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.
IMI's SAFE-T (Safer and Faster Evidence Based Translation) Consortium and C-Path's Predictive Safety Testing Consortium (PSTC) announced today that FDA and EMA issued Letters of Support for new liver safety biomarkers: cytokeratin 18 (CK-18), high mobility group protein B1 (HMGB1), osteopontin, and macrophage colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (MCSFR1, or CSF1R). Higher levels of these biomarkers in patients diagnosed with Drug-Induced Liver Injury (DILI) could indicate a risk for progression toward liver failure.
To address these gaps in research for patients with life-threatening injuries and illnesses, on Thursday, Penn Medicine will formally launch the Penn Acute Research Collaboration, a first-of-its-kind initiative to give a much needed shot of support to research projects in emergency departments, trauma bays, operating rooms, and intensive care units.
A new clinical trial for women with clinically aggressive triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) will test a novel theory: Will a diet low in an essential nutrient make TNBC cells more vulnerable to cell killing by a new cancer drug?
These days, grocery stores contain aisle after aisle of products encased in plastic packaging. This practice preserves food and might help prevent food waste, but does the environmental cost justify it? The cover story of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, looks into the matter.
The 27th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC), Asia Pacific Heart Congress 2016 & International Congress Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2016 was successfully held from October 13th to 16th at the China National Convention Center (CNCC), Beijing, China. Registration for this year's event increased by 10% with over 17,000 people registering for the conference. Attendees from 32 different societies including 24 overseas societies attended 67 academic forums and 22 joint forums with 2107 presentations made by some outstanding speakers.
The European Society of Human Genetics has welcomed the decision of the Emir of Kuwait to request the Kuwaiti Prime Minister to reconsider the scope of the law that would have imposed compulsory DNA testing on all residents as well as visitors to the country.
Scientists from the Wits School of Public Health, the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Kwa-Zulu Natal and the University of Limpopo have established a network of surveillance sites to study health and demographics in rural communities and thereby understand the impact of poverty, inequality and unemployment.
When feeds are contaminated with potentially health-damaging substances, such as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS)/per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFC) from the environment, these substances can be transferred into foods such as meat, milk and eggs. Computer-based tools are currently being developed at the BfR with the aim of contributing to faster clarification of the health risks to humans potentially arising from such contaminants.
23andMe, Inc. today announced a grant program as part of its Genotyping Services for Research platform. The program aims to accelerate research studies and elicit proposals in which the 23andMe experience is likely to help facilitate participant recruitment and enhance engagement.