Originally designed to address the growing 21st-century concern regarding pediatric obesity, the program has evolved into a platform of international communication that has grown past merely health and fitness. This year alone, 38 countries have united under the Mission X banner.
Soon, the public health community will be better equipped to respond to outbreaks of diseases spread by mosquitoes and other arthropod vectors, thanks to a contract awarded to the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the course of the next year, the ESA Certification Corporation will train and certify approximately 30 entomologists to participate as entomological specialists on CDC Emergency Response Teams.
A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. This week, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacteria that bloom each summer in the lake's western basin.
Professor Timothy W. Tong, President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), joined a Service-Learning trip with 34 students to serve the local community in Kyrgyzstan on July 16, 2017 and then signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan on July 19.
A growing number of commercial partners use the International Space Station National Lab. With that growth, we will see more discoveries in fundamental and applied research that could improve life on the ground.
Using a breeding technique called 'genomic selection', researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh and from Forest Research, an agency of the Forestry Commission, hope to accurately identify, at a very early age, fast growing trees with superior timber quality. In doing so, the 'Sitka Spruced' research initiative could improve the economic value of future spruce plantations in the UK.
UK Biobank has established a partnership with the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA), a joint resource developed by EMBL-EBI and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG). - UK Biobank, which manages health information on over 500,000 individuals, will share its genetic data in its first release via EGA. - Distribution of the data via the EGA will ensure long-term data security, accessibility and sustainability, which will help researchers to better understand human disease.
The University of Birmingham is part of a major new €19 million project aimed at breaking new ground for the development of treatments for millions of patients with heart disease in Europe.
Founded in 2016 and launched in January 2017, the Pediatric Care Network, a collaboration among community pediatric providers, specialists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado), aims to enhance the health and well-being of children by delivering higher quality and more efficient care at a lower cost. The Pediatric Care Network is the largest clinically-integrated network in the state of Colorado that is dedicated exclusively to kids.
A technology being developed at Purdue University could provide an affordable, smart, self-learning device that, when placed into existing MRI machines could allow medical professionals to monitor patients more effectively and safely, by performing concurrent medical imaging and recording for diagnostic purposes.