Autonomy options for the Marine Corps have taken a major step forward, as officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today a successful final helicopter flight demonstration with autonomous capability at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., part of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program.
A new multi-institution research center -- the Hurricane Resilience Research Institute (HuRRI) -- will focus on helping the Gulf coast do better at preparing for and mitigating the damage and loss of lives from hurricanes and other severe storms.
The IFEMA LAB 5G research team is working on the development of 5G prototypes based on four applications: 'Augmented Trade Fair', 'Time Travel', 'Translator' and 'Teleport'. The prototypes will be presented at the forthcoming staging of the International Tourism Trade Fair organised by IFEMA from 17 to 21 January at Feria de Madrid.
Cardiolinc, an international research network focusing on next-generation technologies to personalize diagnostics and treatment for cardiovascular disease was formally launched as a non-profit organization. Founded by Dr. Yvan Devaux and team member Dr. Clarissa Pedrosa da Costa Gomes from the Luxembourg Institute of Health, and collaborators from the universities of Bristol, Leicester and Maastricht, Cardiolinc helps connect scientists worldwide from multiple disciplines to fight the world's main cause of death.
Autism Speaks today released its Strategic Plan for Science 2018-2020, with emphasis on the organization's mission to enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. The plan's priorities were shaped by guidance from leading autism researchers, healthcare providers, people on the autism spectrum and their families. Autism Speaks collected direct input from the autism community through a 20-question, online survey, open to the public and completed by more than 6,000 people.
The nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) announced today the start of the first clinical trial of vaginal rings designed to slowly release the antiretroviral (ARV) drug dapivirine over three months to prevent HIV in women. The development of a three-month ring builds on the promise of IPM's one-month dapivirine ring, which is now under regulatory review as the first discreet and long-acting method shown to reduce HIV risk among women.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors approved new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip.
Partners from government and industry joined the NJIT community to celebrate the opening of Makerspace at NJIT, a training-focused, rapid prototyping facility that is central to both the university's hands-on learning mission and its growing relationship with New Jersey's manufacturing community.
Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) and RxRevu, the leader in prescription-decision support, are collaborating to help prescribers better meet the needs of children by seamlessly incorporating antimicrobial-stewardship best practices into prescribers' decision-making processes. The expected result of this effort is more judicious prescribing of antimicrobials and other medications as well as enhanced clinical consistency, improved workflow for physicians and, ultimately, better outcomes and lower costs for patients.
A KU research team is developing a smartphone app for clinical use with patients receiving treatment for an eating disorder -- the deadliest of all mental disorders.