SU2C and St. Baldrick's welcomed ODAC's recommendation for FDA approval of the new CAR T therapy for a deadly form of leukemia, an approach whose development has also been supported by their Pediatric Dream Team investigating why some patients with B-cell ALL relapse after receiving the CD19 CAR T cell therapy, and developing standardized management of cytokine release syndrome (CRS), a potentially fatal side effect of the treatment.
Want to boost collaboration among researchers? Even in an age of easy virtual communication, physical proximity increases collaborative activity among academic scholars, according to a new study examining a decade's worth of MIT-based papers and patents.
A research team, led by South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has confirmed that targeting SnCs could treat age-related degenerative joint disease. Their findings appeared in the world renowned medical journal, Nature Medicine.
Advances in genetic sequencing and other technologies have led to an explosion of biological data, and decades of openness (both spontaneous and enforced) mean that scientists routinely deposit data in online repositories. But researchers are only human and may forget to tell a repository to release the data when a paper is published.
International cooperation is an essential prerequisite for long-term success in atmospheric sciences, an enterprise of global scale by its very nature. Annotated group photographs from two workshops, separated by no less than 95 years, underscore the human(e) dimension of scientific endeavours
Combining results from bibliometric analyses, a global sample of researcher opinions and case-study interviews, a new report reveals that although the benefits of open research data are well known, in practice, confusion remains within the researcher community around when and how to share research data.
Research grants issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) contribute to a significant number of private-sector patents in biomedicine, according to a new study co-authored by an MIT professor. The study, published in the journal Science, examines 27 years of data and finds that 31 percent of NIH grants, which are publicly funded, produce articles that are later cited by patents in the biomedical sector.
The new issue of Technology and Innovation has a special section on the 2016 NAI Conference, including articles on gender and bias in science, the history of the National Academy of Inventors, alternative rubber crops, and the next industrial revolution. In addition, this issue features the USPTO commentary, the NAI Profile, and general articles on technology transfer, seed capital programs, and education innovations.
Even those who follow science may be surprised by how quickly international collaboration in scientific studies is growing, according to new research. The number of multiple-author scientific papers with collaborators from more than one country more than doubled from 1990 to 2015, from 10 to 25 percent, one study found. And 58 more countries participated in international research in 2015 than did so in 1990.
A new study by Boston University and University of Kansas researchers has found that postdoc jobs don't yield a positive return in the labor market, and that these positions likely cost graduates roughly three years worth of salary in their first 15 years of their careers.