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New Leads in the Development and Treatment of Liver Disease

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:35:00 EST

A treatment gap remains for many conditions involving damage to the liver, the body's main organ for removing toxins, among other functions. The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting (EB 2018) will feature important research announcements related to the causes of liver degradation and possible treatments.(image)

Institute to Host Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Financial Services

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

(image) The Center for Financial Studies in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host a one-day workshop titled Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Financial Services. The workshop will take place on April 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium on campus.(image)

Second Laser Revolution, Beter Biofuel, State-by-State Energy Flow, and More in the DOE Science News Source

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:35:36 EST

Click here to go directly to the DOE Science News Source(image)

New Testing of Model Improves Confidence in the Performance of ITER

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:10:19 EST

(image) Article describes effect of ion and electron heating on multiscale turbulence in fusion plasmas.(image)

University of Utah College of Science Opens New Crocker Science Center

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:00:37 EST

(image) Housed in the historic and newly renovated George Thomas Building, the Crocker Science Center will be the new home to the Henry Eyring Center for Cell and Genome Science, the Center for Science and Math Education, modern classrooms and laboratories for interdisciplinary science and math education, and a technology incubator space.(image)

Costa's Hummingbirds, White-Tailed Deer and Malaria, Coffee Commitment, and more in the Wildfires News Source

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:25:23 EST

The lastest research and experts on Wildfires in the Wildfires News Source(image)

Wayne State Professor Earns NSF CAREER Award to Improve Wireless Wearable Biosensors

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:05:20 EST

(image) ai-Yen Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Wayne State University's College of Engineering, recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, the organization's most prestigious accolade for up-and-coming researchers in science and engineering. Chen is the recipient of a five-year, $500,000 grant for his project, "Integrated Research and Education on Self-Activated, Transparent Harmonics-Based Wireless Sensing Systems Using Graphene Bioelectronics."(image)

Four Harvard Medical School Scientists Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:05:34 EST

(image) Four Harvard Medical School scientists have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and SciencesClass of 2018 for exceptional scholarship in the field of biomedicine.(image)

We Can Go to Mars ... Soon. Vanderbilt Prof Asks Whether We Should.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:05:24 EST

(image) Astronomy professor David Weintraub asks: Do we have any inalienable right to destroy the bio-ecosystem of an entire planet?(image)

Study Recommends Strong Role for National Labs in 'Second Laser Revolution'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:00:54 EST

(image) A new study calls for the U.S. to step up its laser R&D efforts to better compete with major overseas efforts to build large, high-power laser systems, and notes progress and milestones at the Department of Energy's Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center and other sites.(image)

Wood Formation Model To Fuel Progress in Bioenergy, Paper, New Applications

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:05:02 EST

(image) Need stronger timber, better biofuel or new sources of green chemicals? A systems biology model built on decades of NC State research will accelerate progress on engineering trees for specific needs.(image)

Start of Work for the World's Largest Electric Truck

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:00:57 EST

(image) The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in the quarry from 20 April. In cooperation with industry partners, the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, the NTB Interstaatliche Hochschule fur Technik Buchs and Empa have developed the environmentally friendly truck.(image)

Advanced Development of Primary Pancreatic Organoid Tumor Models for High-Throughput Phenotypic Drug Screening

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:00 EST

(image) A multidisciplinary team of scientists share recent advancements in innovative in-vitro cancer biology methods for screening drug-like molecules in cancer tissue relevant models in a new report published online ahead-of-print at SLAS Discovery. Entitled "Advanced Development of Primary Pancreatic Organoid Tumor Models for High-Throughput Phenotypic Drug Screening," the report can be accessed for free.(image)

When There's an Audience, People's Performance Improves

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:00 EST

Often people think performing in front of others will make them mess up, but a new study led by a Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist found the opposite: being watched can make people do better.(image)

Researchers Build DNA Replication in a Model Synthetic Cell

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:00:43 EST

(image) Researchers at Delft University of Technology, in collaboration with colleagues at the Autonomous University of Madrid, have created an artificial DNA blueprint for the replication of DNA in a cell-like structure. Creating such a complex biological module is an important step towards an even more ambitious goal: building a complete and functioning synthetic cell from the bottom up.(image)

Professor Wins NASA Award for Innovative Concept That Could Revolutionize Space Exploration

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:05:49 EST

(image) Wichita State University physics professor Nickolas Solomey has won one of NASA's coveted Innovation and Advanced Concept Awards (NIAC) for his research to create a neutrino detector for close sun orbit.(image)

Muons Spin Tales of Undiscovered Particles

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:05:28 EST

(image) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) scientists are collaborating to test a magnetic property of the muon. The experiment could point to the existence of physics beyond our current understanding, including undiscovered particles.(image)

Black Hole and Stellar Winds Form Giant Butterfly, Shut Down Star Formation in Galaxy

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:50:09 EST

Researchers in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Science have completed an unprecedented "dissection" of twin galaxies in the final stages of merging.(image)

MSU Study Finds Nature's Call Unlocks Giant Panda Conservation Clues

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:30:18 EST

(image) MSU researchers are trying to find ways to increase the overall success of breeding for giant pandas.(image)

U.S. Military Looks to FSU to Develop Revolutionary Machine-Learning Tool to Address Upsurge in Suicides

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:05:14 EST

(image) FSU wins $1.5 million grant for suicide research(image)

Novo Nordisk Commits Nearly $7 Million for Cornell Diabetes Research

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:05:26 EST

Denmark-based pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk, the world's No. 1 insulin producer, is backing a Cornell University researcher's lab with up to nearly $7 million over the next three-plus years, dependent on milestones reached.(image)

New Imaging Method Identifies How Normal and Cancer Cells Move and Adapt

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:00:00 EST

(image) An international team of scientists have developed a new cell imaging technology combining lattice light sheet microscopy (LLSM) and adaptive optics (AO) to create high-resolution "movies" of cells in their 3D environment that also captures subcellular processes(image)

Mount Sinai Genomics Team Partners with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Bring Big Data Solutions to the Data-Rich World of Biology

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:49 EST

The research team will develop software tools allowing efficient and interactive exploratory data analysis of unprecedented amounts of single-cell data(image)

Johns Hopkins Gene Hunter Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:30:07 EST

(image) Johns Hopkins scientist Steven Salzberg, Ph.D., known for his ability to tackle the most difficult projects in genome sequencing, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He joins the group of 213 scientists, scholars, writers, artists and other leaders, including former President Barack Obama and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who make up the class of 2018.(image)