London, UK. SAGE, a world leading independent and academic publisher, today announced that as of January 2016 it is to begin publishing Applied Spectroscopy in partnership with the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. An international peer reviewed journal, Applied Spectroscopy publishes original research and review articles covering all aspects of spectroscopy.
Starting in October 2015, Springer, part of the newly formed publishing group Springer Nature, will offer customers a way to make their online educational initiatives even more attractive. A unique offer to licensed institutions will allow them to embed, at no extra charge, up to 30 specialized links to Springer eBook and journal content into any non-commercial educational platforms.
OncoResponse, an immuno-oncology antibody discovery company, has been launched jointly by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Theraclone Sciences.
The Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Arizona State University's College of Nursing & Health Innovation have joined forces to create the Workforce Outcomes Research and Leadership Development Institute, also known as the WORLD-Institute. The WORLD-Institute, a collaborative academic-practice consortium, will research, develop and implement evidence-based approaches to optimal leadership development for clinicians across all roles in the delivery of health care.
The National Science Foundation and the US Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology announced today the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor will lead a consortium to identify new, emerging areas of advanced manufacturing that would benefit from shared public-private investment in research and development, education, and training.
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a novel prosthetic heart valve, known as VeloX, which can be implanted through a small incision for the treatment of a serious heart valve disorder called mitral regurgitation. The device is particularly beneficial to patients who are of high surgical risk or are unsuitable for existing clinical interventions.
The National Institutes of Natural Sciences National Institute for Fusion Science has developed a high-speed two-dimensional microwave camera for performing diagnostics of high-temperature plasma. By using microwaves to penetrate through fog, clothing, walls, and soil, application of this camera is anticipated for safe passage through dense fog, underground exploration, non-destructive investigation, and other industrial fields.
The Pre-POINTearly vaccination study will involve children between the ages of six months and two years from across Germany who have a first-degree relative with T1D. In the preceding Pre-POINT study a positive immune response was triggered in children aged between two and seven years with the aid of powdered insulin. The follow-up study will now test whether this effect can be confirmed by giving very young children oral insulin, and whether T1D can be prevented in the long term.
A new Angry Birds-style game is set to help launch a new understanding of quantum science. Some find the concepts of quantum science confusing or unintuitive. Einstein even called quantum effects 'spooky.' To help people better understand some of the core concepts of quantum science, the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo is launching a game - the Quantum Cats.
Hundreds of people from six nations worked on unmanned underwater vehicles and mine countermeasures at the Office of Naval Research-sponsored Pax River technology demonstrations at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.