VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new high-volume production method for hot embossing microscopic channel structures onto large areas of plastic film at a low cost for use, for example, in wearable technology and cosmetic applications.
The Department of the Navy received 393 patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office in fiscal year 2015 -- the largest number of patents the Navy has received since fiscal year 1977.
The decision to go to work instead of school during the last housing boom turned out to be costly to students, and quite possibly a drag on the economic recovery according to a study from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
The University of Oklahoma will play an active role in the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub -- a new National Science Foundation initiative to build innovative public-private partnerships that address regional challenges with big data analysis. The South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub, led by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina's Renaissance Computing Institute, serves Oklahoma and 15 other states as well as the District of Columbia.
The Royal College of Surgeons has appointed global healthcare knowledge provider, BMJ, as its international sales partner for institutional customers.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT in Germany, have agreed to create a Fraunhofer Project Center for Cybersecurity in Jerusalem. The center is meant to become the leading institution for applied cybersecurity research in Israel and worldwide, conducting targeted research projects, building joint experimentation platforms and research labs, and creating a strong network of partners from industry, governments and other research organizations.
BTI's Joyce Van Eck has received a new patent for methods to fortify potatoes and other crops with beta-carotene, in the hope that enriched cassava could alleviate vitamin A deficiencies.
Heart disease patients and their caregivers can now search for in-depth data about their local hospitals and make informed decisions about their care through the American College of Cardiology's public reporting program. The first data release includes information about hospitals' performance in prescribing appropriate medication at hospital discharge.
For the next five weeks, RegMedNet will offer an exclusive spotlight on the aims and expertise of King's College London's Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.
The San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project is collecting tumor and normal patient samples in the 10 most common cancers from across a single metropolitan area. The same WuXi NextCODE informatics driving big precision medicine efforts in the US, UK, Qatar and China will then catalog the key differences between tumor and normal sequence. START is anonymously linking that data with treatment and outcomes data, creating a unique resource for directly applying genomics research to benefit patient care.