When researchers need to compare complex new genomes, or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail, or detect signs of dark matter, or make sense of massive amounts of functional MRI data, they turn to the high-performance computing and data analysis systems supported by the National Science Foundation.
RMIT University in Melbourne has worked with a medical device company and a neurosurgeon to successfully create a 3-D printed vertebral cage for a patient with severe back pain.
The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced a new Radiation Oncology Practice Assessment program to leverage recent advances in information technology to improve radiation therapy cancer care for our nation's Veterans. VA is working with the American Society for Radiation Oncology and Washington University to provide radiation oncologists for the first time with continuous feedback on the progress of cancer therapy.
The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) announced today that 1,200 encrypted cancer whole genome sequences are now securely available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud for access by cancer researchers worldwide.
To prevent waterborne diseases (e.g. dysentery) brought on by floods, the Red Cross last week distributed preparedness items to households in flood-prone villages 300 km north-east of Uganda's capital, Kampala. This is the first time in the history of the International Red Cross that pre-disaster humanitarian action was taken based on a scientific forecast of flood risk.
In 2010, when the project began, Zimbabwe had one of the highest burdens of new HIV infections in the world, with a mother-to-child HIV transmission rate of approximately 30 percent. Today, the rate of transmission has been reduced to 6.7 percent and is continuing to fall, putting Zimbabwe on track to be one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
UH cardiologists, led by Dina Sparano, MD, recently completed their first ever implantation of a Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (S-ICD). The S-ICD system is a defibrillator that is implanted under the skin (subcutaneous). It provides an electric shock to the heart (defibrillation) for the treatment of an abnormally rapid heartbeat that originates from the lower chambers of the heart (ventricular tachyarrhythmias).
Research has shown that efforts through the Texas Grow! Eat! Go! program have had a positive effect on improving the health and wellness of youth in the five participating Texas counties.
Springer and the Brazilian Center for Research and Development (CPqD) have signed an agreement to jointly publish an international book series called Telecommunications and Information Technology. The books are aimed at both researchers and corporate professionals. Two to four books will be published annually.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases launched a major initiative to advance novel approaches to treat and prevent HIV infections based on broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) today. A public-private partnership has been established for this effort between NIAID and the global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to enable researchers to develop one or more bNAbs, which can stop a wide range of HIV strains from infecting human cells in the laboratory, into a product to treat or prevent HIV infection.