A method to help improve testing for COVID-19, first promoted by a University of Otago researcher, is being used worldwide as countries struggle to manage high demand for testing.
A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the University of Saskatchewan's (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) has cleared another major milestone in moving towards human clinical trials: the novel vaccine has proven highly effective in ferrets, one of the commonly used animal models for COVID-19.
A new maintenance system is helping to make sensors smart. A research team led by Professor Andreas Schütze of Saarland University is combining artificial intelligence with sensors that gather status data on industrial machinery. The system is able to detect damage, wear and error states, and, uniquely, is also able to recognize when previously unknown machine states arise, learning from them and assigning them to their underlying root causes.
A team at the University of Luxembourg's Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), led by SnT Vice-Director Yves Le Traon, has developed an online tool to simulate COVID-19 exit strategy planning for close to 100 countries. The project is unique because it delivers a method to model the impact of different measures on the spread of COVID-19 in a large number of countries around the world.
A novel LED irradiation system developed by the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut aims to kill microorganisms with ultra-short wave UV light -- without side effects. Prototype handed over to the Charité for initial testing.
A recent integration between Pensoft and ReviewerCredits enables reviewers in Pensoft's peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journals to access additional benefits and receive recognition and reward for their activity. Apart from an easy process to certify ongoing and past reviews, the integration allows reviewers to showcase their activity and to be assigned virtual credits, which can be redeemed for benefits provided by selected partners, including discounted APCs.
South Korea is a standout in the current battle against COVID-19, largely due to its widespread testing and contact tracing; however, key to its innovation is publicly disclosing detailed information on the individuals who test positive for COVID-19. These measures prove more effective at reducing deaths among than comprehensive stay-home orders, according to new research from University of California San Diego, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Chicago.
An online treatment proven to prevent anxiety and depression in young people is set to become available to the NHS and other mental health services worldwide.
Over the next two weeks, as part of the BLUESKY research program, a team led by the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) will measure concentrations of trace gases and pollutants in the air over European urban areas and in the flight corridor to North America. The aim of these research missions is to investigate how reduced emissions from industry and transport are changing atmospheric chemistry and physics.
Nine National University of Singapore researchers were part of a team that went on a five-week long voyage to the Pacific Ocean's Clarion-Clipperton Zone to obtain baseline data on the biodiversity of abyssal polymetallic nodule fields.