Researchers of the laboratory 'Medical ultrasound equipment' of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) developed a high-tech device-transformer for ultrasound examination, named 'Ultrasound mobile'. The new equipment is the combination of three modifications in one device. Currently, each modification functions separately in the medical centers, the scientists of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University became the first who combined it into a single hardware complex.
A revolutionary type of catheter, RIOCATH® (Reversal Inside-Out CATHeterisation), greatly reduces the risk of introducing infection into the body as well as the trauma of sensitive tissues. Clinical trials will begin by the end of this year and the first product market entry is expected in 2019.
Researchers for the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), in collaboration with the University of Pisa (Italy), have created an interactive geo-referenced database which is able to analyse global trade in the last two centuries. Thanks to this new platform it is possible to more accurately assign a date to the first economic globalisation, which occurred much earlier than previously thought: in the 1830s.
NIMS will make its inorganic materials database, "AtomWork-Adv" (pronounced "atom work advanced"), available to the general public as a fee-based service starting Monday, May 28, 2018. AtomWork-Adv markedly improves upon the amount of data available and the usability of the current web-based "AtomWork" database. We hope that this service will promote data-driven materials development using AI and machine learning.
A new environmental monitoring project at Indiana University has found increased numbers of deer ticks, which often carry Lyme disease, in Southern Indiana. The presence of an organism that carries a specific disease-causing bacterium -- like deer ticks -- is commonly followed by a rise in the associated illness.
University of Colorado researchers have created on-demand, voice-activated apps to enhance learning and teaching for members of CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Denver. VoxScholar ™ (VoxScholar.com) has released its first two apps, CU Study Skills and CU Faculty Development. These apps make it possible for faculty and students to talk to Google Assistant to receive study tips or to get information on faculty development topics.
New facial recognition software and app invented at Michigan State University can help protect endangered primates -- more than 60 percent of which face extinction.
Oxford University Press and the Royal Economic Society are pleased to announce that OUP will publish the society's two journals, The Economic Journal and The Econometrics Journal, from January 2019, and provide online access to the digital editions including their archives.
Chameleons are nature's most talented masters of color. They use their unique color-changing abilities for all sorts of reasons. But how do they alter their hue? They wield a combination of pigments and specialized nano-scale crystals. In this video, Reactions explains how chameleons have mastered nanotech: https://youtu.be/UNj7ngzDHfk.
At the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland, ESMO, the leading professional organisation for medical oncology, delivered two statements positioning cancer as a priority on the World Health Organisation's (WHO) global agenda.