carbon steps that will be implemented until the end of the year.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Wellcome Trust of London, the AMR Centre of Alderley Park, Cheshire in the United Kingdom and Boston University School of Law today announced the establishment of one of the world's largest public-private partnerships focused on tackling antibiotic resistance, an emerging modern threat to public health worldwide.
EPFL professor George Candea founded Cyberhaven, a startup that is developing a brand new approach to computer security. Cyberhaven raised more than $2 million in a first round of financing from US venture capital Accomplice.
A medical team at Osaka University Hospital, Japan, has conducted successful treatment for the fetal lung disorder Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformattion, also known as Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation. By performing a series of prenatal and postnatal treatments, the infant was discharged from the hospital without subsequent complications. This series of treatments potentially provides another option for families with unborn babies with the same disorder.
Universally available 'public' mAb, characterized and distributed by NIST, will allow better assessment of existing analytical methods and potentially faster adoption of new technologies.
The Children's National Health System Congenital Zika Virus Program serves as a dedicated resource for referring clinicians and for pregnant women to receive counseling and science-driven answers about the impact of Zika on pregnancies and newborns. 'While we're hopeful there are few local cases, the Congenital Zika Virus Program has been developing emergency response plans in collaboration with local departments of health to prepare for any eventuality,' says Roberta DeBiasi, Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease and Congenital Zika Virus Program co-leader.