A new four-year research study, with an estimated budget of $100 million, was announced today by the Alzheimer's Association and the American College of Radiology. The Imaging Dementia -- Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) study will determine the clinical usefulness and value in diagnosing Alzheimer's and other dementias in certain situations of a brain positron emission tomography (PET) scan that detects a core feature of Alzheimer's disease.
A new, open-access article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management provides a comprehensive overview of the Asian longhorned beetle, including a review of its biology, life stages, distribution, ecology, and methods of detecting and controlling it.
Summit, a high-performance computing system set to be delivered to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2017 and available to researchers in 2018, will support DOE's Office of Science in its broad science and energy mission.
Researchers have begun enrolling participants in a multicenter international clinical trial to test whether a statin can reduce the risk of heart disease in people with HIV infection, who are up to twice as likely as people without HIV infection to have heart disease. The trial is supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, both part of the National Institutes of Health.
The radiation oncology team at UH Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland performed the first-ever prostate cancer treatment April 3 using a newly-approved device -- SpaceOAR which enhances the efficacy of radiation treatment by protecting organs surrounding the prostate. 'Shielding the rectum from radiation allows us to increase the radiation dose used to kill cancerous cells in the prostate,' said Rodney Ellis, M.D., radiation oncologist. 'SpaceOAR represents a significant development in prostate cancer radiotherapy.'
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services and the Society for Investigative Dermatology have announced that they have entered into a publishing agreement.
Yale University has launched a multicenter clinical trial, sponsored by Stand Up to Cancer and Melanoma Research Alliance, that will apply the latest in personalized medicine technology to treat metastatic melanoma. The trial, for which Yale is a lead site, will enroll patients lacking a particular genetic mutation for whom immune therapy did not work or was not an option.
VTT has developed a method for printing memory circuits directly, e.g. onto consumer packaging. Because the required production technology is quite simple, no major investments are required.
Today marks the launch of a new service available to authors who are publishing their work in CSP's NRC Research Press journals. This service provides interested authors with automatic free deposit of accepted manuscripts into TSpace, a free and secure research repository established by the University of Toronto Libraries.
With the aim of creating revolutionary innovation in the energy industry, the Research Center for Electron Photon Science at Tohoku University and Clean Planet Inc. have established a Condensed Matter Nuclear Reaction Division.