Artificial lung to remove carbon dioxide from smokestacks and other highlights from the American Chemical Society

The amazingly efficient lungs of birds and the swim bladders of fish have become the inspiration for a new filtering system to remove carbon dioxide from electric power station smokestacks before the main greenhouse gas can billow into the atmosphere and contribute to global climate change. A report on the new technology, more efficient than some alternatives, is on the agenda today at the 246th National Meeting &Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society...
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In order to limit radiotherapy (RT)-related side effects, effective toxicity prediction and assessment schemes are essential. In recent years, the growing interest toward artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML) within the science community has led to the implementation of innovative tools in RT. Several researchers have demonstrated the high performance of ML-based models in predicting toxicity, but the application of these approaches in clinics is still lagging, partly due to their low interpretability. Therefore, an overview of contemporary research is needed in order to familiarize practitioners with common me...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study aims to assess the anti-inflammatory effects of colchicine in non-severe hospitalized COVID-19 patients.Trial designProspective, randomized (1:1 ratio), double blind study with parallel group design.ParticipantsHospitalized patients with positive nasopharyngeal swab for COVID-19 infection (RT -PCR) and lung Computed tomography scan involvement compatible with COVID-19 pneumonia. The patients are not severely hypoxic, do not need intubation or invasive oxygenation.Exclusion criteria: known hypersensitivity to colchicine; known hepatic failure; estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)450 msec.Participants will ...
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Vietnam's most gravely ill COVID-19 patient, a British pilot who works for its national airline, has started to recover from the illness and may no longer require a lung transplant, state media said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information
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Conditions:   Disorder Related to Lung Transplantation;   Chronic Rejection of Lung Transplant;   Decreased Immunologic Activity Intervention:   Drug: Assigned Interventions Sponsor:   University of Maryland, Baltimore Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Liver Transplant; Complications Intervention:   Sponsor:   Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, India Recruiting
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Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Summer 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Announces Availability of COVID-19 Research Funding On May 5, NIDCR issued two Notices of Special Interest highlighting the urgent need for research on coronavirus disease 2019. This research may be conducted either via the National Dental PBRN infrastruc...
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Condition:   Liver Transplant; Complications Intervention:   Sponsor:   Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, India Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Disorder Related to Lung Transplantation;   Chronic Rejection of Lung Transplant;   Decreased Immunologic Activity Intervention:   Drug: Assigned Interventions Sponsor:   University of Maryland, Baltimore Not yet recruiting
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(Johns Hopkins Medicine) According to a recent report by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, artificial intelligence (AI) should be used to expand the role of chest X-ray imaging -- using computed tomography, or CT -- in diagnosing and assessing coronavirus infection so that it can be more than just a means of screening for signs of COVID-19 in a patient's lungs.
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Abstract Adenosine has received great attentions acting as a potential biomarker for monitoring lung cancer. Most of the reported studies for adenosine detection require large instruments and complicated procedures. Herein, a sensitive, rapid and in-situ colorimetric aptasensor was developed for adenosine detection. Moreover, a homemade biomimetic electronic-eye (E-eye) was established and utilized as a portable in-time detection equipment. The entire measurement can be completed within 20 min, including the combination of aptamer with adenosine or AuNPs and the detection of adenosine. Four different kinds of...
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Chim Acta Source Type: research
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