A "game changing" new telescope will be blasted into space tonight to embark on a lonely 1.5-million-kilometre orbit around the Sun to provide a clearer view of the ever-expanding universe.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce the launch of new Science Partner Journal, Intelligent Computing, published in affiliation with Zhejiang Lab.
Dr. Andrew Stokes is sharing the data and modeling from his work in a multi-pronged initiative with the Documenting COVID-19 project, an online repository of local, state, and federal public records obtained through open-records requests by reporters at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and collaborative news site Muckrock. Journalists working on the project are using this data and modeling to guide on-the-ground reporting in local counties across the US to uncover the true scope of underreported COVID-19 deaths. They’re chronicling their findings in a series of USA Today articles, including two articles that published on December 9 and December 22.
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In an effort to strengthen naval capabilities in the area of maritime sustainment—specifically, the rapid repair of ships in dry dock—the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global and the Chilean Naval Polytechnic Academy recently held the 2021 AVANTE Challenge.
DAILI successfully launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 5:07 a.m. EST on Dec. 21, 2021 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Last summer the SETI Institute began installing a second LaserSETI Observatory, this time 10,000 feet above sea level at Haleakala Observatory, thanks to the University of Hawai’i’s Institute of Astronomy (IfA). As a result of challenges involving equipment damaged during shipping, supply chain delays for replacement parts, equipment malfunctions and even a blizzard in Hawai’i, the installation was delayed but is now complete. While two of the four cameras are not fully functional and will be replaced, observations are now possible and data collection is underway. The staff at the IfA has provided invaluable assistance throughout the setup process especially during times when it was not possible for LaserSETI staff to be onsite due to COVID restrictions and other logistical challenges.
The Board of Directors of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen L. Kelly, M.D. to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective Spring 2022.
Children’s Hospital Colorado is the first pediatric hospital in the world to use a 3D intracardiac echocardiography catheter in the treatment of congenital heart disease in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. The live, 3D image guidance provided by the recently FDA-approved technology from Phillips allows cardiac interventionalists to better navigate complex procedures, which is expected to result in improved outcomes. The first two pediatric patients were successfully treated at Children’s Hospital Colorado in early December.
Surgeons at Henry Ford Health System have treated a patient with a recurrent brain tumor by delivering a dose of radiation directly to the cancer inside the brain, a novel approach that could delay or prevent future tumors cells from regrowing.
The Penn Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Healthy Aging (PennAITech) seeks to explore the use of artificial intelligence and other technologies to improve in-home care for older adults and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. The Collaboratory will leverage extensive expertise in artificial intelligence, consumer informatics and aging, access to patient cohorts and resources of Penn’s School of Nursing, the Perelman School of Medicine, and other departments across the University of Pennsylvania.
Newly designed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells targeting the CD19 antigen are effective in treating adults and children with B-cell malignancies, especially when produced under place-of-care manufacturing which is available at University Hospitals (UH) Seidman Cancer Center. Physician-researchers at UH are conducting a CAR T trial that uses fully human protein – one just a handful of sites nationwide to offer this option to patients.