Funding for Michigan's public schools has fallen more sharply than any other state over the past quarter century, a new report from Michigan State University finds.
Scientists know the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Amundsen Sea could play a pivotal role in future sea level rise, but many questions remain unanswered. An international drilling expedition, led by researchers from the University of Houston and the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, will provide important clues through a detailed analysis of the ice sheet's history.
Preprint servers -- online sites that post scientific manuscripts for free, prior to peer review -- are well-established in fields such as physics and biology. More recently, two chemistry preprint servers, ChemRxiv and ChemRN, were launched. Although some chemists were initially skeptical, more are now embracing the idea of sharing their discoveries with the world before peer review, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.
A Phase 1 human clinical trial is testing a freeze-dried, temperature-stable formulation of an experimental tuberculosis (TB) vaccine. The trial is being conducted at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development and will enroll healthy adult volunteers. The experimental vaccine, called ID93, was developed by scientists at the Infectious Disease Research Institute in Seattle. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is supporting the trial through a contract to IDRI.
American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), a leading provider in innovative chest medicine education, clinical research and team-based care, and Springer Healthcare, a leading global provider of medical communications, pharma sales training programs, and medical education, have partnered to expand the reach of CHEST's state-of-the-art education and content to healthcare professionals (HCPs) worldwide.
Philippine microsatellite DIWATA-2 has successfully captured initial images. Launched last autumn, it is the second microsatellite designed and developed under a collaborative project between Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), and the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD)
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore's (NTU Singapore) has successfully launched and deployed its ninth satellite. The AOBA VELOX-IV and SPATIUM-I (which was launched last October) are nanosatellites trialing new imaging and maneuvering technologies in space.
Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) are making the journey of muscle rehabilitation much easier for patients with an ingenious medical device capable of regenerating muscles in a non-invasive and painless manner.
Claudia B. Rebola, graduate studies coordinator in UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, designed a device to make naloxone more accessible to those in need. Her intent is to bring a model she helped create first in Providence, R.I., to spaces in Cincinnati by spring. Rebola has worked with graduate students to create AntiOD, a naloxone-dispensing smart device installed in semi-public places with step-by-step instructions for bystanders.
Scientists are creating a new smartphone app to help farmers tackle the pests destroying their crops, and it could soon have a major impact on the way information about the natural world is gathered, stored and accessed worldwide.