Ten years in the making, a new NASA instrument would measure atmospheric carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, with laser accuracy -- literally.
Oxford University Press (OUP) has signed an agreement with the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) to publish the American Journal of Comparative Law (AJCL), the leading journal in the field, from January 2017.
Griffith University will partner with a Chinese pharmaceutical, Olymvax Biopharmaceuticals Inc. for a new vaccine that could benefit millions. Researchers from Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics have announced that they will begin Phase 1 clinical trials on a new, needle-free vaccine targeted at Streptococcus A infection, the cause of strep throat and rheumatic heart disease.
Adis, a leading global provider of drug information, is launching a new open access pharmacoeconomics journal, which will be added to their portfolio in 2017. Called PharmacoEconomics - Open, the new journal will focus on cost and health outcomes associated with drugs, devices and other healthcare interventions. PharmacoEconomics - Open has the same co-editors as Adis's flagship journal in the field, PharmacoEconomics.
PharmaMar today announced the start of a pivotal Phase III ATLANTIS study evaluating efficacy and safety of PM1183 in combination with doxorubicin versus topotecan or the combination VCR in patients with small cell lung cancer after the failure of one prior platinum-containing line.
Marilyn Cotter needed a heart stress test. Unable to handle exercise due to foot problems, Cotter, under the care of University of Cincinnati physicians, used a space-age option: an anti-gravity treadmill.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are conducting studies that utilize blood donations from individuals who have been diagnosed with or potentially exposed to mosquito-borne viruses as part of ongoing dengue and Zika research and vaccine development.
ZeriscopeTM, a mobile telemedicine platform, empowers nurses at White Oak Manor, a skilled nursing facility (SNF) in North Charleston, SC, to prevent unnecessary hospital readmissions by providing 24/7 access to physicians. With ZeriscopeTM, nurses can stream their point-of-view from a mobile device in real-time, high-definition video, communicate with physicians, and share real-time physiologic data for patients. In 2017 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin to require SNFs to report readmission rates.
Open science can bring huge benefits to medical research. A grant proposal, published in the open-access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes, suggests SCINDR, the SCience Introduction Robot. Building on the same research team's open source electronic lab notebook, the robot would identify and connect scientists working on similar molecules from anywhere in the world and in real time. Finding each other and engaging in open and collaborative research could accelerate and enhance medical discoveries.
NASA's Solar Probe Plus -- the first mission that will fly into sun's upper atmosphere and 'touch' the sun -- has passed a design review, an important milestone leading to its anticipated summer 2018 launch.