The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded more than $31 million over five years to a partnership of Atlanta academic, research and healthcare institutions focused on accelerating the translation of laboratory discoveries into healthcare innovations for patients.
Good news for public health: Bioengineering researchers from the EPFL in Switzerland, have developed and patented a nanoparticle that can deliver vaccines more effectively, with fewer side effects, and at a fraction of the cost of current vaccine technologies.
Scientists have have developed nanowires capable of storing computer data for 100,000 years and retrieving that data a thousand times faster than existing portable memory devices such as Flash memory and micro-drives, all using less power and space than current memory technologies.
For orthopaedic implants to be successful, bone must meld to the metal that these artificial hips, knees and shoulders are made of. A team of engineers has discovered a new material that could significantly increase this success rate.
A new $2.9 million graduate student training program at Cornell, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will help bridge the problematic gap among various scientific disciplines, in an effort to solve common problems a range of scientists face.