The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) are collaborating in a new partnership with the goal of sharing education and training tools with their respective members to enhance the care of older adults.
The Allen Institute for Brain Science today announced the release of new data, tools to analyze those data and a new web-based 3D viewer to explore anatomy and connections in the mouse brain, the Allen Brain Explorer.
Sandia National Laboratories is using its solar tower to help assess the impact of extreme temperature changes on materials. The tests, now in their second year, take advantage of the ability of Sandia's National Solar Thermal Test Facility to simulate a very rapid increase in temperature followed by an equally rapid decrease. The testing is for the Air Force and will continue for at least another year.
It can repel water, oil, alcohol and even peanut butter. And it might save the US Navy millions of dollars in ship fuel costs, reduce the amount of energy that vessels consume and improve operational efficiency.
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will collaborate with the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH), and the University of Kansas Medical Center to develop clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of von Willebrand Disease (VWD).
Researchers have developed a prototype for calibrating an entire solar field in a single night, shaving months off the current calibration system for large size Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tower plants.
Prellis Biologics announced it has reached record speed and resolution in the quest to print human tissue with viable capillaries. The company's proprietary holographic 3D printing technology can create the microvascular that allows human tissue to survive. Until now, tissue printing methods were too slow and low in resolution to create capillaries, resulting in paper-thin tissue. Prellis' advancement opens the door to the production of thick, functioning tissue for drug testing and ultimately human organs.
Major immunization gaps among older adults of racial and ethnic groups was the core of an expert roundtable comprised of various health care system leaders. The experts convened to specifically address lagging influenza immunization rates due to growing racial and ethnic disparities that are well below public health goals among older adults. As a next step, SHC's Advisory Board committed to authoring a Call to Action for publication in an international peer-reviewed medical journal.
Nightingale Health, the Finnish innovator of an internationally recognized blood biomarker technology for studying chronic diseases, will analyze the biomarker profiles of 500,000 blood samples from UK Biobank. The ground-breaking research initiative was announced today at the UK Biobank Scientific Conference 2018 in London.
Recycling plastic water bottles has never been more convenient, with bins available almost everywhere. Although Americans are recycling in record numbers, millions of tons of plastic trash continue to accumulate in the environment. Solving this problem will require new solutions for breaking plastics down and reusing them, according to a three-part cover story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society.