The Francis Crick Institute has signed a new research agreement with global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The five-year initiative will see researchers from AstraZeneca and the Crick collaborate on early-stage research that could translate into new treatments and health innovations in the future.
A unique system to keep football fans and players cool at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, which was co-designed by engineers from the University of Sheffield, has been officially unveiled at the newly renovated Khalifa stadium.
NTU Singapore and the Smart City World Labs, a Danish consortium, are collaborating to develop technologies to improve the sustainability and livability of cities.
In an effort to find new strategies to personalize treatment for pediatric patients, Seattle Children's has opened the first clinical trial applying next-generation T-cell receptor (TCR) sequencing and single-cell gene expression analysis to better understand how the immune system drives both inflammatory bowel disease in pediatric autoimmunity patients and graft-versus-host disease in pediatric bone marrow transplant patients.
Conservation researchers have developed an interactive software tool called ConservationFIT that can 'read' digital images of animal footprints captured from smartphones, cameras or drones and accurately identify the species, sex and age of the animal that made the tracks, and even match tracks to individual animals.
Seawater in Egypt could be turned into drinking water using biomass energy as a source of heat in a new collaborative project from academics at the University of Sheffield UK and Port Said University in Egypt.
The American Phytopathological Society announces the first issue of Phytobiomes, an open-access, cross-disciplinary journal covering ecology, climatology, plant pathology, computational biology, genetics, agronomy, entomology, animal science, and many other disciplines. Phytobiomes was developed to be the home for next-generation transdisciplinary research on sustainable plant productivity by reporting on the many combinations of interactions within the plant's biome, or ecosystem, including those of insects, disease, weather, weeds, soils, animals, and more.
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers announces the launch of The CRISPR Journal, a broad-based international peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the dissemination of critical research on the myriad applications and underlying technology of CRISPR.
The casting of the secondary mirror blank for ESO's Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has been completed by SCHOTT at Mainz, Germany. The completed mirror will be 4.2 meters in diameter and weigh 3.5 tons. It will be the largest secondary mirror ever employed on a telescope and also the largest convex mirror ever produced.
'Our E-selectin-targeting polymer reduces existing plaque and prevents further plaque progression and inflammation, preventing arterial thrombosis, ischemia, myocardial infarction, and stroke,' says Prof. Ayelet David of the BGU Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology.