The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today expressed concerns with a provision of the House tax bill passed on Nov. 16 that would repeal the tax-exempt status for graduate student tuition waivers, and a provision included in the Senate tax bill that would repeal the individual health insurance mandate.
The Alliance for Quantum Technologies (AQT), founded by Caltech and AT&T in May 2017 in collaboration with national laboratories and industry partners, is presenting the 'INtelligent Quantum NEtworks & Technologies' (INQNET) research program at Supercomputing 2017 in Denver (Nov. 13-16). 'The consortium will accelerate progress in quantum science and technologies by bringing together the strengths of government, academia, and industry in a basic science R&D framework,' says Shang-Yi Ch'en Professor of Physics Maria Spiropulu of Caltech.
This week, as health ministers, diplomats and other representatives meet to discuss tuberculosis (TB) at the World Health Organization (WHO) Ministerial Conference in Moscow, millions of people are suffering from the disease. The governments around the world can and must end this suffering through a major and sustained investment in TB research and development (R&D).
Springer Nature has launched a one-year pilot with PaperHive, a market-leading annotation system and copyright-compliant collaborative research platform. The partnership focuses on increasing reader engagement of university students with academic literature in various fields including biomedicine, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The pilot phase comprises books and textbooks from Springer and Springer Spektrum, the leading publisher for classical and digital educational media in the field of natural sciences and mathematics in the German-speaking region.
John Wiley and Sons Inc., (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that they have agreed to become publishing partners for the AWWA periodicals, Journal -- American Water Works Association (JAWWA) and Opflow.
Treena Arinzeh, director of NJIT's Tissue Engineering and Applied Biomaterials Lab, developed a tissue scaffold, made of an intrinsically energetic polymer, to coax nerve cells to extend axons over the damaged section of a spinal cord. In preclinical studies at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, with Department of Defense backing, the technology is being tested in conjunction with Schwann cells from the peripheral nervous system that are implanted at the site of the injury.
We are deeply concerned about the impact that the two tax reform proposals could have on older Americans as currently drafted. We continue to offer our support and expertise to the many bipartisan legislators and experts working across the aisle on proposals that would give us all the opportunity to make open, informed decisions about a better health system.
A scholarly peer-reviewed journal which promotes the interdisciplinary study of higher psychological functions in human phenomena is being launched by Springer. Human Arenas will publish a mix of theoretical and empirical studies, focusing on the analysis and critical discussion of crucial, meaningful data. Submissions will be accepted from 15 November 2017, and the first issue will be published in spring 2018.
Seattle Children's has opened the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy trial in the US for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory CD19- and CD22-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that will simultaneously attack two targets on cancer cells.
A Phase 1 clinical trial leveraging the re-engineered polio virus is now open for enrollment to children 12 years and older at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center. After years of following the progress of this promising therapy against adult glioblastoma and working with the research team on behalf of children, Solving Kids' Cancer teamed up with The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation to help move this forward in a trial for pediatric brain tumor patients.