New method developed by University of Bristol researchers enables archeologists to directly date ancient pottery with precision using residual fats in the pores of the vessels.
New Economic Metric “GDP-B” Includes Benefits of Zero-Cost Digital Goods and Services
Over three decades ago, Japanese researchers discovered a naturally occurring chemical in certain types of sea sponges with powerful anticancer properties called halichondrin. Sea sponges are invertebrate animals that lack true tissues and organs; they rely on water flowing through the pores of their spongy bodies to provide nutrients and eliminate waste for survival. In nature, halichondrin occurs in extremely small quantities—blocking the ability for scientists to study, test and develop it into a drug to fight cancer—until now. In a remarkable synthetic biology achievement, Harvard University chemists announced today the creation of synthetic halichondrin, a new anticancer drug candidate called E7130.
May 20th is World Metrology Day. This year, history will be made—and it will be measurable. Metrology is the scientific study of measurement—not to be confused with meteorology, the science of weather. Metrology is foundational to both science and industry—impacting economics, manufacturing and global trade. This year the units of measurement for the ampere, mole, kelvin and kilogram will be completely redefined.
Introduced this week at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2019, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital shared the availability of real-time clinical whole-genome, exome and transcriptome data over St. Jude Cloud to accelerate precision medicine research for pediatric cancer. Founded in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center for children only.