Latest News Releases 15 September
A nasal vaccine candidate for COVID-19, developed by a University of Houston professor, is showing good results in providing durable local immunity against inhaled pathogens.
The book “The Choice We Face: How Segregation, Race and Power Have Shaped America’s Most Controversial Education Reform Movement” (Beacon Press) was written by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign education professor Jon Hale.
The Urban Future Prize Competition showcases the world’s most revolutionary cleantech innovations, and this week, the New York University Tandon School of Engineering announced the winners at the 2021 Urban Future Summit, held online by the Urban Future Lab – New York City’s longest-running cleantech incubator program, which is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
In a new study, researchers developed a computational method to predict and identify the correlates of leadership perceptions. The researchers used the method to predict leadership perceptions for more than 6,600 well-known historical and contemporary figures, and to uncover the traits, concepts, and attributes people associate most strongly with effective leaders.
- The Leadership Quarterly
- National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Countries in Africa assessed as being least vulnerable to an epidemic were the worst affected by Covid-19, new research suggests. Nations with more urban populations and strong international travel links were worst affected by the pandemic, the study shows.
- Nature Medicine
Several birth cohorts have defined the pivotal role of early lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in the inception of pediatric respiratory conditions. However, the association between early LRTI and the development of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children has not been established.
Coconut trees grow slowly and are difficult to clone. Scientists at KU Leuven and the Alliance multiplied seedlings faster and conserved coconut genetic resources for the long term. This will help preserve coconut tree biodiversity and meet the increasing demand for coconuts and derived products.
- Scientific Reports
Albert Einstein College of Medicine has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (RFK IDDRC), which has been at the forefront of research on normal and abnormal brain development for more than 50 years. The funding will sustain and deepen collaborations between Einstein scientists and clinicians at Montefiore Health System aimed at improving the care and treatment of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), including those stemming from rare diseases.
- NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Researchers at the University of Bath are investigating whether the natural properties of bacteria could help in developing a new type of environmentally friendly plasterboard.
Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge along with 20 other hospitals from across the world and healthcare technology leader, NVIDIA, have used artificial intelligence (AI) to predict Covid patients’ oxygen needs on a global scale.
- Nature Medicine
On behalf of the Earth and space science community, the American Geophysical Union has selected Southwest Research Institute’s Dr. James L. Burch to receive the 2021 William Bowie Medal, the organization’s highest honor.