The Indiana Network for Population Health provides the secure exchange of comprehensive data -- especially information on social determinants of health such as housing stability and access to nutritious food -- to researchers, policy makers, healthcare providers and others on the front lines fighting opioid and other addictions. The network can broadly enhance health surveillance in the community. The presentation 'Integrating Social Determinants into an HIE Network' by Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA, scheduled for presentation at HIMSS20 is available at HIMSS20 Digital.
The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute at WVU has created a COVID-19 patient data registry to track and predict health outcomes surrounding the novel coronavirus.
U-M and Michigan Medicine researchers have invented an individualized vent-splitter that may allow multiple patients to receive customized pressures while sharing a single ventilator.
A collaboration led by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory combines artificial intelligence with physics-based drug docking and molecular dynamics simulations to rapidly hone in on promising COVID-19 fighting molecules. The project uses several of the most powerful supercomputers on the planet to run millions of simulations, train the machine learning system, and further explore the most promising results. The researchers recently shared their initial results with experimental collaborators for testing.
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) demonstrated a 20-kilowatt bi-directional wireless charging system installed on a UPS medium-duty, plug-in hybrid electric delivery truck. The project is the first of its kind to achieve power transfer at this rate across an 11-inch air gap, advancing the technology to a new class of larger vehicles with higher ground clearance.
Scientists everywhere are banding together to fight the novel coronavirus, and they're already making progress. Computational chemists are focused on building computer models of the virus's parts, which could aid in developing new therapeutics. Now, organizations around the world are offering up their computing power to researchers to help provide rapid results, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.
When sensors embedded within industrial plants trigger an alarm at night, maintenance teams have to respond immediately. But there's always the chance that this is just another false alarm. A new sensor system developed at Saarland University is able to analyse signal patterns and identify the exact cause of the disturbance. The team, led by Professor Dr. Uwe Hartmann of the Experimental Physics Department at Saarland University, has many years' experience in developing sensor systems and analysing signal patterns.
A spin-off from the LIR-Infrared Lab (Laboratorio de Sensores, Teledetección e Imagen en el Infrarrojo) at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), SENSIA Solutions, has adapted its thermographic camera technology, called HIGIA, in order to manufacture a new high precision system for measuring body temperature that can be used to detect fever in individuals accessing facilities, in the wake of the healthcare emergency brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The University of Bristol is today joining forces with the Met Office, together with UCL, to expand and transform an alliance which will strengthen the UK as a world leader in predicting climate hazards and tackling their far-reaching impact.
Taylor & Francis Group has today updated its Accessibility Statement to confirm major steps towards achieving level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG).