The James Webb Space Telescope team has fully deployed the spacecraft’s 70-foot sunshield, a key milestone in preparing it for science operations.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) publishes updated guidance of vaccination and pre-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19 for people with cancer based on latest FDA approvals and surging COVID-19 infection rates—available at NCCN.org/covid-19.
The Webb team has completed tensioning for the first three layers of the observatory’s kite-shaped sunshield, 47 feet across and 70 feet long.
Empire Discovery Institute (EDI) entered into a five-year collaborative research partnership with global pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk A/S to launch LeapRx, a new initiative where EDI and Novo Nordisk will co-invest, incubate and accelerate innovative drug discovery and development projects from its academic partners.
A first-in-kind immune-modulating drug that arose from decades of basic research at UT Southwestern Medical Center has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a new treatment for adults with a form of myasthenia gravis. This rare and chronic autoimmune disease is characterized by debilitating and potentially life-threatening muscle weakness.
Effective January 1, David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP, is the new President of the American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST). Doreen J. Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP, steps into the role of President-Elect, John (Jack) D. Buckley, MD, FCCP, is the new President-Designate and Steven Q. Simpson, MD, FCCP, completes his term as President to become Immediate Past President of CHEST.
Pop Rocks® is a popular brand of popping candy manufactured and sold by Zeta Espacial S.A. The candies are just sugar and carbon dioxide, but making your own version of them at home is harder than it looks. In this video, we use three different methods to try to capture carbon dioxide in sugar: a chemical reaction, a state transition and biological production: https://youtu.be/VKKltJy_vck.
The first tests will soon be held for the bus, which is being engineered specifically for riding in the Arctic. Specialists are studying the operability of all the transport systems in extreme situations in the Far North climate. This project is being fulfilled by scientists from South Ural State University (SUSU) and Bauman University within the frameworks of the Ural Interregional Research and Education Centre activities.
A University of Rhode Island scientist has been named deputy executive editor of Alzheimer’s & Dementia®: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. Peter Snyder, Ph.D., URI vice president for research and economic development and professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, assumed the role this month.
Comet Leonard streaks across the field of view of the NRL SoloHI telescope aboard ESA/NASA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft on Dec. 17-19, 2021.
Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers from the National University of Singapore has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able to grip a variety of objects: from the small, soft and delicate to the large, heavy and bulky. This technology is expected to impact a range of industries, involving food assembly, vertical farming and fast-moving consumer goods packaging, which will progressively automate more of their operations in the coming years. The team has established a start-up called RoPlus to bring this innovation to commercial partners. For a start, the technology has been deployed at People Bee Hoon Factory, a Singapore-based rice vermicelli manufacturer, for optimising the packing of rice vermicelli packets into carton boxes.