A network of radiation-monitoring devices and a companion website and open-source code serve as educational and outreach tools for an international project called DoseNet that stretches from Northern California classrooms to a city hall in Japan. Its broad aim is to inform and connect students and communities using science and data as common ground.
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are finding inspiration in evolution's biological counterparts in the development of a driverless truck. The first public demonstration of the vehicle will take place on a Dutch motorway on 28 May. That's when the truck will take part in a competition for autonomous vehicles, within the framework of an EU project called 'the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge'.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists urges Americans to protect our nation's Veterans by opposing a US Department of Veterans Affairs proposed policy that removes physician anesthesiologists from surgery and replaces them with nurses, lowering the standard of care and jeopardizing Veterans' lives.
SR Instruments, a leading manufacturer of purpose-built scales for hospitals, medical facilities, and long-term care centers today announced the addition of a new stand-on scale, the SR585i, to its SR Scales product line.
Clinical trials of the anti-cancer agent PAC-1 are continuing to expand, thanks to a $7 million angel investment from an anonymous contributor who originally invested $4 million to help get the compound this far in the drug-approval pipeline. The drug was first tested in pet dogs with spontaneously occurring cancers.
To meet this challenge, the US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Argonne National Laboratory announced today a new innovation accelerator program for science and energy entrepreneurs called Chain Reaction Innovations.
Cell therapies for a range of serious conditions will be accelerated by research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute that yielded a newly patented method of converting cells into engines of wound healing and tissue regeneration. The method enables adult human connective tissue fibroblasts to be cultured and replicated for long periods and causes those cells to express genes and proteins typically associated with stem cells, demonstrating that the cells are in a less differentiated state.
An American University researcher found peer-to-peer economy entrepreneurs under-report taxable income due to IRS filing loophole.
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) and the Wellcome Genome Campus have launched a new project to explore global public attitudes and beliefs around the sharing of genetic information. This has become increasingly urgent as we enter a new era of genomic medicine in which unique ethical and moral questions arise. It also raises questions about the commercial use of people's genetic information.
Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are testing a novel cellular immunotherapy approach to treating patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who have failed standard therapy.