New cutting-edge research undertaken at the University of Leicester could revolutionise the way new drugs are developed and the way patients are cared for, through a pioneering new approach using virtual clinical trials.
Smart cities run on code that is widely shared by developers. How do you identify which ones can be hacked to produce undesirable outcomes? SMU Professor David Lo is working on a solution.
A postbaccalaureate certificate in transportation planning and policy will include open textbooks created by a multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas at Arlington. The program will be offered through the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA).
Of those diagnosed with a "spongy heart," 47% will die. University of Houston pharmacologist Mingfu Wu has been awarded $2.5 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to explore the cause of and therapeutic treatment for the heart disease officially called left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC).
The Department of Defense's (DOD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) has awarded the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) funding to begin a new research project, titled "Advancing Resilience Theory and Tools to Combat Environmental Surprise," focused on developing new theory and tools to better understand and prepare for future climate events that present challenges to military installation operations.
The new project will focus on urban areas in the Central Flyway, primarily in the Great Plains. Researchers aim to provide more information on the impact of artificial light on bird behaviors and populations at a large scale.
With a new MURI grant from the U.S. Army, a team of scientists will seek to enhance artificial intelligence by integrating brain cells called astrocytes.
An interdisciplinary consortium of 22 partners, coordinated by the University of Bologna, will perform in-depth studies in three European cities to develop innovative, evidence-based policies to improve citizens' quality of life addressing indoor and outdoor lighting.
The impact of Covid restrictions on prisoners and prisons is the focus of a new research project, funded with £250,000, to identify lessons learned. Pandemic control measures create huge difficulties in prisons. The cramped physical conditions make social distancing very difficult. Many prisoners are extremely vulnerable. Measures to tackle Covid have meant additional constraints for prisoners, on top of normal restrictions. The team will assess the impact of these on prisoners' psychological wellbeing and behaviour.
A compound isolated from a fungus growing on the roots of a flowering plant in Morocco shows promise as a powerful opponent of aggressive triple negative breast cancer, Medical College of Georgia scientists say.