Scientists at the John Innes Centre are developing a new line of fast-growing sprouting broccoli that goes from seed to harvest in 8-10 weeks. It has the potential to deliver two full crops a season in-field or it can be grown all year round in protected conditions, which could help with continuity of supply, as growers would no longer be reliant on seasonal weather conditions.
University of Missouri's Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders already has enrolled 2,500 individuals with autism and their family members in the Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge (SPARK) project, the nation's largest autism study, but researchers are continuing to search for more participants.
We are moving into the era, where food production and digitization will merge to form a new food economy. The transition is already under way -- led by consumers.
Historians at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have spent three years working on an annotated digital edition of the account books known as the Augsburg Master Builders' Ledgers, which are now online. The material offers incomparable insights into the medieval accounting practices in the City of Augsburg in the period 1320 to 1466.
Osaka University and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. signed a comprehensive collaboration agreement for advanced research in immunology between the Osaka University Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) and Otsuka.
Both the US and the EU patent offices granted ICIQ the exclusive exploitation rights of a new waste valorization method. The process offers a sustainable alternative to the preparation of valuable pharmaceuticals (i.e. Prozac®) and agrochemicals from fluoroform, a sub-product obtained when preparing Teflon.
Today, the latest rocket launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., included a payload of several samples of donated adult stem cells from a research laboratory at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus.
US Department of Energy high-performance computer sites have selected a dynamic fusion code, led by physicist C.S. Chang of the DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, for optimization on three powerful new supercomputers.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) applauds Thursday's federal appeals court decision that overturned a Florida state law that barred doctors from counseling patients about reducing injuries and deaths from firearms.
The University of Connecticut has joined the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute as a partner for the purpose of sharing its revolutionary human tissue and limb regeneration technologies.