Subhrajit Bhattacharya, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics at Lehigh University, recently won support from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program for his proposal to use topological abstraction for robot path planning. Robotic systems have become increasingly important in industries such as transportation, manufacturing, and healthcare, and his approach could make those systems even more reliable.
- National Science Foundation
The widely available diabetes drug metformin reduced serious outcomes by more than half if started within 4 days of COVID symptoms in a large, randomized, double blind controlled trial, the University of Minnesota announced today. The results were published Aug. 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- New England Journal of Medicine
- Parsemus Foundation, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, Fast Grants
Editage, the flagship brand of CACTUS, has launched Statistical Analysis and Review Service for the researcher and academia community. This service will provide expert statisticians to extract crucial information from complex quantitative data, draw inferences, and discover hidden patterns using the right statistical tools and methods– helping authors increase the chances of journal acceptance and reduce their decision-making time. With 3,000+ technical experts and statisticians across 1,600 subject areas, Editage will provide customized one-on-one consultations, expert feedback, recommendations, and robust data analysis to researchers.
Fresh evidence that water can change from one form of liquid into another, denser liquid, has been uncovered by researchers at the University of Birmingham and Sapienza Università di Roma.
- Nature Physics
- Royal Society, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Are wildlife populations in Sweden increasing or decreasing? It is difficult to count wild animals, but the amount harvested through hunting gives an indication. Now, these statistics can be made clearer and more useful, thanks to a new model developed by Swedish researchers to count how many wild animals are hunted.
- Swedish Association of Hunting and Wildlife Management, The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Esophageal intubation describes the unintended insertion of a breathing tube into the esophagus (the tube leading to the stomach) instead of the windpipe (trachea). If this is not promptly recognized it causes brain damage or death. There have been a few high-profile cases of unrecognized esophageal intubation recently, and often such cases result in the deaths of otherwise well patients having routine procedures (see links below). New guidance published by Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) provides the first ever consensus guidance on this subject, designed to reduce avoidable deaths and injury.