Four Berlin institutions, the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, the Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and the University of Oxford, have set out to create a new partnership which will open up exciting new initiatives across all academic disciplines.
A declaration to establish an International Brain Initiative has been made by representatives from some of the world's major brain research projects, including the Human Brain Project. At the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra, representatives from Japan, Korea, Europe, the United States of America and Australia announced a formal declaration to work together to speed up progress on 'cracking the brain's code'.
When and how were the first stars in the universe born? The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope in Australia was built to help clarify this mystery. The MWA is an international radio-astronomy project conducted by seven countries including Japan and Australia. Construction to increase the observation sensitivity of MWA began in 2016, and was completed in October 2017. The upgraded MWA will pursue mysteries of the universe that began 13.7 billion years ago.
Neuroscientists can now explore a beta version of the new Neurodata Without Borders: Neurophysiology (NWB:N 2.0) software and offer input to developers before it is fully released next year.
John Wiley and Sons Inc. today announced a partnership with Arizona State University to provide higher education institutions funding, leadership training materials and publishing workshops in order to develop engineering and science capacity in Vietnam.
The Memory and Aging Program (MAP) at Butler Hospital enrolled one of the initial participants in an international Alzheimer's disease (AD) prevention study.
Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed pioneering technology, called Stage-sync, so that people with visual and auditory impairment can enjoy musical stage shows.
In a new position statement on Compensation Equity and Transparency in the Field of Medicine, the American College of Physicians (ACP) asserts that physicians should receive equitable compensation based on comparable work and compensation should not vary based on characteristics of personal identity.
The International Astronomical Union's Working Group on Star Names formally approved 86 new names for stars, which are now in the IAU stellar name catalogue. The catalogue now contains the approved names of 313 stars.
A potential new cell-free treatment for severe burns and chronic wounds that was developed by scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has been exclusively licensed to XCell Biologix™, a private company that aims to make the therapy available to patients worldwide.