In a major development in the bid to deepen the understanding of the role that the ocean plays in climate science, Arizona State University (ASU) President Michael Crow announced today that ASU, a leading research university, has established a partnership with the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), one of the longest-serving research institutes dedicated to studying ocean processes in the Western Hemisphere.
CAMH has launched a new free online tool to help improve the standard of care for youth living with depression. The first-of-its-kind Cundill Centre Online Tool for the Treatment of Youth Depression summarizes best care practices for supporting youth as they manage their depression, and is now available for primary care providers and other frontline clinicians everywhere.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have opened a novel study for a vaccine aimed at eventually preventing triple-negative breast cancer, the most aggressive and lethal form of the disease. This phase I trial is designed to determine the maximum tolerated dose of the vaccine in patients with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer and to characterize and optimize the body’s immune response. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved an investigational new drug application for the vaccine, which permits Cleveland Clinic and partner Anixa Biosciences, Inc. (ANIX:NASDAQ) to start the study.
Floodlight™ software — a tool that aids in the efficient discovery of vast numbers of chemicals present in a wide variety of substances including food, air and consumer products — was developed by Southwest Research Institute and recognized by R&D World magazine as one of the 100 most significant innovations of 2021. This cheminformatics machine learning tool integrates with analytical chemistry software to provide deep analysis of two-dimensional gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCxGC-MS) and metadata.
— In one of nature’s unexpected bounties, a harmless food-grade solvent has been used to extract highly sought rare-earth metals from coal ash, reducing the amount of ash without damaging the environment and at the same time increasing an important national resource.Coal ash is the unwanted but widely present residue of coal-fired power. Rare-earth metals are used for a variety of high-tech equipment from smartphones to submarines. The separation method, which uses carbon dioxide, water and food-grade citric acid, is the subject of a Sandia National Laboratories patent application.
- Sandia Laboratory-Directed Research and Development
The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Oklahoma, known as OU, recently executed a memorandum of understanding to officially recognize their partnership in pursuing shared research and development goals.
Catalyzed Diesel Exhaust Fluid, or Cat-DEF™, a catalyst- and surfactant-modified diesel exhaust fluid solution developed by Southwest Research Institute, was named one of the 100 most significant innovations of 2021 by R&D World magazine.
As the 2021 Open Access week begins, the scientific community as represented by the International Science Council's members has voted a resolution committing to work to reform scholarly publishing, and to endorse eight fundamental principles for scientific publishing.
The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a collaborative relationship. Both organizations are dedicated to advancing innovations in health and science. IVI and JEDI will explore many cooperation routes, in particular around innovative approaches to zoonoses, infectious diseases and in addressing the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
A calculator to help people understand their risk factors for COVID-19 infection and vaccination has been launched by the Immunisation Coalition in collaboration with Australian researchers.
- Immunisation Coalition
ALTERNATIVE (environmentAL Toxicity chEmical mixtuRes through aN innovative platform based on aged cardiac tissue model) project, coordinated by Prof. Gianluca Ciardelli with the Biomedical Lab team (Susanna Sartori, Monica Boffito) from DIMEAS-Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Politecnico, will produce an innovative in vitro platform able to evaluate the cardiotoxicity of single chemicals or a mixture of chemical components.