The Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) is excited to announce that AveXis has committed to advance a gene therapy candidate for Rett Syndrome into human clinical trials. AveXis, a clinical-stage gene therapy company, has already advanced a transformative gene therapy treatment for spinal muscular atrophy Type 1. It is our shared belief that gene therapy, the introduction of healthy MECP2 genes to compensate for the mutated ones, may also produce benefits for individuals with Rett.
The Government of Fiji has made a commitment to gazette two large Marine Managed Areas (MMAs) within Fiji's Vatu-i-Ra Seascape -- a highly diverse and productive area vital to both people and wildlife alike.
Wisconsin's Eck Industries has signed an exclusive license for the commercialization of a cerium-aluminum (Ce-Al) alloy co-developed by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that is ideal for creating lightweight, strong components for advanced vehicles and airplanes.
The Waters® nanoEase™ M/Z columns are new columns for nano- and microflow UPLC/MS applications.
The American College of Rheumatology's (ACR) updated clinical guideline for the prevention and treatment of Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis is now available online. The guideline provides recommendations on assessing fracture risk and treatment for adults and special patient populations including women of childbearing potential, adults treated with very high-dose glucocorticoids, adults with organ transplants, and children ages 4-17.
The second largest fishing nation becomes first to publicly share government-owned vessel monitoring system data. Visible on the Global Fishing Watch public mapping platform, the data reveals commercial fishing where it had previously been invisible to the public and other nations. The bold move by Indonesia marks a victory for transparency in one of the most opaque industries in the world, prone to illegal activity that directly impacts the global economy and the environment.
Global partnership will advance biomedical imaging technologies.
The University of Strathclyde has signed a strategic framework agreement with multinational defence, security and aerospace company BAE Systems, to strengthen a long-term relationship in research, education and consultancy.
On June 6, Forum on Russian-Chinese Biomedical Cooperation was launched at the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Shanghai (Pudong new district). The event was held within the framework the 'One Belt - One Road' initiative'. Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is a strategic partner of the Forum, so the delegation headed by rector of the university, an academician of the Russian Academy of Science, Dr. Andrey Rudskoy participates in this significant event.
Small children still use a form of the so-called dandy horse, balance bike or draisine, which the inventor Karl von Drais first tested on a longer route on June 12, 1817. Now, about 200 years later, computer scientists at Saarland University are making the forerunner of the bicycle attractive for adults as well.