TBA-7371 and sutezolid entered phase 1 clinical trials, TB Alliance announced today. Both compounds have proceeded through early preclinical development and were granted 'Investigative New Drug' status by the US Food and Drug Administration. The phase 1 clinical trials are presently ongoing.
Leica Microsystems and ICFO sign an R&D collaboration agreement to establish ICFO as a Nanoscopy Imaging Reference Site for Leica and to push the frontiers of science in the field of super-resolution microscopy and nanoscopy. The Nanoscopy Imaging Reference Site will allow advancement in the study of diseases such as Leukemia, Alzheimer or retinal degeneration, among others. With the new super-resolution Leica microscope, ICFO's SLN facility will be completely adaptable to the specific needs of researchers from research institutions across Europe.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M is part of a 13-country European research team whose objective is to analyze and promote 'science shops,' a vehicle for creating spaces for dialogue and interaction between the scientific community and citizens.
A robot masseuse has started work in Singapore today. Named Emma, short for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, it specialises in back and knee massages as it mimics the human palm and thumb to replicate therapeutic massages such as shiatsu and physiotherapy.
Former coal miners or citizens whose lives have been shaped by the coal mining industry in southern West Virginia spent their summer learning how to establish and operate bee colonies thanks to help from a University of Delaware bee researcher. The goal was to help get a socioeconomic growth program up and running for displaced miners in 14 counties in the southern part of the state.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a pipeline of new vehicle lubricant technologies that lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce wear and improve gas mileage, as part of an 18-year collaboration with ESL TEKnologies and its predecessor companies in Dallas.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) today objected to the Trump Administration's overhaul of the nation's contraception mandate. The new rule rolls back the previous administration's direction that limited employers from seeking moral or religious exemptions from the requirement.
Americans with disabilities continue to close in on pre-recession employment levels with yet another month of strong job numbers, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment - Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This extends the record trend to 18 consecutive months for this population.
Article describes coupling of TRANSP and OMFIT computer codes to make TRANSP more widely available.
Visual Science and the RAS Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology made a 3-D VR (virtual reality) reconstruction of the faces of Sungir people -- Homo sapiens who lived 30,000 years ago in Central Russia and are believed to be ancestors of today's Northern and Eastern Europeans. Scientifically accurate VR visualization is based on skulls from the Sungir site, one of the northernmost Paleolithic settlements in Europe, and layer by layer reconstruction of muscles and soft tissues.