About The Study: Researchers in this case series study of COVID-19 data from a U.S. university examined the effectiveness of various vaccination, testing and surveillance measures to mitigate spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.
- JAMA Network Open
In a small but rigorous pilot study, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have shown that a novel, minimally invasive biomarker-based strategy they developed was 90% successful in detecting esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), the predominant subtype of esophageal cancer worldwide.
To meet the demands of Singapore’s cybersecurity evaluation needs, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) officially launched the National Integrated Centre for Evaluation (NiCE) today. The first of its kind in South-East Asia, the joint centre serves as a one-stop facility for cyber security evaluation and certification. NiCE is a unique initiative that pools industrial and research expertise together to develop a sustainable academia-industry-government ecosystem for product evaluation and certification in Singapore. The centre also aims to help build a pipeline of local product evaluation talent, which will maximise economic opportunities and boost Singapore’s branding as a cybersecurity hub. Located on the NTU Smart Campus, NiCE was officially launched today by Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Smart Nation and Cybersecurity, Mrs Josephine Teo.
Research communication attracts funders, increases opportunities for multi-institutional collaborations and multi-continent projects, and enhances scientific reputation. India lags behind other nations in actively promoting science. These are the findings of a white paper titled ‘Enriching the Indian Scientific Landscape with Research Communication’ by Impact Science, a Cactus Communications brand that specializes in science communication strategy and tactics. The comprehensive report emphasizes the importance of research communication and high-profile work in terms of publications and patents which allow the scientific community to reach out to a worldwide audience and raise awareness about Indian research. To continue this endeavor, the white paper highlights the need for sustained and increased funding from both private and public sectors.
The company behind the instant messaging service Snapchat will be researching new technologies in the field of mixed reality with TU Graz over the next six years. A working group is being set up and the professorship will be filled by the end of the year.
In Nigeria, about 90% of water available for drinking is sourced from boreholes, or deep, narrow wells that tap into naturally occurring underground water. A recent study in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry found that microplastics (MPs) are abundant in the drinking water of these boreholes.
- Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry