University of Chicago Medicine and Chicago Lakeshore Hospital are forming a new collaboration that advances psychiatric teaching programs and provides comprehensive clinical educational experience for UChicago Medicine residents and medical students, while simultaneously enhancing care for both organizations' patients.
In more than three years of work European scientists finally made future lighting technology ready to market. They developed flexible lighting foils that can be produced roll-to-roll -- much like newspapers are printed. These devices pave the path towards cheaper solar cells and LED lighting panels. The project named TREASORES was lead by Empa scientist Frank Nüesch and combined know-how from nine companies and six research institutes in five European countries.
Science unites people -- irrespective of the general political climate. At the beginning of March 2016, a German-Russian research cooperation in engineering, funded by the DFG, is being launched for the first time. For a period of presumably six years, three German and four Russian research groups will jointly enter uncharted territory in the field of magnetic hybrid materials. The initiator and spokesperson for this unique nationwide program is Prof. Stefan Odenbach, Chair of Magnetofluiddynamics, Measuring and Automation Technology at TU Dresden.
The Woman's Condom, a new female condom designed to be easy to use and more acceptable to women and their partners, has been prequalified by the World Health Organization (WHO)/United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The approval marks a critical step forward in expanding options for female-initiated dual protection from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.
Three US Department of Energy-funded research centers are making progress on a shared mission to develop technologies that will bring advanced biofuels to the marketplace, reporting today the disclosure of their 500th invention.
The new tool is called NEAT, which stands for Nested Environmental status Assessment Tool. 'NEAT allows us to assess the environmental status of European seas in an integrative way,' says Dr. Borja of AZTI in Spain, an expert on marine biodiversity and coordinator of the European research project DEVOTES.
AROS, a research and consulting group comprised of faculty and students within Louisiana Tech University's industrial-organizational psychology doctoral program, is partnering with the New Orleans Police Department to develop an entry-level selection test battery and analysis tools to identify the best candidates for its police academy and future law enforcement community.
A new independent institute located at Duke University will work to preserve America's national parks and protected areas through research and education, and promote greater use of the parks as scientific research sites. The Park Institute of America is a collaboration between Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment and the nonprofit Coalition to Protect America's National Parks.
Finnish electric buses will soon be acting as development platforms for smart mobility services in the Helsinki region, used for boosting the creation of new user-centric solutions and product development of businesses.
The Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Blue Brain Project are deepening their collaboration. Today, the US-based Allen Institute is releasing a set of 40 computer models of neurons from the mouse visual cortex, created using tools developed by the Swiss-based Blue Brain Project at EPFL. Using Blue Brain technology, the researchers were able to reproduce the physiology and electrical activity of the neurons with an extremely high level of detail.