Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) in Goodyear, Arizona, has announced the launch of Phase II of the NivoPlus clinical trial, which combines the immunotherapeutic agent nivolumab with chemotherapy drugs irinotecan and capecitabine. The use of nivolumab is considered investigational in this study. The NivoPlus clinical trial aims to enlist as many as 49 patients.
A five-year collaboration between institutions in the United States and Sweden has resulted in a new, public dataset for researchers of democracy.
Leading on from The Genome Analysis Centre's previous announcement of their new bread wheat genome assembly, the landmark resource is now publically available to download at the European Bioinformatics Institute's Ensembl database for full analysis.
Researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego have entered into a research collaboration with Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen R&D), one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to identify new therapeutic targets for Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that is the leading cause of heart failure in Latin America.
One dozen flight mirrors are now installed on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, out of the 18 mirror segments that make up the primary mirror. The assembly of the primary mirror is an important milestone for the Webb telescope, but is just one component of this huge and complex observatory.
The Access to Research initiative, which gives users in public libraries free access to over 10 million academic articles, has been given the green light by publishers and librarians to continue. Two years on since the launch in 2014 and over 80 percent of UK local authorities, representing more than 2,600 libraries, have signed up to the initiative from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Can Manufacturers Institute commends the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and US Department of Agriculture for recommending all forms of fruits and vegetables in the new dietary guidelines. However, we're disappointed in the limiting language included, such as 'no-sugar-added versions' and 'no-salt-added.'
In the course of three months, Kansas State University researchers were able to develop and test a new vaccine that protects chickens and other poultry from multiple strains of avian influenza found in the US, including H5N1, H5N2 and H5N8.
The field of quantum science has attracted considerable funding in recent years reflecting the potential for converting quantum-physics research into commercial products. To address the growth in this area, IOP Publishing is launching a new journal, Quantum Science and Technology.
Self-compacting high-performance concrete (SCHPC) has till now suffered from one weakness -- when exposed to fire it flakes and splits, which reduces its loadbearing capacity. Empa scientists have now developed a method of manufacturing fire resistant self-compacting high-performance concrete which maintains its mechanical integrity under these conditions.