The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, with Parkinson's UK and the Critical Path Institute, announce that MJFF has joined the Critical Path for Parkinson's Consortium.
On May 15, 2016, Austin, Texas, held a Zika Hackathon. More than 50 data scientists, engineers, and UT Austin students gathered to use big data to help fight the spread of the mosquito-borne disease Zika. The US Centers for Disease Control is now ramping up collection of data that tracks Zika spread. But big gaps exist in linking different kinds of data, which the Austin Zika Hackathon addressed.
The recent NAS report on genetically engineered crops aligns with statements from Agronomy and Crop Societies: Scientific research overwhelmingly shows GE crops are safe and pose no significant health or environmental risks.
Immunology -- and the idea that many diseases can best be addressed by boosting the body's own immune response -- is one of the hottest areas in medical research and clinical treatment. University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Chiba University School of Medicine in Japan have announced a new collaborative research center to investigate the most promising aspects of immunology, especially the area of mucosal immunology, and to speed development of clinical applications.
Cyber and electronic warfare, shrinking defense budgets, and critical international science and technology partnerships were some of the key concerns for seven military leaders from around the world who met this week at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland.
Joining carbon fiber composites and aluminum for lightweight cars and other multi-material high-end products could become less expensive because of an ORNL method that harnesses a laser's power and precision.
The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) and Elsevier have embarked on a pilot project to maximize visibility, impact and dissemination of articles by UF researchers that have published in Elsevier journals. Starting today, article links and metadata are automatically delivered to UF's institutional repository (IR@UF) through ScienceDirect application programming interfaces (APIs) that are freely available to libraries.
IBM's World Community Grid and scientists from Brazil, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego, and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have launched OpenZika, a project to find drug candidates to treat Zika, a fast spreading virus that the World Health Organization has declared a global public health emergency.
A Rutgers researcher is co-principal investigator of an international project to identify potential drugs to fight the Zika virus, using the supercomputing power of IBM's World Community Grid to dramatically reduce the time it would otherwise take.
The Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota has launched the first web portal providing access to all of its biodiversity collections.