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.
Today, April 28, 5:01 Moscow time, the first launch from the Vostochny Cosmodrome took place. The carrier rocket 'Soyuz-2.1a' put scientific satellite of the Moscow State University 'Lomonosov.'
A newly established ICD-10-CM code for sarcopenia, M62.84, recognizes it as an independently reportable condition. It will be available for use by the medical community effective Oct. 1, 2016.
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center physicians have started the world's first clinical trial using a new form of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to deliver radiation to a specific area of the prostate invaded with cancer -- instead of the entire gland. The study aims to determine if treating a targeted cancer region within the prostate in early stage prostate cancer can increase treatment options and reduce the side effects of radiation.
NASA engineers recently unveiled the giant golden mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope as part of the integration and testing of the infrared telescope.
On April 26, 2016, ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile hosted an event to mark the first light for the four powerful lasers that form a crucial part of the adaptive optics systems on ESO's Very Large Telescope. Attendees were treated to a spectacular display of cutting-edge laser technology against the majestic skies of Paranal. These are the most powerful laser guide stars ever used for astronomy and the event marks the first use of multiple laser guide stars at ESO.