Social & Behavior
Arturo Azcorra, founding director of IMDEA Networks and professor in the Department of Telematics Engineering at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), has been elevated to the rank of IEEE Fellow in the “Technical Leader” category, for the scientific and industrial impact of his research contributions to the development of 5G technology. In this way, he becomes the first scientist in Spain to be designated IEEE Fellow in the “Technical Leader” category.
New research led by Vikas Khanna, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, gives a bird's-eye view of the scale of plastic creation globally, tracing where it's produced, where it ends up, and its environmental impact. The work was recently published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.
- ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
- National Science Foundation
“We believe this change is critical to how the bacterium causes disease and is something that we can exploit for both therapeutic and diagnostic purposes,” said Brandon Jutras, an assistant professor of Biochemistry in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and an affiliated faculty of the Fralin Life Sciences Institute and the Center for Emerging, Zoonotic, and Arthropod-Borne Pathogens.
- Nature Microbiology
More than 140,000 workers suffer from fall-related injuries each year, causing significant human suffering and an economic cost of $10 billion in Workers’ Compensation. Approximately half of occupational falls are caused by slipping. An under-explored way to prevent these slip-and-fall events is to design flooring for workplaces with high friction performance. Supported by a NIOSH grant, University of Pittsburgh professors will study the flooring factors that lead to friction.
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
In mice with high-risk neuroblastoma, tumors disappeared in response to a new combination treatment with precision medicines, a recent study from University of Gothenburg researchers shows. This is a vital step toward a potentially curative treatment for a form of cancer affecting young children that is currently difficult to treat.
- Nature Communications
The National Cancer Institute has awarded Mount Sinai researchers $3.15 million in grant funding to assess the potential of a multidisciplinary drug development platform to identify new biological targets for precision-based therapeutics for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The platform includes precision mouse models, tumor 3D organoids, and a proprietary library of small molecule inhibitors.