Policy & Ethics
Quantum Catalyzer (Q-Cat), a new company in the heart of Maryland's research corridor and led by University of Maryland's Dr. Ronald Walsworth, is on a mission to create and grow successful quantum technology start-ups.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded a $4 million grant (UG3 NS119199) as the first portion of what is anticipated to be a $30 million award over six years to the Keck School of Medicine of USC to conduct a pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of the experimental drug 3K3A-APC. It’s a novel second-generation variant of a naturally occurring human protein. The trial will gauge the efficacy of 3K3A-APC as a cerebroprotectant, a drug that hastens or augments recovery when combined with two standard treatments for acute ischemic stroke. The drug will also be tested as a treatment aimed at minimizing brain bleeds. The remainder of the grant will be funded in subsequent allotments pending review of milestones.
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The desire for a son could mean Nepali mothers stop breastfeeding infant daughters sooner, says new research. Girls in Nepal are breastfed for fewer months than boys on average, with girls with older sisters but no brothers being the most disadvantaged, says the study. And this shorter breastfeeding time is linked to a greater risk of death for Nepali infants in the study.
- BMC Nutrition
To produce science-based analysis and recommendations on a global scale, outstanding scientists from around the world have teamed up to collect and evaluate relevant evidence
- Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
How we speak matters to animals. Horses, pigs and wild horses can distinguish between negative and positive sounds from their fellow species and near relatives, as well as from human speech. This, according to new research in behavioral biology at the University of Copenhagen. The study provides insight into the history of emotional development and opens up interesting perspectives with regards to animal welfare.
- BMC Biology
A new report argues that efforts to increase girls’ participation in education in different parts of Africa should assess the detrimental effect teaching in English is having on learning.