Social & Behavior
Patients with a paediatric onset immune-mediated inflammatory disease (pIMID) have a significantly higher risk of premature death, according to new research being presented today at the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN).
- 54th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
biodegradable nanomaterials that will take pictures and deliver medicine to combat peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Kytai Nguyen, a UT Arlington bioengineering professor, is the principal investigator in the four-year, $2.1 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant.
Brazilian researchers have designed a new low-cost anaerobic reactor that uses a bacterial biofilm on a sheet of polyurethane foam. The goal is to enable more wastewater treatment plants in Brazil to achieve nitrogen removal and reduce water body contamination.
- Environmental Technology
- Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Collaborating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Mohammad Jalali and his research colleagues have created a data-driven simulation model that incorporates key behavioral feedbacks such as social influence and risk perceptions. Called SOURCE (Simulation of Opioid Use, Response, Consequences, and Effects), the model has projected three key strategies that could save more than 100,000 lives over the next ten years.
- Science Advances
A research team around Peter Turchin from the Complexity Science Hub Vienna (CSH) tests various theories on what drove human socio-cultural evolution in the Holocene. The scientists analyze a vast body of data from Seshat: Global History Databank. They find the best explanation to be a combination of increasing agricultural productivity and the invention, or adoption, of military technologies (most notably, the invention of iron weapons and cavalry in the first millennium BCE).
- Science Advances
- John Templeton Foundation, Economic and Social Research Council, Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, European Research Council, Institute of Economics and Peace to develop a Historical Peace Index, Institute of Economics and Peace to develop a Historical Peace Index, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG, V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, Tricoastal Foundation
Mount Sinai study can lead to improved patient screening and preventive measures to limit adverse events
- PLoS ONE
- NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute