Why does it matter if ducks hear? Because it may provide a way to keep them from getting tangled up in fishing nets, something that may kill as many as 400,000 ducks each year.
Teaching children about the risks of opioids is one action needed to address the nation's opioid crisis. A new and free science-based curriculum designed to teach adolescents about those issues has been released by Project ALERT, a national evidence-based drug education program for middle school students.
The European Commission awards the EU-OPENSCREEN consortium the coveted status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). The consortium brings together the infrastructure of 20 research institutes from currently seven European countries. The ERIC certificate is being presented on Sept. 25, 2018, during a ceremony at the Berlin-Buch research campus.
This summer, the four-engine cargo plane spent more than 100 hours slicing through smoke above fires burning in the West, collecting data about the chemical composition of smoke and how it changes over time and travel.
A National Cancer Institute/Southwest Oncology Group Phase III multi-center trial clinical trial for men whose prostate cancer has spread will compare the outcomes of treating men diagnosed with metastatic Stage 4 prostate cancer with standard systemic therapy or with standard systemic therapy in combination with either surgery or radiation therapy.
Ambry Genetics Corporation (Ambry), leaders in genetic testing, announced today the launch of AmbryScore for prostate cancer risk. This is the first polygenic risk score (PRS) test to predict lifetime risk of prostate cancer, developed in collaboration with NorthShore University HealthSystem's (NorthShore) Center for Personalized Medicine.
Cancer Research UK is helping to fund a series of six Keystone Symposia cancer research conferences in 2019 in the US, Canada and Italy; funding will also support student and postdoctoral scholarships.
UCL is joining forces with Google to launch a £5.5m Prosperity Partnership, which aims to harness the revolutionary power of quantum computers for applications in modelling and simulation. The initiative, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is a collaboration between the UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute, Google Quantum AI Lab and the University of Bristol Quantum Information Institute. It also includes UK start-up companies GTN and PhaseCraft.
A new blockchain tool developed by a researcher at the University of Waterloo and a collaborator at Airbus in Germany could make procurement of goods and services safer and more impartial.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Boeing today announced a new, $21 million partnership through which Boeing will invest $11 million to accelerate training in critical skill areas and increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Boeing becomes the first business to contribute at a national level to NSF INCLUDES, which aims to enhance US innovation leadership through a commitment to broadening participation.