The UC Davis-based EXPLORER consortium, which aims to build a revolutionary total-body PET (positron emission tomography) scanner, has announced the selection of two industry partners to help build the prototype device. They are United Imaging Healthcare America, a North American subsidiary of Shanghai United Imaging Healthcare, and SensL Technologies of Cork, Ireland.
To enhance the decision-making capabilities of Marines, the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines (2/6) -- 'The Spartans' -- recently held a weeklong exercise called Spartan Emerging Technology and Innovation Week at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
The Rapid Drug Susceptibility Testing Consortium, an arm of the Critcal Path to TB Drug Regimens initiative, announces the public launch of the Relational Sequencing TB Data Platform (ReSeqTB): a user-friendly interface to identify and categorize M.tb mutations associated with drug resistance. Current drug susceptibility tests can take several months. ReSeqTB can change this paradigm by enabling clinicians and researchers to simultaneously identify mutations to all drugs.
The Georgia State University Research Foundation has entered into a research collaboration agreement with GeoVax Labs, Inc., a Georgia-based biotechnology company developing human vaccines, to advance development of a therapeutic vaccine for treatment of chronic hepatitis B infections.
Penn Medicine today launched its first Apple ResearchKit app, focused on patients with sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that can affect the lungs, skin, eyes, heart, brain, and other organs. The effort marks Penn's first time using modules from Apple's ResearchKit framework, as part of the institution's focus on mobile health and innovative research strategies.
Following a stream of research successes in breakthrough technologies in the energy space, MIT President L. Rafael Reif and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi have renewed their collaboration for another four years. The 20 million dollar agreement includes an extension of Eni's founding membership in the MIT Energy Initiative and research support for three of MITEI's Low-Carbon Energy Centers to advance key technologies for addressing climate change, in the areas of solar; energy storage; and carbon capture, utilization, and storage.
The Max Planck Digital Library and Taylor & Francis Group have signed an agreement which enables researchers based in Max Planck institutes to publish open access in 2,390 journals.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust (BH) announce plans for a major new center for Life Sciences in Whitechapel, home to the Royal London Hospital and a campus of QMUL's Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Leadership from the Baim Institute for Clinical Research (Baim) and Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Tufts CTSI) today announced an agreement to collaborate on activities to advance clinical and translational science. Under the terms of the agreement, the organizations agree to work together in areas of strategic mutual interest and support the intellectual exchange of expert consulting between both organizations.
EU-LIFE, the alliance of research centers in life sciences to support and strengthen European research excellence released today a statement with its recommendations for next framework program for Research & Innovation, FP9. Strong key message is: to drive European leadership in innovation, boost excellent ground breaking research in combination with professional technology transfer.