The Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform of the National Institute of Informatics has developed a research data management platform called "GakuNin RDM" for systematically managing and sharing prepublication research data, and began its full operation on Monday, February 15th.
The Lundquist Institute announced that one of its start-up companies, Vitalex Biosciences is producing an antibody that stems the spread of mucormycosis, a deadly fungal infection with an overall mortality rate of 50% and higher. Mucormycosis is an emerging infection caused by exposure to mucor, a mold commonly found in soil, plants, manure, and decaying fruits and vegetables. It affects the sinuses, the brain and the lungs and is life-threatening in severely immunocompromised individuals.
MIT has released an ambitious new plan for action to address the world's accelerating climate crisis. The plan, titled "Fast Forward: MIT's Climate Action Plan for the decade," includes a broad array of new initiatives and significant expansions of existing programs, to address the needs for new technologies, new policies, and new kinds of outreach to bring the Institute's expertise to bear on this critical global issue.
A team of researchers led by Loretta Roberson of the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, has installed the first seaweed farm in Puerto Rico and U.S. tropical waters. The research array furthers the design and development of a system for offshore cultivation of tropical seaweeds to support large-scale production of biomass for biofuels and other valuable bioproducts.
Researchers from the National University of Singapore and international energy giant Shell will jointly develop novel processes to use carbon dioxide, a byproduct of industrial processes, to produce fuels and chemicals for the energy industry. This S$4.6 million research programme is supported by the National Research Foundation Singapore, and was formalised by all three parties at a ceremony held on 14 May 2021.
A Sydney engineer is developing a low-cost, 3-D printed electrical device that uses absorbed light to fire the neurons that transmit signals from the eyes to the brain, acting as an artificial retina for those who have lost this capacity.
San Antonio had an above average youth employment rate, then the pandemic struck. Among the top 50 metro areas, San Antonio youth experienced the 8th largest drop in employment in the first year of the pandemic. Why? The top job sectors employing high school students were the hardest hit in the pandemic's local economic downturn, based on a new study conducted by The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Urban Education Institute (UEI).
Argonne researchers have launched new map-based tools that show how communities held up as COVID-19 spread.
Improved materials were grown on a special substrate at the Federal Research Center for Biotechnology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Later, the plants are to be moved to the field. The innovative farming complex provides for up to six vegetations a year and requires much less space than traditional farming methods. Although right now the technology is at its pilot stage, its developers have already received the first commercial orders.
A company providing software for the management of laboratory equipment has been spun out from the University of Strathclyde.