Alcohol companies earned billions from underage drinking in 2016

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Underage youth consumed $17.5 billion worth, or 8.6 percent, of the alcoholic drinks sold in 2016. Products from three alcohol companies–AB Inbev, MillerCoors and Diageo–accounted for nearly half of youth consumption, according to a new study published…

IOP Publishing collaborates with OpenAthens and SeamlessAccess to improve user experience

IOP Publishing (IOPP) has enhanced access to scientific research by streamlining its online authentication process for researchers. IOPP achieved their goal by working with world-leading identity and access management specialist, OpenAthens, and the global cross-stakeholder SeamlessAccess organisation. Collaboration The trio…

Optimizing immunization with Sanaria® PfSPZ-CVac malaria vaccine

ROCKVILLE, MD, USA – June 8, 2021 – The PfSPZ malaria vaccines of Sanaria Inc. are unique in vaccine development as they are composed of weakened (attenuated) forms of the live parasite cells that cause malaria. These parasite cells are…

Study identifies major barriers to financing a sustainable ocean economy

Financing a sustainable global ocean economy may require a Paris Agreement type effort, according to a new report from an international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia. That’s because a significant increase in sustainable ocean finance…

International travel may spread destination-specific antimicrobial resistance genes

Travellers abroad may pick up bacteria and other vectors containing genes conferring antimicrobial resistance which remain in the gut when returning to their home country, according to a study published in Genome Medicine . A team of researchers at Washington…

Global costs of Plasmodium vivax malaria estimated for the first time

Plasmodium vivax malaria is a mosquito-borne illness that causes significant morbidity. However, the household and healthcare provider costs of the disease are unknown. A new study published in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Dr Angela Devine at Menzies School…

UTSA School of Data Science receives $1 million from Frost Bank for emerging research

MAY 27, 2021 — Frost Bank has committed $1 million to the UTSA School of Data Science (SDS). The gift establishes the Frost Excellence Fund endowment, which will support research-enhancing activities such as graduate research fellowships, undergraduate research activities and…

Hacking and loss of driving skills are major consumer concerns for self-driving cars

A new study from the University of Kent, Toulouse Business School, ESSCA School of Management (Paris) and ESADE Business School (Spain) has revealed the three primary risks and benefits perceived by consumers towards autonomous vehicles (self-driving cars). The increased development…

Report reveals impact of £1.8billion+ on UK science and economy by Diamond Light Source

A recent study by Technopolis and Diamond estimates a cumulative monetised impact of at least £1.8 billion from the UK’s synchrotron, Diamond Light Source, reflecting very favourably with the £1.2 billion investment made in the facility to date. And it…

OIST and Beyond Next Ventures tie in a new innovation hub

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (“OIST”) and Beyond Next Ventures (“BNV”) announced on May 25 a new partnership to invest in deep-tech startups and develop the innovation ecosystem in Okinawa. “Today is a happy day for…