The Earlham Institue establishes the first UK dedicated high-performance computing (HPC) cluster for international data portal 'CyVerse' -- providing free, open-source genome analysis for big data research.
Saturday, a parabolic flight is set to take off from Swiss soil for the second time. It will be carrying experiments from various Swiss universities on board to research the effects of zero gravity on biological and physical processes, and test technologies. With this flight, the second from the air force base in Dübendorf within one year, the Swiss Research Station for Zero Gravity initiated by the University of Zurich has got off to a flying start.
Cedars-Sinai regenerative medicine investigators have received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to test a combination stem cell-gene therapy they developed to stall the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The approval allows 18 ALS patients to receive a new investigational drug in a few months when the study begins. It will be the first clinical trial to test the safety of this type of therapy. Enrollment could begin by the end of this year.
Computer scientists from Rice University, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have used one of Isaac Newton's numerical methods to demonstrate how 'inexact computing' can dramatically improve the quality of simulations run on supercomputers.
This century, our world will be flooded with hundreds of billions of smartphones, gadgets, sensors and other smart objects connected to the internet. At Rutgers University, Dipankar 'Ray' Raychaudhuri is at the forefront of efforts to redesign the internet to handle the enormous increase in traffic.
4.0 Analytics, a research and development company in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), has developed a wireless emissions compliance and reporting technology for cars and trucks that alerts automobile owners in real time -- on their own smart phone devices or computers -- to engine and emission-system malfunctions that can lead to excessive tailpipe releases and poor performance.
The Scripps Research Institute and the California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr) -- two leading non-profit research organizations -- today announced the signing of a strategic affiliation that combines the two organizations into a new biomedical research entity with the tools and know-how to rapidly translate its scientific discoveries into life-saving medicines for the public benefit.
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the American College of Chest Physicians have announced a strategic initiative focused on increasing recognition that the way a medicine is delivered should be an important consideration in evaluating a patient's COPD therapy. The organizations have launched the Delivery Makes a Difference initiative, which seeks to understand patient and health care provider practices and to provide tools for matching patients with appropriate medications and delivery devices.
Oxford University Press is pleased to announce its partnership with the Canadian Paediatric Society to exclusively publish Paediatrics & Child Health, the only peer-reviewed paediatric journal in Canada.
New discoveries in star formation, galaxy cluster physics, ultra-deep galactic exploration and magnetic field surveys of the universe are coming soon, say a team of astronomers led by Grant Wilson at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who are building the next-generation, most sensitive millimeter-wavelength polarimetric camera on Earth for studying the heavens.