RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (Nasdaq: RDHL), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the last patient has been enrolled in Part A of the Phase 2/3 study with novel, once-daily, orally-administered pill RHB-107 (upamostat) for non-hospitalized patients with symptomatic COVID-19. The study is being conducted in the U.S. and South Africa.
Entitled the International Clinical Practice Research Unit and launched in collaboration with the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), the new research group instils an exceptional climate of collaboration and is the result of a co-initiation of efforts between JUST’s Faculty of Pharmacy and the University's Pharmacy Department.
The BMJ has joined forces with Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare to launch a new podcast series called The Recovery co-hosted by The BMJ’s Editor in Chief Dr Fiona Godlee and journalist and Bond University health researcher Dr Ray Moynihan.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that there were 490,500 structure fires in the U.S. in 2020. However, people mostly struggles with the aftermath of the fire-damage. Structure fires caused $12.1 billion in property damage in 2020. How do we determine whether to rebuild or repair the fire-damaged structure? The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) developed the world first forensic tool for fire-damaged concrete structure.
From new materials for transparent body armor to a drone sensor for use as a way finder underground, innovations by UMass Lowell researchers took center stage today as part of the university’s HEROES Day.
Kaitlin Cook, an assistant professor of nuclear physics at FRIB, is creating new ways to study gentle nuclear reactions with fragile nuclei to further our understanding of science and medicine with the power of FRIB.
- U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
A novel study — led by University of California San Diego and UCLA, in collaboration with the La Jolla Institute for Immunology — is assessing whether medicinal mushrooms and Chinese herbs provide therapeutic benefit in treating acute COVID-19 infection.
- Krupp Endowed Fund at UC San Diego
A new training programme for young researchers has started: PERSEPHONe (PERovskite SEmiconductors for PHOtoNics). It is a joint research training and doctoral programme, implemented by a partnership of highly ranked universities, research institutions and industrial research partners spread over 6 different countries. The project will involve 14 Early Stage Researchers, who have been selected to develop a novel technological platform for photonics based on an emerging class of semiconductors, metal-halide perovskites, with exceptional optical and electrical properties. The goal is to make this novel technology commercially viable in different sectors from medical diagnostics to environmental monitoring, telecommunications and robotics.
- H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Today saw the launch of the mission ‘Cosmic Kiss’ to the International Space Station (ISS). German astronaut Dr. Matthias Maurer forms part of the crew. Plans for the mission include approximately 100 scientific projects, four of which will be led by researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. These will focus on: the monitoring of changes in body temperature and muscle properties during space missions; improvements in training programs aimed at preventing muscle loss; and changes in cell-to-cell contacts under zero gravity conditions. The coordination of individual projects falls under the remit of the national space program of the German Space Agency at German Aerospace Center (DLR) and will be handled in conjunction with the European Space Agency (ESA). Charité’s four projects receive more than € 1.5 million in funding from the DLR with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
To maximize the effectiveness of its scientific findings in addressing the global biodiversity crisis, the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) relies on close interaction with society, including the use of innovative multimedia tools. The platform "Keep Nature Alive" (www.keepnaturealive.de), which was recently spun off from the Leibniz-IZW, continues this path: "Keep Nature Alive" combines digital communication and crowdfunding and in this way aims to establish lively and committed communities for projects at the interface of science and environmental protection. In addition, the platform will be accompanied by communication science - as the first of its kind.
Paperpal, offering an AI-powered assistant for language and technical compliance checks, has announced a partnership with the Royal Society for its Preflight product. Through this partnership, Preflight will deliver a superior submission experience for authors and help reduce editorial workload for the Royal Society Journal Royal Society Open Science.