SAGE Publishing announces a new agreement allowing access to a selection of SAGE textbooks through the award-winning eBook platform and social annotation tool Perusall. Perusall allows students and instructors to annotate digital texts together, connect with other classmates, and respond to questions directly on the text before coming to class, enabling students to come to class better prepared.
A clinical trial is testing a new cancer treatment called Photoimmunotherapy that uses near-infrared light to activate a toxin delivered by monoclonal antibodies.
Just as astrophysicists and physicists depend on telescopes and particle accelerators which are often shared by several countries to carry out observations and experiments, researchers into cultural heritage are about to share a network of facilities and equipment located across Europe in order to advance their research projects into preservation and restoration.
University of Nebraska engineers Christopher Tuan and Lim Nguyen have developed a cost-effective concrete that shields against intense pulses of electromagnetic energy. They have agreed to license their new technology to a developer of disaster-resistant structures. Tuan and Nguyen continue to investigate additional uses for conductive concrete, including improving de-icing and radiant heating.
Dr. Charlie Rush is claiming success -- tomatoes from a Texas A&M AgriLife Research high tunnel project are being sold in an Amarillo grocery store. And now the real work begins. 'We delivered tomatoes to United Supermarket in Amarillo, and they were thrilled to get them,' Rush said. 'The next day we delivered jalapenos and poblano peppers. We can produce a quality product and there is clearly a market for the produce.'
Springer Nature and Humble Bundle have raised a charitable contribution of $22,000 through the science fiction book campaign 'Science Fiction by Real Scientists.' One half of the proceeds, $11,000, goes to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America's Givers Fund. The same amount goes to the US Fund for UNICEF as part of the global children's charity's annual Halloween fundraising drive.
Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. have announced a strategic partnership to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships.
The Baim Institute announces that patient enrollment into the international Phase IIIb RE-DUAL PCI™ study is complete. The study evaluates the safety and efficacy of dabigatran etexilate (marketed as Pradaxa®) in atrial fibrillation patients undergoing a percutaneous coronary intervention with stent placement. This is the first time that two dosages of a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant already approved for stroke prevention in AF are evaluated in a dual versus triple antithrombotic regimen after PCI.
Insilico Medicine, Inc., a company applying latest advances in deep learning to biomarker development, drug discovery and aging research, launched Aging.AI 2.0. Comparing Aging.AI 1.0 using 41 blood biochemistry biomarkers, Aging.AI 2.0 uses just 33 parameters from the blood test and has slightly higher mean absolute error.
Just one year after the kick-off of INNODIA, the IMI-supported European consortium has accomplished its first major milestone. INNODIA aims to improve the understanding of type 1 diabetes and is paving the way to novel therapeutic options to prevent and cure this disease. INNODIA will welcome the first patient to be included into the INNODIA European sample collection system on World Diabetes Day.