University of California, San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla announces the launch of the UC San Diego Microbiome and Microbial Sciences Initiative, a concerted research and education effort that leverages the university's strengths in science, medicine, engineering and the humanities to produce a detailed understanding of microbiomes -- distinct constellations of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that live within and around us -- and methods for manipulating them for the benefit of human health and the environment.
Van Andel Research Institute's Biorepository has been selected as a Biospecimen Core Resource by the National Institutes of Health in a federal project aimed at better understanding the molecular basis of cancer.
Florida Atlantic University, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Max Planck Society based in Germany, have signed an innovative agreement to facilitate a research and education program that will recruit promising scientists to MPFI and FAU.
MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program, an unprecedented effort and novel organizational model designed to more rapidly convert scientific discoveries into life-saving advances, has expanded its targets, adding several of the most intractable cancers to its campaign.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallbladder removal has a very high success rate but 1 in 200 patients will sustain serious injury. In the US 4,000 patients will be injured annually. To solve this problem, members of the BioDesign: Medical Innovation program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center developed a new imaging technique allows surgeons to easily identify the bile ducts while carrying out the standard laparoscopic procedure, thus preventing injuries.
Substantial amount of documented occurrence (specimen and observational) records is awaiting publication stored in repositories and data indexing platforms, such as GBIF, BOLD systems, and iDigBio. In order to streamline the authoring process, save taxonomists time, and provide a workflow for peer-review and quality checks, Pensoft has introduced an innovative feature that makes it possible to easily import occurrence records into a taxonomic manuscript.
It will be increasingly difficult for protein molecules to remain anonymous, and increasingly easy for doctors and patients to detect the early stages of latent diseases. Researchers from Warsaw (Poland) and Denton (USA) have perfected a method of producing thin detecting films that are able to recognize specific proteins. This is an important step towards the construction of low-cost chemical sensors, identifying even small concentrations of protein disease markers in body fluids.
Researchers believe a world-first standard for the good governance of forest projects in Nepal has global implications for wherever the forest sector and local communities are drawn together.
The investigation's success could help scientists develop countermeasures that will influence the future of human spaceflight on long-duration missions.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, and The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) have announced that Elsevier will publish AWHONN's official publications, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) and Nursing for Women's Health (NWH), beginning with the 2016 volumes.