Ileana Howard, MD, Selected to Speak at the 2024 AANEM Annual Meeting

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), is excited to announce Ileana Howard, MD, as a plenary speaker at the 2024 AANEM Annual Meeting Oct. 15-18, in Savannah, Georgia.

Research scientist’s “one-of-a-kind” model of the heliosphere wins $824k NASA heliophysics grant

Dr. Federico Fraternale at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System, has been awarded a $824,132 NASA heliophysics grant to develop new global models of the heliosphere that incorporate interstellar neutral atoms that can help reveal the properties of space beyond the farthest reaches of the Sun’s influence.

2024 Kavli Prize Laureates Announced

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced the 2024 Kavli Prize Laureates, recognizing groundbreaking science for the discovery and characterization of extra-solar planets and their atmospheres; foundational research integrating synthetic nanoscale materials for biomedical use; and the localization of areas in the brain specialized for face recognition and processing.

Research to Prevent Blindness Opens Applications for Vision Research Grants

Research to Prevent Blindness is pleased to announce that it has opened a new round of grant funding for high-impact vision research, including research related to glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, inherited retinal diseases, myopia, amblyopia, low vision and many more.

Three Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty Members Honored by AAAS

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Boleslaw Szymanski, Ph.D., and Chunyu Wang, M.D. Ph.D., have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement Science (AAAS). Steven Cramer, Ph.D., who was elected AAAS Fellow in 2017, was elected Council Member of the Section on Engineering.

Chulalongkorn University Welcomes David Cameron, UK Foreign Secretary and Former Prime Minister, to Faculty of Science Research and Innovation Exhibition

Lord David Cameron, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and former Prime Minister of Great Britain, paid a visit to the Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University and was welcomed by Ms. Supamas Isarabhakdi, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, and Prof. Dr. Bundhit Eua-arporn, President of Chulalongkorn University.

Dana-Farber Chief Scientific Officer, Kevin Haigis, PhD, elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Kevin Haigis, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has been named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is a distinguished lifetime honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

“Organic Fertilizer from Cassava Waste” An Innovation from Chula to Replace Chemical Fertilizers and Increase the Value of Agricultural Waste

A Chula researcher has been successful in adding value to agricultural waste generated by industrial factories by transforming cassava waste and sewage sludge into organic fertilizer to replace the use of chemical fertilizers. He has also come up with a special formula of microbial inoculum that increases nutrients needed by plants.

Call for Papers and Participation: Joint International Conference on ‘Cutting-edge Nanotechnologies for Good Health and Well-being’

The Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, cordially invites all those who are interested to attend the joint international conference on “CUTTING-EDGE NANOTECHNOLOGIES FOR GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING” from July 9-12, 2024 between 8:00 and 18:00 hrs. at Chulalongkorn University and Mandarin Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

Why Ventilators can be Tough on Preemie Lungs

Many premature infants need mechanical ventilation to breathe. However, prolonged ventilation can lead to problems like respiratory diseases or ventilation-induced injury.Jonas Naumann and Mareike Zink study the physics of mechanical stress from ventilation at Leipzig University, in Leipzig, Germany and discovered some of the mechanisms that explain why premature lungs are especially sensitive to stress.

Using Ion Beams to Improve Brain Microscopy

Improving the way scientists can see the microscopic structures of the brain can improve our understanding of a host of brain diseases, like Alzheimer’s or multiple sclerosis. Studying these diseases is challenging and has been limited by accuracy of available models.To see the smallest parts of cells, scientists often use a technique called electron microscopy.

3D Ice Printing can Create Artificial Blood Vessels in Engineered Tissue

Over 100,000 individuals in the United States are currently in need of organ transplants. The demand for organs, such as hearts, kidneys, and livers, far exceeds the available supply and people sometimes wait years to receive a donated organ.

How Ancient Sea Creatures can Inform Soft Robotics

Soft robotics is the study of creating robots from soft materials, which has the advantage of flexibility and safety in human interactions. These robots are well-suited for applications ranging from medical devices to enhancing efficiency in various tasks.

A rare recent case of retrovirus integration: An infectious gibbon ape leukaemia virus is colonising a rodent’s genome in New Guinea

Retroviruses are viruses that multiply by incorporating their genes into the genome of a host cell. If the infected cell is a germ cell, the retrovirus can then be passed on to the next generation as an “endogenous” retrovirus (ERV) and spread as part of the host genome in that host species.

Ascension Sacred Heart and University of West Florida establish immersive nursing experience

UWF and Ascension Sacred Heart will begin a strategic initiative that allows 16 upper-level UWF Usha Kundu, MD College of Health School of Nursing students to complete the final three semesters of their clinical and classroom time on Sacred Heart Pensacola’s campus.