Vascugen Inc., which licenses intellectual property from the Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office, has received an investment from the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund. Vascugen is a regenerative medicine company.
The positive opinion is the result of a 10-year partnership between the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Sanofi, and African partners. Fexinidazole will support international efforts to eliminate sleeping sickness, a fatal neglected tropical disease endemic to Africa.
A report from the Embankment Project for Inclusive Capitalism (EPIC) is launched today offering a new framework for reporting the contribution employees make to an organisation. EPIC was set up to make corporate reporting more useful and involves companies like Nestle, Unilever, PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson that represent $30 trillion of assets under management and almost 2 million employees around the world. Dr Anthony Hesketh from Lancaster University is the academic behind the report.
Russian scientists and veterinarians jointly developed hind leg prostheses for dogs. A shelter dog injured in the accident first benefits a 3D printed implant integrated with the bone via a newly developed biocoating. Due to this, the pet has complete freedom of motion after the surgery.
Nearly 28,000 American children and teens died because of firearms in the past decade -- second only to the 44,800 who died in motor vehicle collisions. But while the number of young people who die each year from car and truck crashes has fallen, it's stayed about the same for guns. A new website aims to change that by helping researchers, healthcare providers and others tackle prevention of youth firearm injuries as a public health issue.
As part of an ongoing commitment to battle opioid addiction, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) at West Virginia University today (Nov. 15, 2018) marked a major milestone, enrolling the first patient in a randomized clinical trial that will test the effectiveness of an injectable non-opioid, non-steroid micropellet to treat sciatica.
A new interactive, map-based website launching today (November 15) allows users to explore and analyze data on power plants by viewing information such as location, operations, emissions, and local demographics. The free site, called the California Power Map, is designed to help public agencies, researchers, journalists, and citizen groups -- access and analyze power-plant data. Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE), an Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit energy science and policy research institute, built the site.
The Navy's patent application for the Nomad UAV was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Oct. 4, 2018.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds new actions announced today by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to limit the sale of most flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to age-restricted locations and require age-verification for online sales to lower the use of these products in children. In addition, the FDA plans to restrict the marketing of these products toward youth.
Its ample sun puts residents at risk for melanoma, but Arizona is also home to experimental treatments through early-phase clinical trials at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.