Space & Planetary
Instead of prioritising energy-efficient, sustainable sea transport, the focus is often on satisfying commercial interests when planning shipping routes. This has been shown by research at the University of Gothenburg, which highlights the importance of collaboration for more sustainable shipping.
- Transportation Research Part D Transport and Environment
A team of researchers unpacks a series of biases in epidemic research, ranging from clinical trials to data collection, and offers a game-theory approach to address them, in a new analysis. The work sheds new light on the pitfalls associated with technology development and deployment in combating global crises like COVID-19, with a look toward future pandemic scenarios.
- Technology & Innovation
Three-day #NCCN2022 virtual oncology conference from National Comprehensive Cancer Network includes more than 30 educational sessions on the latest in cancer care plus more than 200 electronic posters presenting new research in oncology.
- NCCN 2022 Annual Conference
Professor Kessen Patten’s team at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) wants to better understand the neurodevelopmental disorders caused by CHARGE syndrome and open the way for new treatments with their research on the ways the syndrome affects the function of neural circuits. The project is receiving over $700,000 in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced that it is extending its existing partnership with ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, with a donation of funds to support scientists and scientific institutions impacted by the war in Ukraine.
Law enforcement seizures of pills containing illicit fentanyl increased dramatically between January 2018 and December 2021, according to a new study. The number of individual pills seized by law enforcement increased nearly 50-fold from the first quarter of 2018 to the last quarter of 2021 and the proportion of pills to total seizures more than doubled, with pills representing over a quarter of illicit fentanyl seizures by the end of 2021. The study also found an increase in the number of fentanyl-containing powder seizures during this time.
- Drug and Alcohol Dependence
- NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse