What values are important to scientists?

While many people are marking today scrutinizing the virtues of their Valentines, Michigan State University revealed a first-of-its-kind study on the virtues and values of scientists. The study, presented at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., surveyed nearly 500 astronomers, biologists, chemists, physicists and earth scientists to identify the core traits of exemplary scientists. —> Read More

Drones for research: DePaul University archaeologist to explain UAV use at Fifa

The use of drones to document and monitor the Fifa landscape in Jordan for the past three years reveals that looting continues at the site, though at a measurably reduced pace, according to Morag M. Kersel, a DePaul University archaeologist. “Drones are proving to be powerful new tools to archaeologists for documenting excavation, mapping landscapes and identifying buried features. They also can be applied to monitor site destruction and looting in the present,” she said. —> Read More

Stan Riddell, Fred Hutch cancer immunotherapy innovator, to present at AAAS Annual Meeting

Dr. Stanley Riddell, an immunotherapy researcher and oncologist at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present an update on new adoptive T-cell strategies for cancer at the AAAS annual meeting Feb. 14. His presentation will be part of a symposium on the promise and progress of T-cell therapy to fight human diseases. For more than 25 years, Riddell has pioneered experimental therapies that modify and empower the immune system to effectively treat cancers and infectious diseases. —> Read More

Progress in fighting cancer and infections with T cell therapy

The quest to bring immunotherapy into widespread clinical use against cancer and infectious diseases has made great strides in recent years. For example, clinical trials of adoptive T cell therapy are yielding highly promising results. The latest progress is being reported at AAAS 2016 by three international leaders in the field: Professor Dirk Busch, Technical University of Munich; Professor Chiara Bonini, San Raffaele Scientific Institute; and Professor Stanley Riddell, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. —> Read More

Educator challenges AAAS to join the search for Next Einstein

Applied mathematics is at a promising juncture in the developing world. Applied mathematics has become a regional priority for research and education, and the last few years have seen the creation of several mathematical research centers in Africa, funded by the World Bank and international organizations and promoted by the Next Einstein Initiative. These innovative centers are now actively engaged in training a cadre of mathematical scientists and partnering with Western institutions of higher education. —> Read More

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