Maryland Technology & Science

U.S. probe to make unprecedented plunge into sun’s atmosphere

2017-05-31

By Irene Klotz | CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A U.S. spacecraft set to launch next year will make a series of unprecedented dives into the sun’s scorching atmosphere to see how the star works and what can be done to better predict space weather events on Earth, scientists said on Wednesday. The Parker Solar Probe will have to survive temperatures as high as 2,500 Fahrenheit (1,371 Celsius), impacts by supersonic particles and powerful radiation as it circles as close as 4 million miles (7 million km) to the sun. Data sent back to Earth some 89 million miles (1.4 billion km) away will help scientists figure out why the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, is hotter than its surface. “We’re going to be seven times closer (to the sun) than any other mission has ever been,” project scientist Nicola Fox, with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland, said during...

Eisai Enters into a New Joint Research Agreement with the Broad Institute to Develop an Antimalarial Medicine

2017-05-30

“We are very encouraged by the favorable progress of our collaboration with the Broad Institute and are hopeful that it will lead to a new antimalarial medicine that will benefit the millions currently in need,” said Haruo Naito, CEO of Eisai Co., Ltd. “At Eisai, we are proactively working to contribute towards global health, which we consider to be our mission and a long term investment in creating a healthy and prosperous middle-income class.” Malaria is a deadly disease caused by malarial parasites and is vector-transmitted (transmitted by an infected mosquito). According to the World Health Organization, the disease led to an estimated 430,000 deaths in 2015, mostly African children.2 The majority of available antimalarial medicines target the blood-stage, in which the parasites replicate within erythrocytes. There is, however, a need for medicines that target all stages of the parasite lifecycle. Parasites can also become resistant to drug treatments, and thus there...

PathSensor’s CEO Joins Other Maryland Bio Tech Leaders in Issuing…

2017-05-22

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MeetingPlay, Mobile Event App & Event Technology Solutions Company, Announces Its Move in Frederick, MD
MeetingPlay, Mobile Event App & Event Technology Solutions Company, Announces Its Move in Frederick, MD

2017-05-15

“As we continue to grow, our headquarters will provide ample space for our employees, while crafting an environment better suited to meet the ongoing needs of our clients.” Frederick, Maryland May 15, 2017 — MeetingPlay, a mobile event app and event technology solutions company, chief executive officer, Joe Schwinger, has confirmed that MeetingPlay headquarters has moved from their previous address to 5303 Spectrum Drive Ste D, Frederick MD 21703, inside Frederick Corporate Park. The move comes with the continuous growth and success that MeetingPlay has achieved over the past year and a half while at their previous location. Over the past...

New Ideas, Big Ideas, Smart Ideas Emerge at Smart Cities Week Silicon…
New Ideas, Big Ideas, Smart Ideas Emerge at Smart Cities Week Silicon…

2017-05-15

Santa Clara, CA May 15, 2017 — Smart Cities Council gathered inventors and technologists and pioneers and civic leaders in the innovation capital of the world last week for a preview of what’s ahead for the cities of tomorrow and the technologies that will shape them. “My challenge to you,” U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) told participants during opening remarks, “is to keep thinking big, come up with great ideas and try things.” A leading technology advocate in Congress who co-chairs the House Internet of Things caucus as well as the newly launched Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Technologies, Rep. DelBene said it’s important to understand the opportunities that advanced technologies and connectivity can unleash in communities large and small across the country. The Congresswoman, who sits on both the House Ways and Means and Budget...

CSA Wins $31M US Navy Logistics and Technical Support Contract
CSA Wins $31M US Navy Logistics and Technical Support Contract

2017-05-15

We plan to provide greater efficiencies to NAVAIR by streamlining processes, measuring performance and establishing high performing teams. Toms River, New Jersey May 15, 2017 — Client Solution Architects (CSA) LLC has been awarded a $31 million contract for logistics and technical support to the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). CSA will provide support services in the areas of planning, acquisition, analysis, development, training, support equipment management, facilities and execution for Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) AIR-6.7 Lakehurst. NAWCAD Lakehurst at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is the world leader in Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment and Naval Aviation Support Equipment. It is the critical...

Client Software Services (CSS) Announces Upcoming Launch of New EPRO…
Client Software Services (CSS) Announces Upcoming Launch of New EPRO…

2017-05-14

Gaithersburg, MD May 14, 2017 — Client Software Services (CSS) has announced an October launch date ofits new Epro Staff ERP System Project (Epro) which has been designed to assist mid-sized IT consulting andstaffing services firms with an array of functionalities within one platform. The company’s new Epro systemwill include the following functionalities: Staff management. Workflow automation. Applicant tracking. Billing capabilities. Accounting and financial system. CSS is an independent and women owned IT consulting firm which primarily focuses on providing solutionsand services to help organizations achieve their goals by providing them with superior performanceoptimization. The company believes that the new Epro system will provide significant value to their clients byenabling them to cut down on the amount of time and effort spent on office management tasks and allow themto focus more heavily on business development....

Methods for Testing and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infectious Diseases Available
Methods for Testing and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infectious Diseases Available

2017-05-14

BOSTON, May 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Two sexually transmitted diseases – Zika virus and human papilloma virus (HPV) – are the focus of two new studies, which demonstrate that new techniques to test and prevent these viruses can have significant impacts to minimize spread. The studies will be presented during a special panel for media at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association on Sunday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The press session will be moderated by Robert E. Brannigan, MD, AUA spokesperson and a practicing urologist at Northwestern Medical Group in Chicago, IL. Study DetailsUrine Based Rapid Molecular Diagnosis of Zika Virus (# MP23-03): Zika, a vector-borne disease, is associated with serious complications for exposed individuals. In pregnant women, exposure to the virus has been shown to cause brain defects in newborns including microcephaly...

As Part Of Choosing Wisely® Campaign American Urological Association Identifies Third List Of Commonly Used Tests And Treatments To Question
As Part Of Choosing Wisely® Campaign American Urological Association Identifies Third List Of Commonly Used Tests And Treatments To Question

2017-05-13

BOSTON, May 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Urological Association (AUA) today released a new list of recommendations regarding specific tests or treatments that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in urology, or urologic management that could be improved, as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The list, the third released by the AUA, identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support conversations between patients and physicians about what care is really necessary. The AUA list was introduced today during the 112th Annual Meeting of the AUA, currently taking place in Boston. The AUA’s 2017 list identified the following five recommendations: DON’T treat low-risk clinically localized prostate cancer (e.g., Gleason score is less than 7, PSA less than 10.0 ng/mL, and tumor stage T2 or less) without discussing active surveillance as part of the shared decision-making process. DON’T...

Gaylord National Resort Unveils Newest Waterfront Venue
Gaylord National Resort Unveils Newest Waterfront Venue

2017-05-12

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., May 12, 2017 — Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center’s highly anticipated waterfront venue, RiverView Ballroom, was unveiled today during an intimate opening ceremony in National Harbor, Md. The 16,000 square foot ballroom is set to be the Capital Region’s premiere event venue for weddings, galas, corporate and social functions. RiverView Ballroom is being dubbed the Washington, D.C. area’s first infinity ballroom, as guests will feel as if they are floating on top of the Potomac River. The venue also provides column-free, unobstructed panoramic views from its 270-degree floor-to-ceiling windows. The contemporary waterfront ballroom in National Harbor is designed to provide event-goers their own private venue outside of Gaylord National’s main meeting hub. The ballroom comes well equipped with cutting-edge technology, impeccable service, custom menu experiences and the best views, bar none, in the...

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