The Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced that PLOS Global Public Health published its initial cohort of papers. PLOS announced the launch of five new journals earlier this year and PLOS Global Public Health is the first of these journals with papers ready for publication. The journal’s mission is to address deeply entrenched global inequities in public health by broadening the range of perspectives from which we learn. The journal has so far received more than 700 submissions from researchers around the world.
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Researchers at SMU’s AT&T Center for Virtualization are testing the effectiveness of an innovative approach they developed to improve pilot training and better understand what stress factors pilots may experience in the cockpit.
The Buck Institute and the Astera Institute today announced a comprehensive, multi-omics study of the biological effects of longevity interventions. Through a series of large-scale lifespan studies in genetically diverse mice, researchers will test interventions, both alone and in combination, known or suspected to impede or reverse aging and extend longevity.
A new Swiss-Kenyan Woody Weeds + project has been launched to support a National Prosopis Strategy for Kenya which is aimed at the sustainable management of the invasive weed Prosopis juliflora – considered one of the world’s most threatening non-native tree species.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope successfully arrived in French Guiana Tuesday, after a 16-day journey at sea. The 1,500-mile voyage took Webb from California through the Panama Canal to Port de Pariacabo on the Kourou River in French Guiana, on the northeastern coast of South America.
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft is encapsulated in a protective fairing atop an Atlas V rocket, awaiting its 23-day launch window to open on October 16. All is go for the Southwest Research Institute-led mission to begin, as the spacecraft prepares to launch on a 12-year journey of almost 4 billion miles to visit a record-breaking eight asteroids — one main belt asteroid and seven Jupiter Trojan asteroids.
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center launches global clinical trial testing potential therapy for aggressive type of breast cancer
Have you ever wanted to explore outer-space? Now you can, without leaving Earth, thanks to powerful, open-source beta software VIRUP that builds – in real-time – a virtual universe based on the most detailed contemporary astrophysical and cosmological data.
The project is building on a 2020 research study, conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, that identified strategic opportunities to improve health and wellbeing for tens of millions of people while reducing US spending on likely-avoidable hospitalizations, emergency department and doctor visits by as much as $528 billion dollars. The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy will contribute to this effort by supporting research and action in areas including state-level strategies for Colorado and special study sections including practice/payment model transformation and health access and equity.
Duke-NUS, Xylonix join forces to improve effectiveness of Xylonix cancer drugs. New drug formulations aim to improve the in vivo circulation of Xylonix’s novel immunotherapies for treating both cancer and complications arising from COVID-19 infection.
- Singapore’s Health and Biomedical Sciences (HBMS) Industry Alignment Fund Pre-Positioning (IAF-PP) grant