Professor of Clinical Biochemistry Eleftherios P. Diamandis looks over the science behind innovative and revolutionary blood tests invented by Elizabeth Holmes that could apparently reinvent the lab diagnostics. Through scrupulous examination of five key issues, he reaches the conclusion that many of the company's claims do not stand up to scientific review.
BMW Group and Nanyang Technological University today launched a new electromobility research program, involving the all-electric BMW i3 and plug-in hybrid sports car BMW i8 that runs on electricity and petrol.
The anticancer compound PM1183 will be assessed in a Phase III international study to investigate safety and efficacy in women with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.
In a first for HIV prevention, researchers have completed follow-up of participants in a pivotal Phase III trial that tested a vaginal ring for preventing HIV in women. The ring, which contains the ARV dapivirine, is meant to be worn for a month at a time. More than 2,600 African women took part in ASPIRE, one of two Phase III trials designed to support potential licensure of the ring. Results are expected early 2016.
This 'NivoPlus' clinical trial at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center combines an immunotherapy drug (nivolumab) with FDA-approved chemotherapy drugs. Adding nivolumab is intended to activate the body's own immune system to improve results that otherwise might not be achieved from chemotherapy alone. This combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy drugs is investigational in this study and is the third such combination clinical trial launched this past year by CTCA at Western.
The Barcelona Institute of Science & Technology is a new institution to pursue a joint scientific endeavor. CRG, ICIQ, ICN2,ICFO, IFAE and IRB Barcelona come together in this new institution. It emerges as one of the leading scientific institutes in Europe, ranking fourth in the number of ERC grants awarded per volume of researchers.
Kenall Manufacturing today introduced Indigo-Clean, a light fixture that uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections. The technology behind Indigo-Clean inactivates a wide range of micro-organisms that are known causes of HAIs, including MRSA, C.difficile and VRE.
Sharc25, a European research project launched in May, is setting out to develop extremely efficient thin-film solar cells for the next generation of more cost-effective solar modules. Eleven research partners from eight countries are part of the consortium, which is coordinated by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg.
Texas Biomedical Research Institute and Wisconsin-based non-profit Take Off Pounds Sensibly® are establishing the new TOPS® Nutrition and Obesity Research Center with the goal of conducting research into the causes, health risks and treatment of human obesity.
University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers have developed an innovative, experimental gene transfer-based treatment for children with giant axonal neuropathy.