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Tiny new device will make milk safer
Milk is about to get a whole lot safer for consumers, thanks to Concordia University researchers who've developed a new instrument to detect harmful foreign substances in dairy and other products. (2011-11-09)

UTA researchers discover connection between low oxygen levels and a human gene
University of Texas at Arlington researchers have established a link between hypoxia, a condition that reduces the flow of oxygen to tissues, and HOTAIR, a noncoding RNA or molecule that has been implicated in several types of cancer. (2017-09-07)

APS commends President Obama's plan for 'regional centers' to train STEM teachers
The American Physical Society commends the inclusion of regional centers within the STEM Innovation Network in President Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 budget to develop highly trained STEM teachers who will prepare students to meet the demands of an increasingly technical workforce. (2013-04-17)

Government investment to stimulate innovation in manufacturing
Sixteen major new research and development projects that will help to stimulate innovation in the UK's manufacturing sector are to share government funding of over £6.5 million. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Technology Strategy Board are to provide grant funding to support the development of new technologies that have the potential to underpin new production processes in a wide range of industrial applications and market sectors. (2012-06-14)

Climate-KIC start-ups raise €59 million in external funding
Climate-KIC, the EU's main climate innovation initiative, has today announced that its unique Accelerator, launched in 2010, has so far helped 45 European cleantech start-ups to collectively raise €59 million in external investment. (2014-10-02)

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards $600,000 grant to Commons Lab to continue mass collaboration work
The Commons Lab of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to continue its work on innovative governance in the age of open innovation and mass collaboration. (2013-11-20)

Purdue cancer identity technology makes it easier to find a tumor's 'address'
Purdue University researchers have developed a technology aimed at making it easier to deliver cancer treatment to the right 'address' in the body while also easing the painful side effects of chemotherapy on patients. (2018-11-15)

Winning the digital transformation race: three emerging approaches for leading transition
New research from Professor Feng Li, Chair of Information Management at City's Business School has outlined three new approaches that digital innovators can take to reduce the risk of failure and seize competitive advantage in the industry. (2020-07-28)

State of the Union focuses on research, education and innovation
The American Society of Plant Biologists reacts to State of the Union address and President's focus on research and innovation, including a focus on biofuels. ASPB president Nick Carpita says, (2011-02-02)

Conference goals include better surgery and better surgeons
A two-day conference at the University of Chicago Medical Center is designed to offer surgeons a peek at the profession's future. It focuses on new molecular and mechanical solutions to three age-old problems: preventing the breakdown of anastomoses, improving tissue healing after surgery and developing new tools to test and sharpen surgical skills. It features a live operation and a chance for surgeons to test their talents in simulated settings. (2010-12-03)

Study identifies upside to financial innovations
A new study of financial innovations before and during the last financial crisis indicates that financial innovations are not all bad. Many provide positive returns. (2014-08-26)

Video skilled the students so far
Making a video about a scientific experiment rather than writing up a presentation poster leads to better learning and clearer understanding of the concepts underpinning the experiment according to science educators in Australia. Writing in the International Journal of Innovation and Learning, the researchers explain how preparation and rehearsals for video production also helped with learning. (2011-03-28)

Gothenburg coordinates EU-project on reducing healthcare costs
EU-wide there is a clear and urgent need to curb healthcare costs. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centered care have been given the task of coordinating a project to investigate how Europe's healthcare costs can be kept down whilst quality of care is maintained or even improved. (2013-10-21)

Eskitis links with European life science researchers
Australian and European scientists will gain greater access to the potential building blocks of therapeutic drugs through an MoU. (2014-05-16)

New research shows Vype ePen 3 highly preferred by vapers
New research published today shows that Vype ePen 3, BAT's flagship vapour product, can provide smokers with similar levels of nicotine as standard cigarettes and, with exclusive use, could be used to avoid many of the risks associated with smoking. (2020-11-24)

Domestic and international influences shape the politics of R&D and innovation
In the last three decades, research across the social sciences has made great advances in the political economy of technological change (also called innovation or R&D). There exists a better understanding how domestic institutions shape R&D and innovation rates. (2009-03-18)

5th International Congress of Myology March 14-18, 2016
AFM-Téléthon is organizing, from March 14-18, 2016, its 5th International Congress of Myology at the Lyon Convention Centre. Held for the first time in 2000, this international congress of myology brings together the world's leading experts of the discipline. During its last edition, in 2011, 800 experts from 37 different nationalities gathered and more than 400 posters were presented. (2015-06-29)

Fossil wood gives vital clues to ancient climates
New research disputes conventional wisdom regarding Earth's climate during the mid-Cretaceous period. (2006-02-23)

New public-private partnership aims to help revitalize manufacturing
Penn State will be part of a new public-private partnership aimed at revitalizing American manufacturing and encouraging companies to invest in the United States. The new partnership, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is a consortium of research universities, community colleges and non-profit organizations from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and manufacturing firms nationwide. (2012-08-17)

Louisiana Tech receives DOE grant for cyberspace education programs
The US Department of Education has awarded Louisiana Tech University a $951,000 grant to support interdisciplinary cyberspace and science education programs throughout northern Louisiana. (2009-10-06)

Allina receives NIH grant to study real world usage of integrative therapies
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $2.4 million to Allina Hospitals & Clinics to study the impact of integrative and mind/body therapies on pain management for patients at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. (2011-07-01)

Supersaturation: The barrier between protein folding and misfolding
It's commonly accepted that protein folding/misfolding are alternative reactions of unfolded proteins but the principles governing this remain unknown. Here, researchers from Osaka University describe a general concept that links protein folding and misfolding: protein folding and amyloid formation are separated by the supersaturation barrier of a denatured protein. Breakdown of this supersaturation barrier is required to shift the protein to the amyloid pathway, linking Anfinsen's intramolecular folding universe with the ''outer'' intermolecular misfolding universe. (2021-02-01)

InHealth awards $1.4 million to investigate socioeconomic impact of medical technologies
The Institute for Health Technology Studies (InHealth) has awarded three new research grants totaling more than $1.4 million to investigators at the University of Southern California, Northwestern University and Stanford University. The funding will support three separate studies that will examine the social and economic impact of therapeutic medical devices, as well as the device innovation process. (2009-10-21)

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