C-Path's Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Consortium announces its first clinical outcome assessment qualification from FDA, for the Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder Scale (SMDDS). The SMDDS, a 16-item PRO measure developed by the PRO Consortium's Depression Working Group, captures the core symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) that matter most to patients. Drug developers are encouraged to discuss with FDA inclusion of this novel instrument in their MDD drug development programs.
Anand Puppala, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington and a civil engineering professor, recently was awarded a patent for developing a sensor system with an algorithm that will expedite field assessment of stabilization of high sulfate soils near bridges and roads.
Two journals published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, will become fully open access in January 2019, the society has announced. Both the Journal of Biomedical Optics and Neurophotonics will transition beginning with submissions received as of July 2018.
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) continues to voice strong opposition to the Tax Cuts and Job Acts, the tax reform bill that could jeopardize care for millions of older adults and caregivers if it passes a Congressional vote planned for early next week.
Although NASA has made progress toward the overall space exploration science priorities recommended in a 2011 decadal survey by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the space agency should raise the priority of scientific research that addresses the risks and unknowns of human space exploration.
Researchers from Lancaster University are exploring whether technology could be the key to tackling the UK's loneliness epidemic by better connecting older adults with their communities.
Researchers, prospective partners, media professionals, students, and space enthusiasts now have more space station science at their fingertips with Space Station Research Explorer on NASA.gov (SSRE on NASA.gov). The new information exploration tool enables researchers, practiced and amateur alike, to stay up-to-date with the science being conducted aboard the International Space Station.
In a successful collaboration between the Graphene Flagship and the European Space Agency, experiments testing graphene for two different space-related applications have shown extremely promising results. Based on these results, the Flagship are continuing to develop graphene devices for use in space.
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers announces the launch of Autism in Adulthood, a new peer-reviewed journal dedicated to biological, neurological, psychological, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral research and scholarship on the most pressing issues affecting adults on the autism spectrum, from emerging adulthood to later life.
Martti, the robot car developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, is the first automated car to have driven fully autonomously on a real snow-covered road.