UK scientists are about to begin an innovative study that will shed light on how surfers exposed to human sewage and diffuse pollution in seawater might be affected by antibiotic resistant bacteria. A group from the University of Exeter Medical School is joining forces with environmental charity, Surfers Against Sewage, and calling on surfers across the country to help by providing samples gathered from rectal swabs.
A phase II clinical trial testing the ability of the generic BCG vaccine to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration. The trial to be led by Denise Faustman, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Immunobiology Laboratory, will soon begin enrolling participants.
Marketers have said for years that Americans give up their data online, on apps and in stores because of the benefits they receive, such as discounts or special offers. But a new national survey from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication rebuts this claim and offers a new explanation: resignation.
Empa, ETH Zürich and the road sweeper manufacturer Bucher Municipal have jointly developed a pioneering hybrid-electric powertrain for road sweepers in a CTI project. The concept is based on a gas-driven engine, which provides power to the electric motors. Compared to conventional sweepers, the energy consumption has been halved and CO2 emissions reduced by more than 60 percent. Bucher Municipal is currently working on a concept study to investigate possible commercialization of the new technologies.
Kenya-based ZanaAfrica is to scale up production of safe, high quality and affordable sanitary pads in Africa with CDN $2.4 million (US $1.9 million) announced today by Canadian government-funded Grand Challenges Canada, Internet giant TripAdvisor, the Stewardship Foundation and other private sources. ZanaAfrica demonstrated major success as a Grand Challenges Canada proof-of-concept grantee and is on track to reach 150,000 women and girls with its products before 2017.
In a breakthrough for computer vision and for bird watching, researchers and bird enthusiasts have enabled computers to achieve a task that stumps most humans -- identifying hundreds of bird species pictured in photos.
Surgical teams from Houston Methodist Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center successfully transplanted, for the first time, a scalp and skull while performing kidney and pancreas transplants.
The University of Southampton has been selected as the sole UK partner to help operate the new National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the United States.
Exact Sciences Corp. and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced an agreement to jointly develop and commercialize blood-based screening and diagnostics tests for the early detection of lung cancer.
The researchers are working together to develop new biomaterial applications within the Design Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose 2.0 project coordinated by VTT.