SAGE is delighted to announce that it has acquired the majority of journals owned and published by the independent science and technology publisher, Multi-science. The acquisition results in 19 titles transferring to SAGE as of 2016.
Revised European legislation setting improved rules on collection, sampling and analyses of air pollution data enters into force today. It amends rules and procedures on the measurement of air pollutants outdoors, and aims to prevent or reduce harmful effects on human health and the environment. The JRC has been entrusted with the organization and evaluation of mandatory quality assurance programs for EU Member States.
Today, the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) and Wellcome Trust announce the start of a Phase 2a trial in South Africa of IDRI's tuberculosis vaccine candidate, which has been shown to both prevent and treat TB in preclinical studies in animal models. The Wellcome Trust awarded IDRI a $5.8 million/£3.8 million grant to clinically assess the ability of IDRI's vaccine candidate to reduce TB recurrence after treatment.
To provide brain injury patients with a safe, engaging and easy way to maintain their therapy regimens, the Office of Naval Research is supporting efforts to develop the Mobile, Virtual Enhancements for Rehabilitation (MOVER).
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the newest member of a pioneering international partnership that aims to completely map the single most successful targets for cancer drugs known to date and will share their work with no fees or restrictions on intellectual property. The unrestricted use of this map could lead to breakthrough medicines not only in the realm of cancer, but also for rheumatoid arthritis and a host of neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
The Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, has opened an online patient application portal called the UDN Gateway. This new system will allow patients who suffer from undiagnosed diseases to apply to the national network of clinical sites. It will set the stage for the network to advance its core mission: to diagnose patients who suffer from conditions that even skilled physicians have been unable to diagnose despite extensive clinical investigation.
A laser-based instrument for mapping the 3-D structure of Earth's forests has passed a major milestone toward deployment on the International Space Station (ISS). The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation, led by the University of Maryland, College Park, and built by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., successfully transitioned to 'Phase B,' moving from requirements development and mission definition to preliminary design.
A new method of teasing information from scarce and highly degraded genetic samples is helping NOAA Fisheries and Mexican scientists unravel the genetic heritage of the enigmatic vaquita, the most endangered marine mammal on Earth.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cayman Chemical and Fannin Innovation Studio have formed ACF Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
The District Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Mayor's Office of Bogotá DC has implemented a new Smart City platform to manage the Cultural Heritage of Bogotá. The project developed by the consortium 'TECNALIA Research & Innovation' (leader) and the SME Estudios GIS located in Vitoria-Gasteiz' has been backed and awarded by the Inter-American Development Bank.