Journalists who register for the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will have access to nearly 11,000 presentations on topics including lab safety, sustainable chemicals, energy and materials, and the business of chemistry. ACS Fall 2022 is a hybrid meeting being held virtually and in-person in Chicago on Aug. 21–25, with on-demand content available Aug. 26–Sept. 9. The meeting theme is “Sustainability in a Changing World.”
- ACS Fall 2022
Volunteer community scientists, aka citizen scientists, help researchers with data collection that would otherwise be a time-consuming slog. But while community science can be a valuable learning experience, the question remains how useful the volunteer-generated data actually are in research. In this new study, researchers analyzed measurements of microscopic plant leaves done by community scientists and found that the volunteers generated high quality data-- a vote of confidence for community science.
- Research Ideas and Outcomes
Researchers from the UOC's Edul@b and the UK's Open University – two of Europe's leading online universities – have worked with Italy's Institute for Educational Technology to add an online dimension to rankings and, thus, promote competition in online learning among universities.
- European Journal of Education
Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) is one of the most important methods to study biological function in cells, but it is limited by potential inaccuracies in the data it generates. Now, a research team from Japan has developed a new method called terminator-assisted solid-phase complementary DNA amplification and sequencing (TAS-Seq), which overcomes these limitations and provides higher-precision data than existing scRNA-seq platforms.
- Communications Biology
- Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Severe “brain bleeds” experienced by some babies in the first year following their birth lead to long-term sight problems, researchers at the University of Bristol have found as part of a ten-year follow-up study.
- Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
Jacobs University Bremen continues to be one of the best-performing universities in Germany. In the international university comparison U-Multirank, it achieved top marks no less than 15 times – with two more top marks than in 2021. This rating places it amongst the most prestigious universities in Germany, second only to WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management. Jacobs University performed particularly well in the categories of research and knowledge transfer this year.