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Save the date; 3 months to go until The International Liver CongressTM 2017

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) With just over three months to go until The International Liver Congress 2017, we invite you to attend the 52nd Annual Congress of The European Association for the Study of the Liver to be held April 19-23, at the RAI Congress Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Hydrogen Council Launched

Global industry leaders join together to strengthen the fuel cell and hydrogen sector

Mapping the mind of worms

(University of Miami) Dr. Kevin Collins carefully places a petri dish with what looks like a blotch of yellowish slime under a microscope. Magnified, the slime comes alive as hundreds of translucent worms, known as Caenorhabditis elegans, slither to and fro.

Blood-repellent materials: A new approach to medical implants

(Colorado State University) Medical implants like stents, catheters and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection -- a perpetual problem for many patients.Colorado State University engineers offer a potential solution: A specially grown, 'superhemophobic' titanium surface that's extremely repellent to blood. Show More Summary

One year of sex-inclusive research celebrated at Jan. 25 symposium

(Northwestern University) The Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop and Symposium, which celebrates the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the National Institutes of Health's landmark sex-inclusion policy, will take place Jan. Show More Summary

New Marcellus development boom will triple greenhouse gas emissions from PA's natural gas

(PSE Healthy Energy) Natural gas production on Pennsylvania's vast black shale deposit known as the Marcellus Shale will nearly double by 2030 to meet growing demand, tripling Pennsylvania's greenhouse gas emissions from the natural gas sector relative to 2012 levels, according to a report published today by Delaware Riverkeeper Network. Show More Summary

$5M foundation gift to help support US-China energy center at Berkeley Lab

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) In 2015, Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, and Tsinghua University in Beijing formed the Berkeley Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change to develop scientifically based clean energy solutions and the next generation of leaders to champion those solutions. Show More Summary

A quark like no other

(University of Iowa) A University of Iowa physicist is at the forefront of the search to confirm the existence of a particle believed to give mass to all matter. Her group helped build and operates a sub-detector to search for bottom quarks, which are thought to appear when a Higgs boson decays. Show More Summary

Rheumatology leaders say FDA biosimilar interchangeability guidance a balanced approach

(American College of Rheumatology) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft guidance on biosimilar interchangeability titled 'Considerations in Demonstrating Interchangeability With a Reference Product' that leaders...Show More Summary

Blood-repellent materials: A new approach to medical implants

Medical implants like stents, catheters and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection - a perpetual problem for many patients.

Molecule shows ability to thwart pathogens' genetic resistance to antibiotic

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new weapon in the battle against antibiotic-resistant germs - a molecule that neutralizes the bugs' ability to destroy the antibiotic.

Researchers discover severe side effects of approved multiple sclerosis medication

(Ruhr-University Bochum) The multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy alemtuzumab can trigger severe, unpredictable side effects. This was the finding by a team led by Prof. Dr. Aiden Haghikia and Prof. Dr. Ralf Gold from the Department of Neurology of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum at St. Show More Summary

Researchers tackle barnacles from a different perspective

Barnacles are a serious problem for the U.S. Navy. A billion-dollar problem. Encrustations of hard foulers—like barnacles and other sea life—are estimated to cost the Navy $56 million per year in maintenance costs and increased fuel consumption for Arleigh Burke-class destroyers alone. Show More Summary

Decontamination of water with a robust and sustainable membrane

Water purification processes usually make use of robust membranes for filtering off contaminants while working at high pressures. Can materials employing water as major component be made strong enough to suit such a demanding application?...Show More Summary

Northern Quebec lichen yields 2 unique molecules and several antibacterial compounds

(Université Laval) Two unique molecules have been discovered by Université Laval researchers in a species of lichen growing in northern Quebec. A number of compounds with interesting antibacterial properties have also been isolated from the lichen according to an article published in the latest issue of Journal of Natural Products.

Contracts signed for ELT mirrors and sensors

(ESO) At a ceremony today at ESO's Headquarters four contracts were signed for major components of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) that ESO is building. These were for: the casting of the telescope's giant secondary and tertiaryShow More Summary

Protein involved in blood clotting stimulates liver repair

(Michigan State University) A team of Michigan State University researchers, led by James Luyendyk in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has uncovered a new pathway in the body that stimulates liver repair.Using an experimental model...Show More Summary

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