Modern genetic tools could save an ancient icon of the Mojave. Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have teamed up with researchers at Willamette University, a liberal arts college in Salem, Ore., to develop genetic tools that could save the Joshua tree from extinction.
Research data produced by the JRC or in cooperation with other partners is now publicly available, in support of the European Commission's strategy on Open Science for improved circulation of knowledge and thus innovation for generating growth. The first version of the JRC Data Catalogue is online and its datasets can be freely consulted and downloaded.
In the year following its launch, this project has brought bioinformatics closer to society, and highlighted the importance of the microbiome, with the participation of over 4,000 individuals. The results of the scientific study have revealed an initial oral microbiome map of young people, pointing to significant differences according to their geographic location, dietary or lifestyle factors, such as smoking or owning a pet.
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory will play a key role in the Lightweight Materials National Lab Consortium, or LightMAT.
The measuring of crop plants and their response to a changing environment is at the heart of EMPHASIS, a new large-scale European project coordinated by researchers in Juelich. EMPHASIS is part of the new ESFRI roadmap, in which the member states of the ESFRI Forum coordinate research strategies in Europe.
A new app to guide and remind pregnant women about vaccines recommended during pregnancy has been launched by researchers.
When a bank is robbed, the loot will often contain a wad of manipulated banknotes. These will explode en route and release a colorful dye, marking the money as stolen. Researchers use a similar principle to identify spyware on smartphones. Computer scientists from the Center for IT Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA) have now developed a matching application for the current version of the Android smartphone operating system, allowing for a more precise monitoring of malicious apps.
On March 10th, an official announcement was made about the updating of the ESFRI route map at a meeting in Amsterdam. This route map includes the EST (European Solar Telescope) project.
Sand, coral and even waste building materials can become extremely efficient sorbents for water purification from toxic substances, if they are subject to treat in a special way.
Weill Cornell Medicine has formed a strategic, preclinical research alliance with Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to develop new treatment approaches for certain types of cancer, the institution announced today.