A clinical trial of a smart bandage which changes color when it detects infections is beginning using samples from burns patients from four UK hospitals.
Nagoya University, Kyoto University, and Air Liquide will start a new project to design innovative nanoporous materials, or 'sponge materials,' for highly efficient abilities in separation, storage, and release of essential gas molecules, such as O2, N2, C2H2, CO, CO2, NO, NO2, and/or noble gases.
PharmaMar has announced the start of an open-label, multicenter, Phase I study in Japan to evaluate the recommended dose of PM1183 (lurbinectedin) in patients with certain types of unresectable/advanced solid tumors.
Australia's solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal electricity generation in China.
The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch in seven years is testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection among South African adults. The study, HVTN 702, involves a new version of the only HIV vaccine candidate ever shown to provide some protection against the virus. HVTN 702 aims to enroll 5,400 men and women, making it the largest and most advanced HIV vaccine clinical trial to take place in South Africa.
Springer Nature will open its digital resources to two Italian universities affected by the earthquakes of this past August and October. In addition to the journal titles to which they already subscribe, Università degli Studi di Camerino and Università degli Studi di Macerata will gain access to all Springer and Nature journals until the end of June 2017. All researchers, teaching staff and students at the two universities will benefit from the offer.
Regenerative practices improve soil quality and pasture diversity, as the European LIFE Regen Farming project, due to end this year, has been able to show. Under the coordination of the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development NEIKER-Tecnalia, the project has had the participation of the Navarrese Institute of Agri-Food Technologies and Infrastructures and the Urduñederra Rural Development Agency.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has created the world's first hyperspectral mobile device by converting an iPhone camera into a new kind of optical sensor.
Scientists have developed an easy-to-use software tool that can detect important genetic mutations that previously needed to be identified by a separate test.
WMG is working to make vehicles more fuel efficient and cheaper with electrical systems. Construction vehicles waste fuel by remaining on full power whilst idle. New WMG technology can predict when machinery needs full or low power. Construction vehicles could become more efficient and environmentally friendly, thanks to new technology developed by WMG at the University of Warwick.