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Meeting News: Wearable Sensors, Organ Regeneration, Policy and More

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Meeting News: Wearable Sensors, Organ Regeneration, Policy and More

Regenerating organs for patient transplants, research and policy questions for “smart” vehicles, advances in the fight against cancer, and voter participation in elections will be discussed in Austin, Texas at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, the world’s largest general scientific conference..


By AAAS, USA.


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Honored Physicist Steven Chu Selected as AAAS President-Elect

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Honored Physicist Steven Chu Selected as AAAS President-Elect

Nobel laureate and former Energy Secretary Steven Chu has been chosen as president-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Chu will start his three-year term as an officer and member of the Executive Committee of the AAAS Board of Directors at the 184th AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, in February.


By AAAS, USA.


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Penetrating Protein Battles Drug-Resistant Bacteria

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Penetrating Protein Battles Drug-Resistant Bacteria

A new antibacterial agent could be a promising addition to humanity's arsenal in the ongoing battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In findings published January 10 in Science Translational Medicine, the new compound even eradicated stubborn pathogens growing together in tough-to-treat microbial mats called biofilms, which are complex communities that can be 10 to 1,000 times more tolerant to antibiotics than free-living bacteria.


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AAAS and Sigma Xi Forge Alliance to Promote and Advance Science

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AAAS and Sigma Xi Forge Alliance to Promote and Advance Science

Two leading broad-based scientific organizations have launched a collaboration to extend the global pair’s ability to advance, enhance and safeguard the scientific enterprise for both individual scientists and the role of science in society. Rush Holt, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society with members in more than 91 countries, and Jamie Vernon, executive director and CEO of Sigma Xi, the scientific research honor society with more than 500 chapters in North America and around the globe, signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday laying out the terms of the alliance during a meeting at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C..


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Scallop Eyes Mirror Reflecting Telescopes

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Scallop Eyes Mirror Reflecting Telescopes

The visual systems of scallops boast a sophisticated arrangement of up to 200 eyes, each of which is strikingly similar to a reflecting telescope or a large radio telescope, say researchers studying the features. The scallop's eye could inspire new optical devices such as medical diagnostic cameras or wide-view surveillance imaging, just as compound eyes of thousands of small lenses joined together in lobsters and other animals have informed telescope design, Benjamin Palmer of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel and colleagues note in the December 1 issue of Science. .


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