Since March 2014, the Ebola virus in West Africa has infected and killed thousands of people in the region and gripped the world's attention. Despite treatment and containment efforts, the epidemic persists with a fatality rate of 52 percent. In a study published in the August 28 online issue of Science, research scientists from Harvard University used […]
On October 2-3, 2014, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will sponsor the seventh Genomic Medicine Centers meeting - Genomic Medicine Centers VII: Genomic Clinical Decision Support - Developing solutions for Clinical and Research Implementation.
The National Institutes of Health announced today that Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, will be providing DNA sequencing for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN). These two universities will become the DNA Sequencing Core sites for the UDN.
The ability to collect and analyze massive amounts of data is rapidly transforming science, industry and everyday life, but what we have seen so far is likely just the tip of the iceberg. Many of the benefits of "Big Data" have yet to surface because of a lack of interoperability, missing tools and hardware that is still evolving to meet the divers […]
Today the White House announced its continued support for The BRAIN Initiative and revealed new commitments from non-federal agencies as part of the call to action to advance brain research. Government leaders also highlighted the progress that has been made since the initiative was
Graphene, a form of carbon in which a single layer of atoms forms a two-dimensional, honeycomb crystal lattice, conducts electricity and heat efficiently and interacts with light in unusual ways. These properties have led to worldwide efforts in exploring its use in electronics, photonics and many other applications. Rapid advances in graphene research durin […]
The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end thanks to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria's Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).