Xylan, fibrillated cellulose and lignin are wood-derived polymers that could be used for improving the texture and reducing the energy content of food products.
The Movember Foundation, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and Prostate Cancer Canada today announced $3 million in funding for a new Phase III clinical trial to evaluate if magnetic resonance imaging can replace the current standard of care to diagnose prostate cancer. The primary objective of the multi-center trial, called PRECISE, is to determine whether MRI imaging can spare some men from undergoing a biopsy and avoid the possible associated side effects.
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center has been awarded the National Cancer Institute's highest designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. The prestigious distinction recognizes the cancer center's high caliber of scientific leadership and robust programs in basic, clinical and population science research, placing it in the top tier of cancer centers nationwide. The new name of the center is the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC).
Starting immediately, Springer Nature's MyCopy service is also available to library users in Turkey. This service allows all registered library patrons there to order a softcover copy of a Springer eBook for their personal use through Springer's online platform SpringerLink. MyCopy books can only be ordered by registered patrons of Turkish academic libraries that have purchased the corresponding eBook Collection and have agreed to this service.
The Spanish University has lost resources and researchers in recent years, but has improved its international productivity and competitiveness, according to data from the new annual IUNE report on university R+D+i. This Alianza 4U observatory, made up of the following universities: Autónoma de Barcelona, Autónoma de Madrid, Carlos III de Madrid and Pompeu Fabra, presented its new research activity report for the Spanish University system (SUE in Spanish) in the past decade.
The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has signed a licensing agreement with USA-based global pharmaceutical company BioLegend, Inc. to use four different UAEU patents in biotechnology. The license was granted in order to develop diagnostic tools for the early detection of Parkinson's Disease and possibly other neurological diseases.
The Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton has become the UK and Ireland Office of The World Wide Web Consortium.
Computer scientists at the University of Basel have developed a new method for conducting image and video database searches based on hand-drawn sketches. The user draws a sketch on a tablet or interactive paper, and the system searches for a matching image in the database. The new method is free to access for researchers.
At the IT security competition 'ruCTF' in Yekaterinburg, Russia, students from Saarland University have given an impressive demonstration of their skills by attacking and defending a so-called smart home environment. Schranz explains their unexpected success as follows: 'Our equipment was very good. The software we developed found many vulnerabilities. That gave us a strong advantage.'
It's been a busy few days for Australian start-up Licella, whose innovative technology, developed in partnership with the University of Sydney, is the subject of new contracts with global investors in Canada and the UK that allow the re-imagining of the huge pulp and paper industry as biorefineries and the upgrading of end-of-life, difficult-to-recycle plastics -- turning waste into renewable or recycled fuel blend-stocks.