Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology and President of the Child Mind Institute has spoken out on the Parkland shooting and the urgent need to make mental health a priority for research and action.
NIAID-supported clinical sites in the US are participating in two ongoing international Phase 2 trials evaluating investigational antibody-based therapies aimed at preventing potentially antibiotic-resistant infections. By aligning the NIAID Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) with a large international consortium leading the effort, the US investigators hope to enroll adult patients from 15 intensive care units in the trials.
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LinkedIn: Chinese Hamster Ovary cells, known as CHO, play an important role in modern medicine. NIST's new CHO peptide library will enable better production of treatments for psoriasis, cancer, hemophilia and leukemia.
This month, two seminal documents in American history -- the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment to the Constitution -- went on display (link is external) at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). They are preserved in sealed encasements that were custom-designed, fabricated and outfitted with environmental sensors by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Purdue University researchers studying whether concrete is made stronger by infusing it with microscopic-sized nanocrystals from wood are moving from the laboratory to the real world with a bridge that will be built in California this spring. The researchers have been working with cellulose nanocrystals, byproducts generated by the paper, bioenergy, agriculture and pulp industries, to find the best mixture to strengthen concrete, the most common man-made material in the world.
NASA and the nonprofit Conservation International are partnering to map land and water ecosystems around the world to provide decision makers with new tools for assessing natural resources for planning and management.
Richard Green, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Astronomical Sciences, and Paul Shepson, director of the NSF Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, issued the following statement.
The largest fully operational radio telescope on the planet -- the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico -- will soon be under new management. A consortium led by the University of Central Florida will start formal transition activities to take on the management of the National Science Foundation's Observatory. NSF is negotiating the operations and management award with UCF.
In the 1970s, a NASA employee stepped up to a challenge posed by the National Institutes of Health or NIH: to freeze bone marrow.