Washington, DC (July 13, 2018) -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) is encouraged by provisions included in the proposed rules for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for 2019, while recognizing several areas for improvement in the rules that were released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 12.
Ultrasonic repositioning of kidney stones will be tested in emergency department patients at UW Medicine as part of the development of a new medical technology for NASA. Astronauts are prone to kidney stones during space missions. The hope is that pushing stones with an ultrasound tractor beam would offer pain relief and avoid medical complications of urinary backups for astronauts affected in space.
The CNRS will be setting up CNRS@CREATE, its first overseas subsidiary, in Singapore. Its objective will be to manage Franco-Singaporean research activities as part of the Singaporean ecosystem. An agreement to establish CNRS@CREATE was formalized on July 13, 2018.
The Institut Pasteur officially unveiled its new Thermo Scientific Krios Cryo-TEM electron microscope at an event in Paris, France, on July 12, 2018. The availability of one of the most powerful microscopes in the world in the center of Paris will allow structural biologists to extend their research in areas such as immunology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology and neuroscience.By acquiring the Krios Cryo-TEM system, the Institut Pasteur is offering its scientists a closer look at life.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is partnering the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to develop innovative and energy-efficient solutions in the recycling and recovery of resources from electrical and electronic waste (e-waste).
Smartphones, tablets, iPads -- mobile devices have become invaluable to the everyday consumer. But few consider the security issues that occur when using these devices.
A startup created by Purdue University professors is developing a sensor that can detect dangerous mosquito-borne tropical diseases faster and at a lower cost than current methods, giving health officials time to take action before the viruses are transmitted to humans. SMK Diagnostics has created biosensor technology to identify and monitor diseases such as Zika, which set off a global health crisis in 2015 and 2016, and dengue, which causes about 22,000 deaths a year worldwide, mostly among children.
A national online survey was launched today to give members of the public the opportunity to set the research priorities in the field of ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness.
Insilico applied its AI-powered algorithms to design new preclinical agents with desired properties, including novel inhibitors of JAK, BRAF and EGFR kinases. Insilico Medicine announced the experimental validation of the GAN-RL systems for de novo molecular design.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center's (OSC) Karen Tomko, Ph.D., and the University of Illinois/Urbana's Robert Dodds, Ph.D., recently wrapped up a project that will greatly enhance the simulation capabilities of manufacturing engineers.