In a forum on global urbanization, biodiversity and policy held at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design April 21, Richard Weller, Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, will present the results of a three-year research project entitled Atlas for the End of the World, which will be published online at http://atlas-for-the-end-of-the-world.com.
A new clinical trial seeks to determine whether a machine that pumps warm, oxygenated blood in cadaver kidneys outside of the body can improve quality of the organ prior to transplant.
Research into crystal growth in microgravity was one of the earliest investigations conducted aboard the International Space Station and is continued to this day. The unique microgravity environment of space provides an ideal setting for producing crystals that are more perfect than their terrestrial-grown counterparts. The Crystal Growth of Cs2LiYCl6:Ce Scintillators in Microgravity (CLYC-Crystal Growth), a Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)-sponsored investigation, will study the potential benefits of growing the CYLC crystal in microgravity.
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine are working to develop a test for the Zika virus that they hope will provide accurate results for a wide range of time between when an individual is potentially exposed to when he or she is tested for the virus.
The Barbara and Leonard Littman Architecture and Design Library at NJIT created the Digital Archive of Newark Architecture (DANA) to help document Newark's robust built environment.
UConn Health is beginning to recruit patients for the world's first personalized genomics-driven ovarian cancer vaccine clinical trial. The goal: to prevent an often deadly relapse of the disease in women diagnosed at advanced stages.
UAlberta partners with top Chinese institution, Tsinghua University, to create Joint Research Centre for Future Energy and Environment during recent Alberta mission.
Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced that it will be the new publisher of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia beginning in the spring of 2017.
Sand, coal, diamonds, grain, coffee or waste -- many everyday goods are more or less grainy. To classify this bulk material by quality and size, it must be sorted in a sophisticated process. Tens of thousands of belt-type sorting plants are run in Germany alone. Scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Fraunhofer IOSB have developed a system which is able to sort much faster, more cheaply and more accurately than previous techniques.
Participants in the hardest bicycle races in the world, such as the Race Across America (4800 km), the Race Around Austria (2200 km and 30,000 meters difference in altitude) or Cape Epic in South Africa (700 km, 14,500 m difference in altitude and almost insurmountable terrain), should not only prepare their bodies optimally, but also adjust their sports equipment. Scientists of KIT have now developed a measurement system, by means of which cyclists can adapt their sitting position exactly to their physical conditions.