IdentifySensors Biologics, a Purdue University-affiliated technology firm developing a rapid diagnostic platform for detecting pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, has entered into a new partnership with Purdue Research Foundation and will open an office in Purdue's Discovery Park District.
Health Level Seven International and the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics network are creating a common data model to share and track health data.
Researchers in Europe, coordinated by IIT's researcher Barbara Mazzolai, will combine bioinspired soft robotics, material science and artificial intelligence to develop new innovative robots mimicking plant seeds behaviour and able to monitor soil and climate parameters, like the presence of pollutants, humidity, CO2 levels, temperature and quality of waters. These innovative "intelligent seeds", named I-Seed robots, will be biodegradable and of two different types: I-SEED ERO and I-SEED SAM.
Dr. Kenneth Laali has been awarded a US patent for his research on the synthesis of novel curcumin analogs (curcuminoids) to fight cancer tumors. The compounds that Laali has developed provide novel therapeutic opportunities for specific cancers and may also aid in the discovery of therapeutics for multiple diseases.
In 'Vaccines for Older Adults: Overcoming the Challenges of Shared Clinical Decision Making,' a new white paper from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) National Adult Vaccination Program, a team of experts outlines a set of recommendations to encourage better definition and increased understanding of how health professionals talk with their older patients about the need for certain vaccines.
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has named Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, the inaugural editor-in-chief of its new journal, Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology (ASHE).
The MIT Press has announced the launch of Direct to Open (D2O). A first-of-its-kind sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model where individuals and libraries buy single eBooks, to a collaborative, library-supported open access model.
The clock is ticking on important decisions that could help achieve the benefits of connected, autonomous, shared, and electric (CASE) vehicles, according to a new expert panel report from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). These vehicles have the potential to grow the economy and fundamentally change transportation, making it safer, cleaner, and more accessible. But it's also possible that without proactive urban management, they could potentially worsen air quality and traffic congestion, and increase transportation inequities.
Shimmer Research, a global leader in wearable technology for research applications, introduces Verisense® Pulse+, a new sensor for its patent-pending Verisense platform, which was designed from the ground up to meet the needs of clinical trials and remote patient research. Verisense Pulse+ provides photoplethysmogram, galvanic skin response, and an inertial measurement unit. The Verisense platform can now measure clinical trial participants' heart rate, oxygen saturation and emotional responses in addition to activity and sleep levels.
TU Graz takes its social responsibility in climate protection seriously and has adopted an ambitious roadmap for its path to climate neutrality by 2030. The strategy was presented today in the presence of Leonore Gewessler, federal minister for climate action and Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, state minister for research.