The Human Brain Project (HBP) is developing a shared European research infrastructure with the aim of examining the organization of the brain using detailed analyses and simulations and thus combating neurological and psychiatric disorders. For this purpose, the HBP is creating new information technologies like neurosynaptic processors which are based on the principles governing how the human brain works.
To understand how people can live longer throughout the world, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have teamed up with colleagues at University of Rome La Sapienza to study a group of 300 citizens, all over 100 years old, living in a remote Italian village nestled between the ocean and mountains on the country's coast.
Sandia National Laboratories created an Urban Resilience Analysis Process to help cities become more resilient. The process is a holistic framework that includes Sandia's critical infrastructure modeling and simulation tools, risk consequence assessment and systems analysis expertise to show cities the most effective investments they can make to become more resilient.
The Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is one of the first sites in the world to offer a promising new investigational therapy to treat pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The most common cancer diagnosed in children, ALL accounts for 25 percent of pediatric malignancy. Although the cure rate is high for pediatric ALL, the disease remains a leading cause of cancer related mortality in children.
The MIT Energy Initiative -- in collaboration with IIT Comillas -- is working with AVANGRID, the parent company of New York State Electric & Gas, Rochester Gas and Electric, Central Maine Power and United Illuminating, to create a model that could support New York's Reforming the Energy Vision plan by simulating how distributed resources, such as solar photovoltaics, battery storage, and combined heat and power might impact the power system.
Boston Children's Hospital has released Feverprints, a ResearchKit app for iPhone that will enlist the public's help to answer a surprisingly simple but fundamental question in medicine: what, exactly, is a fever?
Key leaders in the field of cellular therapy will highlight new applications to potentially cure patients with blood diseases and infections on the occasion of the 5th Cell Therapy Day. This one-day session will take place on Monday, April 4, during the 42nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation that will welcome more than 4,500 delegates in the host city of Valencia, Spain.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Rhizosphere, a multidisciplinary journal devoted to publishing research on the interactions between plant roots, soil organisms, nutrients, and water. This field of research has developed rapidly in the past years, and has potential to contribute to important findings in soil ecology, crop science and plant science, contributing answers to major research questions in sustainability and agricultural development.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, today announced the launch of Forensic Chemistry, a new international chemistry journal serving the needs of the forensic science community.
TESARO, Inc., an oncology focused biopharmaceutical company, and the Institute for Applied Cancer Science at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced an exclusive collaboration to discover and develop small molecule product candidates against undisclosed immuno-oncology targets.