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.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego is a partner in a new international collaboration to develop computational models and software for simulations of bifunctional catalysis, which is of high relevance for biomass conversion to liquid fuels and raw materials used in the chemical industry.
A booming photovoltaic market in Asia has propelled China to a global leader in photovoltaic energy installations in 2013, according to the latest edition of the JRC's PV Status Report. The EU has retained its domination in cumulative installed capacity -- its total of 80.7 GW represents a 57 percent share of the world's 140 GW of solar photovoltaic electricity generation capacity at the end of 2013. However, this is down from a 70 percent share in 2012, reflecting Europe's stagnating market.
A new device designed to perform safer, more effective cataract surgery is going on the market following a licensing agreement between the University of Colorado and Mile High Ophthalmics LLC.
When cancer patients take part in a clinical trial to develop new therapies, they and their physicians want to know how they will feel and function during treatment. A new collaboration between Bayer and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will go straight to the patients to learn how certain investigational new drugs affect them. The project will involve the use of questionnaires to assess how a drug may impact a patient's disease-related symptoms.
Jay Nathwani, acting director of the US Deptartment of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Office, will discuss the DOE's plans to accelerate the development of geothermal energy at the 40th annual Stanford Geothermal Workshop on Jan 26.