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Weill Cornell, N.Y. Hospital Open Precision Medicine Center

Mark Rubin (Weill Cornell Medical College)

Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital are opening a medical research and clinical center in New York to deliver targeted, individualized treatments based on each patient’s genetic profile. The Institute for Precision Medicine, as the new center is called, will conduct genetic research to develop new . . . → Read More: Weill Cornell, N.Y. Hospital Open Precision Medicine Center

U.K. to Spend $20.4 Million on Catalytic Chemistry

(Research.gov)

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, or EPSRC, a research funding agency in the U.K., will devote £12.9 million ($US 20.4 million) to the U.K. Catalysis Hub, a catalytic science research program to support economic growth. The program is based at the Research Complex at Harwell in Oxfordshire, and is expected to . . . → Read More: U.K. to Spend $20.4 Million on Catalytic Chemistry

Company, University to Develop 3D Models for Cancer Research

Organovo bioprinter (Organovo Holdings Inc.)

Organovo Holdings Inc. in San Diego, with Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, will develop three dimensional human tissue models to replicate cancer disease for lab testing of potential therapies. The partnership, for which financial terms were not disclosed, will apply Organovo’s 3D printing technology that builds tissue . . . → Read More: Company, University to Develop 3D Models for Cancer Research

Consortium Building Safe Lightweight E-Car Body, Drivetrain

Visio.M prototype e-car (A. Heddergott / S. Rauchbart, Technische Universität München)

A consortium of German manufacturers and Technical University Munich (Technische Universität München) is building a prototype concept car that provides a lightweight, yet strong body for electric passenger vehicles. The consortium known as Visio.M is led by car maker BMW and includes Technical . . . → Read More: Consortium Building Safe Lightweight E-Car Body, Drivetrain

Floor Layout Analysis Can Boost Nursing Work Improvements

Architects at Cornell and Texas A&M universities and in private practice developed an analytic technique to find ways of improving the work of nurses by improving the layout of medical and surgical facilities. The team led by Cornell’s Rana Zadeh published its findings in the current (December 2012) issue of the Health Environments Research and . . . → Read More: Floor Layout Analysis Can Boost Nursing Work Improvements

Helmet Testing Expands to Baseball, Hockey, Lacrosse

Biomedical engineers at Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University will rate helmets for concussion protection in a variety of sports, and for youth football, over the next five years. The rating program applies research conducted by Stefan Duma and Steven Rowson of the joint biomedical engineering program at the two universities published earlier this month . . . → Read More: Helmet Testing Expands to Baseball, Hockey, Lacrosse

We’re back

We’re back from a 10-day hiatus and will begin posting new items later today. Many thanks for your patience, while we recharged our batteries. This fellow appeared at Museo de la Ciudad (Museum of the City) in Havana, Cuba, while we visited there.

(A. Kotok)

 

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Taking a break

We will be taking a few days off, so Science Business will not publish until Wednesday, 30 January. Thanks for visiting Science Business, and we’ll see you in a few days.

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Material Developed for Warm White Light from LED Bulbs

Zhengwei Pan, center, demonstrates a prototype of the new LED bulb, with colleagues Feng Liu, left, and Xufan Li (University of Georgia) Zhengwei Pan, center, demonstrates a prototype of the new LED bulb, with colleagues Feng Liu, left, and Xufan Li (University of Georgia)

Researchers from the U.S. and China created a light-emitting diode . . . → Read More: Material Developed for Warm White Light from LED Bulbs

FDA Approves Acute Migraine Treatment Patch System

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a battery-powered patch system made by Nupathe Inc. of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania for the treatment of migraine. The patch, marketed as Zecuity, is a single-use system that delivers the drug sumatriptan, and was approved by FDA for treating migraine headaches and nausea after symptoms occur, known as acute treatments.

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