Building on a map that shows hundreds of thousands of microscopic images of human cells, an international research team is working with the gaming community and with artificial intelligence to gain a more granular understanding of patterns of proteins arranged within the body’s cells.The advances were reported by a collaboration between KTH Royal Institute of Technology, CCP Games and Massively Multiplayer Online Science.
The project proposal RAPID U has been granted significant funding both by Business Finland (former Tekes) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). RAPID U is dedicated to both on-site measurements of building constructions’ U-values, using a novel measurement principle, and to the market deployment of U-value meters. Further support for the project comes from the Foundation of Technical Development and Research (TUF), the Finnish Ministry of Environment, The Finnish Real Estate Federation (Kiinteistöliitto) as well as The Finnish Association of Building Owners and Construction Clients (RakLi).
Gregory De Crescenzo, full professor in Polytechnique Montréal’s Department of Chemical Engineering, has obtained a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) program CREATE to launch a program to train highly qualified staff in the field of nano-medicine.
A trial co-ordinated by the University of Birmingham has identified an alternative and more effective pain relieving drug for women in labour, which could significantly reduce the number of women requiring an epidural.
Climate change is bringing with it not only drier summers, but warmer springs too. This causes trees and shrubs to bud earlier, making them vulnerable to late frost, as ETH forest scientists have now proven.