Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley found that a one-time legal sale of ivory intended to stifle elephant poaching in Africa actually expanded the black market for ivory and led to the slaughter of more elephants. In general, the work suggests that the partial legalization of some illegal products may in fact encourage black-market activity by attracting new customers and by reducing risk for criminals.
Researchers at Germany's Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg are making a new system that has the potential to be used for diagnostic application and individual therapy monitoring for patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease the subject of an open innovation project.
Visitors to the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be most at risk of gastrointestinal illness and vector-borne infections concludes ECDC's updated rapid risk assessment on the Games. Therefore, visitors to the Games should pay attention to standard hygiene measures to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal illness and protect themselves against mosquito/other insect bites using insect repellent and/or by wearing long-sleeved shirts and trousers.
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, NASA John H. Glenn Research Center and around the world will perform the largest fire-safety experiment ever in space when the unmanned Cygnus cargo module backs a safe distance from the International Space Station, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
The primary endpoint is to analyze the efficacy of plitidepsin in the type of hematological cancer, angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, which is classified as a rare disease.
In its Renewable Energy Directive, the European Union has set a 10 percent goal for the use of renewable energy in transport by 2020.
Thirteen prominent research institutions in the United States joined the SoAR Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. Retaking the Field, the report released by this coalition, highlights recent scientific innovations and illustrates how US agricultural production is losing ground to China and other global competitors.
Following the publication of the first proof of concept of predicting the functional properties of drugs by their transcriptional response signature, scientists at Insilico Medicine developed a multimodal input drug discovery engine capable of predicting therapeutic use, toxicity and adverse effects of thousands of molecules. Several of these advances will be presented at the Re-Work Machine Intelligence Summit Berlin, June 29-30.
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers announces significant growth in the impact factors of its peer-reviewed journals, as reported in the new 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016).
A prototype system that will test a planned array of 5,000 robots for a sky-mapping instrument is taking shape at Berkeley Lab. Dubbed ProtoDESI, the scaled-down, 10-robot system will run through a series of tests on a telescope in Arizona from August-September.