Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of the International Journal of Surgery Protocols (IJS Protocols), an open access journal covering all areas of surgery. The journal will be the first in the surgical field to accept research protocols and related articles and correspondence for publication. The journal is accepting submissions from May 2016 onwards and will begin publishing articles in June 2016.
Passwords or personal identification number are often not secure, because users do not choose or store them well. With so-called biometric identifiers such as fingerprints, voice or iris scans, users can be identified more easily and securely. Computer scientists from the University of Saarland and the University of Stuttgart are now introducing the skull as a new biometric identifier which can be used with the eyewear computer Google Glass.
BGI, one of the world's largest genomics organizations, and UW Medicine, the academic medical and health system at the University of Washington, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on biomedical technology development. The shared aim is to advance precision medicine for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common and rare diseases. BGI is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
Robotic lifeguards, virtual and augmented realities, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can autonomously swarm and overwhelm an enemy -- all will be on display to the public during the Sea-Air-Space Exposition, at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) booth No. 1004.
Established in the distant 1888, the Italian Botanical Society has gone a long way towards publishing its achievements and research. Originated as a bulletin within an Italian journal, they have been growing ever since to now form a new international journal in its own right. Covering both Italian and international research in botany and mycology, the online open-access journal Italian Botanist, published by Pensoft, is now officially launched via its first papers.
Award-winning app is designed to engage patients with schizophrenia with recovery process more fully, and enhance self-management of illness beyond clinical care.
While digital neuroimaging data abound, analytical tools and infrastructure are not scaling accordingly. The Open Neuroimaging Laboratory proposal, published in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes, is one of six finalists in the Open Science Prize. It aims to build a collaborative platform to optimize both the quantity and quality of brain data, ultimately gaining a greater insight into how the brain works in health and disease.
Scientists in Manchester, who have developed a stem cell gene therapy to reverse a fatal childhood illness, have agreed to work with a new therapeutics company to test it in a human trial.
University of Leicester researchers aim to develop a test using DNA to identify species at crime scenes in as little as an hour.
The ECV project has contributed in creating domestic products and markets for electric commercial vehicles in the whole value chain from components to systems. The aim of ECV has been to support in the process developing new competitive export products such as electric buses and mobile machinery.