Businesses spent $341 billion on research and development (R&D) performed in the United States in 2014, a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).
NASA has awarded the Next Generation Land Mobile Radio contract to Motorola Solutions Inc. of Linthicum Heights, Md.
Amid discussions around scientific reproducibility, the leading biomedical journal Cell will introduce a redesigned methods section to help authors clearly communicate how experiments are conducted. The first papers using Structured, Transparent, Accessible Reporting Methods, which promote guidelines encouraged by reagent labeling and animal experimentation initiatives, appear in Cell on Aug. 25. The format will then be adopted by other Cell Press journals over the next year, starting with Cell Systems in the fall.
Shipping cars could be safer and more efficient than ever before, thanks to innovative solutions developed by WMG at the University of Warwick for Trans-Rak International.
A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure Foundation, Solving Kids' Cancer and the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation announce their joint financial support of a Phase 1 clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of combination checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of children with brain tumors. The collaboration of these three like-minded nonprofits will result in a total contribution of $185,000 to bring this clinical trial to fruition for children battling brain tumors, today.
Solar energy system pricing is at an all-time low, according to the latest editions of two recurring 'state of the market' reports released by Berkeley Lab. Preliminary data for the first six months of 2016 suggest that prices have continued to fall within most states and market segments.
The World Health Organisation has officially designated Cardiff University's School of Healthcare Sciences a collaborating center for midwifery development, placing the university at the forefront of advancement in this vital area of health care.
A new mobile-friendly disease field guide will help growers, agents and consultants in the Mid-South quickly assess foliar diseases in soybean fields.
Breast cancer patients will have a new surgical option for cancer detection thanks to a new device co-invented by University of Houston and University College of London scientists. The Sentimag surgical guidance probe is used to locate early stage impalpable tumors. Endomag, a spinoff medical devices company co-founded by the Houston and London researchers, signed a distribution deal with Devicor Medical Products, which will be the exclusive distributor of Sentimag in the US and Canada.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has announced that it will grant a patent to MDI Biological Laboratory scientists Voot P. Yin, Ph.D., and Kevin Strange, Ph.D., and their collaborator Michael Zasloff, M.D., Ph.D., for use of the small molecule MSI-1436 to stimulate the repair and regeneration of heart tissue damaged by injuries such as a heart attack.