From a site in Sweden, the BARREL team is launching a series of miniature scientific balloons to measure X-rays in Earth's atmosphere near the North Pole. These X-rays are produced by electrons raining down into the atmosphere from two giant swaths of radiation that surround Earth, called the Van Allen belts.
In an innovative, first-in-pediatrics study, available only at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), researchers will be enrolling children between 1 and 18 years of age who have certain types of relapsed or treatment-resistant cancer. The aim of this investigator-initiated Phase 1 trial is to test the safety, tolerability and metabolism of the drug Durvalumab in pediatric patients with solid tumors, lymphoma and central nervous system tumors.
Finnish digital technology company Netmedi has developed an online calculator that significantly improves the process of evaluating the risk of GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor) recurrence and the need for additional treatment after surgery. The calculator is based on a risk analysis model published in 2012 by HUCH Cancer Center and Aalto University and is intended to be used in cancer care and research.
Mr. Peter Goodhand, President of The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, today announced a new collaborative research study in partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific and Queen's University to help bring more targeted diagnosis and treatment to breast cancer patients in the future.
The technical expertise of the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology has been requested to support mineral exploration of zinc deposits in West Greenland. The scientists of the HIF, part of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, are combining the use of drones alongside various other more traditional exploration methods. The aim of this project is to produce high-resolution geological maps of two remote areas of approximately 15 km2 each.
Nanyang Technological University scientists from the NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre have invented a new type of concrete called ConFlexPave that is bendable yet stronger and longer lasting than regular concrete.
A quality-of-life research study will join the NCI-MATCH (EAY131) precision medicine cancer trial, already underway. 'The number one question patients ask after receiving their tumor test results is 'Is this mutation something inherited and will it affect my family as well as me?,' said the lead researcher. The study will determine whether increasing knowledge about the limitations/benefits of tumor profiling to select cancer treatment can reduce a patient's level of distress about the process.
A process developed for large-scale recovery of rare earth magnets from used computer hard drives will undergo industrial testing under a new agreement between Oddello Industries LLC and ORNL, as part of the Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute.
As NOAA launches a comprehensive system this month for forecasting water resources, it's turning to NCAR technology. The new forecasting system uses a powerful, NCAR-based computer model, known as WRF-Hydro, to provide continuous predictions of water levels and potential flooding in rivers and streams from coast to coast.
Soybean Knowledge Base (SoyKB) project finds and shares comprehensive genetic and genomic soybean data through support of NSF-sponsored XSEDE high performance computing. SoyKB helps scientists improve soybean traits. XSEDE Stampede supercomputer 370,000 core hour allocation used in resequencing of over 1,000 soybean germplasm lines. XSEDE ECSS established Pegasus workflow that optimized SoyKB for supercomputers. SoyKB migrated workflow to XSEDE Wrangler data intensive supercomputer. Scientific cloud environment Jetstream of XSEDE broadened user base.