UC Press's OA journal, Collabra, has opened for submissions. Collabra is currently accepting submissions in three core fields of study: life and biomedical sciences, ecology and environmental science, and social and behavioral sciences. Collabra offers a low up-front author APC and a waiver fund to cover APCs for authors unable to pay. Unlike other OA journals, Collabra shares revenue with editors and reviewers who contribute to the journal, channeling value back into the research community.
Physician anesthesiologists can now choose from 36 reporting measures when participating in the ASA QCDR, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved two new Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures and 16 non-PQRS measures developed by ASA and its affiliated organization, Anesthesia Quality Institute.
By analyzing DNA biomarkers in bacteria found in plaque, the researchers behind University of Toronto's newly launched Plaque Bank hope to create a new model for rapid, noninvasive disease prediction, identification and personalized treatment.
Focused on limiting energy waste through the reduction of light pollution and highlighting the importance of the preservation of dark night skies, the International Astronomical Union today launches the Cosmic Light program, joining the global celebrations of the International Year of Light 2015.
The Critical Issues Research Database seeks to connect end-users to the wealth of information available on issues at the intersection of geoscience and society such as the occurrence of natural resources, hazard mitigation and pollution risks.
A new four-year research study, with an estimated budget of $100 million, was announced today by the Alzheimer's Association and the American College of Radiology. The Imaging Dementia -- Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) study will determine the clinical usefulness and value in diagnosing Alzheimer's and other dementias in certain situations of a brain positron emission tomography (PET) scan that detects a core feature of Alzheimer's disease.
A new, open-access article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management provides a comprehensive overview of the Asian longhorned beetle, including a review of its biology, life stages, distribution, ecology, and methods of detecting and controlling it.
Summit, a high-performance computing system set to be delivered to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2017 and available to researchers in 2018, will support DOE's Office of Science in its broad science and energy mission.
Researchers have begun enrolling participants in a multicenter international clinical trial to test whether a statin can reduce the risk of heart disease in people with HIV infection, who are up to twice as likely as people without HIV infection to have heart disease. The trial is supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, both part of the National Institutes of Health.
The radiation oncology team at UH Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland performed the first-ever prostate cancer treatment April 3 using a newly-approved device -- SpaceOAR which enhances the efficacy of radiation treatment by protecting organs surrounding the prostate. 'Shielding the rectum from radiation allows us to increase the radiation dose used to kill cancerous cells in the prostate,' said Rodney Ellis, M.D., radiation oncologist. 'SpaceOAR represents a significant development in prostate cancer radiotherapy.'