The White House recently announced the creation of the Battery500 Consortium, a multidisciplinary group led by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and working to reduce the cost of vehicle battery technologies. The Battery500 Consortium will receive an award of up to $10 million per year for five years to drive progress on DOE's goal of reducing the cost of vehicle battery technologies.
BMJ, a leading healthcare knowledge provider, has signed a new pre-payment agreement with the European Commission's OpenAIRE2020 project to enable researchers funded by the Seventh Framework programme (FP7) to apply for Open Access publishing fees for eligible BMJ journals.
Pulmonology and genetics experts from two Utah healthcare organizations have collaboratively developed a new diagnostic genomic testing method for a rare form of pulmonary hypertension caused by a genetic mutation they discovered three years ago.
A swarm of 50 small satellites -- known as cubesats and weighing an average of 2 kg each -- will be launched from the International Space Station in the European-led as QB50 mission to explore the little-understood region above Earth known as the thermosphere. The cubesats were built by 48 universities and research institutes from 28 nations, including Canada, China, France, Italy, Korea, UK, USA and Australia.
Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics has partnered with Dextra Laboratories to launch the world's largest commercial glycan array and bioanalytical service offering.
The dream of many Texas cotton farmers plagued by dwindling irrigation water and drought might be to someday produce more fiber using the same amount of water. That dream is fast becoming reality now thanks to a commercially available seed treatment from Indigo Ag called Indigo™ Cotton. The science behind the treatment stems directly from research started by Dr. Greg Sword, a Texas A&M entomologist.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center has dosed its first three patients as part of the launch of a Phase I clinical trial using a novel antibody to treat patients with advanced solid tumors. CTCA at Western is the first site in the world to administer this new antibody, TSR-022, which works by uncloaking the cancer so that the body's own immune system can attack the tumor.
Slightly larger than a cereal box, the Dellingr CubeSat will study the charged particles of Earth's outer atmosphere, which can drive changes in our space weather and impact satellites. Dellingr construction is complete, and rigorous spacecraft testing is about to begin.
The American Gastroenterological Association recognizes that physicians' time with patients is shrinking at the same time that patients want to share decision making with their providers. To help our members and their patients come together on the goal of high-quality patient care, AGA today launched a patient education initiative. Key components of the initiative are a digital PatientINFO Center and partnership with the MyGiHealth app.
The devastating earthquake that struck North Sumatra and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Boxing Day in 2004 was caused by a slip on a subduction zone plate boundary fault beneath the eastern Indian Ocean. Now, a team of international researchers return to offshore Sumatra to collect marine sediments, rocks and fluids for the first time to collect data for predicting how these materials behave in fault zones to generate large earthquakes.