The Critical Materials Institute (CMI) -- a US Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory 0- announced today an important new research initiative in partnership with Rio Tinto, a mining and metals company. The new initiative aims to ensure that the United States fully leverages domestic mineral and metal resources necessary for global leadership in clean energy manufacturing.
Funded by a grant from the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing, the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. has released a technical training video that describes a cell-based in vitro method for assessing phototoxicity -- the potential for chemicals to cause damage after being exposed to light.
In an article outlining the methodology for an upcoming clinical trial, a multi-center team of researchers discuss the therapeutic potential and logistics of using a cluster of cardiac cells, including stem cells, called 'cardiosphere-derived cells' (CDCs) for myocardial infarction (MI -- commonly referred to as heart attack). The planned study will be a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 1 and 2 study to determine the safety of CDC transplantation for treating MI.
The researchers behind a new online game are inviting members of the public to look under a virtual microscope and contribute directly to Alzheimer's disease research at Cornell University.
Chemists from the University of Texas at Arlington have partnered with Apache Corporation to conduct a baseline water quality study of groundwater and surface water in the newly discovered Alpine High resource play in West Texas.
Harold N. Trick, professor of plant pathology; Timothy C. Todd, instructor of plant pathology; and Jiarui Li, post-doctoral researcher in plant pathology, designed a patented soybean variety that protects the crop from nematode parasitic infestation.
Springer Nature has merged the major reference programs from Palgrave Macmillan and Springer to form a complementary, comprehensive Major Reference Works (MRW) program. The expanded MRW portfolio includes high-profile trade and academic references from all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, humanities, business and economics. It gives access to a world-class collection of content, published in over 500 individual reference works.
Assuring the quality of land-cover data product is one of the major challenges for large-area mapping projects. This problem was solved using a geospatial knowledge-based verification approach during the development of GlobeLand30, the first 30-m resolution global land cover data product in the world.
A virtual reality gaming system specially developed for young patients is making procedures involving needles less painful for children and less stressful for parents. To make their infusion treatments easier, a team of developers in the creation of a virtual reality game system that children control using their eyes, head movements and deep breaths.
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will form a new consortium intended to accelerate the development of module materials for photovoltaics and lower the cost of electricity generated by solar power.