Tag - Research

US tensions with China are fraying academic ties


Academic espionage has been a strategy of China since revolution    By Didi Tang  In the 1980s, Fu Xiangdong was a young Chinese virology student who came to the United States to study biochemistry. More than three decades later, he had a prestigious professorship in California and was conducting promising research on Parkinson’s disease. But now Fu is...

A self-service screening option is coming to the airport


Washington: Self-service screening is coming to airport checkpoints, thanks to the Science and Technology Directorate’s Screening at Speed Program. A pilot of a new self-service screening system is scheduled to begin in January at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the number of air travelers continue to rise and exceed pre-pandemic levels, the...

Impact of patents on the society


By Basab Dasgupta When I changed jobs from academia to industry in the eighties, I became aware of the concept of patents for the first time. Until then I had heard the term “patented” in our everyday conversations to describe some unique skill of a person or a company but did not know the significance and...

The next big advance in cancer treatment could be a vaccine


Seattle: The next big advance in cancer treatment could be a vaccine. After decades of limited success, scientists say research has reached a turning point, with many predicting more vaccines will be out in five years. These aren’t traditional vaccines that prevent disease, but shots to shrink tumors and stop cancer from coming back. Targets for...

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County launches the Brooklyn Neuroscience Center


Brooklyn, NY: NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County Jan 31 announced the opening of the Brooklyn Neuroscience Center —offering comprehensive care with interdisciplinary teams to treat disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system of patients of all ages. NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County is the primary teaching affiliate for SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, training...

Living with Sickle Cell Disease


By Sheann Brandon Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a common yet overlooked genetic disorder, with approximately 300,000 babies worldwide born with the disease each year, according to the World Health Organization. Although there is a highly diverse patient population in the Inland Empire affected by SCD, there are unique barriers to receiving care in our region....

Most Americans have poor cardiometabolic health


By Adam Barnes Fewer than 7 percent of Americans are in optimal cardiometabolic health, according to new research. Tufts University researchers evaluated Americans across five components of health, including blood pressure, blood sugar, blood cholesterol, adiposity and weight, and whether they had heart-related disease. They found only 6.8 percent had excellent levels across the five indicators. “These...

Make research, innovation way of living, says PM Modi


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday called upon the youth of India to make research and innovation a way of living. He was addressing the fifth edition of the Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2022 software grand finale being held at 75 nodal centers across India via video conferencing. “We have to make research and innovation way...

Is alkaline water really better for you?


By Christy Brissette Global sales of alkaline water are expected to reach $1 billion this year, according to food and beverage consultancy Zenith Global. But there’s no solid evidence that these beverages boost energy, strengthen bones or fight cancer, or that alkaline water is any better than other types of bottled water — or even tap...