As part of nationwide efforts to improve emergency medical care, researchers at the Mount Sinai Health System, in collaboration with UC San Diego Health, have released a national framework report titled 'Promoting Innovations in Emergency Medical Services' that identifies regulatory, financial, and technological obstacles to improving local and state EMS systems.
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have developed and tested a new computational tool, Candidate Driver Analysis (CaDrA), which will search for combinations of factors that are likely to cause a specific disease. CaDrA recognizes that diseases are complex and likely induced by multiple causes. It is now available free to members of the research community.
The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit, Scotland, has announced a partnership with Takeda, Japan's largest pharmaceutical company, to develop possible new therapeutic treatments for tau pathology, an underlying feature in several forms of neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer's disease.
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this spring.
In a world first, Mayne Pharma International Pty Ltd announced the listing of Kapanol® low dose sustained-release morphine on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) for the symptomatic reduction of chronic breathlessness.
The Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project re-launches this week, with a call to volunteer citizen scientists to join the search for cold worlds near the Sun. With its newly revamped online interface and equipped with twice as much data as before, the project offers new opportunities to discover planets lurking yet unseen in the outer reaches of the solar system (e.g., Planet 9, Planet X) as well as cold nearby 'failed stars' (a.k.a. brown dwarfs).
The 2019 spending bill passed by the House and Senate Thursday that the President has announced he will sign, reflects a meaningful commitment to moving our country forward and to continued US leadership of the fight against the world's most devastating infectious disease killers. The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the HIV Medicine Association advocated strongly for, and applaud, these decisive steps.
Five sites on the far side of the Moon now have official names, including Chang'e-4's landing site. The names have significance in Chinese culture, reflecting the background of the probe's team.
Shimmer, a global leader in wearable technology for research applications, today launched Verisense™, its next-generation wearable sensor platform designed from the ground up to meet the needs of clinical trial sponsors, sites and participants. Verisense is a comprehensive and flexible solution for reliably capturing accurate and complete biometric data. Starting in March, Shimmer customers are planning to use Verisense in trials for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cancer-related fatigue, and stroke.
Group of Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, information technology researchers together with colleagues from other countries have developed a computer game for dementia carers. The players experience various everyday situations, face and deal with the challenges and in such a way build knowledge and skills on how to care for dementia patients. The game will be freely available online; it is the first mover aimed at dementia carers, not just the patients.