A glow-in-the-dark contact lens developed by graduate students working for Yu-Chong Tai, Caltech's Anna L. Rosen Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering, could help stave off blindness in the hundreds of millions of people who suffer from diabetes across the globe.
Lifeline4Moms, an app developed by a researcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, gives obstetric providers an important new tool for assessing perinatal depression in women and guiding them to treatment. Perinatal depression affects one in seven women and is the most common medical complication of pregnancy. The app is a how-to decision aid, not a diagnostic tool, for obstetricians and other maternal healthcare providers, who generally are not trained to diagnose and treat psychiatric illness.
NuProbe Global will commercialize the Wyss Institute's DNA nanotechnology-based variant-detecting method as a fast, low-cost and multiplexed molecular diagnostic for different disease areas, including cancer and infectious diseases. The announcement follows a worldwide licensing agreement between Harvard's Office of Technology Development (OTD) and globally-operating NuProbe that will leverage the technology to develop clinical assays capable of simultaneously detecting multiple rare disease-related DNA variants in bodily fluids.
Hurtling around Earth, at 17,500 mph some 248 miles in space, is a small swarm of City College of New York-bred fruit flies and their parasitic wasps. The insects, from biologist Shubha Govind's lab, are part of an experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) whose outcome could be beneficial to astronauts on exploration missions.
The Arctic is undergoing rapid change, with sea ice melting and temperatures rising at a faster pace than anywhere else in the world. Its changing environment affects global security, politics, the economy and the climate. Understanding these changes is crucial for shaping and safeguarding US security in the future, Sandia scientists say. Sandia and the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently signed an umbrella Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to study these changes and partner on basic science, energy and security research in the Arctic.
A new Earth-modeling system unveiled today will have weather-scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects of Earth's variability and anticipate decadal changes that will critically impact the US energy sector in coming years.
Russian Journal of Economics (RuJE) is the latest renowned journal to join the ranks of the open access titles published on ARPHA. Having taken advantage of the platform's white-label publishing solution, the journal accommodates a long list of high-tech innovations and novelties which benefit the authors, readers and editors alike. Themed 'The Austrian School of Economics: Its Reception in European Countries,' the first issue in collaboration with ARPHA is live on RuJE's new website.
Scientists of Samara State Technical University (Samara Polytech) developed a way to reduce distortion and increase the resolution of space telescopes which will help to improve the performance of remote sensing devices.
According to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland's calculations, if used to produce and export high value products, Finnish forest and agricultural sectors could double their value-added by 2050.
Myonexus Therapeutics , a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing first ever corrective gene therapies for limb girdle muscular dystrophies, and Nationwide Children's Hospital announce the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to Myonexus' lead candidate, MYO-101 for the treatment of limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) type 2E.