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.
A unique training simulator for orthopedic open surgery (knee reconstruction with total joint replacement) has been developed by OSSim Technologies Inc. in partnership with three University of Montreal orthopedic surgeons.
Kymab, a leading human monoclonal antibody biopharmaceutical company, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Oncology Research for Biologics and Immunotherapy Translation (ORBIT) unit today announced a strategic cancer drug discovery and development alliance.
St. Joseph's Hospital in London is the only Canadian cardiac rehabilitation center testing the AngioDefender, a non-invasive tool that can assess the health of blood vessels by using a simple blood pressure cuff.
A group of seven publishers today announced that, during 2016, they will begin requiring authors to use an ORCID identifier (iD) during the publication process. The American Geophysical Union, eLife, EMBO, Hindawi, the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, and the Public Library of Science will join the Royal Society -- which already (as of Jan. 1, 2016) requires its authors to include iDs at submission -- in making this commitment.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center researchers have developed a low cost technology related to sex select semen that can be used with artificial insemination in animals.
The instruments that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope not only have to be tough enough to survive in the cold of space, but they also have to work properly in the electromagnetic environment on the spacecraft, so they're tested for both. Recently, they passed a test for the latter in a very unique room.
Meeting the Paris Climate Agreement goal of limiting the increase in the global average temperature to well below two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels will require increased use of renewable energy and reducing the CO2 intensity of fossil energy use.
Research!America urges Congress to take action on several research and innovation priorities in 2016 in order to combat costly and devastating diseases that are taking a toll on our nation's health and economy. Congress should act this year to sustain robust funding for federal health agencies, advance medical innovation and mental health legislation, and permanently repeal the medical device tax.
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) today began a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a prime-boost Ebola vaccine regimen in both healthy and HIV-infected study volunteers.